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Dutch Fork upends Lady Demons in finale

There were times this season in which bench was a lonely place for the Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team.

February 16, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Silver Foxes hold off Demons, 69-64

Someone must have forgotten to tell both Dutch Fork and Lugoff-Elgin that Friday's season-ending contest played inside the Demons Den had nothing at stake other than pride.

February 16, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Wilson has high hopes after signing with Wolves

D.J. Wilson has always stood out above the crowd. But it was not until the fifth grade when he had a birds-eye view of life.

February 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs save their best for last by de-clawing Eagles, 41-27

Back in early December, this might have looked like a second quarter score from a Camden boys basketball game.

February 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Chapin puts damper on Lady Bulldogs' Senior Night

Just when it looked as if the Camden girls were going to end a frustrating season on a high note and with a two-game win streak, a once-dormant Chapin squad pulled the rug out from under the feet of the Lady Bulldogs.

February 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Cutting to the Chase

For most of his young life, Chase Truesdale spent his falls playing football before switching over the basketball in December.

February 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Teacher, mentor and friend

To some, he was a grab you by your shirt football coach who used toughness to get his point across to a young high school player on a blistering hot summer day. To others, he was a school administrator who ran a tight ship. To all, though, he was as loyal a friend as you ever want to have on your side.

February 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


One last stop for old time's sake

There was one stop left. One more visit to make … a last request which needed to be granted.

February 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


An evening for Alex

Mike Thomas is a big guy … like run into a wall and a brick dislodges big. But ask him about the gesture which members of his Lugoff-Elgin junior varsity basketball team made for team manager Alex Martin Thursday night and Thomas' heart melts.

February 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Wyant eager to go back under center after signing on with Palmetto Prep

It would have been easy for Hunter Wyant to have played the role of a spoiled brat and pack his gear up and done something other than to have played football for North Central last fall.

February 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Peachtree Stables’ Lord Nelson noses Texas Red in San Vicente

It looks as if a second horse with Camden connections is on the Kentucky Derby trail.

February 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bowers gives early pledge to FDTC

Tyler Bowers has always been one to make things happen quickly on the baseball diamond. He is now doing the same off the field, as well.

February 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Demons no match for SV

It was like having a case of the measles after having the mumps which followed a cold.

February 02, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Vikings pillage Lugoff-Elgin, 69-43

Few, if any, game-altering factors were in Lugoff-Elgin's favor heading into Friday's Region 4-4A contest against visiting Spring Valley.

February 02, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Jackets sting Lady Knights

It was not exactly Marshawn Lynch on Super Bowl media day, but Mitch Lowder was a man of few words as he headed toward the locker room following North Central's 57-15 loss to the Buford girls Tuesday night at The Castle.

January 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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NSA to pay out nearly $3 million in purse money at spring meets

The National Steeplechase Association's condition book for the 2018 spring season is out, and the lineup promises record-smashing purses and the launch of the ...

January 16, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Versatile Coleman focusing on present after signing with KCU

Every team needs a player who can play virtually any position on the baseball diamond if needed. Kentucky Christian University now has one to call ...

January 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs have their way with Griffins

Games and nights such as these have been hard to come by for the Camden boys' basketball team this season. So, head coach Ron McKie ...

January 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tank runs dry for CHS girls in 45-36 loss

Nineteen days off between games coupled with one of her team's top players leaving school Tuesday after becoming ill was hardly the way Camden ...

January 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bring on the heat

Appropriately dressed for someone riding behind a team of huskies for a trek over snow and ice-covered terrain, Richard Valentine sat in the saddle aboard ...

January 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Late-game putback lifts Stallions to 58-56 win over North Central

Finding enough players to practice over the holiday break was a struggle. Finding those with heart and stamina was an entirely different story.

January 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Second half surge does in Lady Knights

Just when it looked like North Central was preparing to make a run at Lee Central, the visitors from Bishopville pulled the rug out from ...

January 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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