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Third quarter surge carries Bulldogs past Knights, 74-50

Answering the second half bell like a boxer coming out and looking to deliver a knockout blow, Camden used a 14-3 run to open the third quarter and was finally able to put some breathing room between itself and visiting in-county rival North Central.

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Off and running

Proving the old adage that there is no place like home still holds water, the Camden-based Mullikin Law Firm and BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina have helped get the ball rolling as the two firms joined with the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races as sponsors for the 2018 edition of the event.

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


L-E trio ready to add to FDTC’s buzz

As workers furiously put the finishing touches on the new baseball complex at Florence-Darlington Technical College in time for the upcoming season, school officials may want to add a few more rows of bleachers to the original design.

November 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


FMU checks all boxes for Wells

It is hard not to get caught up watching the free swingers in volleyball; those players who can smash the ball to the floor with their arms towering above the net.

November 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Taylor finds the perfect fit with Newberry

Even at a young age, Natalie Taylor had a mind and a plan of her own.

November 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Galloway’s hard work pays off by signing with Coker

DALZELL -- There was no big mystery as to why Thomas Sumter Academy's Josh Galloway decided he wanted to play college baseball at Coker College in Hartsville.

November 21, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Record purse puts Carolina Cup in elite company

The 84th annual Carolina Cup Races, next March 31, will offer a record $325,000 in purses, highlighted by the first spring edition of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (Gr. 1), worth $150,000 and spotlighting the steeplechase sport's star performers.

November 17, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Gray eager to don the teal of CCU

Golf is a game in which you sometimes need to go with your gut feeling when choosing the right club which best suits you and your game for a particular shot.

November 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Behind the 8-ball

MONCKS CORNER -- Let Seattle and Texas A&M have their 12th men. Berkeley had an even greater force on its side; the Stags had the power of the turnover.

November 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hoping to crash a Stag party

There are two schools of thought on being an underdog; some teams embrace it while others take it as a sign of impending doom.

November 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Three-year olds top the bill for NSA finale in Charleston

Sunday's Steeplechase at Charleston brings down the curtain on the National Steeplechase Association season, and the afternoon's featured race for three-year-olds will provide a glimpse of upcoming seasons.

November 10, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Mustangs play ‘keep-away’ in second half to stop Dogs

WILLIAMSTON -- Boasting of a ground and pound rushing attack coming into Friday's first round AAA Upper State playoff game with visiting Camden, Palmetto seemingly played into the Bulldogs' hands in the first half with the visitors carrying a 7-3 lead into the locker room.

November 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden hoping to corral Mustangs in AAA opener

Camden had to win its final two games in order to make a return trip to the state playoffs. The Bulldogs did that by knocking off Indian Land and Columbia, respectively, the past two Fridays.

November 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Task for Demon defense? Slow down Washingtons

Entering last Friday's final week of the regular season, Region 5-4A was a mess with four teams all still having a chance to win the title.

November 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Furious NC rally comes up short in 56-36 defeat

One final shootout at the OK Corral or, in this case, Knights Stadium in Boonetown.

October 31, 2017 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | North Central High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Failure to Launch

First, it was a technical malfunction which led to the National Anthem being scratched to mark the start of Tuesday's AAA Upper State semifinal ...

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Closing time: It's last call for College Park

Depending on your age and/or circumstances, College Park is either the greatest thing to have happened to the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races or, it ...

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program ...

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs repel Trojans in round one, 82-44

Knowing all too well the mindset of a four seed when taking on a region champion, Camden boys' basketball coach Ron McKie warned his squad ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden’s Ayers brings complete package with him to The Citadel

Before Ryland Ayers signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing days at The Citadel, Camden High head football coach Brian ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick start carries Falcons over Demons, 67-52

COLUMBIA --- Making its first appearance in state postseason play in eight seasons, Lugoff-Elgin showed signs of rust in Wednesday's 4A Lower State tournament opener ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham ‘centered’ on new position at Mars Hill

When college recruiters darkened Matt Campbell's door to check on Lugoff-Elgin's senior football prospects, most came to look into the situation along the ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden girls finish in third after 41-27 setback

Heading into Thursday's regular season finale with visiting Columbia, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat said the temptation was there to slow the game ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs ‘Cam do’...

In the span of just a few minutes, Camden showed why it could stick around in the AAA boys' state basketball playoffs or, could find ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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