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Kingsley, Murphy enjoy Cup day

When you don't have a jumper in the big race, winning the co-feature will have to do.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


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

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


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Panthers blank CMA, 46-0

Nobody has been able to slow McBee down since a season-opening 42-12 loss to AAA Lakewood in August.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


News keeps getting better for Lady Knights

Things like this happen when you are on a roll. And no team is rolling along any better than the North Central volleyball squad.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


SCHSL to hear Camden, Dreher appeals Thursday

A team which will include Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD attorneys, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews and CHS head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal will appeal the Bulldogs football team's post-season ban before the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) Executive Committee at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbia.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Cheraw too much for Knights

Sometimes, you just tip your hat, give credit where it is due and live to fight another day.

October 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Dogs hope return to playoffs will be a snap

Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Crisis Management 101

It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hello, again

For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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