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Post 17ers make quick work of Hartsville in 15-4 victory

Lose a chance for a win or protect a young arm.

June 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Out of the pen, into the fire

COLUMBIA -- It was two days before the University of South Carolina baseball team was to open defense of its NCAA national championship and Forrest Koumas still had no idea as to when he would be getting the ball.

June 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dorton turns up the heat as P-17ers open with a 7-2 win

In a perfect world, first-year Kershaw County American Legion head coach Curtis Johnson would have brought Will Dorton in one or, two innings later.

June 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Winter Memories not ready to melt in the heat of summer

Winter Memories, a 3-year-old El Prado- Memories of Silver by Silver Hawk filly scored her second win in as many starts this year by taking Monday's $150,000-added Sands Point Stakes (Gr. 2) at Belmont Park.

June 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Connell ready to soldier on after signing with The Citadel

All you have to do is look around at the landscape which is college athletics and read the headlines about those who make a mockery of the word "student" in the term student-athlete.

June 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Walker's Landing second in $150,000 Marine Stakes

Walker's Landing, a 3-year-old colt prepared by Donna Freyer's Custom Care Equine in Camden is proving to be a horse for all courses.

May 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Post 17 kicks off season with two-game homestand

New coach. New uniforms. Same goals.

May 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs pulled together in carving out a memorable campaign on the courts

Five days after his team lost to Bluffton in the second round of the AAA state tennis playoffs, Camden head coach Roger Smoak took a Sunday afternoon drive. While passing by the Rectory Square tennis courts, he saw five of his players (including four returnees) out on the court playing doubles.

May 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Happy re'tire'ment

If his former players could give Mark Wade a going away present, it would probably be the oversized truck tires which the retiring Lugoff-Elgin strength and conditioning coach would make players flip down the field during the most brutally hot days of the summer.

May 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17 gears up for arms race as locals prepare to open Johnson era

Copycats and sports, oftentimes, go hand-in-hand. So, if you are going to take a page out of someone else's book, you might as well shoot for the moon.

May 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Duggan not prepared to turn her back on volleyball

Sometimes, nothing beats a family discussion at the dinner table to help a young person sort out a potential problem.

May 25, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Options abound for Outlaw after signing with Lancers

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

May 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E's Horton prepared to take his tennis game to the next level at USC-L

You might call Tyler Horton a late arrival on the tennis scene. But that did not prevent the University of South Carolina-Lancaster from calling on him when searching for a quality addition to its team.

May 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Flashpoint, Mr. Commons listed at 20-1 morning line odds for Preakness

Camden resident and Peachtree Racing president John Fort will try for a second Grade I victory in 15 days when Flashpoint takes to the race track in Saturday's $1 million Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

May 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Rose ready to get 'on track' at Winthrop

Being a member of the Camden High track team is not the easiest gig in high school sports.

May 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Knights beat B-E, 39-39

There is no overtime, additional matches, coin flip or, even a game of "rock, paper, scissors" to break a tie in wrestling after all 14 ...

December 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights rally to defeat L-E, 51-48

Clutching his trusted bottle of lemonade, North Central girls' basketball coach David Dawson could almost measure how stressful a night it was.

December 04, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Shilhavy’s buzzer-beater starts L-E season off on the right foot

It was a wild ending to a new beginning.

December 04, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs handle North Central in opener, 54-27

Staring down at an already thin bench and with the game officials seemingly racking up bonus points for whistling fouls, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie ...

November 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs turn up heat, wear down Knights

It was not so much a question of if it would happen, but when it would happen. And, Kerry Hayes knew, eventually, the answer was ...

November 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


North Central volleyball racks up postseason awards

Following a season in which North Central ran the table in Region 4-AA and then, played for the AA Upper State championship, it should come ...

November 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lawson halts his recruiting after USC visit

Saving wear and tear on the family car and forsaking dividend air miles, Gatlin Lawson cut short his planned college visits when the Lugoff-Elgin track ...

November 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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