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Working on a Dream

It is a phrase which has become so commonplace at college signings that it is almost standard issue when a student-athlete talks about the biggest change they can expect in making the jump from playing high school to college sports.

January 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons down Dreher, 62-59

Garrett Knight knows what his team can do on their home court. Now, the fourth-year Lugoff-Elgin head coach wants to see what his squad is made of when they leave the friendly confines of the Demons Den.

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Murray, Dreher trip up Lady Demons

New year. New look. Same goals and determination.

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top Striker finalist for Eclipse Award

Thanks in large part to his 10 ½-length win in November's $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (GR. I), Top Striker went from being one of the boys in to elevating his profile to where he is now mentioned with current group of top jumpers in American steeplechasing.

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Galloway signs to play baseball at FDTC

Getting called up to the varsity squad as a freshman can be a heady occasion for a young athlete. For Chase Galloway, his promotion to join the upperclassmen with the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team ended up humbling him.

December 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons take low road to top Dogs for MCCU title

Clogging the paint area like an overturned tractor trailer on a two-lane highway, Lugoff-Elgin forced Camden to beat them from outside.

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs have too much in tank for undermanned L-E

me ghost of Christmas past?

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


North Central sweeps to third-place finishes

If you are going to win one game in a tournament you want it to be the last one, regardless of where you finish in the event.

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Morgan lays out hiring process for CHS and NC posts

After having had two head football coaches/athletic directors resign within a week, rumors as to what will take place and who might be interested in the vacant posts at both Camden and North Central high schools have been swirling in and around the Kershaw County community.

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tomlin, Holley help Lady Knights take down McBee, 59-41

A folding chair with a cushioned seat and back rest and nobody standing or sitting in front or beside him and not having to yell at anybody; it was the best of all worlds for Mitch Lowder.

December 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Slow start dooms Knights in 72-67 loss

Well before the start of Thursday's game with visiting McBee, North Central boys' basketball coach Kerry Hayes was talking with one of his players and telling him the importance of getting off to a good start in the opening minutes of the contest.

December 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


The Jimmy Neal File

Jimmy Neal is a Camden native and a 1974 graduate of Camden High School

December 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Education


Neal steps down as Camden coach/AD

Saying it was "just time," Camden head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal has decided to step down from both positions at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

December 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Education


Demons continue mat mastery over Camden

Joey Hendrix did not need visual proof to know just how loaded the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team is this season.

December 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Crim's 20 leads Lady Bulldogs past L-E, 44-43

Setting the stage for what would be a nail-biting doubleheader, Camden held off host Lugoff-Elgin and came away with a 44-43 win in a girls' basketball game played Friday night inside the Demons Den.

December 13, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Weather may throw curveball at playoffs

The South Carolina High School League state baseball and softball playoffs are scheduled to begin tonight and Thursday, respectively.

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pierce ready to hit new heights at The Citadel

An athlete from Camden High winning a state championship in the pole vault would have gotten you laughed out of meets a little more than ...

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights enter playoffs on losing note

Without a chance to budge from third place in Region 4-AA and with a state tournament opener on deck Tuesday, North Central head baseball coach ...

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


NC takes third in 4-AA Dogs fall twice, L-E keeps streaking

A slow start gave way to a big finish for North Central which used Tyler Faulkenberry's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth ...

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Scheme change gives CHS share of region crown

In the days between his team's 5-0 loss to Indian Land on March 21 and the time leading up to Tuesday night's rematch ...

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


The short end of the deal

Not everything one hears from the lips of a teacher or mentor, necessarily, has to be the only way to accomplish a task.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Versatile McLeod will bring her volleyball skills to Lady Lancers

If ever a young lady can live up to the Boy Scout's motto of being prepared, it is Alexis McLeod.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Time for a new era of Camden 'chasing

It started out as a series of whispered rumors before gaining a full head of steam.

April 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Roberts outduels Beckley in a pitching classic

If the same opportunity presented itself, again, it was decision which Denny Beckley would make each and every time.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Stephens, Knights hold off Cavs, 3-2

Changing the lineup resulted in a change --- for the good --- in fortune for North Central.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Good-bye and hello

Having had the road to the National Steeplechase Association end here, Camden will now serve as the jump-off point for the nation's best jump ...

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Farewell to the Colonial Cup

Known as America's "First Lady of Steeplechasing," the late Marion duPont Scott had a profound impact on the sport she loved and for a ...

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


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