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Camden opens with a sweep of Gators; All 3’s not enough for Lady Knights

For the second time in their last two games, the North Central girls' basketball team failed to score a point in the first period.

December 07, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Turnovers bake Knights in 70-47 loss to AJ

There was a plan of attack for when Andrew Jackson went to a match-up zone.

December 07, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Rodriguez, L-E bottle up Rams

That first win of the season sure doesn't come with many side benefits.

December 03, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons end 11 frustrating months by knocking off Chesterfield, 85-56

Derek Belton had not been able to smile like this after a game since the last time his Lugoff-Elgin basketball team played Chesterfield, some 339 days ago.

December 03, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Six-point, pre-match hole trips up Demons

Knowing his team trailed, 6-0, before the first two wrestlers took to the mat on Wednesday, Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Even Moxie hardly had a warm, fuzzy feeling about how that night's pairing with visiting Rock Hill would turn out.

November 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Wooten Stables’ horses find going at Churchill Downs to their liking

There were several reasons for the Wooten family to give thanks last Thursday, not the least of which were the recent showings of several of their stables' graduates on the race course.

November 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Steeplechase Museum to expand

Before the doors to the National Steeplechase Museum (NSM) were officially opened on the night before the 1998 Colonial Cup, a call was sent out to anyone and all persons involved in the sport who would like to donate memorabilia to the still-unopened facility.

November 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden


Preger-developed Eblouissante wins highly anticipated debut

It was called, by many in the horse racing industry, the most anticipated maiden race in the history of the sport.

November 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Hail and farewell

Maybe, there's more to having horse sense than people give it credit for.

November 19, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden trainers, riders and owners enjoy Cup day

This time, Matt McCarron said, there will be no turning back.

November 19, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dozen jumpers will contend for $100,000 Colonial Cup

Nobody blinked.

November 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Sis-boom-'rah'

There have been days when, long after the North Central football team has come off the practice field, that the lights inside the old gymnasium at the school were still burning.

November 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demonstrative glad to be back ‘home’ at Springdale

I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor

November 14, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Boyd, Casallo jump their way to National Horse Show crown

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Grand Champion Professional Hunter title at the Alltech National Horse Show, 129th edition, is one of the country's most coveted awards, and this year it went to Camden's Liza Boyd aboard Casallo.

November 12, 2012 | By KENDALL BIERER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Demonstrative tries to leap into Eclipse Award picture

When his regular rider went down with an injury in the race before the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Stakes at Belmont Park in September, trainer Richard Valentine was left to having to scratch Demonstrative minutes before the Grade I feature.

November 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Storylines abound in Carolina Cup races

Bargain basement purchases, horses with Camden ties and an Irish import making its first start over fences on this side of the Atlantic. What more could you ask for in a jump race?

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jordan’s walk-off single lifts Bulldogs past Cavaliers, 5-4

Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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


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


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