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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


FAC to host 8th annual Jazz Festival

His given name was John Birks Gillespie, born in Cheraw in 1917. To the world, though, he was known better by his nickname, "Dizzy."

April 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Localife


Plum Pretty takes a bit out of Apple Blossom field

It was a mixed bag for horses with Camden connections at the races this past weekend.

April 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Powered by Powers, Dogs double up L-E

On an afternoon in which finding the strike zone was along the same lines as locating the final resting place of Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Powers was able to decipher the code which caused others to come undone.

April 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


The RC Pit hosts $10,000 race weekend

With Radio Control Racing (RCR) competitors coming in from as far away as California, this weekend projects to be a busy three days at the RC Pit Supercross in Lugoff.

April 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


Foxes blow past L-E, 11-1

Suddenly, the Lugoff-Elgin offense seems to have been swept away quicker than the first inning gale-force winds which descended on Optimist Field Tuesday evening.

April 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden horses look to keep Keeneland momentum going

By TOM DIDATO

April 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Boyd hits the exacta in $20K Hunter Derby

On her way into the Bonham Oval show ring atop her trusted mount, Brunello, in the second and final round of Friday night's $20,000 International Hunter Derby presented by the Tack Room, Liza Towell Boyd hopped off one of her horses, and then got aboard another before making her way into the ring.

April 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kohn opens season on the DL for Angels

A strained right forearm landed Camden native Michael Kohn on the 15-day disabled list to open the 2012 Major League season for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

April 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ridge View holds off North Central in 11-10 slugfest

Some ballparks giveth. But when it comes to American Legion Park, the big ball yard in Camden usually takeths away.

April 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons get help from rival Dogs in 7-3 win

Saving their best for last, Lugoff-Elgin and host Camden sent their respective aces to the mound in Wednesday's Telasco Alarm Service Camden Spring Break Tournament finale.

April 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Up in smoke

SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Survival mode

SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 vs. Florence game moved to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.

July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Zac attack

SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.

July 28, 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


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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