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Dogs’ offensive woes mount after no-hitter

It was a loaded question which Camden head coach Denny Beckley thought about before giving his response.

April 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Late Knight rally comes up short

An emotional letdown following a late-night win over rival Camden on Tuesday? Possibly. Brandon Faulkenberry was not about to use that as excuse, though.

April 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham locks Dogs down on one-hitter in 5-1 L-E win

A mess of a first inning by the Camden defense gave way to a Zac Branham masterpiece as Lugoff-Elgin took the Kershaw County portion of the Kershaw-Richland wooden bat tournament with a 5-1 win over the host Bulldogs Wednesday night at American Legion Park.

April 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sheppard doubles up in Saturday’s undercard

What would Carolina Cup day be without a victory from one of Jonathan Sheppard's jumpers?

April 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


150,000 Watts

There were times, Mark Watts admitted, when he looked behind from his mount atop Balance the Budget in Saturday's 48th running of the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup when he was more than a tad surprised by what he couldn't see.

April 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Foley, Valentine wait out inquiry before taking Cup

Spending nearly as much time talking into a walkie-talkie as he did on the race course, jockey Barry Foley survived a steward's inquiry before both he and his mount, Personal Start, were formally declared winners of Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup presented by the Mullikin Law Firm.

April 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Carolina Cup 2.0 to get its first test on Saturday

By now, you have probably heard or, read about the changes which have and will be taking place at Saturday's 84th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course.

March 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Setting the bar high

Visitors making their way into the National Steeplechase Museum are greeted by a pair of cement lawn jockeys painted in the silks of the defending Carolina Cup and Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup champions.

March 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Springdale-record $325,000 in purse money up for grabs

Trainer Ricky Hendriks had his best season in a long time last year, and he will be looking to continue his successful run when two of his best, Swansea Mile and Zanjabeel, start in the 48th running of the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (Gr. 1), the featured contest of Saturday's 84th annual Carolina Cup Races.

March 30, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Sports


Doing it her way

Siblings following in the footsteps of their parents and choosing to enter into the same line of work as a parent is a tale nearly as old as civilization itself.

March 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden


Jockeys’ welfare at forefront of Cup eve event

As a steeplechase jockey/trainer, Forrest Kelly has had his share of spills from the back of a horse and knows what it is like to be laying on the ground waiting for medical help to arrive at the scene to tend to injuries sustained after being thrown off a mount.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E caps 4-0 week with 10-3 win over Dogs

Beating Hartsville to stay perfect in Region 6-4A play on Friday was the main course for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team. Settling a score with rival Camden the next day to cap a 4-0 week was the pie a la mode.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons stay hot, stop Camden 11-1

A three-win week was just what the doctor ordered for the Lugoff-Elgin softball team which ended that string with an 11-1 victory over Camden, spoiling Saturday's Dogfest at Marcus Warren Memorial Field.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldog rally comes up short

Unable to catch lightning in a bottle for the second time in as many seasons, Camden could not overcome a quick Indian Land spurt with a furious closing rush and come away with a win.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Two Cups are better than one

Early skepticism has given way to "let's go."

March 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Dorton blanks M-S as P-17 wins seventh in row

That train which is the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team keeps rolling along.

June 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS hosts 7-on-7 passing tourney, Hogmen Challenge

Camden High School will host 12 football programs from throughout the state in the Battle of Camden 7-on-7 passing league shootout and Hogmen Challenge to ...

June 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers break out the brooms in sweeping pair from Lexington

When he last toed the rubber at American Legion Park, Spencer Wood pitched a no-hit shutout for Gray Collegiate Academy against Camden High on the ...

June 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


White-hot Laffin helps KC to 8-3 win in opener

On two occasions this past spring, Stephen Carmon had the chance to see Jake Laffin from his perch inside the Camden High School dugout as ...

June 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Roberson hoping SMC is next step in basketball career

It had been 13 years since a Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball player signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his career in college.

June 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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