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Gators hold off a Bulldog surge

It took Ron McKie a little more time than usual to get things ready for his team's season opener with Lakewood on Wednesday night.

December 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls unable to sustain momentum in 58-41 setback

Staying in their locker room for all but a few seconds before the start of the second half, the Camden girls returned to the Michael G. Culp Court playing surface without time to warm-up for the second 16 minutes of Wednesday's season opener with visiting Lakewood.

December 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Leopards’ Drakeford wrestles way onto Team Palmetto squad

Some things are better when they are earned.

December 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons open Monroe era with visit from rival Dogs

Friends and family gathered around their respective tables last Thursday feasting on turkey, all the side dishes and then, the pies and cakes associated with Thanksgiving. The holiday is one where diets are tossed out the window and calories are not counted for this one day.

December 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Guerrero takes her talents to Tusculum

Every team needs a Delaney Guerrero.

November 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Run to Daylight

With plenty of horse beneath him and nothing but green grass and opportunity to his right, Ross Geraghty unleashed the fury that is Dawalan two jumps from home.

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Sensor’s Cash Crop pays off in Cup opener

Long a staple on Camden's equine calendar, The Camden Hunter Trials is an day designed to showcase members of The Camden Hunt and its horses.

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Putting the cart before the horse

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


The need to succeed

COLUMBIA --- Walking past Mike Matulis, who was laying on a trainer's table receiving treatment for an injury sustained in South Carolina's 24-14 loss to Florida last Saturday, interim Gamecocks head coach Shawn Elliott laughed as he, good-naturedly, called out the senior offensive lineman's name while briefing anybody within hearing distance as to Matulis's minor ailment.

November 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cramped quarters

How strong is the projected staring field of 11 jumpers which will contest the 2 ¾-mile distance in Saturday's 46th running of the $100,000 Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup? We'll let Bill Gallo, Director of Racing with the National Steeplechase Association address that question.

November 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Abbott will stay a Dog; headed to The Citadel

Standing 6-foot-4, tipping the scales at better than 200 pounds and possessing a fastball which has been clocked in the low 90s, Will Abbott is a valued commodity by plenty of people.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Net gains

It seems as if every winning team has that one player who can help elevate it to the next level.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Flick catches on with Erskine’s Flying Fleet

By former standards, Christian Flick would not have been your obvious candidate to be a catcher.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hitting on all cylinders

Turning for his Camden home proved trickier than turning for home in the 1965 Southern 500 for Ned Jarrett.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


Spartans close season with three-game winning streak

One of the most unusual seasons in the history of the Camden Military Academy football program ended in the best way possible.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


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


State tournament on deck for KC hoops quartet

Now that the regular season is over, it is time for four Kershaw County basketball teams to begin state tournament competition.

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


Rough and ready

When a coach cuts a practice session short the day before a game, it usually means one of two things: First, their team is just ...

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls tame Cyclones, 53-21

You work and work and then, work some more with little to show for your efforts.

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons cruise past ACF, Stags

Just how easy a day was it for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team following its two wins in Saturday's first and second round of the ...

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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