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Requiem for a champion

As he prepared to tack up Cougar at Heart for a mid-Monday morning gallop at the Springdale Race Course, Brian Crowley peered beneath the neck of the 5-year-old mare and pointed a finger across the way to the vacant stall 618 which was occupied by Arcadius.

May 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Two-time state champs put an end to Bulldogs’ state tournament run

While a win Tuesday would not have changed anything from a loss to Chapin in the 2010 AAA state championship match, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak felt a lot better about his team's chances at downing the Eagles in Camden than he may have about winning at a neutral site in Sumter two years ago.

May 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Mims breaks loose in second half to lead Airport past CHS girls, 2-1

In trying to possibly avoid getting into the same bracket as defending state champion Hilton Head, Airport, reportedly, used an intentional own goal in a win over Dreher which sent the Eagles to Camden for Monday's first round AAA state girls' playoff match.

May 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Darlington sends Dogs packing with 15-6 tourney win

DARLINGTON – When we last left the Darlington vs. Camden baseball series, Jake Ansley threw a no-hitter against DHS in a tidily played 2-1 Bulldog victory in the next-to-last game of the Region 6-AAA season between the two sides played at American Legion Park.

May 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Baltic Shore washes away Queen's Cup feature field

Having little choice but to go to the front, Willie McCarthy took Baltic Shore to point in Saturday's $50,000 Queen's Cup MPC Chase.

May 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Andrews uses academics to earn a volleyball grant-in-aid with Columbia College

Sarah Andrews was closing the deal on her becoming an incoming freshman at Columbia College this fall when an admissions counselor at the school saw that the soon-to-be Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate had played volleyball for the Lady Demons.

May 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Black Thursday

Hide the kids.

April 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Eagles start and end with a flurry in dealing Bulldogs a 13-4 defeat

CHAPIN --- For one split second, all that Camden had done wrong in Thursday's AAA state playoff opener at Chapin looked like it might be swept under the rug.

April 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


All six KC teams will travel to state tourney openers

It is time to crank up the buses for the post-season.

April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Flash Mash takes Giant's Causeway

Flash Mash, a graduate of Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables in Camden, tracked down Well Deserved in deep stretch to win Saturday's 16th running of the $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes at the Keeneland Race Course in Versailles, Ky.

April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Robinson surprises herself by signing with Columbia College

Growing up, Cassady Robinson played in a T-ball baseball league with boys. She also threw the football around with the guys, many of whom she considers some of her closest friends. So, when it came time to make her choice of a college, the North Central High School senior chose … You guessed it, Columbia College.

April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons stomp Yellow Jackets, 11-0

On an evening when Lugoff-Elgin honored its five seniors while saluting member's of the school's 1992 AAA baseball state champions, it was visiting Irmo which gave the host team the biggest gift of all.

April 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs see region title slip through their gloves in 6-4 loss to MC

For whatever reason, Camden has had more than its share of pitchers having to deal with first inning issues along with spells in which the defense has been the team's Achilles' heel.

April 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Ansley's no-hitter gives Dogs shot at region title

Jake Ansley arrived at American Legion Park on Tuesday a bundle of nervous energy and with a sore right elbow.

April 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Jazzin’ it up

Getting bossed around by your big sister can be humbling for a younger brother. You can bet you won't hear Reggie Sullivan complaining about taking his older sister's advice anymore.

April 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Localife


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17ers face Rock Hill in Saturday's state tourney opener

Kershaw County will make its long-awaited American Legion State Tournament debut on Saturday when Post 17 takes on Rock Hill in the third (scheduled for 4:30 p.m.) game at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 23, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


How sweep it is!

Perched in front of their dugout, members of the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team started leaning as they prepared to rush the field after Bradwin Salmond's diving grab of Mark Allen Nash's liner to right field put the locals on the door step of a long-awaited trip to the state American Legion tournament.

July 21, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Weather throws wrench into P-17 playoff series

One night after heavy rains in the Georgetown area forced the postponement of Tuesday's game two of the state American Legion second round playoff series between Kershaw County and host Georgetown, weather problems stopped the following evening's game dead in its tracks.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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