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A Christmas story of hope

At Christmastime, all roads lead home … even if you go somewhere you never lived before.

December 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Seniority rules on all-area offensive football team

While the wins were far from what Kershaw County coaches, players and fans have become used to in the past, there was no shortage of outstanding individual performances on the football field this past season for the county's four gridiron squads.

December 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lack of champions fails to slow down Demons

Around midday Saturday, on the second day of the 20th annual May Plant Credit Union Demon Holiday Classic wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Evan Moxie was asked how his team was faring, at that point, in the 26-team event.

December 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Johnson leaves Post 17ers to take over for Jones at Sumter Post 15

For the second time in as many years, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball program is in the process of searching for a new head coach for the Senior American Legion team.

December 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls extend win streak to three in 43-19 blowout

There was, basically, one path which Camden needed to block in order to come away with a victory over visiting Newberry on Tuesday night.

December 16, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs lay third quarter egg in loss to Newberry

As he made his way from the gym to the locker room at halftime of Tuesday's game with visiting Newberry, Camden head coach Ron McKie overheard some of his players talking about being worn out.

December 16, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden girls gain split of series against L-E with 56-42 win

This was one instance in which a player did not have to be told what to do more than once by a head coach.

December 12, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Falcons rough up Demons, 85-38

Like a boxer who doesn't bother to touch gloves to start a fight, A.C. Flora got right down to it and delivered an early knockout punch to host Lugoff-Elgin.

December 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Elser joins elite panel at South African sales; Ever So Lucky has quick start for Sheppard

Kip Elser, who develops and preps yearlings and 2-year-olds at his Camden-based training facility, Kirkwood Stables, served as a panelist at the Summerhill Stud'ss Ready to Run Gallops in South Africa earlier this fall.

December 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bulldogs exorcise Demons, 71-57

Once forcing Lugoff-Elgin to abandon its zone scheme to go to a man-to-man defense, Camden went for the kill.

December 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E girls press their way past Camden, 49-39

Even for an opening night, this was a bit discouraging.

December 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ajukwa, Cards save best for last to top NC, 56-47

C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor

December 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


NC girls upended in season opener

Breaking Cardinal Newman's unrelenting full-court press was the easy part. It was the finishing which gave the North Central girls fits.

December 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Kohn, Koumas to headline CHS fan appreciation night

A pair of right-handed pitchers will figure prominently into the Lugoff-Elgin at Camden basketball game to be played inside the Dog Pound on Friday, Dec. 9.

December 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knights’ Porter named Region 3-A football player of the year for 2011

Collectively, it was hardly the best of seasons for Kershaw County's three public high school football programs which combined to win seven (see accompanying note) games in 2011.

November 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


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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


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


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

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


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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