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A passion for the game

Growing up in Camden, Shawn Elliott dreamed of donning the garnet and black and playing football in front of thousands of University of South Carolina fans on fall Saturday afternoons.

August 02, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Closing Range on the mark in winning Del Mar stakes

Here are some of the highlights from horses which were given their start at various barns in and around Camden and which have found success on the race courses both in this country and abroad.

July 29, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Battle-tested

Sliding a bit to his left and nudging his left elbow against the right arm of the person sitting beside him, Hugh O'Connor showed just how close he and the driver of his vehicle were when the bomb went off.

July 26, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Koumas pitches her way to Coker

Surrounded by family, friends, teammates, a state senator and former coaches, Jessica Koumas made the transition from high school graduate to soon-to-be college student-athlete with one swift move of the pen.

July 24, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knight to take command of L-E’s basketball fortunes

If you are going to have a rebuilding year, why not go all the way.

July 22, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hemingway takes reins of L-E wrestling program

For someone whose last name conjures of thoughts of lengthy novels, Peter Hemingway is looking to speed things up on the wrestling mat at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

July 19, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


P-17 persevered throughout unseasonable year

There were nights when 7 p.m. games would not end until it was nearly 11 o'clock.

July 17, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Graduates from Camden barns off to strong summer starts

Here are some of the highlights from horses which were given their start at various barns in and around Camden and which have found success on the race courses both in this country and abroad.

July 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jammin’ in July

A mid-summer tradition returned to Camden on Saturday night with the 18th annual Jammin' in July concert.

July 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Post 17 comes up short in series finale, 7-6

Gunner Smith heard the footsteps of Russ Radcliff charging toward the plate and did what any batter would do in that situation. He swung to try and protect the runner.

July 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tides roll in on Post 17ers in 16-7 loss

Game one of Kershaw County's first round state American Legion playoff series with Murrells Inlet was a crisp, well-played baseball game.

July 12, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cheraw, Lake City bounced from state playoffs

Before the first pitch of the post-season was thrown, controversy cropped up in the South Carolina American Legion Baseball state playoffs.

July 10, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bowers quiets Tides on three-hitter

Having lost six of their final seven regular season games, Kershaw County Post 17 entered the state American Legion playoffs with a hitch in its giddy-up.

July 10, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jammin’ in July: Tighter with two

Belt-tightening started with the powers-that-be in the federal government, filtered down to corporate America and trickled along onto virtually every part of business in this country with the credo that more needs to be done with less.

July 10, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden


Cheraw thumps KC

Midway Saturday afternoon, Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Craig Smith got in touch with his players and coaches and told them to start making their way to Kelleytown Stadium .

July 08, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Safety-mandated changes coming to Zemp in 2018

While discussing the various rumors as to the cost involved and how the new scoreboard at Zemp Stadium will be paid for (see July 25 ...

July 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Watch this

Just minutes before the playing of the National Anthem before the first game of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree last August, Brian Boan, a ...

July 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hard work pays off for Kohn with Twins deal

Michael Kohn is back in the game.

July 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


C-N takes series in four by hanging on to top 17ers, 9-6

Exiting the field following Thursday's 4-0 loss Chapin-Newberry, which gave the visitors a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five second round series, Kershaw County American ...

July 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s all Greek to her

For as long as Maggie Speaks can remember, summer meant traveling with her family for a beach vacation before returning home and preparing for the ...

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Bowers signs to play football at Greensboro College

Trying to figure out just where to play someone like Javon Bowers on the defensive line is a predicament which a college football coach can ...

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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