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Camden Horse Show turns 108 Sunday

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on the horses that hunt and jump --- was held.

March 28, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Dogs rally from 6-0 hole to take down Warriors, 10-6

Defused.

March 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Whistling past the graveyard

CLEMSON --- Visitors to most graveyards make their way through the headstones using hushed, reverent tones out of respect for the dearly departed. Then, there is the Clemson football burial ground, located along the entry way to the Tigers' practice facility and a couple hundred yards from the program's sparkling new $150 million football operations hub, dubbed "Dabo World."

March 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Young Lady Bulldogs put up a fight in a 12-2 loss to Cardinal Newman

As some Cardinal Newman fans started packing up their chairs and prepared for the trip back home to Columbia with their softball team ready to close out Camden early last Thursday, the host Lady Bulldogs delayed that trip for a few more minutes.

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


Back where it all began

Walking past the courtyard which looks nearly the same as it did when he was a student at North Central High School, David Branham smiled when asked about his earliest memories of Tyronne Drakeford.

March 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


That’s more like it

There is a method to what might look like James Marlow's scheduling madness.

March 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC set to welcome Drakeford home with a reception

North Central will host a "Welcome Knight" as the community welcomes new head football coach and athletic director, Tyronne Drakeford, home with a reception on Thursday, March 16.

March 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons hold serve at home

Who needs a coach sitting in the press box to align defenses when those on the field have a pretty good idea as to what's coming?

March 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights get long-awaited win over rival Andrew Jackson, 3-2

Sometimes, that monkey on your back seems as if it curls its tail around your neck in trying to strangle the life out of you.

March 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dreher goes small, goes home with win over L-E

Box scores list the names of players who hit doubles, triples and home runs; the glamour hits in baseball.

March 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North is still enjoying the ride

When you are a 5-year-old boy, a bus ride can turn into a rolling playground.

February 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC sends 13 wrestlers to state

What was to be 14 wrestlers from Kershaw County headed to the Civic Center of Anderson today for the South Carooina High School League state individual championships was reduced to 13.

February 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC sends 14 wrestlers, 7 champions, to state

With half its qualifiers winning Upper State or Lower State titles, Kershaw County will send 14 wrestlers into this weekend's South Carolina High School League state championships in Anderson.

February 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Survive and (barely) advance

If there is one thing which Camden head coach Ron McKie has learned about his team it is that no lead, regardless of how large, is safe.

February 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Large and ready to take charge

For several years now, the Camden High School football team has had the mantra, "One town. One team. One goal."

February 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


For Chestnut, the change to college ball will be a snap

Some football players are more valuable than others.

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Something to cheer about

There were times last season when North Central girls' basketball coach Mitch Lowder needed someone to go inside and collect a big rebound. At others ...

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Out-Foxed

Standing in a nearly deserted outfield while, to his left, Hartsville players and coaches were still snapping photos, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow was ...

May 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sigman will keep getting his kicks at Limestone College

There are times when a coach knows the quality of an athlete which he is getting in his program by what that person does away ...

May 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Scorpiancer rolls to a 16-length win in $200,000 Nashville feature

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer launched a devastating move to the lead entering the Iroquois Steeplechase's backstretch the last time, opened a yawning lead on ...

May 16, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Sitting Pretty

HARTSVILLE -- Thrust into the role of being Lugoff-Elgin's primary starting pitcher following a season-ending injury to All-State senior Baleigh Lunsford last month, Bailey Douglas ...

May 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Players, coaches earn baseball honors

Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach Randy Stokes was named as the state's 4A coach of the year by a vote of the South Carolina Baseball ...

May 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


A healthy Catoe ready to start over at Coker

Sometimes, what you take for granted becomes even more important once it is taken from you.

May 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E blasts its way past Lady Eagles

BEAUFORT -- Bombs away.

May 09, 2017 | By SEAN BATES Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


All roads lead back home for North

Noah North is proving that you can go home again.

May 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Shields makes most of his return to lacrosse by signing with Coker

It took Robert Shields a little while to get back into the swing of things. Once the Camden Military Academy senior shook off the rust ...

May 09, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


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


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