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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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McCray ready to play where he is needed for Tigers

Every new coach needs players that he can rely on from day one and who will be there through thick and thin.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Davis finds her niche on the pitch; signs on with Coker

Having been a cheerleader and also playing volleyball, Roana Davis was not looking for a new sport as she was preparing to enter her freshman ...

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Webb’s soccer adventure leads to USC-Sumter

Coaches like to talk about the kids they coach who would try and knock down a brick wall, if asked.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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