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War Eagles wrestling team continues upward trend

Having seen teammate Robert Gardner carried off the mat with what turned out to be a severe neck injury at the Carolina Invitational on Jan. 19, Camden Middle School wrestlers Sylvester (S.J.) Lucas and Clinton (C.J.) Jones had no other choice than to go out and win the event for their injured teammate.

January 30, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Top-ranked LR too much for CHS girls to handle

There was nothing else she could do or say, other than suiting up herself to try and help even things out.

January 28, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs come up short in upset bid

On what turned out to be D.J. Wilson's welcome to the big-time party, Lower Richland stole the cake and then ate it, too.

January 28, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons, Bulldogs use match to tune up for the post-season

For at least this night, the bitterness of a Camden versus Lugoff-Elgin contest took a back seat to the big picture.

January 25, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


CCE grads score first wins at PARX and Santa Anita

What better way to kick off the New Year than with having a couple winners come out of your barn.

January 25, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Riding to glory

Bernie Dalton had the best seat in the house when it came to being there for Pierrot Lunaire's unlikely run to the 2012 Eclipse Award for steeplechase horse.

January 23, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Slow start sinks Lady Bulldogs

Seeing as how visiting Westwood suited up just seven players for Tuesday's game with Camden, it can be surmised that the Lady Bulldogs' plan of attack was to get the guests into foul trouble and, run them until their tongues were hanging down to the floor.

January 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs clamp down on Westwood in 41-25 win

Rather than subject his team to the confines of the gym for practice on a sunny Sunday afternoon, Camden High basketball coach Ron McKie took his squad to the school's adjoining athletic complex to work out in the great outdoors.

January 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Monroe likes L-EMS’ chances at winning ‘unofficial’ title

In the days leading up to last year's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe downplayed his team's chances at winning the statewide event.

January 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


NSA exhibition opener

Steeplechase horses in the Carolinas whose owners and trainers have an eye cast on the early season openers now have a place to give their horses a final go 'round prior to the races which count.

January 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Tainted athletes dominating the headlines

It's getting harder and harder to pick and choose your sports heroes these days.

January 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Slow start fails to deter Knights in 60-49 win

In those old-time Westerns, the Calvary always waited until the end of the movie to come in and save those in distress.

January 14, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Eau Claire wears down Lady Knights, 58-46

Switching out five new players at a time, Eau Claire wanted to wear down North Central. And, as the minutes started to dwindle, so did the Lady Knights' energy.

January 14, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


RNE’s Rose blooms at wrong time for Lady Demons’ taste

Had it been a game of craps, Lugoff-Elgin would have rolled snake eyes.

January 11, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


RNE spoils Knight's coaching debut

There would have been much easier circumstances for Lugoff-Elgin assistant boys' basketball coach Garrett Knight to have made his head coaching debut than the one he found himself in on Tuesday.

January 11, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Weather may throw curveball at playoffs

The South Carolina High School League state baseball and softball playoffs are scheduled to begin tonight and Thursday, respectively.

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pierce ready to hit new heights at The Citadel

An athlete from Camden High winning a state championship in the pole vault would have gotten you laughed out of meets a little more than ...

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights enter playoffs on losing note

Without a chance to budge from third place in Region 4-AA and with a state tournament opener on deck Tuesday, North Central head baseball coach ...

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


NC takes third in 4-AA Dogs fall twice, L-E keeps streaking

A slow start gave way to a big finish for North Central which used Tyler Faulkenberry's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth ...

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Scheme change gives CHS share of region crown

In the days between his team's 5-0 loss to Indian Land on March 21 and the time leading up to Tuesday night's rematch ...

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


The short end of the deal

Not everything one hears from the lips of a teacher or mentor, necessarily, has to be the only way to accomplish a task.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Versatile McLeod will bring her volleyball skills to Lady Lancers

If ever a young lady can live up to the Boy Scout's motto of being prepared, it is Alexis McLeod.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Time for a new era of Camden 'chasing

It started out as a series of whispered rumors before gaining a full head of steam.

April 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Roberts outduels Beckley in a pitching classic

If the same opportunity presented itself, again, it was decision which Denny Beckley would make each and every time.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Stephens, Knights hold off Cavs, 3-2

Changing the lineup resulted in a change --- for the good --- in fortune for North Central.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Good-bye and hello

Having had the road to the National Steeplechase Association end here, Camden will now serve as the jump-off point for the nation's best jump ...

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Farewell to the Colonial Cup

Known as America's "First Lady of Steeplechasing," the late Marion duPont Scott had a profound impact on the sport she loved and for a ...

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


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