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The Monroe Doctorine

There may not be something in the water --- then again, maybe there is --- on the banks of the West Wateree which turns young wrestlers into champions at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

January 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Leopards win another Carolina Invitational title

As he watched members of his team come off the mat with hard-fought, distance-going victories, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling coach Ted Monroe could not help but keep an eye and ear on the alert when it came to Carver Middle School's wrestlers.

January 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Celebrating the great outdoors

John Clarke has spent a good portion of the past several months knocking on doors in and around Kershaw County. But he is not seeking votes nor is he running for public office.

January 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Flora closes out Dogs with game-ending 7-0 run

Just when Camden thought it had a big fish on the end of its line, the Bulldogs left it get away.

January 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls stay in playoff hunt with OT win

Looks don't come much clearer than this.

January 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Patterson’s closing burst gives Lady Demons hope

When your name is Unique, it's hard to stay under the radar for long.

January 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons' rally comes up short in 63-57 loss

Having left the door open for Ridge View, which failed to close it, Lugoff-Elgin could not slam the door shut itself.

January 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Fenwick grad Kiss Moon now 2-for-2

Kiss Moon, a 3-year-old filly developed at Wilhelmina and Fred McEwan's Fenwick Farm in Camden, opened 2014 the same way she closed out 2013. With a win.

January 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


Blythewood blows by Lady Demons

When you have a team which is so young that they almost need to have signed parental permission slips in order to take a bus ride to an away game, you look for little victories in each game.

January 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bengals pull away from L-E, 58-36

By design, a full-court press is intended to wear down your opponent through time.

January 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pelion too much for Bass-less NC

Having that one "go to" player can sometimes be a double-edged sword.

January 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Late-match flurry leads Chapin past Dogs

Facing the meat of the Chapin order in what amounted to the bottom of the ninth inning, Camden was unable to complete the upset of the second-ranked Eagles.

January 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls soar past Hawks, 59-36

Coming off a one-sided loss to powerful Dreher three nights earlier, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat was interested to see how her team would respond with soon-to-be 4A entry Westwood in town for a rainy Friday night contest.

January 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hawks hand Dogs 38-34 OT loss

When Westwood came out in a 2-3 zone and stayed in that defensive scheme throughout the night, Camden head coach Ron McKie must have felt like a kid who found a leftover gift from Santa behind the tree.

January 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs pin down Spartans

While not on the original schedule, the Camden High wrestling team snuck in a post-Christmas duals tournament in Airport and scored several impressive wins there en route to a third-place finish.

January 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Survive and (barely) advance

If there is one thing which Camden head coach Ron McKie has learned about his team it is that no lead, regardless of how large ...

February 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Large and ready to take charge

For several years now, the Camden High School football team has had the mantra, "One town. One team. One goal."

February 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Brotherly love spurs Rimpf in his coaching and daily life

It was the call which every family with a member of the military fears. For newly minted Camden High head football coach Brian Rimpf, the ...

February 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons can't climb out of early hole

CHAPIN --- Long after the mat had been rolled up and the Chapin celebration had subsided, members of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team emerged from their locker ...

February 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KC's NFL coaching tree grows by two

Suddenly, Kershaw County has become a chapter of the NFL's Retired Players Association.

February 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden and North Central get new head football coaches and ADs

The search is over for the dual posts of head football coach/athletic director at Camden and North Central high schools.

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Decision day draws near for CHS, NC posts

The vacant head football coach/athletic director positions at Camden and North Central high schools could be filled as early as tonight at this evening ...

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demon wrestlers romp to tourney wins

When you are the new kid picking a fight with the neighborhood bully, you had better be packing a wallop or else, you suffer the ...

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Signing day being a flip and a Saintly haul

Surprises and signing day go hand-in-hand. For one reason or another, a high school senior who has been committed to one school can be flipped ...

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


A Pawsome Experience

Picking up his children from school is not the most glamorous or exciting way to celebrate winning a national championship. For Thomas Austin, though, it ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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