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Minimambo aces her first track test

Officially, Minimambo carried jockey Rosemary Homeister and 120 pounds on her back in Saturday's fifth race, a $16,500 maiden claimer run at Tampa Bay Downs.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Five jumpers ready to go in Saturday's feature

Five novice jumpers are expected to take the starter's flag for Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race after entries were accepted Monday by the National Steeplechase Association.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


NC's Humphries to play softball at USC-Salkehatchie

An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs score pair in sixth to get past Dreher, 3-2

Everything about it reeked of "trap" game. But Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley would have none of that talk following his team's 3-2 come-from-behind victory over visiting Dreher Friday night.

March 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E girls top SV in region opener

Even though Tuesday's game at Spring Valley was just the first game in Region 4-4A play for the Lugoff-Elgin softball team, it felt more like a first round playoff game.

March 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


M’m! M’m! Good

With runs and hits both at a premium, it took the smallest of small ball to help Lugoff-Elgin to a 2-1 win over visiting Camden on Wednesday night at Optimist Field.

March 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Carolina Cup '15

Given the harsh winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, there was more than a bit of concern as to how many horses would be ready and headed for the Saturday's March 28 running of the $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race in Camden.

March 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden Horse Show pays honor to the late Judy Thiel

One of the oldest continuing horse shows in the country and one known for family participation, the Camden Horse Show, will hold its 106th show on Sunday, March beginning at 9 a.m., at Dale Thiel Stables located on Firetower Road in Camden.

March 18, 2015 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


A pioneer for the SMC Pioneers

Blythe Neal can allow herself to burst out into a full-fledged laugh when she looks back on it. At the time, she probably was more inclined to cry than to think about how it would all turn out in the near future.

March 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hough as nails

What happened in the bullpen, stayed in the bullpen.

March 16, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lightning, rain force suspension of L-E vs. Camden softball game

Lightning, followed by a brief rain shower in the bottom of the third inning, forced the suspension of Wednesday's softball game between rivals Camden and visiting Lugoff-Elgin with L-E leading 1-0.

March 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hunch pays off as Dogs rally for four in seven in 8-7 win

By his own admission, Denny Beckley is not a risk-taker. But if there was any time to roll the dice, this was it.

March 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lions’ trio combines to no-hit Knights

Usually in high school baseball, the deeper you get into a team's bullpen the better your chances are of coming away with a victory.

March 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Horses with Camden ties to battle in San Felipe Stakes

Two more horses with Camden connections will try and stay on the Kentucky Derby trail when they go head-to-head in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (Gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons survive Gator score, 5-4

Nursing a one-run lead with two outs in the top of the seventh and a runner on first, Lugoff-Elgin closer Bradwin Salmond walked River Bluff's Josh Senter. That was not the worst thing which could have happened at the time since Senter rapped out hits in each of his first three at-bats.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Post 17 locks down second place, sweeps M-S

Turning what was to have been a doubleheader of baseball into, basically, one single game, Kershaw County Post 17 cemented its second-place finish in League III by sweeping Wednesday's pair of games with visiting Manning-Santee.

July 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17ers look to lock down second place in League III

On the night before his team was to leave to play in the first round of last weekend's Palmetto Invitational tournament along the Grand Strand, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Will Dorton expressed reservations about playing four games in less than 48 hours so close to the end of the League III season and with the state playoffs on the horizon.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s all about the 'U'

At first, it started out with his signing autographs and posing for pictures with youngsters attending last week's annual Vonnie Holliday Football Camp in Camden.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Equine leaders remember Dale Thiel

As he made his way onto the track at Springdale Race Course for a photo shoot in late winter 2012, Dale Thiel was asked how he was doing.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


King’s 2-out single in 12th helps H’ville trump Post 17

This was the unkindest cut of all.

June 29, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Clemson will have to do

Standing on the stage at Lugoff-Elgin High School as a participant in the 1995 Mr. L-E Pageant, Monte Lee was asked by the moderator of the competition where he saw himself in 10 years.

June 26, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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