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Edwards has a winning return to the saddle

Things opened up much differently for Jonathan Sheppard than they finished in Saturday's 71st running of the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville.

May 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Requiem for a champion

As he prepared to tack up Cougar at Heart for a mid-Monday morning gallop at the Springdale Race Course, Brian Crowley peered beneath the neck of the 5-year-old mare and pointed a finger across the way to the vacant stall 618 which was occupied by Arcadius.

May 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Two-time state champs put an end to Bulldogs’ state tournament run

While a win Tuesday would not have changed anything from a loss to Chapin in the 2010 AAA state championship match, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak felt a lot better about his team's chances at downing the Eagles in Camden than he may have about winning at a neutral site in Sumter two years ago.

May 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Mims breaks loose in second half to lead Airport past CHS girls, 2-1

In trying to possibly avoid getting into the same bracket as defending state champion Hilton Head, Airport, reportedly, used an intentional own goal in a win over Dreher which sent the Eagles to Camden for Monday's first round AAA state girls' playoff match.

May 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Darlington sends Dogs packing with 15-6 tourney win

DARLINGTON – When we last left the Darlington vs. Camden baseball series, Jake Ansley threw a no-hitter against DHS in a tidily played 2-1 Bulldog victory in the next-to-last game of the Region 6-AAA season between the two sides played at American Legion Park.

May 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Baltic Shore washes away Queen's Cup feature field

Having little choice but to go to the front, Willie McCarthy took Baltic Shore to point in Saturday's $50,000 Queen's Cup MPC Chase.

May 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Andrews uses academics to earn a volleyball grant-in-aid with Columbia College

Sarah Andrews was closing the deal on her becoming an incoming freshman at Columbia College this fall when an admissions counselor at the school saw that the soon-to-be Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate had played volleyball for the Lady Demons.

May 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Black Thursday

Hide the kids.

April 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Eagles start and end with a flurry in dealing Bulldogs a 13-4 defeat

CHAPIN --- For one split second, all that Camden had done wrong in Thursday's AAA state playoff opener at Chapin looked like it might be swept under the rug.

April 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Flash Mash takes Giant's Causeway

Flash Mash, a graduate of Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables in Camden, tracked down Well Deserved in deep stretch to win Saturday's 16th running of the $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes at the Keeneland Race Course in Versailles, Ky.

April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Robinson surprises herself by signing with Columbia College

Growing up, Cassady Robinson played in a T-ball baseball league with boys. She also threw the football around with the guys, many of whom she considers some of her closest friends. So, when it came time to make her choice of a college, the North Central High School senior chose … You guessed it, Columbia College.

April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


All six KC teams will travel to state tourney openers

It is time to crank up the buses for the post-season.

April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons stomp Yellow Jackets, 11-0

On an evening when Lugoff-Elgin honored its five seniors while saluting member's of the school's 1992 AAA baseball state champions, it was visiting Irmo which gave the host team the biggest gift of all.

April 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs see region title slip through their gloves in 6-4 loss to MC

For whatever reason, Camden has had more than its share of pitchers having to deal with first inning issues along with spells in which the defense has been the team's Achilles' heel.

April 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Ansley's no-hitter gives Dogs shot at region title

Jake Ansley arrived at American Legion Park on Tuesday a bundle of nervous energy and with a sore right elbow.

April 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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L-E wins Region 4-4A softball crown

Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Never say never

Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


A healthy Ross Hough is excited about next opportunity at Erskine

Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.

April 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ergle, Blythewood handcuff Demons

No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.

April 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

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


Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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