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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


Buford gets past Knights, 56-35

Just when it looked like North Central was going to reel Buford in, the visiting Yellow Jackets pulled back out to sea.

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


Bulldogs qualify 10 for AAA Upper State wrestling tourney

Camden High School will send 10 wrestlers --- including three Region 4-AAA champions --- into the state AAA Upper State wrestling championships to be held on Feb. 20-12 at West-Oak Middle School.

January 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Former Panther, Gamecock Campbell named head football coach at L-E

On Dec. 15, 1994, Matt Campbell was one of what became known as the "Original 10."

January 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Upstart romps in Holy Bull

In what could be the start of his road to the Kentucky Derby, Ralph M. Evans' Upstart kicked off its 2015 campaign by cruising to a 5 ½-length victory in last Saturday's $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

January 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Coach Mullins being replaced with “Mom” Mullins

Fittingly, Jessica Mullins was on her way to a regular, every two months, doctor's visit with her four-month old son when she returned a call.

January 26, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Carolina Cup purse increased to $75,000

In a move designed to get all three spring novice series hurdle steeplechase races on the same page, on Tuesday, the Carolina Cup Racing Association approved the proposal in which the Carolina Cup feature races will be run for a $75,000 purse beginning this year.

January 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Gift exchange

During the course of his post-game interview, Camden baseball coach Denny Beckley used the word "discombobulated" to explain his thought process when asked of tonight ...

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Block buster

Speed. You either have it or, you don't.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights win first match in shootout

The North Central girls' soccer team defeated host Lewisville in a penalty kick shootout, 3-0, after the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Hall call for Gross

In a colorful career which took him from competing in toughman contests throughout the region to training for a career in his family's horse ...

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jordan’s no-hitter closes memorable Senior Night

One good turn deserves another.

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Culp finally gets his due

During his 34 seasons sitting at the head of the Camden girls' basketball bench, the late Mike Culp and his life were open books.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Power Surge

It may have bothered some neighbors but, it was music to James Marlow's ears.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Barnacle Bill cruises to victory in $30,000 Georgia Cup feature

The Fields Stable's Barnacle Bill, always well placed under Jack Doyle, moved to the lead on Kingston Downs' final turn, burst away to a ...

April 10, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Knights close tourney stay with an 11-9 victory over Crestwood

It was an early Thursday morning game played before a handful of fans braving the chill against a Crestwood team which North Central had already ...

April 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs’ offensive woes mount after no-hitter

It was a loaded question which Camden head coach Denny Beckley thought about before giving his response.

April 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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