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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


Warriors cruise past North Central, 83-43

It started with a slam and ended with a meaningless 3-point buzzer beater. In between those bookend baskets, there was plenty of misery to go around for North Central.

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


Helping to get the ball rolling

Walk into the office of Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell and you will not see an abundance of wasted space.

January 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs can’t crack Diamond Hornets

Last Wednesday's basketball practice at Camden High School was a players' dream.

January 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs have no answers for LR

It would not come as a complete shock if Camden girls' basketball head coach Natalie Jeffcoat sends thank you notes to every one of the programs from Region 4-AAA at the end of the season.

January 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Chesterfield outmuscles Lady Knights in 4-AA opener

One thing which Mitch Lowder has at his disposal this season as opposed to most others in the past is depth. What there is not an abundance of on the North Central girls' basketball team bench is height.

January 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


First half turnovers come back to haunt Knights in 56-50 loss

Add this one to the "lessons being learned" file being compiled by the North Central basketball team.

January 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


2015 Eclipse Awards

When Dawalan charged to the front of the pack and went on to a 5 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden last November, it sewed up the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award as the circuit's top earner for the season.

January 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Proving his point

When Lugoff-Elgin needed someone to play second base, head baseball coach Randy Stokes could insert Brock Robinson's name onto the scorecard. Need a third baseman, a right fielder, a pitcher or, how about someone to man the popcorn machine in the concession stand? Brock Robinson is your man.

January 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Here’s hoping for a prosperous 2016

Another year has come and gone and for Kershaw County sports in 2015, it was a mixed bag. Here's hoping that 2016 will be even better for all athletes, coaches, administrators and fans.

January 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


High school hoops back at Rhame City Arena

For the first time since the days of the old Happy Jack Classic in the early 1990s, E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden will play host to an in-season high school basketball tournament.

December 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


It's official, Elliott staying at USC

After days of rumors and speculation, new University of South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp made the announcement that Camden native and former USC interim head football coach Shawn Elliott would be retained as part of the first-year Gamecock coach's coaching staff.

December 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Taylor-made

While the other nine players on the court were struggling to get into any kind of groove on both ends of the floor in a ragged first quarter of play, Camden's Taylor Kelly decided to take the bull by the horns.

December 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Dogs, Demons win; host Thursday second round pairings

Both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin won their district tournament opening round games on Tuesday and will stay at home for Thursday's winners' bracket contests.

April 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Baseball, softball playoffs update

At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Camden will host Emerald at American Legion Park in Camden in the AAA District III opener. Lugoff-Elgin opens play ...

April 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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