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Back where it all began

Walking past the courtyard which looks nearly the same as it did when he was a student at North Central High School, David Branham smiled when asked about his earliest memories of Tyronne Drakeford.

March 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


That’s more like it

There is a method to what might look like James Marlow's scheduling madness.

March 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC set to welcome Drakeford home with a reception

North Central will host a "Welcome Knight" as the community welcomes new head football coach and athletic director, Tyronne Drakeford, home with a reception on Thursday, March 16.

March 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons hold serve at home

Who needs a coach sitting in the press box to align defenses when those on the field have a pretty good idea as to what's coming?

March 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights get long-awaited win over rival Andrew Jackson, 3-2

Sometimes, that monkey on your back seems as if it curls its tail around your neck in trying to strangle the life out of you.

March 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dreher goes small, goes home with win over L-E

Box scores list the names of players who hit doubles, triples and home runs; the glamour hits in baseball.

March 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North is still enjoying the ride

When you are a 5-year-old boy, a bus ride can turn into a rolling playground.

February 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC sends 13 wrestlers to state

What was to be 14 wrestlers from Kershaw County headed to the Civic Center of Anderson today for the South Carooina High School League state individual championships was reduced to 13.

February 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC sends 14 wrestlers, 7 champions, to state

With half its qualifiers winning Upper State or Lower State titles, Kershaw County will send 14 wrestlers into this weekend's South Carolina High School League state championships in Anderson.

February 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Survive and (barely) advance

If there is one thing which Camden head coach Ron McKie has learned about his team it is that no lead, regardless of how large, is safe.

February 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Large and ready to take charge

For several years now, the Camden High School football team has had the mantra, "One town. One team. One goal."

February 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Brotherly love spurs Rimpf in his coaching and daily life

It was the call which every family with a member of the military fears. For newly minted Camden High head football coach Brian Rimpf, the news came after a month and two days after he was named head football coach at Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, N.C.

February 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC's NFL coaching tree grows by two

Suddenly, Kershaw County has become a chapter of the NFL's Retired Players Association.

February 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons can't climb out of early hole

CHAPIN --- Long after the mat had been rolled up and the Chapin celebration had subsided, members of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team emerged from their locker room in the bowels of the Chapin High gym accompanied by head coach Ted Monroe.

February 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden and North Central get new head football coaches and ADs

The search is over for the dual posts of head football coach/athletic director at Camden and North Central high schools.

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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P-17 will travel to Dalzell-Shaw on Friday

Thursday's scheduled Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball game at Dalzell-Shaw has been moved to Friday night at General Field at Thomas Sumter ...

June 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Bowers finds the right fit, 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


17ers sweep M-S to stay in title hunt

In spite of the temptation to keep one eye peeled on how things are going in this week's three-game series between Manning-Santee and League ...

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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