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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


Camden girls pull away from Lady Demons for 56-35 win

Just when the good Camden team looked to be taking care of business, the bad Camden squad reared its head.

December 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons sweat out 70-58 win over NC

Of all the moves Garrett Knight made on Tuesday, the last one was that which he did not want to make at all.

December 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Second half surge helps carry L-E past Lady Knights, 59-32

When Von Duncan looks behind her now, she sees a full bench of available players. What a difference that is for the Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball head coach from a year ago.

December 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sources report Elliott to be retained by Muschamp

Camden native and former Camden High School football standout Shawn Elliott is expected to stay on as an assistant coach under new University of South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp according to several media sources.

December 08, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Smith finally answered Newberry’s call to the Hall

In this era of pranks and "catfishing" on social media, you have to be careful you don't get gooked in by messages from people who you do not know or, from phone numbers or Internet accounts which are foreign to you.

December 08, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


No opening match jitters for Demons

By nature, season openers usually have two teams going through an early "feeling out" process before things get into full swing. When you have a pair of longtime rivals who squared off against each other already in a pre-season scrimmage, however, it is full steam ahead.

December 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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AJ goes 3-crazy in 79-42 win over NC

Only a few days removed from one of his dunks being named a Top 10 play on ESPN's SportsCenter, Andrew Jackson center Dontarius James ...

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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


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 ...

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


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 ...

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


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