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All Together puts things together to capture Kiser Stakes

Having tracked down pace-setting Here Comes Art for more than a mile and three-quarters, All Together met the final fence running and at the urging of jockey Xavier Aizpuru pulled away to a 2 ¼-length victory in last Thursday's $70,000 Jonathan Kiser Memorial Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

August 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden-developed grads off to great start at Saratoga

It was as good of a start as you could have to the annual summer race meeting at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Vaughn returns to Baltimore to find a new home

It's never easy transferring from one school to another in the middle of an academic year, never mind when you have to travel through several states to do it.

July 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Fall is in the air

You might not be able to tell it when you step outside your door, but the countdown to the start of football season is a mere two days away.

July 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pairings set for Shrine Club Jamboree

While members of the Camden Shrine Club may have their collective fingers crossed in hopes of good weather for the charitable organization's 36th annual Shrine Club Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 12, Camden High head coach Jimmy Neal is not leaving anything to chance.

July 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


North Augusta knocks KC American from state tournament

AIKEN -- The Kershaw County American Dixie Boys All-Star team's post-season run came to an end with a loss to North Augusta in the state championship tournament played in Aiken from July 16-18.

July 25, 2011 | By JERRY BROUGHTON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Seasonal Sports


Double talk

Let's see Austin Brown try and put this honor on his mantle.

July 25, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bethune's boys of spring celebrate golden anniversary

Some teams are just too special to fade away. And, this special group of young men was just that.

July 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Preger-developed Nereid gets dead-heat win in American Oaks

Nereid, a 3-year-old filly developed in Camden at the barn of Mickey Preger Jr., finished in a dead-heat win with Cambina in Sunday's $250,000 American Oaks (Gr. 1) race at Hollywood Park.

July 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17 comes up short in bid to earn a state tourney slot

Nothing beats experience and maturity when it comes to producing in a big game and/or a key situation.

July 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Goose Creek leaves 17ers down, but still not out

Sometimes, even the host of a party wants to receive an engraved invitation.

July 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Post 17 host Sunday night play-in contest

Despite falling to Goose Creek, 3-1, in the second round of the state American Legion baseball playoff series, Kershaw County Post 17 still has another shot to earn a berth in the state tournament which open Friday at Charleston Southern University.

July 16, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Post 17ers even series at one after doubling up Goose Creek, 8-4

Just how important was this game for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team?

July 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


KC West makes a statement in tripling up McBee, 9-3

If the Dixie Youth Sub-District A tournament at Camden's Woodward Park turns into an arms race, KC West has shown that it has a rather deep arsenal.

July 13, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Next stop, state tournament for KC American Dixie Boys

The Kershaw County American Dixie Boys baseball team put on a dominating performance in roaring to the Sub District A Tournament crown in York last week by outscoring the opposition by a combined 51-10 count.

July 13, 2011 | By JERRY BROUGHTON Special to the C-I | Seasonal Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Demons hope to celebrate homcoming with a win

Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights face familiar challenge against high-flying Cheraw

Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.

October 24, 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


Pate's 2 TDs lift CMA past Knights

After the heartbreak of a 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats one week earlier, the Camden Military Academy football team righted the ship on Saturday with a 20-12 win over the visiting New Covenant Knights.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


CHS still waiting to hear from HSL

After four-plus days of rumors, hearsay and innuendo, the Camden High School football team is still waiting to hear from the South Carolina High School League (HSL) as to any penalties stemming from last Friday night's post-game fight involving the Bulldogs and visiting Dreher at Zemp Stadium.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kohn signs contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Banged-up Knights come up short against Indian Land, 20-7

As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Quick-starting Vikings sprint past L-E

COLUMBIA --- Spring Valley made a late surge in the first half and never looked back defeating visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 40-14, in a Region 4-4A game played Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.

October 20, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs outmuscle Dreher, 39-30

It should have been a night in which the Camden High football locker room was hopping. Instead, the silence coming from the south corner of Zemp Stadium was deafening.

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


L-E completes comeback for season sweep of CHS

It was not going to happen on their watch.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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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