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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


Lady Demons in control of Region 4 softball race

BLYTHEWOOD -- If Lugoff-Elgin was not going to win the Region 4-4A softball title, at least they wanted to go down swinging.

April 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Starting over ... again

There are a lot worse places where one can go to heal from surgery than on a beach in southern California.

April 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Abbott at his best down the stretch as Bulldogs get past A.C. Flora, 3-2

Frustration was Camden's seemingly constant companion through the first four and a half innings of Friday's Region 4-AAA pairing with visiting A.C. Flora.

April 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


Knights need to get hot for playoff shot

Addressing a group of young men whose heads were collectively hanging, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash laid the cards out on the table following his team's 5-3 loss to rival Andrew Jackson on Thursday night.

April 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Daltons get a win with Express Line on a wind-aided Carolina Cup card

On a day which opened with the rain showers and ended in brilliant sunshine, two things which stood out among Saturday's Carolina Cup were the constant wind, which played havoc with the infield and College Park tents, and safe racing.

April 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Balance-ing Act

Heading toward the 12th and final flight of fences all by his lonesome, Mark Watts took a peek beneath his right shoulder to see where the rest of the field was as he and Balance the Budget bounded their way home in Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup feature.

April 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fisher duo headlines Cup field

Jack Fisher, who ran away with last year's trainer titles by wins and purse earnings, will send out the formidable one-two punch of Special Skills and Dye Fore for Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup.

April 01, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


A real hometown boy

In a day and age in which everyone seems to want to trace where they came from, sometimes one's lineage can be found under their nose.

April 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Branham one-ups Bowers as L-E wins pitching duel, 4-1

Better get him early or you won't get him at all.

April 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Deja vu for Dogs in 4-3 loss

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Lugoff-Elgin and Camden baseball teams should have been blushing.

April 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Guided by Faith

Everyone loves an underdog. But wanting to be the underdog? That is something entirely different. That is, unless your name is Donnie Levister.

April 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Outside the line?

SUMTER --- It may have well been the most dissected and discussed plume of white smoke this side of the Vatican.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hernandez tabbed as tourney’s MVP

SUMTER --- It was seemingly appropriate that when the John Rateree Memorial Most Valuable Player award for the 2016 South Carolina American Legion State Tournament was ...

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Florence doubles up error-prone KC in winners’ bracket battle, 12-6

SUMTER --- Call it the Monday blahs. Blame it on the heat or, chalk it up to the grind of a lengthy summer campaign.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cobb’s walk-off single sends KC into championip round

SUMTER --- Six days after having extended their season with a pair of play-in game wins, Kershaw County Post 17 used William Cobb's two-out RBI ...

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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