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AJ uses game-ending surge to pull away from Knights

Normally, a two-point first quarter would mean a quick and painless death for a basketball team. But this was anything but a normal night at The Castle in Boonetown.

January 12, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Sowell, Lady Vols too tall an order for North Central

Mitch Lowder did everything he could to try and slow down Andrew Jackson center Alexxus Sowell. The one thing the North Central girls' basketball coach could not do, though, was to make his post players taller.

January 12, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Grade I champs are Eclipse Award finalists

Headlined by three-time Grade I winner and 2014 Lonesome Glory Champions Award recipient Demonstrative, along with two-time Grade I winner, 2013 Eclipse Award and 2014 Colonial Cup champion Divine Fortune and Makari, all three horses which won Grade I events on the National Steeplechase Association circuit last year are the three finalists for the 2014 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing.

January 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Second-ranked Falcons take a bite out of Dogs

Ron McKie Jr. would make a terrible "spin doctor" on one of the many Sunday morning TV talk shows in which men and women try to convince viewers that the news and facts may not be as good or, as bad, as they may seem.

January 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Flora ‘Tapps’ its way past CHS girls, 53-37

With her team coming off back-to-back wins in the post-Christmas Lake Marion Invitational and with games against region and state heavyweights Lower Richland and Dreher coming up, Camden girls' basketball head coach Natalie Jeffcoat felt Tuesday night would be the perfect time for her team to make a statement that the Lady Bulldogs were back.

January 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden woman enjoys her Heisman experience

Imagine sitting inside a banquet hall filled with past and the current Heisman Trophy winners and getting the chance to meet 2014 winner Marcus Mariota.

January 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC give Phillips first win in rout of Cavs

It was a smile which was one part happy and the other half relief.

December 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons build a big lead before holding off Jackets

It was the late great Al McGuire who once said that "the best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores."

December 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top stories of 2014 in pictures - part 1 of 2

December 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Top stories of 2014 in pictures - part 2 of 2

December 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Custom Care, Kirkwood grads closing out the year in style

With only a handful of race days left before horses celebrate another birthday on Jan. 1, several runners with Camden ties are closing out their 2014 campaigns with winning performances.

December 26, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


Hoonose show at The Venue will benefit Food for the Soul

It has quickly become a staple of Camden music's post-Christmas scene. Better than that, the annual Hoonose with special guests show at The Venue on Broad has and continues to extend the holiday spirit beyond the season of giving and long after all the presents under the tree have been wrapped, used and, in certain cases, lost or have been long forgotten.

December 26, 2014 | Tom Didato | People & Places


KC teams head into Christmas tourney action

Now that Christmas Day is behind us, Kershaw County basketball and wrestling teams are heading into holiday break tournaments beginning today and running into the new year.

December 26, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hill adds his name to growing list of L-E golf signees

Days like this never get old for Mike Robinson.

December 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs take a bite out of injury-riddled Lady Demons

This would be the perfect time for Von Duncan to pull out the "woe is me" card. Instead, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach puts on a stoic face and stares down adversity the only way she know how.

December 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Horses with Camden ties to battle in San Felipe Stakes

Two more horses with Camden connections will try and stay on the Kentucky Derby trail when they go head-to-head in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (Gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons survive Gator score, 5-4

Nursing a one-run lead with two outs in the top of the seventh and a runner on first, Lugoff-Elgin closer Bradwin Salmond walked River Bluff's Josh Senter. That was not the worst thing which could have happened at the time since Senter rapped out hits in each of his first three at-bats.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC's LLowder honored by all-star coaching gig

Mitch Lowder laughed when talking about an honor which has been 32 years in the making.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Finding his way

Usually, signing day allows a high school student-athlete time to look back and reflect on what led up to this special occasion.

March 02, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


White’s commitment pays off with PSU-Fayette signing

After having played football for his first two years at Camden High School, Xavier White decided to hang up his cleats and dive head first into wrestling following his sophomore season.

February 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Jones prepared to take next step in football journey at North Greenville

Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.

February 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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