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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 to win The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry's featured $30,000 optional allowance hurdle by three-quarters of a length on Saturday.

April 11, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


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


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S.C. State ready to knock on Wood

In the world of college football, walk-ons are oftentimes best seen and not heard.

June 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17’s offense explodes in 21-10 victory over M-S

MANNING -- After giving up six runs in the top of the sixth inning of their American Legion baseball League III contest against Kershaw County Post ...

June 23, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Atlanta Steeplechase ceasing operations

On the heels of the cancellation of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup fall steeplechase meet two months ago, the Atlanta Steeplechase, a spring staple ...

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17ers beat storm and Hartsville while improving to 3-3 in League III

Falling asleep is too strong a term. Maybe, taking a little nap would describe it better.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


There’s no place like home for L-E lineman Campbell

Within the past 10 days, Wyatt Campbell added scholarship offers from Arizona State and Colorado State to bring his total to 18. A trip to ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seventh (inning) hardly heaven for P-17 in loss to Hartsville

One-third of the way into a 12-game League III season is not the optimal time to push the panic button but after four games, Kershaw ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers bounce back with 4-3 victory over Hartsville

Hanging on for dear life, Kershaw County received a game-ending strikeout from Mikael Nelson --- leaving runners on first and second --- to leave Jimmy White Park ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 avoids being swept thanks to Dorton’s big night

With the night Justin Dorton was having, who could have blamed him for not wanting the ball taken out of his left hand.

June 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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