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Record purse puts Carolina Cup in elite company

The 84th annual Carolina Cup Races, next March 31, will offer a record $325,000 in purses, highlighted by the first spring edition of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (Gr. 1), worth $150,000 and spotlighting the steeplechase sport's star performers.

November 17, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Gray eager to don the teal of CCU

Golf is a game in which you sometimes need to go with your gut feeling when choosing the right club which best suits you and your game for a particular shot.

November 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Behind the 8-ball

MONCKS CORNER -- Let Seattle and Texas A&M have their 12th men. Berkeley had an even greater force on its side; the Stags had the power of the turnover.

November 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hoping to crash a Stag party

There are two schools of thought on being an underdog; some teams embrace it while others take it as a sign of impending doom.

November 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Three-year olds top the bill for NSA finale in Charleston

Sunday's Steeplechase at Charleston brings down the curtain on the National Steeplechase Association season, and the afternoon's featured race for three-year-olds will provide a glimpse of upcoming seasons.

November 10, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Mustangs play ‘keep-away’ in second half to stop Dogs

WILLIAMSTON -- Boasting of a ground and pound rushing attack coming into Friday's first round AAA Upper State playoff game with visiting Camden, Palmetto seemingly played into the Bulldogs' hands in the first half with the visitors carrying a 7-3 lead into the locker room.

November 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden hoping to corral Mustangs in AAA opener

Camden had to win its final two games in order to make a return trip to the state playoffs. The Bulldogs did that by knocking off Indian Land and Columbia, respectively, the past two Fridays.

November 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Task for Demon defense? Slow down Washingtons

Entering last Friday's final week of the regular season, Region 5-4A was a mess with four teams all still having a chance to win the title.

November 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Furious NC rally comes up short in 56-36 defeat

One final shootout at the OK Corral or, in this case, Knights Stadium in Boonetown.

October 31, 2017 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | North Central High/Middle


Chiefs rule roost in sweeping L-E

An early season loss to St. James was the only thing which prevented North Myrtle Beach from securing the top seed from Region 7-4A in the Lower State volleyball playoffs.

October 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs rally past Caps, 37-26; head to Palmetto in round one

His shirt still wet after two of his players dumped a water cooler on him following Camden's playoff-clinching 37-26 win over visiting Columbia last Friday, first-year Bulldog boss Brian Rimpf wanted to stay in the moment rather than talk about his team's first round state tourney opponent.

October 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden Hunter Trials turn 82 with Sunday show

The 82nd edition of the Hunter Trials will be held Sunday, Nov. 5, starting at 9 a.m. on Hunter Trial Hill on Knights Hill Road.

October 31, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Spartans hope to close season out with a home win

This is hardly the way which Will Rice, his staff and the Camden Military Academy fotball team thought their season would end.

October 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Dogs seeking to lock up berth in state playoffs

Brian Rimpf had never been part of a game in which a football team which he was associated with had only thrown four passes in an entire contest. The first-year Camden High head coach was not about to complain about the first time, though, given the final result.

October 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights play for more than pride against Central

Call this a character check game.

October 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Gift exchange

During the course of his post-game interview, Camden baseball coach Denny Beckley used the word "discombobulated" to explain his thought process when asked of tonight ...

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Block buster

Speed. You either have it or, you don't.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights win first match in shootout

The North Central girls' soccer team defeated host Lewisville in a penalty kick shootout, 3-0, after the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Hall call for Gross

In a colorful career which took him from competing in toughman contests throughout the region to training for a career in his family's horse ...

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jordan’s no-hitter closes memorable Senior Night

One good turn deserves another.

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Culp finally gets his due

During his 34 seasons sitting at the head of the Camden girls' basketball bench, the late Mike Culp and his life were open books.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Power Surge

It may have bothered some neighbors but, it was music to James Marlow's ears.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Barnacle Bill cruises to victory in $30,000 Georgia Cup feature

The Fields Stable's Barnacle Bill, always well placed under Jack Doyle, moved to the lead on Kingston Downs' final turn, burst away to a ...

April 10, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Knights close tourney stay with an 11-9 victory over Crestwood

It was an early Thursday morning game played before a handful of fans braving the chill against a Crestwood team which North Central had already ...

April 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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