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Bulldogs pin down Spartans

While not on the original schedule, the Camden High wrestling team snuck in a post-Christmas duals tournament in Airport and scored several impressive wins there en route to a third-place finish.

January 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sheppard jumpers in line for Eclipse Award

Jonathan Sheppard has more than a puncher's chance at having one of his jumpers win the 2013 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing.

January 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


Eye Luv Lulu closes 2013 with a bang

Eye Luv Lulu spent the final day of its 2-year-old campaign in the winners' circle at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York.

January 06, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


The grass is alway greener in Boonetown

Of all the headaches, fears and concerns which come with the territory when you are a high school head football coach and athletic director, one at or near the top of the list is field maintenance.

January 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Hoonose to perform Saturday in support of Food for the Soul

By TOM DIDATO

December 27, 2013 | Tom Didato | Localife


Jeffcoat’s wake-up call puts CHS on path to 47-39 win

Camden's players and several of its fans seated in the rows behind the Lady Bulldogs' bench found out just what Natalie Jeffcoat's breaking point was during Friday's game with River Bluff.

December 23, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Sumpter's second half explosion leads Dogs past Gators

For better or for worse, the Camden boys' basketball team will not play in a post-Christmas tournament.

December 23, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Former Kirkwood Stables rider Fry gets first win as a jockey

Camden has a well-deserved reputation for sending out successful four-legged athletes onto race courses. But the stables here also send out those of the human variety.

December 20, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Late-game spurt carries Knights past Demons

A literal misstep on Lugoff-Elgin's part turned what could have been a seat-squirming finish into a ho-hum ending.

December 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons hang on to hold off NC

This was one daily double which never pays off.

December 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs throttle Demons, 52-27

Don't let the 25-point margin of victory fool you. That, in not so many words, was Ron McKie's take on Camden's romp over Lugoff-Elgin.

December 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls run past Lady Demons

It had hardly been the most jovial of weeks for Camden girls' basketball head coach Natalie Jeffcoat as the flu bug struck her and her three children. On top of that, the Lady Bulldogs lost their first game of the young season to Lakewood on Wednesday.

December 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons break into win column

It had only been eight days, but it seemed like forever.

December 13, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC adjusts in time for 48-39 win

Andy Johnson just smiled when asked about the halftime adjustments which he made when he got his North Central basketball team inside the locker room at halftime of Wednesday's game at Lugoff-Elgin.

December 13, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hammond upends Spartans, 85-22

Hammond opened its game at the Camden Military Academy with a 17-0 run and coasted to an 85-22 win over the Spartans in a Saturday matinee played at the White Field House.

December 11, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


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P-17ers in it to win it

As he was heading home in the wee hours of Friday morning from Thursday's evening's baseball game at Georgetown, Kershaw County American Legion baseball team pitching coach Will Dorton stopped by a gas station to fill his car's tank. While there, Dorton, who still had his Post 17 uniform on, had a local police officer come up to him asking how the team did and who was pitching in that night's third game.

July 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers face Rock Hill in Saturday's state tourney opener

Kershaw County will make its long-awaited American Legion State Tournament debut on Saturday when Post 17 takes on Rock Hill in the third (scheduled for 4:30 p.m.) game at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 23, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


How sweep it is!

Perched in front of their dugout, members of the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team started leaning as they prepared to rush the field after Bradwin Salmond's diving grab of Mark Allen Nash's liner to right field put the locals on the door step of a long-awaited trip to the state American Legion tournament.

July 21, 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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