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Super Bowl 50: A ‘Super Knight’

It was a harmless incompletion in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXIX. It will never appear on great plays of football's championship game, but it is still one etched in Tyronne Drakeford's mind.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


Super Bowl 50: The world is her stage

All those dance recitals performed in front of a mix of family and friends in small, dark theaters could never prepare Sallie Pierce for what awaits her this weekend.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Bowers ready to add more pop to Stingers’ attack

For the past five years, Tyler Bowers has spent his spring evenings tearing through North Central High School's baseball record books. In most cases, he has supplanted former teammate Grayson King in the school's annals.

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


CHS emerges with 4 champs and 14 Lower State entrants

Led by four Region 4-AAA champions, Camden qualified each of its 14 starting wrestlers into the AAA Upper State individual meet following Saturday's conference tournament held at Camden High.

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Davis, Silver Foxes prove to be too much for L-E, 63-48

If this was intended to be another cruel joke perpetrated by Mother Nature, Garrett Knight found little if any humor in it.

January 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top-ranked Falcons go long in dropping Bulldogs, 66-54

When you sit atop the state rankings, you are going to get everybody's best shot. From there, it's how you respond in key situations.

January 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Drakeford bringing a part of Super Bowl history home

Tyronne Drakeford will be returning to his high school alma mater bearing a special gift.

January 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Flora girls run past Camden

By the time Camden was able to get its sea legs underneath themselves, the ship had already left the dock.

January 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dutch Fork presses its way past Lady Demons, 79-16

Guarding against what must be Lugoff-Elgin's secretive 60-point play, Dutch Fork laid on the press and did not take it off all night in rolling past the Lady Demons, 79-16, Monday night inside the Demons Den.

January 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons set sights on Region 4-4A crown following Thursday sweep

What is the difference between the seventh- and eighth-ranked wrestling programs in the state's 4A classification?

January 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs back in playoff hunt after pounding Eagles

It's a good thing Ron McKie is not a gambling man.

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


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


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Outside the line?

SUMTER --- It may have well been the most dissected and discussed plume of white smoke this side of the Vatican.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hernandez tabbed as tourney’s MVP

SUMTER --- It was seemingly appropriate that when the John Rateree Memorial Most Valuable Player award for the 2016 South Carolina American Legion State Tournament was ...

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Florence doubles up error-prone KC in winners’ bracket battle, 12-6

SUMTER --- Call it the Monday blahs. Blame it on the heat or, chalk it up to the grind of a lengthy summer campaign.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cobb’s walk-off single sends KC into championip round

SUMTER --- Six days after having extended their season with a pair of play-in game wins, Kershaw County Post 17 used William Cobb's two-out RBI ...

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Much more than just a coach

There was never a doubt in the mind and heart of Bobby Engram that in one of the lowest times of his life, Billy Ammons ...

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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