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Lady Vols too much for North Central

In a conference season in which frustration and losses have gone hand in hand for the North Central girls' basketball team, there was a time to celebrate on Tuesday, if only for a brief moment.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Super Bowl 50: A ‘Super Knight’

It was a harmless incompletion in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXIX. It will never appear on great plays of football's championship game, but it is still one etched in Tyronne Drakeford's mind.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


Super Bowl 50: The world is her stage

All those dance recitals performed in front of a mix of family and friends in small, dark theaters could never prepare Sallie Pierce for what awaits her this weekend.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Bowers ready to add more pop to Stingers’ attack

For the past five years, Tyler Bowers has spent his spring evenings tearing through North Central High School's baseball record books. In most cases, he has supplanted former teammate Grayson King in the school's annals.

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


CHS emerges with 4 champs and 14 Lower State entrants

Led by four Region 4-AAA champions, Camden qualified each of its 14 starting wrestlers into the AAA Upper State individual meet following Saturday's conference tournament held at Camden High.

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Davis, Silver Foxes prove to be too much for L-E, 63-48

If this was intended to be another cruel joke perpetrated by Mother Nature, Garrett Knight found little if any humor in it.

January 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top-ranked Falcons go long in dropping Bulldogs, 66-54

When you sit atop the state rankings, you are going to get everybody's best shot. From there, it's how you respond in key situations.

January 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Drakeford bringing a part of Super Bowl history home

Tyronne Drakeford will be returning to his high school alma mater bearing a special gift.

January 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Flora girls run past Camden

By the time Camden was able to get its sea legs underneath themselves, the ship had already left the dock.

January 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dutch Fork presses its way past Lady Demons, 79-16

Guarding against what must be Lugoff-Elgin's secretive 60-point play, Dutch Fork laid on the press and did not take it off all night in rolling past the Lady Demons, 79-16, Monday night inside the Demons Den.

January 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons set sights on Region 4-4A crown following Thursday sweep

What is the difference between the seventh- and eighth-ranked wrestling programs in the state's 4A classification?

January 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs back in playoff hunt after pounding Eagles

It's a good thing Ron McKie is not a gambling man.

January 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Chapin pulls away from Lady Bulldogs thanks to quick second half start, 52-38

Eyeing their first win of what has been a tough Region 4-AAA season, the Camden girls' basketball team was in as good a shape as they have been in since the start of league play but could not finish the job.

January 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dawalan wins Eclipse Award as top chaser

There was no beating Dawalan in his final two starts over jumps in 2015 and there was no horse in front of him as the Irv Naylor-owned 5-year-old was voted the winner of the Eclipse Award as the champion steeplechase horse for 2015.

January 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Indian Land fends off Lady Knights

Not giving the North Central time to breathe never mind being able to set up its defense, the Indian Land girls raced to a 58-40 lead after three quarters of Tuesday's game at The Castle.

January 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Holley gets opportunity he was waiting for

There are players who are given things without asking based on qualities such as reputation and size. Then, there are those who go to work ...

April 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Longshot Lyonell jumps to upset in the Temple Gwathmey

Robert A. Kinsley's Lyonell, one of the lightest-weighted horses in Saturday's $75,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 2), made a powerful run to ...

April 24, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Gift exchange

During the course of his post-game interview, Camden baseball coach Denny Beckley used the word "discombobulated" to explain his thought process when asked of tonight ...

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Block buster

Speed. You either have it or, you don't.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights win first match in shootout

The North Central girls' soccer team defeated host Lewisville in a penalty kick shootout, 3-0, after the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Jordan’s no-hitter closes memorable Senior Night

One good turn deserves another.

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Culp finally gets his due

During his 34 seasons sitting at the head of the Camden girls' basketball bench, the late Mike Culp and his life were open books.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Power Surge

It may have bothered some neighbors but, it was music to James Marlow's ears.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Barnacle Bill cruises to victory in $30,000 Georgia Cup feature

The Fields Stable's Barnacle Bill, always well placed under Jack Doyle, moved to the lead on Kingston Downs' final turn, burst away to a ...

April 10, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Knights close tourney stay with an 11-9 victory over Crestwood

It was an early Thursday morning game played before a handful of fans braving the chill against a Crestwood team which North Central had already ...

April 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs’ offensive woes mount after no-hitter

It was a loaded question which Camden head coach Denny Beckley thought about before giving his response.

April 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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