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Anything but an average opener

Suffice to say, Louis Clyburn did not have a vote as to who C.A. Johnson High School hired as its football coach after an opening occurred following the retirement of Jerry Jackson following the 2014 season.

August 21, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Ghosts in the machine

If you are old enough to remember playing backyard baseball games and using the "invisible man" to run the bases when you did not have enough players, then you probably know what Jimmy Neal has gone through this week.

August 21, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


Dogs get past Hawks, 14-7

For many a year, an omen of bad luck for the Camden football team has been winning its game in the Camden Shrine Club Jamboree.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons throw a scare into Flora only to come up short

Whether a field goal try as time ran out was good or not, it was not going to spoil Lugoff-Elgin's night.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Missed chances doom Knights in 7-6 loss

With his team's most experienced lineman and top running back sitting this one out with minor injuries, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had to rethink things after the Knights were faced with a fourth and goal from the Buford six in the second quarter of Friday's Camden Shrine Club Jamboree opener.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Let the games begin

On an evening in which jokes were told and coaches talked about the struggles their teams were having going into the season, Buck Hall struck a serious tone at the Camden Shrine Club's jamboree kickoff dinner at Lake Shamokin.

August 14, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons, Campbell don hard hats in rebuilding L-E football fortunes

Looking every bit the part of someone who could take a large load of bricks, slap some cement on all four sides and start the makings of a new house, Matt Campbell knows how important it is for Lugoff-Elgin to make an about face from a program which has won just once over the past three seasons and one which is coming off a winless 2014 campaign.

August 12, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Orlando is not exactly Disney World for Kohn

Throwing 25 pitches a day beneath the searing summer sun in Orlando is hardly the gig which Michael Kohn signed up for when he inked a free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves last December.

August 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Serpas receives American Legion state scholarship

If you and your team cannot be playing in the state American Legion baseball championship game, this might just be the next best thing.

August 07, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


SCHSL realignment proposal would impact Dogs and Demons

Camden could return to a time from its recent past. Lugoff-Elgin may well become part of what was one of Camden's former regions while North Central is staying put.

August 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tougher than the rest

Save the Rudy cracks and references for someone else and for another time. Cedrick Malone has seen the movie and continues to live the life of a walk-on football player on his own terms.

August 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Letting him find his own way

Traveling along the paved paths which wind their way around the paddock area at the Carolina Motorsports Park while pedaling a mountain bike with one of his daughters who used the handlebars for a leg rest, with his other daughter following on her bicycle, Juan Pablo Montoya heads to one of the garages.

August 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


All systems go as nation’s top karters come to CMP

This weekend's 16th annual Stone Cold Creamery Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville will be free and open to the public.

August 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


AJ goes 3-crazy in 79-42 win over NC

Only a few days removed from one of his dunks being named a Top 10 play on ESPN's SportsCenter, Andrew Jackson center Dontarius James ...

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Vols too much for North Central

In a conference season in which frustration and losses have gone hand in hand for the North Central girls' basketball team, there was a time ...

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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 ...

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 ...

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


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 ...

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


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 ...

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


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