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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


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


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Hall call for Gross

In a colorful career which took him from competing in toughman contests throughout the region to training for a career in his family's horse ...

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


Late Knight rally comes up short

An emotional letdown following a late-night win over rival Camden on Tuesday? Possibly. Brandon Faulkenberry was not about to use that as excuse, though.

April 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham locks Dogs down on one-hitter in 5-1 L-E win

A mess of a first inning by the Camden defense gave way to a Zac Branham masterpiece as Lugoff-Elgin took the Kershaw County portion of ...

April 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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