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Smith finally answered Newberry’s call to the Hall

In this era of pranks and "catfishing" on social media, you have to be careful you don't get gooked in by messages from people who you do not know or, from phone numbers or Internet accounts which are foreign to you.

December 08, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


No opening match jitters for Demons

By nature, season openers usually have two teams going through an early "feeling out" process before things get into full swing. When you have a pair of longtime rivals who squared off against each other already in a pre-season scrimmage, however, it is full steam ahead.

December 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Gators hold off a Bulldog surge

It took Ron McKie a little more time than usual to get things ready for his team's season opener with Lakewood on Wednesday night.

December 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls unable to sustain momentum in 58-41 setback

Staying in their locker room for all but a few seconds before the start of the second half, the Camden girls returned to the Michael G. Culp Court playing surface without time to warm-up for the second 16 minutes of Wednesday's season opener with visiting Lakewood.

December 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Leopards’ Drakeford wrestles way onto Team Palmetto squad

Some things are better when they are earned.

December 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons open Monroe era with visit from rival Dogs

Friends and family gathered around their respective tables last Thursday feasting on turkey, all the side dishes and then, the pies and cakes associated with Thanksgiving. The holiday is one where diets are tossed out the window and calories are not counted for this one day.

December 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Guerrero takes her talents to Tusculum

Every team needs a Delaney Guerrero.

November 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Run to Daylight

With plenty of horse beneath him and nothing but green grass and opportunity to his right, Ross Geraghty unleashed the fury that is Dawalan two jumps from home.

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Sensor’s Cash Crop pays off in Cup opener

Long a staple on Camden's equine calendar, The Camden Hunter Trials is an day designed to showcase members of The Camden Hunt and its horses.

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Putting the cart before the horse

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


The need to succeed

COLUMBIA --- Walking past Mike Matulis, who was laying on a trainer's table receiving treatment for an injury sustained in South Carolina's 24-14 loss to Florida last Saturday, interim Gamecocks head coach Shawn Elliott laughed as he, good-naturedly, called out the senior offensive lineman's name while briefing anybody within hearing distance as to Matulis's minor ailment.

November 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cramped quarters

How strong is the projected staring field of 11 jumpers which will contest the 2 ¾-mile distance in Saturday's 46th running of the $100,000 Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup? We'll let Bill Gallo, Director of Racing with the National Steeplechase Association address that question.

November 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Abbott will stay a Dog; headed to The Citadel

Standing 6-foot-4, tipping the scales at better than 200 pounds and possessing a fastball which has been clocked in the low 90s, Will Abbott is a valued commodity by plenty of people.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Net gains

It seems as if every winning team has that one player who can help elevate it to the next level.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Flick catches on with Erskine’s Flying Fleet

By former standards, Christian Flick would not have been your obvious candidate to be a catcher.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Beckley latest CHS pitcher headed for The Citadel

There is a slogan at Camden High School which students recite at various activities and ceremonies which says, "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog."

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Salmond, Hernandez help lift P-17ers over Orangeburg, 10-6

One team's punishment became another team's pain.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter pins another 4-3 loss on 17ers

After getting just six hits in a 4-3 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 on Tuesday in Camden, the Sumter P-15's managed just four ...

June 21, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Stokes ready to keep throwing strikes with USC-Salkehatchie

To the best of anyone's knowledge, USC-Salkehatchie has not asked Camden High graduate Kennedi Stokes to come up with a slogan touting the virtues ...

June 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


One bad inning costs KC in 4-3 setback to Post 15

For five innings, Devin Beckley worked his way around three hit batters and a trio of walks in carrying a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead ...

June 17, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Ruffner will keep on kicking at USC-Salkehatchie

Greg Ruffner saw the excitement and the filled stands on Friday nights in the fall when he was handling the kicking chores for the Lugoff-Elgin ...

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Jets’ errors ignites P-17 offense in 13-3 romp

When a team is struggling, even the seemingly simplest of tasks become as difficult as an elephant learning to figure skate.

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pike hoping there is strength in numbers for Post 17ers

You can never have enough pitching in baseball, especially in American Legion baseball where games are nine innings.

May 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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