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Dogs hope return to playoffs will be a snap

Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Knights straighten up to double up Buford

Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Bulldogs and Blazers go all in while playing to scoreless stalemate

Jimmy Neal has been around Camden High football long enough to know what is thought to be a harbinger of bad things for the upcoming regular season is winning your portion of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

A.C. Flora gets past Demons in offensive showcase, 35-14

Since last Tuesday's scheduled scrimmage with Hartsville and Lower Richland was cancelled by that day's storm, Lugoff-Elgin entered Friday's 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree with one scrimmage under its belt.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Hello, again

For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Crisis Management 101

It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Friday’s football jamboree returns to an eight-team event

With so many schools opting to play a week zero game, it has led to jamborees having to be moved around and coaches looking for places to bring their teams in order to get a game-like experience for their players before they take to the field for the season openers.

August 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

'Tis the season

Mother Nature must be a football fan. How else can you explain the dip in temperatures which occurred just in time for the start of pre-season football practice in Kershaw County last Friday.

August 04, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

End of the road

SUMTER – In a move akin to taking a six-cylinder engine out of a car and replacing it with one with four cylinders, Jake Brazell was told to scrap the fastball and concentrate more on his off-speed pitches as he prepared to take the mound to face Florence in Tuesday's South Carolina American Legion State Baseball Tournament contest.

August 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Up in smoke

SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Survival mode

SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

P-17 vs. Florence game moved to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.

July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

17ers try to stay alive with Monday afternoon contest

After suffering a 10-9, 10-inning loss to Inman on Sunday, the Kershae County Post 17 American Legion baseball team fell into the elimination bracket in the double-elimination event.

July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Zac attack

SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.

July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

P-17ers in it to win it

As he was heading home in the wee hours of Friday morning from Thursday's evening's baseball game at Georgetown, Kershaw County American Legion baseball team pitching coach Will Dorton stopped by a gas station to fill his car's tank. While there, Dorton, who still had his Post 17 uniform on, had a local police officer come up to him asking how the team did and who was pitching in that night's third game.

July 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

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Articles By Author - Tom Didato

KC quartet headed to North-South game

Camden's Devin Beckley, Jo Jo Watson, Lugoff-Elgin's Adam Rowson and North Central's Cedrick Cunningham were all selected to play in the North-South ...

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Rams blank battered Knights

Had this game been played earlier in the season, maybe Friday's North Central at Chesterfield pairing may have had a different outcome. Or, if ...

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Dogs rumble past Warriors

It didn't have to be pretty and it did not matter whether it came over the Holy Angels Middle School B team or the ...

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Falcons grounded in 56-14 loss to L-E

It was a win 13 seniors may never forget.

October 25, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

NC’s Cunningham prepared to become an Army Man

His right arm tucked in a sling due to a hand injury sustained in the opening minutes of North Central's 48-12 loss to Cheraw ...

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Giving Larry Doby his due

By 1955, Larry Doby was no longer a novelty; a man's whose skin color separated him from the other players playing alongside him with ...

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County

CMA own worst enemy in 38-14 loss

Before the first quarter of Monday's game with the Carolina Wildcats ended, Camden Military Academy had already scored more points in 11-plus minutes than ...

October 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military

NC pushes back Friday game to Nov. 11

With his team having played two games in six days and with the South Carolina High School League pushing the first round of the state ...

October 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

County football season kicks off with scrimmages

While many Kershaw County residents are trying to figure out ways to stay cool indoors, football players from the three public high schools have been ...

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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