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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


NC set to welcome Drakeford home with a reception

North Central will host a "Welcome Knight" as the community welcomes new head football coach and athletic director, Tyronne Drakeford, home with a reception on Thursday, March 16.

March 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons hold serve at home

Who needs a coach sitting in the press box to align defenses when those on the field have a pretty good idea as to what's coming?

March 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


17ers looking to build on state tournament run

There was a time, quite recently in fact, in when good summer for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball program was being competitive with League ...

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights’ Stephens ready to start all over at USC-Sumter

Chase Stephens is the type of baseball player who checks plenty of the boxes which coaches will sometimes fill with question marks.

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


For Chestnut, the change to college ball will be a snap

Some football players are more valuable than others.

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Something to cheer about

There were times last season when North Central girls' basketball coach Mitch Lowder needed someone to go inside and collect a big rebound. At others ...

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Out-Foxed

Standing in a nearly deserted outfield while, to his left, Hartsville players and coaches were still snapping photos, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow was ...

May 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sigman will keep getting his kicks at Limestone College

There are times when a coach knows the quality of an athlete which he is getting in his program by what that person does away ...

May 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Scorpiancer rolls to a 16-length win in $200,000 Nashville feature

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer launched a devastating move to the lead entering the Iroquois Steeplechase's backstretch the last time, opened a yawning lead on ...

May 16, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


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


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