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Mr. Hot Stuff heads NSA year-end award winners

BALTIMORE --- Gillian Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff, gutsy winner of the $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) last fall, was crowned the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award winner as 2017's leading earner at the NSA's gala awards dinner last Thursday evening at the Maryland Club in Baltimore.

January 26, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


After hot start, Bulldogs fend off Warriors, 58-52

In this strange scenario which is Region 4-AAA boys' basketball, in which no team wants to establish itself as the frontrunner, Camden is one quarter away from being the lone unbeaten team in the five-team circuit.

January 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls shrug off slow start, breeze to 51-20 win

It is sometimes easy to get caught up in your own success. It is harder still to overlook the struggles of an opponent.

January 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demon wrestlers third in Red Raider Rumble

In the final pairing of a match which ended in controversy and confusion, Belton-Honea Path handed Lugoff-Elgin a 37-36 defeat in the semifinals of Saturday's Red Raider Rumble held at Greenville High School.

January 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Falcons rain on Salmond’s, Demons’ parade

It took Garrett Knight longer than usual to emerge from his team's locker room Tuesday night.

January 19, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Darlington breezes past L-E girls

Growing pains do not come without their share of struggles. The Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team has learned and continues to learn that fact the hard way.

January 19, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NSA to pay out nearly $3 million in purse money at spring meets

The National Steeplechase Association's condition book for the 2018 spring season is out, and the lineup promises record-smashing purses and the launch of the new Georgia Steeplechase meet.

January 16, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Versatile Coleman focusing on present after signing with KCU

Every team needs a player who can play virtually any position on the baseball diamond if needed. Kentucky Christian University now has one to call its own.

January 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs have their way with Griffins

Games and nights such as these have been hard to come by for the Camden boys' basketball team this season. So, head coach Ron McKie enjoyed it as much as he could.

January 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tank runs dry for CHS girls in 45-36 loss

Nineteen days off between games coupled with one of her team's top players leaving school Tuesday after becoming ill was hardly the way Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat wanted to enter that evening's Region 4-AAA opener with visiting Fairfield Central.

January 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bring on the heat

Appropriately dressed for someone riding behind a team of huskies for a trek over snow and ice-covered terrain, Richard Valentine sat in the saddle aboard one of his eight horses stabled on the grounds of the Springdale Race Course.

January 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Late-game putback lifts Stallions to 58-56 win over North Central

Finding enough players to practice over the holiday break was a struggle. Finding those with heart and stamina was an entirely different story.

January 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Second half surge does in Lady Knights

Just when it looked like North Central was preparing to make a run at Lee Central, the visitors from Bishopville pulled the rug out from under the Lady Knights.

January 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Signed, sealed and delivered

By the middle of last spring, colleges were flooding Lugoff-Elgin rising senior Wyatt Campbell with offers to attend and play football at their respective school. At the same time, Malik Harkness was completing his junior year at Irmo High School.

January 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beben prepared to keep swinging at USC-Sumter

When asked how long Hannah Beben had been playing golf as a member of the Camden High girls' team, Lady Bulldog head coach Matt McCarley paused and tried his best to give a definitive answer.

December 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Baseball, softball playoffs update

At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Camden will host Emerald at American Legion Park in Camden in the AAA District III opener. Lugoff-Elgin opens play ...

April 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Holley gets opportunity he was waiting for

There are players who are given things without asking based on qualities such as reputation and size. Then, there are those who go to work ...

April 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Longshot Lyonell jumps to upset in the Temple Gwathmey

Robert A. Kinsley's Lyonell, one of the lightest-weighted horses in Saturday's $75,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 2), made a powerful run to ...

April 24, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Gift exchange

During the course of his post-game interview, Camden baseball coach Denny Beckley used the word "discombobulated" to explain his thought process when asked of tonight ...

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Block buster

Speed. You either have it or, you don't.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights win first match in shootout

The North Central girls' soccer team defeated host Lewisville in a penalty kick shootout, 3-0, after the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Jordan’s no-hitter closes memorable Senior Night

One good turn deserves another.

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Culp finally gets his due

During his 34 seasons sitting at the head of the Camden girls' basketball bench, the late Mike Culp and his life were open books.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Power Surge

It may have bothered some neighbors but, it was music to James Marlow's ears.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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