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Leopards turn Carolina Invitational into their personal lair

Several years ago, Ted Monroe was having a conversation with a high school coach from the Upstate whose team had just won a state championship in football.

January 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Marlboro County puts foul line to good use in topping CHS girls, 61-47

On a night in which Camden High would rename the basketball court in memory of its former girls basketball coach Mike Culp, the current edition of the Lady Bulldogs looked like one of Culp's versions of the Runnin' Rockettes in Friday's 61-47 loss to visiting Marlboro County.

January 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs' scoring woes worsen in 37-28 loss to Marlboro County

Fittingly, the one shot which Camden hit from beyond the 3-point arc on Friday night on the Coach Michael G. Culp Court was waved off due to a traveling violation.

January 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons can't keep up with Spring Valley

Faced with a dilemma which comes with the territory when playing Spring Valley, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan was not ready to slow Tuesday's contest against the guests to a crawl as did Blythewood in a 40-8 loss to the Lady Vikings last week.

January 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Turnovers do in Demons in loss to Vikings

What's the best way to cool off a hot shooter? Easy, don't let him get his hands on the ball.

January 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Community, CHS sports loses a friend in John Speaks

As a three-sport athlete --- and a state champion in each --- in the late 1950s at Camden High, the 6-foot-4 John Speaks stood above the crowd.

January 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Holliday steps to the front for his giving back

On the football field, it sometimes takes a 300-pound behemoth to be able to move Vonnie Holliday. Off the gridiron, however, the smallest person or a cause in need of help can thrust the Camden native into action like no offensive lineman can do to the 6-foot-5, 285-pounder.

January 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: North Central, Dreher at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden at Lakewood (BB – 6 p.m.); Spring Valley at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); North Central at C.A. Johnson (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

January 17, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


There's snow training at Springdale

Returning to his native Ireland prior to Christmas, Desmond Fogarty saw his homeland blanketed by snow, making traveling in the region a bit dicey.

January 17, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


CHS to name basketball court in memory of former girls basketball coach Mike Culp

Camden High School and the CHS athletic department will celebrate the life and career of its former girls basketball coach, Mike Culp, when the school names its basketball court inside the CHS gym after Culp during next Friday night's (Jan. 21) home game with Marlboro County.

January 14, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


AJ girls cruise past North Central

Fielding a team which is consistently inconsistent is a coach's nightmare.

January 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights 'steal' one from Volunteers, 42-40

It was a perfect ending to an imperfect game.

January 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Schofield playing catch-up with Cardinals

O'Brien Schofield heard all the rumors. But they did him no good as he was lying on the ground after having been injured during the first practice leading up to the 2010 Senior Bowl game in Mobile, Ala.

January 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs' title victory is hardly a Classic

He and his team will take the trophy, but there were plenty of things which Camden head basketball coach Ron McKie hopes will stay in Boonetown.

January 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Schofield back on track after injury-delayed NFL start

CHARLOTTE – O'Brien Schofield heard all the rumors. But they did him no good as he was lying on the ground after having been injured during the first practice leading up to the 2010 Senior Bowl game in Mobile, Ala.

December 29, 2010 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


All that glitters

It was hard not to notice the Super Bowl ring which Tyronne Drakeford sported on his finger as the second-year North Central head coach led ...

November 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs chase Bobcats from postseason in 52-10 romp

For its three-plus hour trek to Seneca for last Friday's AAA Upper State playoff opener, Camden packed as much gear as would fit in ...

November 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


All saints day

Contrary to popular belief, there are some chinks in St. Joseph's armor. But you may need to do some digging in order to find ...

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA heads to Tennessee in search of a conference title

There are so many things going against Camden Military Academy as they prepared for Saturday's Independent School Athletic Association championship football game with Trinity ...

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden may battle both elements, Seneca tonight

Tuesday morning, while it was wet and humid, the Camden High football team took to the practice field for a workout in the elements.

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA lives out a dream by winning state XC crown

Dreams do come true and, prayers get answered

November 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seven KC players tabbed for Metro Bowl contest

Seven Kershaw County football players and two coaches from have been selected to play and coach in the inaugural Metro Bowl, an all-star football game ...

November 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights host round 3 match Wednesday

North Central advanced to the third round of the AA Upper State volleyball tournament with a 3-1 win over visiting Southside Christian Monday night inside ...

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC teams open postseason play next weekend

After having this weekend off, the Camden and North Central football teams will begin South Carolina High School League playoff action on Friday, Nov. 9.

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


After slow start, NC rallies to take down Sabres in four sets

In volleyball, time outs are treated like gold bullion. You don't haphazardly spend either of the two you are allotted in a set.

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights set up Monday night showdown

Andy Johnson would not allow himself to play the role of savant.

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights run into dead end

BUFORD --- Earlier last week, as the offensive and defensive statistics from his team and those of Buford --- since entering Region 4-AA play --- were read to ...

October 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs rout Keenan; await first round foe

Less than two minutes into the second quarter, the game officials signaled for the clock operator at Zemp Stadium to keep the game clock running.

October 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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