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Pelion too much for Bass-less NC

Having that one "go to" player can sometimes be a double-edged sword.

January 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Late-match flurry leads Chapin past Dogs

Facing the meat of the Chapin order in what amounted to the bottom of the ninth inning, Camden was unable to complete the upset of the second-ranked Eagles.

January 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls soar past Hawks, 59-36

Coming off a one-sided loss to powerful Dreher three nights earlier, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat was interested to see how her team would respond with soon-to-be 4A entry Westwood in town for a rainy Friday night contest.

January 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hawks hand Dogs 38-34 OT loss

When Westwood came out in a 2-3 zone and stayed in that defensive scheme throughout the night, Camden head coach Ron McKie must have felt like a kid who found a leftover gift from Santa behind the tree.

January 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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


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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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