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Powdersville pounds Dogs in AAA tourney opener, 9-1

Padding a modest two-run lead with a six-run fourth inning explosion, Powdersville moved into the driver's seat in the AAA District 4 baseball tournament with a 9-1 win over host Camden Thursday night at American Legion Park.

May 02, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden drills Devils, 11-4, faces Pats for district title

Camden's offensive struggles this spring have been well-chronicled. In their most important game of the season, though, the Bulldog bats came to life.

May 02, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Survive and advance

At this stage of the season, style points don't count.

April 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


An act of Faith

Finding the right college can sometimes be an exhausting and overwhelming experience for a high school student.

April 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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 a year ago. It has only been since 2012 that the school had its own paved track and field facility. That year, for the first time, the Bulldogs also had a pole vault pit to call their own.

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 Robbie Cash could have treated Friday's regular season finale with visiting Central as an exhibition game.

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


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


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


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 to lift the hosts to a 9-8 win over Chesterfield on Tuesday night in Boonetown.

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 at Zemp Stadium, Camden High girls soccer coach Aaron Mayes and assistant coach Kenny Galdeen broke down what went wrong in the first match of the season against their conference rival.

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


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 horses. That decision did not come without compromise, however.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


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L-E’s Bowers finds the right fit, signs to play football at Greensboro College

Trying to figure out just where to play someone like Javon Bowers on the defensive line is a predicament which a college football coach can ...

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


17ers sweep M-S to stay in title hunt

In spite of the temptation to keep one eye peeled on how things are going in this week's three-game series between Manning-Santee and League ...

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


S.C. State ready to knock on Wood

In the world of college football, walk-ons are oftentimes best seen and not heard.

June 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17’s offense explodes in 21-10 victory over M-S

MANNING -- After giving up six runs in the top of the sixth inning of their American Legion baseball League III contest against Kershaw County Post ...

June 23, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Atlanta Steeplechase ceasing operations

On the heels of the cancellation of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup fall steeplechase meet two months ago, the Atlanta Steeplechase, a spring staple ...

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17ers beat storm and Hartsville while improving to 3-3 in League III

Falling asleep is too strong a term. Maybe, taking a little nap would describe it better.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


There’s no place like home for L-E lineman Campbell

Within the past 10 days, Wyatt Campbell added scholarship offers from Arizona State and Colorado State to bring his total to 18. A trip to ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seventh (inning) hardly heaven for P-17 in loss to Hartsville

One-third of the way into a 12-game League III season is not the optimal time to push the panic button but after four games, Kershaw ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers bounce back with 4-3 victory over Hartsville

Hanging on for dear life, Kershaw County received a game-ending strikeout from Mikael Nelson --- leaving runners on first and second --- to leave Jimmy White Park ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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