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Young injured in day’s first chase

Paddy Young, the three-time defending National Steeplechase Association leading rider, sustained a compound fracture to his right forearm, between the wrist and elbow, as the result of a fall in Saturday's $25,000 Camden Plate, the first steeplechase race of the day at the Carolina Cup.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


'21'

There are times during a race when you find out what your horse is made of.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


The life of Brian

Sometimes the grass is indeed greener, if not firmer, on the other side of the Atlantic.

March 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Can any horse get in front of and stay ahead of Black Jack Blues in the Carolina Cup feature?

After two races on American soil, Black Jack Blues has yet to see the backside of another horse.

March 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bulldogs track down Foxes for fifth straight win

When in doubt, stick to what you do best.

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


Less and less College Parkers getting behind the wheel

When their two daughters took their respective turns going off to college, John and Sandy Cushman did what all responsible parents do when their children leave home for the first time.

March 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Cup spaces, tickets still on sale

With Saturday's 80th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races just four days away, last-minute shoppers have been gobbling up the remaining reserved parking spaces for the Camden spring classic, leaving few spots remaining inside the Springdale Race Course.

March 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Black Jack Blues headlines field of six in Saturday’s feature

Led by 2011 Eclipse Award winner Black Jack Blues, a field of six jumpers will take to the Springdale Race Course for Saturday's $50,000 Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III.)

March 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Beckwith ties Demons in knots

If Lugoff-Elgin did not know who Andrew Beckwith was before Friday night, they know more than they want to about him now.

March 26, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights’ tag team tames Lions, 7-2

It's hard to explain to a pitcher why you are lifting him in the middle of a game in which he has surrendered just three hits, has not allowed an earned run and struck out four batters in four innings of work in a 2-1 ballgame.

March 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Eclipse Award winner among eight Carolina Cup nominees

In what can best be described as an ironic twist, with a good portion of Kershaw County residents suffering from pollen-related maladies, Black Jack Blues will come to town some four months after the missing last November's Colonial Cup steeplechase due to a respiratory infection.

March 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons blank Blazers, inch closer to playoff berth

Last season, Lugoff-Elgin received a rude introduction to the world of 4A baseball as the 2010 AAA state champions were on the outside looking in when it came time for the post-season in the state's largest classification.

March 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E can’t solve Elkins, DF

In a classic case of either getting to a pitcher quickly or not at all, Lugoff-Elgin had Dutch Fork's Hayley Elkins on the ropes early only to score one run off the sophomore right-hander.

March 19, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Golden Rams win battle of dueling aces

By TOM DIDATO

March 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Ever So Lucky third in Swale Stakes; Mr Gruff wins, again, at Santa Anita

Augustin Stables' Ever So Lucky, which spent part of the winter training at the Springdale Race Course for Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, opened his 3-year-old campaign by finishing third in Saturday's $150,000 Swale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park in Florida.

March 14, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


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17ers face Rock Hill in Saturday's state tourney opener

Kershaw County will make its long-awaited American Legion State Tournament debut on Saturday when Post 17 takes on Rock Hill in the third (scheduled for 4:30 p.m.) game at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 23, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


How sweep it is!

Perched in front of their dugout, members of the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team started leaning as they prepared to rush the field after Bradwin Salmond's diving grab of Mark Allen Nash's liner to right field put the locals on the door step of a long-awaited trip to the state American Legion tournament.

July 21, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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