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Eastern Starlett shines bright for Kingsley

After having knocked at the door in her first two starts over fences -- both coming this year -- Eastern Starlett raced her way into the winners' circle for Camden-based trainer Arch Kingsley on Sunday at Colonial Downs.

June 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17ers tripped up by West Columbia, 16-3

Speaking to no one person in particular, Post 17 American Legion baseball coach Craig Smith wondered aloud where his team, which ran roughshod over Sumter and Florence in the pre-season, had gone.

June 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Late spring is time for Dove Season; Wash Park left hanging out to dry after five straight wins

Dove Season, a graduate of Fred and Wilhelmina McEwan's Fenwick Farm in Boykin broke his maiden at first asking by winning a $45,000 maiden race on Sunday at PARX Racing in Bensalem, Penn.

June 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kirkland changes her allegiance after committing to Gamecocks

One of the first things which Jessica Mullins did after being named the head volleyball coach at Lugoff-Elgin High School last spring was to meet with her predecessor, Susan Morris, to discuss the returning members of the 2011 Lady Demons.

June 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Holliday staying a Cardinal

Camden native and former Camden High standout Vonnie Holliday agreed to and signed a one-year contract to return to the Arizona Cardinals for the 2013 NFL season on Monday.

June 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


West Cola pitching duo combines to shut down Post 17 with 19 Ks

(Camden, S.C.) sports editor

June 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jets make best of bad situation in handing Post 17ers 14-2 loss

It is a coach's worst fear; especially one who oversees a young team.

June 08, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Padre Stephen

It was a scene which could have been from anywhere in the country or, even, on a sitcom.

June 08, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


More offense + rain do not add up for P-17ers

What a bad time for the offense to get picked up again.

June 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers close first week of season with road, home games

The Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball team wraps up its first week of play in League IV with two games in three nights.

May 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


One and done

Athletes will, oftentimes, go to great lengths in order to change their luck during an event and/or a season.

May 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Post 17ers hoping changes will do them good

Gone are games which count with League III rivals Sumter, Hartsville, Cheraw and Manning-Santee. In fact, that circuit is now in Kershaw County's rear-view mirror.

May 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


'Second-best' is of little solace to CHS tennis team

When Roger Smoak called his friend and Chapin High boys' head tennis coach, John Rodgers, to congratulate him on the Eagles' third consecutive AAA state championship, the veteran Bulldog boss heard the phrase which would make any coach feel good, at first, before cringing after thinking about it for a while.

May 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden Hunt members use home course to their advantage

The Carolinas Hound Show held on May 12 at the Springdale Race Course, brought together fox hunts from North and South Carolina. Hound breeds, including English, American, Crossbred and Penn-Marydell, were judged on conformation according to breed standards. Camden hound Midnight was judged champion brood bitch.

May 21, 2012 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Seasonal Sports


Hicks plays his way onto AAA All-State team on the links

While the Camden High golf team missed earning a spot in this week's AAA state golf championship held at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University, the two-day event did have a Bulldog presence along the Grand Strand.

May 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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L-E wins Region 4-4A softball crown

Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Never say never

Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


A healthy Ross Hough is excited about next opportunity at Erskine

Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.

April 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ergle, Blythewood handcuff Demons

No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.

April 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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