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Working on a Dream

It is a phrase which has become so commonplace at college signings that it is almost standard issue when a student-athlete talks about the biggest change they can expect in making the jump from playing high school to college sports.

January 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons down Dreher, 62-59

Garrett Knight knows what his team can do on their home court. Now, the fourth-year Lugoff-Elgin head coach wants to see what his squad is made of when they leave the friendly confines of the Demons Den.

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Murray, Dreher trip up Lady Demons

New year. New look. Same goals and determination.

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top Striker finalist for Eclipse Award

Thanks in large part to his 10 ½-length win in November's $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (GR. I), Top Striker went from being one of the boys in to elevating his profile to where he is now mentioned with current group of top jumpers in American steeplechasing.

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Galloway signs to play baseball at FDTC

Getting called up to the varsity squad as a freshman can be a heady occasion for a young athlete. For Chase Galloway, his promotion to join the upperclassmen with the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team ended up humbling him.

December 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons take low road to top Dogs for MCCU title

Clogging the paint area like an overturned tractor trailer on a two-lane highway, Lugoff-Elgin forced Camden to beat them from outside.

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs have too much in tank for undermanned L-E

me ghost of Christmas past?

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


North Central sweeps to third-place finishes

If you are going to win one game in a tournament you want it to be the last one, regardless of where you finish in the event.

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Morgan lays out hiring process for CHS and NC posts

After having had two head football coaches/athletic directors resign within a week, rumors as to what will take place and who might be interested in the vacant posts at both Camden and North Central high schools have been swirling in and around the Kershaw County community.

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tomlin, Holley help Lady Knights take down McBee, 59-41

A folding chair with a cushioned seat and back rest and nobody standing or sitting in front or beside him and not having to yell at anybody; it was the best of all worlds for Mitch Lowder.

December 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Slow start dooms Knights in 72-67 loss

Well before the start of Thursday's game with visiting McBee, North Central boys' basketball coach Kerry Hayes was talking with one of his players and telling him the importance of getting off to a good start in the opening minutes of the contest.

December 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


The Jimmy Neal File

Jimmy Neal is a Camden native and a 1974 graduate of Camden High School

December 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Education


Neal steps down as Camden coach/AD

Saying it was "just time," Camden head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal has decided to step down from both positions at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

December 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Education


Demons continue mat mastery over Camden

Joey Hendrix did not need visual proof to know just how loaded the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team is this season.

December 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Crim's 20 leads Lady Bulldogs past L-E, 44-43

Setting the stage for what would be a nail-biting doubleheader, Camden held off host Lugoff-Elgin and came away with a 44-43 win in a girls' basketball game played Friday night inside the Demons Den.

December 13, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


S.C. State ready to knock on Wood

In the world of college football, walk-ons are oftentimes best seen and not heard.

June 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17’s offense explodes in 21-10 victory over M-S

MANNING -- After giving up six runs in the top of the sixth inning of their American Legion baseball League III contest against Kershaw County Post ...

June 23, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Atlanta Steeplechase ceasing operations

On the heels of the cancellation of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup fall steeplechase meet two months ago, the Atlanta Steeplechase, a spring staple ...

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17ers beat storm and Hartsville while improving to 3-3 in League III

Falling asleep is too strong a term. Maybe, taking a little nap would describe it better.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


There’s no place like home for L-E lineman Campbell

Within the past 10 days, Wyatt Campbell added scholarship offers from Arizona State and Colorado State to bring his total to 18. A trip to ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seventh (inning) hardly heaven for P-17 in loss to Hartsville

One-third of the way into a 12-game League III season is not the optimal time to push the panic button but after four games, Kershaw ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers bounce back with 4-3 victory over Hartsville

Hanging on for dear life, Kershaw County received a game-ending strikeout from Mikael Nelson --- leaving runners on first and second --- to leave Jimmy White Park ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 avoids being swept thanks to Dorton’s big night

With the night Justin Dorton was having, who could have blamed him for not wanting the ball taken out of his left hand.

June 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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