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Cheraw stays alone atop Region 4-AA

Having watched his team wiggle out of a top of the first inning mess without allowing a run to visiting Cheraw, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash was hoping it would be an omen for the rest of the evening.

April 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Camden golf team back on solid turf

Matt McCarley has experienced the highs, the lows and the in-betweens of the Camden High golf program.

April 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Horse beats car just one storyline from a day at the Carolina Cup

Just when you thought that you might have heard every tale imaginable from the Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup races, along comes this nugget.

April 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


The verdict is in

Three jumps from home, jockey Michael Mitchell said he felt good about Show Court's chances to win Saturday's 83rd running of $75,000 The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase.

April 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Willow she get a Camden hat trick?

Sired by a horse bred in Japan out of a mare hailing from France with one grandfather from Great Britain and another born in Kentucky, Willow U has a lineage which would keep the fine folks at ancestry.com up to their eyeballs in background checking for days upon end.

March 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Five-run sixth lifts Lady Knights to 7-6 win over CHS

During Tuesday's practice, North Central ace Abby Outlaw suffered on contusion on her leg which left her playing status for Wednesday's non-region softball game with Camden in doubt.

March 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Horses, hoops get Saturday spotlight

For many a year, The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup has fallen on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball Final Four. Never, though, has that championship event included a team from the University of South Carolina.

March 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden Horse Show returns to ring on Sunday

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on the horses that hunt and jump --- was held.

March 31, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Lynch-pinned

There is nothing like playing an afternoon game following a night contest to force a baseball coaching staff to have to look to the future and quickly put a tough loss in the rear-view mirror.

March 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden Horse Show turns 108 Sunday

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on the horses that hunt and jump --- was held.

March 28, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Dogs rally from 6-0 hole to take down Warriors, 10-6

Defused.

March 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Whistling past the graveyard

CLEMSON --- Visitors to most graveyards make their way through the headstones using hushed, reverent tones out of respect for the dearly departed. Then, there is the Clemson football burial ground, located along the entry way to the Tigers' practice facility and a couple hundred yards from the program's sparkling new $150 million football operations hub, dubbed "Dabo World."

March 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Young Lady Bulldogs put up a fight in a 12-2 loss to Cardinal Newman

As some Cardinal Newman fans started packing up their chairs and prepared for the trip back home to Columbia with their softball team ready to close out Camden early last Thursday, the host Lady Bulldogs delayed that trip for a few more minutes.

March 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Back where it all began

Walking past the courtyard which looks nearly the same as it did when he was a student at North Central High School, David Branham smiled when asked about his earliest memories of Tyronne Drakeford.

March 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


That’s more like it

There is a method to what might look like James Marlow's scheduling madness.

March 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


NC takes third in 4-AA Dogs fall twice, L-E keeps streaking

A slow start gave way to a big finish for North Central which used Tyler Faulkenberry's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth ...

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Scheme change gives CHS share of region crown

In the days between his team's 5-0 loss to Indian Land on March 21 and the time leading up to Tuesday night's rematch ...

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


The short end of the deal

Not everything one hears from the lips of a teacher or mentor, necessarily, has to be the only way to accomplish a task.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Versatile McLeod will bring her volleyball skills to Lady Lancers

If ever a young lady can live up to the Boy Scout's motto of being prepared, it is Alexis McLeod.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Time for a new era of Camden 'chasing

It started out as a series of whispered rumors before gaining a full head of steam.

April 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Roberts outduels Beckley in a pitching classic

If the same opportunity presented itself, again, it was decision which Denny Beckley would make each and every time.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Stephens, Knights hold off Cavs, 3-2

Changing the lineup resulted in a change --- for the good --- in fortune for North Central.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Good-bye and hello

Having had the road to the National Steeplechase Association end here, Camden will now serve as the jump-off point for the nation's best jump ...

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Farewell to the Colonial Cup

Known as America's "First Lady of Steeplechasing," the late Marion duPont Scott had a profound impact on the sport she loved and for a ...

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Fantastic Song hits high notes with win following long layoff

CHARLESTON -- Gil Johnston's Fantastic Song, away from the races for more than 1 1/2 years, roared through the stretch under jockey Sean McDermott ...

April 11, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


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