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College of Charleston the perfect Place for former Demon soccer standout

Signing day is sometimes reserved for a high school student-athlete who will talk about coming in and being a starter from the first day he walks onto his chosen college campus or, uses the day to talk look into the future and will say this is a stepping stone toward the goal of becoming a professional athlete.

February 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Versatile Lewter to keep on kicking at USC-Beaufort

In football, a shut down cornerback and the job he performs shortens the playing field while taking plenty of the defensive workload from his teammates' shoulders.

February 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dorman saves best for last in subduing Demons

Holding what was an impromptu pep rally with his wrestlers following Monday's 36-27 loss to visiting Dorman in the 4A Upper State semifinals, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Ted Monroe played the role of ringleader in a fiery speech as to the upward trajectory of the program.

February 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs lose double-digit lead, hold on to down Cavs, 50-49

How long can you hold your breath?

February 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls’ rally comes up short in loss

So much for just playing out the string.

February 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden at West-Oak in third round of AAA state wrestling tournament (6 p.m.); Dorman at Lugoff-Elgin in third round of AAAA state wrestling tournament (6 p.m.)

February 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons wrestle into 3rd round

Both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high school wrestling teams will be in third round state tournament action Monday night after having won a pair of road matches on Saturday.

February 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


AJ goes 3-crazy in 79-42 win over NC

Only a few days removed from one of his dunks being named a Top 10 play on ESPN's SportsCenter, Andrew Jackson center Dontarius James draws a crowd each time his sneakers hit the basketball court.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Vols too much for North Central

In a conference season in which frustration and losses have gone hand in hand for the North Central girls' basketball team, there was a time to celebrate on Tuesday, if only for a brief moment.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Super Bowl 50: A ‘Super Knight’

It was a harmless incompletion in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXIX. It will never appear on great plays of football's championship game, but it is still one etched in Tyronne Drakeford's mind.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


Super Bowl 50: The world is her stage

All those dance recitals performed in front of a mix of family and friends in small, dark theaters could never prepare Sallie Pierce for what awaits her this weekend.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Bowers ready to add more pop to Stingers’ attack

For the past five years, Tyler Bowers has spent his spring evenings tearing through North Central High School's baseball record books. In most cases, he has supplanted former teammate Grayson King in the school's annals.

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


CHS emerges with 4 champs and 14 Lower State entrants

Led by four Region 4-AAA champions, Camden qualified each of its 14 starting wrestlers into the AAA Upper State individual meet following Saturday's conference tournament held at Camden High.

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Davis, Silver Foxes prove to be too much for L-E, 63-48

If this was intended to be another cruel joke perpetrated by Mother Nature, Garrett Knight found little if any humor in it.

January 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top-ranked Falcons go long in dropping Bulldogs, 66-54

When you sit atop the state rankings, you are going to get everybody's best shot. From there, it's how you respond in key situations.

January 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Last team in proving to be a tough out

SUMTER --- All summer long, Will Abbott has been hamstrung by a request from The Citadel baseball coaching staff that their incoming freshman only pitch five ...

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC beats heat, Rock Hill in opener, 11-6

SUMTER --- Having been used sparingly --- to the tune of eight innings pitched in Kershaw County's first 21 games of the season --- Post 17 head ...

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers snare final spot in state tourney

Throughout the season, first-year Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Tyler Pike has said that when his team is on, they can play with anybody ...

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Much more than just a coach

There was never a doubt in the mind and heart of Bobby Engram that in one of the lowest times of his life, Billy Ammons ...

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Down ... but still not out

If the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team was to extend its best-of-five second round series with Chapin-Newberry, it had to be clicking on all ...

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kershaw County gets caught in its own web in game 2 setback

It looked like the break which Devin Beckley needed to get out of a fourth inning jam. Instead, like the evening in general, it ended ...

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers get past Aiken in opener

ason that he did not solicit any coach's help when preparing his Kershaw County American Legion baseball team for its first round state playoff ...

July 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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