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There were plenty of check marks on North Central's side of the ledger heading into Friday's game at Great Falls.

September 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans face a stern test in trip to meet improved Trojan squad

Through its first three games of the season, Camden Military Academy has shown a tendency to break slowly from the box.

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


No day at the beach for Dogs

North Myrtle Beach has never had a football program which has been looked upon as traditional state power. For that reason, when Blair Hardin left the Grand Strand to accept the head coaching position at River Bluff High School, there were those who wondered if the Chiefs would take a step back.

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons live, learn from loss

Coming off a 42-0 loss to South Aiken, you would have thought Lugoff-Elgin head coach Matt Campbell might use the CD disks from the game as drink coasters rather show his players what went wrong last Friday night at L-E Stadium.

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Williamson will be back for NC

There was a time when a trip to Great Falls meant holding on for dear life, take your beating, hope nobody got hurt and get back on the bus for a quiet trip home.

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mistake-prone Bulldogs doubled-up in 28-14 loss

FLORENCE --- In a numbers game, these were some of those which did not add up the way Camden would have liked in a Thursday night special at Florence Memorial Stadium:

September 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


AJ defense shuts down ground game and Knights in region opener, 28-0

KERSHAW --- Its starting quarterback and a chief playmaker on both sides of the football each watching from the sidelines in street clothes and being thrown for minus (-19) yards in offense, North Central could have been in a far worse situation than the 14-0 halftime deficit which the Knights found themselves against Andrew Jackson.

September 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS offense sputters in defeat

One of the best ways to keep or, secure your spot on a football team is to be playing hard late in a contest in which the outcome has been decided.

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons cruise past CHS in 3

Starting out as if they were double-parked, Lugoff-Elgin rattled off the first six points in Wednesday's volleyball match at Camden in rapid succession.

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Whirlwinds blow Knights away

After his team scored a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half to close the gap against Timmonsville to a 21-13, North Central head coach Tyronne Drakeford was ready to take his squad into intermission on a high note.

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans fall flat in 28-14 setback

It all seemed to be going so right before it went oh-so wrong.

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs have short week to prepare for W. Florence

About the only things which is certain about Camden's Thursday night football game against West Florence at Florence Memorial Stadium is that it is on the schedule.

September 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Irma forces an early C-I deadline

Due to the impending threat from Hurricane Irma, today's edition of The Chronicle-Independent went to press on Friday afternoon for the safety of the workers who print the newspaper in Charleston in the event that the city could be evacuated before the storm is projected to hit the Lowcountry.

September 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs seek to eliminate miscues against Cheraw

After coming up empty on all but one of its nine possessions in last Friday's 41-7 loss to Hartsville, the two buzzwords at Camden's practice this week were execute and finish.

September 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Campbell looks for L-E to get out to quick start

Is it a team which likes to play from behind, one which takes a while to get into the game or, one which pays close attention to halftime talks made by its coaches?

September 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program ...

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs repel Trojans in round one, 82-44

Knowing all too well the mindset of a four seed when taking on a region champion, Camden boys' basketball coach Ron McKie warned his squad ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden’s Ayers brings complete package with him to The Citadel

Before Ryland Ayers signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing days at The Citadel, Camden High head football coach Brian ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick start carries Falcons over Demons, 67-52

COLUMBIA --- Making its first appearance in state postseason play in eight seasons, Lugoff-Elgin showed signs of rust in Wednesday's 4A Lower State tournament opener ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham ‘centered’ on new position at Mars Hill

When college recruiters darkened Matt Campbell's door to check on Lugoff-Elgin's senior football prospects, most came to look into the situation along the ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden girls finish in third after 41-27 setback

Heading into Thursday's regular season finale with visiting Columbia, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat said the temptation was there to slow the game ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs ‘Cam do’...

In the span of just a few minutes, Camden showed why it could stick around in the AAA boys' state basketball playoffs or, could find ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Chapin proves to be Demons’ kryptonite, again

One by one, eyes red and swollen, they emerged from the mini gym at Lugoff-Elgin High School following a lengthy team meeting conducted by head ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lakewood gets past Lady Demons, 40-27

Von Duncan is no different than any other coach who wants nothing more for her Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team than to put all facets of ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Gators take a bite out of L-E, 59-51

Proving it can get it done with defenders in their face as well as with unobstructed looks at the basket, Lakewood used its length to ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs win Region 4 crown

Taking matters into their own hands, the Camden boys' basketball team left Indian Land with a win and the Region 4-AAA championship on Tuesday night.

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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