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Holliday’s walk-off blast leaves Dogs feeling blue

On a night in which he pitched what his head coach, Denny Beckley, said was the best game of his four-year Camden High career and then some, Will Abbott had the worst luck which a pitcher could experience.

May 10, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


No, No, no turns into yes, yes, yes for Lady Demons

On a night which she did not need to be, Baleigh Lunsford was "Bail" ed out by freshman teammate Bailey Douglas.

May 06, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs squeeze way into district final

Heart, meet throat, then, meet stomach.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


After surviving, CHS girls blanked by Daniel in elimination contest

Lynn Looney is not in the habit of randomly handing out game balls to member of her Camden High softball team. This case, however, was an exception.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


The passing of an American steeplechasing giant

Recalling a telephone conversation he had with his good friend and Augustin Stable owner, George Strawbridge, several years ago, Austin Brown chuckled as he told the story of the portion of their talk when the two giants of the American steeplechasing industry discussed the passing of time and how quickly the years had gone by.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Cobb delivers for Bulldogs

Frustration had been Camden's constant offensive companion for the better part of nine innings in last Friday's AAA District I tournament opener with visiting Emerald.

May 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons take control in District 3

It had happened so many times this season that when the Lugoff-Elgin softball team only managed one run in a bottom of the first inning which had all the traits of a big inning, it was hardly a cause for alarm.

May 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Guerrero’s four RBI helps sink Gaffney

Having played in the winners' bracket game three times before, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of what was at stake on Saturday.

May 03, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Just like old times

There were times last spring when all Kevin Kahkola could see from his vantage point located near the finish line at the Camden Training Center's mile-long main track was the sight of Mohaymen and stablemate Shagaf thundering in his direction during an early morning breeze.

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden’s Billy Ammons to be inducted into SCACA Hall of Fame

Billy Ammons is head to the hall of fame, again.

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Demons headed for Dorman

The Lugoff-Elgin baseball team will beging play in 4A District 1 tournament on Thursday when the Demons travel to meet Dorman in their first game of the double elimination tournament.

April 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS softball sets playoff game time

Camden will host Travelers Rest in Friday's first round District 1 softball playoff opener.

April 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lunsford’s second no-hitter leads L-E girls to region title

Talk about rising to the occasion.

April 26, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Mr. 300

Randy Stokes is the antithesis of a "me first" guy. So when the Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach notched his 300th win in the Demons' dugout following Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Ridge View he was quick to shift the spotlight to those players and coaches who helped him get to this point in his career.

April 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs’ sixth inning magic arrives in time for 8-5 win

Forty-pitch first innings are hardly harbingers for success but Camden and Devin Beckley were able to overcome a shaky start and held onto first place in the Region 4-AAA standings with a come-from-behind 8-5 win over Richland Northeast on Tuesday.

April 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Last team in proving to be a tough out

SUMTER --- All summer long, Will Abbott has been hamstrung by a request from The Citadel baseball coaching staff that their incoming freshman only pitch five ...

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC beats heat, Rock Hill in opener, 11-6

SUMTER --- Having been used sparingly --- to the tune of eight innings pitched in Kershaw County's first 21 games of the season --- Post 17 head ...

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers snare final spot in state tourney

Throughout the season, first-year Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Tyler Pike has said that when his team is on, they can play with anybody ...

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Much more than just a coach

There was never a doubt in the mind and heart of Bobby Engram that in one of the lowest times of his life, Billy Ammons ...

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Down ... but still not out

If the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team was to extend its best-of-five second round series with Chapin-Newberry, it had to be clicking on all ...

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kershaw County gets caught in its own web in game 2 setback

It looked like the break which Devin Beckley needed to get out of a fourth inning jam. Instead, like the evening in general, it ended ...

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter-Lexington series cut to three games after brawl

SUMTER -- The Sumter P-15's and the Lexington Post 7 baseball teams will continue their first-round series in the American Legion state playoffs after having ...

July 08, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson | Sports


17ers get past Aiken in opener

ason that he did not solicit any coach's help when preparing his Kershaw County American Legion baseball team for its first round state playoff ...

July 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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