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Super Bowl XLVII

One warm summer day in Elgin, James Reed was having a conversation with his young grandson who was spending part of his vacation from school in South Carolina.

February 01, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin


Demons, Dogs and Knights taking to the mat Saturday

While Lugoff-Elgin stays at home, the Camden and North Central wrestling teams will put on their traveling shoes for Saturday's South Carolina High School League state wrestling championship tournament.

February 01, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


War Eagles wrestling team continues upward trend

Having seen teammate Robert Gardner carried off the mat with what turned out to be a severe neck injury at the Carolina Invitational on Jan. 19, Camden Middle School wrestlers Sylvester (S.J.) Lucas and Clinton (C.J.) Jones had no other choice than to go out and win the event for their injured teammate.

January 30, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Top-ranked LR too much for CHS girls to handle

There was nothing else she could do or say, other than suiting up herself to try and help even things out.

January 28, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs come up short in upset bid

On what turned out to be D.J. Wilson's welcome to the big-time party, Lower Richland stole the cake and then ate it, too.

January 28, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons, Bulldogs use match to tune up for the post-season

For at least this night, the bitterness of a Camden versus Lugoff-Elgin contest took a back seat to the big picture.

January 25, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


CCE grads score first wins at PARX and Santa Anita

What better way to kick off the New Year than with having a couple winners come out of your barn.

January 25, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Riding to glory

Bernie Dalton had the best seat in the house when it came to being there for Pierrot Lunaire's unlikely run to the 2012 Eclipse Award for steeplechase horse.

January 23, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Slow start sinks Lady Bulldogs

Seeing as how visiting Westwood suited up just seven players for Tuesday's game with Camden, it can be surmised that the Lady Bulldogs' plan of attack was to get the guests into foul trouble and, run them until their tongues were hanging down to the floor.

January 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs clamp down on Westwood in 41-25 win

Rather than subject his team to the confines of the gym for practice on a sunny Sunday afternoon, Camden High basketball coach Ron McKie took his squad to the school's adjoining athletic complex to work out in the great outdoors.

January 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Monroe likes L-EMS’ chances at winning ‘unofficial’ title

In the days leading up to last year's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe downplayed his team's chances at winning the statewide event.

January 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


NSA exhibition opener

Steeplechase horses in the Carolinas whose owners and trainers have an eye cast on the early season openers now have a place to give their horses a final go 'round prior to the races which count.

January 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Tainted athletes dominating the headlines

It's getting harder and harder to pick and choose your sports heroes these days.

January 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Slow start fails to deter Knights in 60-49 win

In those old-time Westerns, the Calvary always waited until the end of the movie to come in and save those in distress.

January 14, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Eau Claire wears down Lady Knights, 58-46

Switching out five new players at a time, Eau Claire wanted to wear down North Central. And, as the minutes started to dwindle, so did the Lady Knights' energy.

January 14, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Dogs scorch Blazers on combined one-hitter

It may have made for a messy scorebook but Camden Highbaseball coach Denny Beckley came out clean when asked his plan of attack in Monday's game with Ridge View in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


No knocking on wood

Randy Stokes looked at his team playing four games in as many days this week combined with four games scheduled for next week and knew one thing: he needed to stretch out his pitching staff without overburdening his team's young arms.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cup undercard spreads the wealth

On a day in which temperatures hovered in the 50s and, at times, featured swirling winds, the undercard at Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup races at the Springdale Race Course was equally varied.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fiscally fit

If this gig as a trainer doesn't pan out, Jimmy Day may want to think about becoming an investment broker. But given success on the race course, don't look for a switch to happen anytime soon.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jordan’s walk-off single lifts Bulldogs past Cavaliers, 5-4

Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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