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Cooke brings whole package to Newberry

When you are a guest in a stranger's house, nothing makes you feel more welcomed than the host taking a moment to stop by and introduce himself to you.

February 07, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden closes out Dreher, 54-48

It was a road which Camden had been down twice before this season and each time, the Bulldogs arrived at a dead end.

February 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dreher’s arsenal to much for Lady Dogs

Seeing as how Dreher starts three players who check in at better than 6-feet tall, it puts the onus on the Lady Blue Devils' opponents to make the best of their looks at the basket. In all likelihood, the first shot may well be the only one each trip down the floor.

February 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden native Schofield plays in Super Bowl

O'Brien Schofield will be the third Camden native to play in the Super Bowl when he takes to the field at MetLife Stadium Sunday evening as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

January 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


KCRD changes things for baseball and softball

It may not seem like baseball and softball season is right around the corner, but those snow-covered diamonds will soon be giving way to green grass and youngsters playing on them.

January 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Seasonal 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


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


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


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


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Up in smoke

SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Survival mode

SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 vs. Florence game moved to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.

July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Zac attack

SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.

July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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