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Lady Knights run way from Lions

Like a thermometer, you can usually tell how well the North Central girls are playing based on the redness in the face of head coach Mitch Lowder.

January 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Mr. Commons closes out 2011 with a victory at Santa Anita

It has been a busy and winning post-holiday season for Thoroughbreds with Camden connections.

January 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Naylor locks down Eclipse Award finalists for steeplechase division

There are two certainties as to the 2011 Eclipse Award winner for steeplechasing. First, it will be an Irish-bred gelding. Second, it will be owned by Irv Naylor.

January 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Leopard wrestlers win Carolina Duals for third time in five years

Pretty soon, the organizers of the Carolina Duals wrestling tournament might ask the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team to bring the tournament championship trophy with them when they head to the yearly event in Rock Hill.

January 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

CHS girls upended by Crestwood

There was no easing into the start of Region 6-AAA play for the Camden girls' basketball team.

January 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Dogs hold off pesky Knights in 6-AAA opener

Camden, S.C.) sports editor

January 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Foxes flatten Demons, 102-69

Had the surface been made of ice rather than wood and if Dutch Fork had traded its sneakers and jerseys for skates and sweaters would anyone have been the wiser?

January 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Lady Demons no match for Dutch Fork

Save for the use of a magic wand, there was no way for Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan to turn her 5-foot-8 center, Nakeisha Counts, into a 6-foot-5 post player. Nor was there some potion which could transform her other players to become taller or faster with one sip of the elixir.

January 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Now that the cold weather has arrived, take measures to prevent hypothermia

With recent freezing temperatures across South Carolina, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts headed to the field should be aware of the threat of hypothermia and how to combat it. Hypothermia occurs when exposure to the wind, cold and wetness drain heat from the body faster than it can be produced.

January 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports

Braves dial long distance to get past Dogs, 62-49

So much for scouting reports.

January 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Knights dismantle McBee, advance to tourney finale

When a marginal movie suddenly gets interesting, nobody leaves their seats and heads for the exits.

January 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

All-area defensive unit is ‘upperclassmen only’ group

Nearly mirroring their offensive counterparts, which appeared in last Fridays' edition of the Chronicle-Independent, the 2011 C-I Kershaw County Coaches' All-Area defensive squad features 12 seniors with three juniors mixed in on the 15-player unit.

December 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports

A Christmas story of hope

At Christmastime, all roads lead home … even if you go somewhere you never lived before.

December 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine

Seniority rules on all-area offensive football team

While the wins were far from what Kershaw County coaches, players and fans have become used to in the past, there was no shortage of outstanding individual performances on the football field this past season for the county's four gridiron squads.

December 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports

Lack of champions fails to slow down Demons

Around midday Saturday, on the second day of the 20th annual May Plant Credit Union Demon Holiday Classic wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Evan Moxie was asked how his team was faring, at that point, in the 26-team event.

December 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports

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Articles By Author - Tom Didato

Gandy, Vols hand Knights third straight loss, 35-15

KERSHAW -- Coaches hate being right, especially when others think they are wrong.

October 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Region 4-AAA make-up dates may be forthcoming

After not being able to come to an agreement as to when to play last Friday night's scheduled games which were postponed due to ...

October 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Dogs’ Kelly tabbed for Sandlappers’ Shrine Bowl team

Camden senior defensive end Tyrone Kelly was selected to the 2015 South Carolina Shrine Bowl football team.

October 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Bulldogs have been playing a game of catch-up the entire off-season

It was a trade-off over which Jimmy Neal had no control.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Depth, lack of experience are two main concerns for Clyburn and NC

Call it the Chicago voting style of ailments.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Countdown to kickoff: KC football schedules announced


July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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