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Chapin pulls away from Lady Bulldogs thanks to quick second half start, 52-38

Eyeing their first win of what has been a tough Region 4-AAA season, the Camden girls' basketball team was in as good a shape as they have been in since the start of league play but could not finish the job.

January 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dawalan wins Eclipse Award as top chaser

There was no beating Dawalan in his final two starts over jumps in 2015 and there was no horse in front of him as the Irv Naylor-owned 5-year-old was voted the winner of the Eclipse Award as the champion steeplechase horse for 2015.

January 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Indian Land fends off Lady Knights

Not giving the North Central time to breathe never mind being able to set up its defense, the Indian Land girls raced to a 58-40 lead after three quarters of Tuesday's game at The Castle.

January 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Warriors cruise past North Central, 83-43

It started with a slam and ended with a meaningless 3-point buzzer beater. In between those bookend baskets, there was plenty of misery to go around for North Central.

January 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Helping to get the ball rolling

Walk into the office of Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell and you will not see an abundance of wasted space.

January 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs can’t crack Diamond Hornets

Last Wednesday's basketball practice at Camden High School was a players' dream.

January 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs have no answers for LR

It would not come as a complete shock if Camden girls' basketball head coach Natalie Jeffcoat sends thank you notes to every one of the programs from Region 4-AAA at the end of the season.

January 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Chesterfield outmuscles Lady Knights in 4-AA opener

One thing which Mitch Lowder has at his disposal this season as opposed to most others in the past is depth. What there is not an abundance of on the North Central girls' basketball team bench is height.

January 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


First half turnovers come back to haunt Knights in 56-50 loss

Add this one to the "lessons being learned" file being compiled by the North Central basketball team.

January 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


2015 Eclipse Awards

When Dawalan charged to the front of the pack and went on to a 5 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden last November, it sewed up the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award as the circuit's top earner for the season.

January 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Proving his point

When Lugoff-Elgin needed someone to play second base, head baseball coach Randy Stokes could insert Brock Robinson's name onto the scorecard. Need a third baseman, a right fielder, a pitcher or, how about someone to man the popcorn machine in the concession stand? Brock Robinson is your man.

January 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Here’s hoping for a prosperous 2016

Another year has come and gone and for Kershaw County sports in 2015, it was a mixed bag. Here's hoping that 2016 will be even better for all athletes, coaches, administrators and fans.

January 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


High school hoops back at Rhame City Arena

For the first time since the days of the old Happy Jack Classic in the early 1990s, E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden will play host to an in-season high school basketball tournament.

December 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


It's official, Elliott staying at USC

After days of rumors and speculation, new University of South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp made the announcement that Camden native and former USC interim head football coach Shawn Elliott would be retained as part of the first-year Gamecock coach's coaching staff.

December 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Taylor-made

While the other nine players on the court were struggling to get into any kind of groove on both ends of the floor in a ragged first quarter of play, Camden's Taylor Kelly decided to take the bull by the horns.

December 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


17ers work overtime to secure second place

(Editor's note: Post 17 will host the loser of Friday's League 8 game between Aiken and West Columbia, which will decide second and ...

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Junior golf ranks get a touch of Gray

As if on cue, the click of the camera is followed by the plunking sound of the golf ball dropping into the cup.

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers look to lock up second in League 3

Due to what was reported to Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike as being an unplayable field, Wednesday's scheduled make-up game between ...

July 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers cap perfect week by thumping Dalzell-Shaw, 12-3

Three-game weeks are not supposed to be this taxing.

June 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley latest CHS pitcher headed for The Citadel

There is a slogan at Camden High School which students recite at various activities and ceremonies which says, "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog."

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Salmond, Hernandez help lift P-17ers over Orangeburg, 10-6

One team's punishment became another team's pain.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Stokes ready to keep throwing strikes with USC-Salkehatchie

To the best of anyone's knowledge, USC-Salkehatchie has not asked Camden High graduate Kennedi Stokes to come up with a slogan touting the virtues ...

June 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E’s Ruffner will keep on kicking at USC-Salkehatchie

Greg Ruffner saw the excitement and the filled stands on Friday nights in the fall when he was handling the kicking chores for the Lugoff-Elgin ...

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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