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Wilson’s path to college wrestling got off to a bumpy start on mat

By his own admission, Devin Wilson used to get knocked around the wrestling mat, a lot, when he was a kid. Then again, there was good reason.

March 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC offense erupts as Faulkenberry gets first victory

With the opening night jitters out of their system, the North Central baseball team gave first-year head coach Brandon Faulkenberry his initial victory at his alma mater with a 14-8 win over visiting Crestwood last Wednesday night in Boonetown.

March 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ferguson, CHS offense rise to the occasion

Pitching on the biggest stage of his young career, the bright lights hardly seemed to faze Sam Ferguson.

March 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Stokes upbeat after Demons’ tourney showing

It is still two weeks from spring. Heck, we haven't even hit daylight savings time yet so you can expect the hitters to be behind their colleagues on the mound and in the field this early in the baseball season.

March 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Projected Colonial Cup starters eyeing Saturday breeze over Springdale course

A chilly start to the morning may have tempered the crowd numbers at the first of three "Biscuits and Breezing" sessions at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. For those in attendance, they received an up-close look at horses which are being pointed for races in Camden or, at other stops this spring.

March 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Staying close to home suits Young fine

Call it a package deal in the form of one person.

March 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


2018 Camden High spring sports schedules

Baseball

March 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bryant hopes to attract D-I interest at Highland CC

Ahmad Bryant is hoping that a second chance will be enough to make a good first impression on Division I football programs.

March 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS names softball field in memory of Marcus Warren

Ron McKie remembers it as if it happened yesterday.

March 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Position switch pays dividends for Sumpter

Being pent-up between a pair of aluminum posts was not Venus Sumpter's idea of having fun. But that was where the now Camden High senior found herself at the start of her Lady Bulldog soccer career.

February 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Biscuits and Breezing opener set for Springdale on Saturday

With the recent stretch of warm weather, it can only mean that the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races are just around the corner.

February 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Failure to Launch

First, it was a technical malfunction which led to the National Anthem being scratched to mark the start of Tuesday's AAA Upper State semifinal game between visiting Southside and Camden. It would get progressively worse for the host Bulldogs over the course of the next 32 minutes.

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Closing time: It's last call for College Park

Depending on your age and/or circumstances, College Park is either the greatest thing to have happened to the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races or, it is Animal House comes to Camden.

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program of which the coaches are associated can do for them during and after their collegiate career.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Baseball, softball players collect postseason laurels

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin baseball players will play in this week's South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game while a Camden High softball player ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Season of change

Nearly 30 players from six different high schools answered the call when the rain-abbreviated tryouts for the Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mills has change of heart; signs with Emmanuel

There are no game films for tennis coaches to watch in preparing for an upcoming opponent. The first time they see their foe for that ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Getting defensive helps Ellis land spot at USC-L

As he and assistant coach Kenny Galdeen looked for answers to help solidify his team's defense in the spring of 2017, Camden High girls ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Three Kershaw County players earn All-State baseball honors

Lugoff-Elgin teammates Zac Branham and Jake Laffin and North Central's Cam Holley were named to the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-State baseball teams.

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Wanna bet? Don’t hold your breath

When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that states outside of Nevada would be able to legalize sports gambling, there was one school of thought here ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sprucing up the place

As he walked around the Zemp Stadium playing field prior to his team's football game with Camden in 2013, then-Lower Richland head football coach ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden


Got rings?

Too large to crawl in through a window and not allowed to have a key to its two doors, if given the chance, Seth Branham ...

May 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


St. James ends Demons’ season

It came earlier than they would have wanted it to but, when the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team gathered for the final time to listen to head ...

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


In lofty company

Maggie Speaks, more than anybody, knew how big a deal it was.

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Keen changes course, signs to run cross-country at Presbyterian

in a competitive setting? Enough to have said no to the University of South Carolina's Honors College --- after she was accepted into it --- in ...

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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