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Bulldogs survive and advance

"Effectively wild" seems to be gaining steam as a new catch phrase for the Camden baseball team.

May 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Aberdeen Polo returns May 17 to Camden Polo Field

After having dipped its toe into the water on Camden's equine scene last spring, the second annual Aberdeen Polo Match, sponsored by Aberdeen Catery, returns to the historic Camden Polo Field for a match on Sunday, May 17.

May 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


CHS opens, L-E continues post-season play

Camden High will open play in the AAA state baseball and softball tournaments tonight at the school's complex located inside American Legion Park.

May 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Converse gaining an all-star in Pate

As the rather tall seventh-grader stepped onto the volleyball court at North Central High School, head coach Andy Johnson envisioned the hitter his program would have for the next six years.

April 29, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Demons rally for a 4-3 Senior Night win over DF

Although Lugoff-Elgin had already clinched the Region 4-4A softball championship with a win over Ridge View three nights earlier, there was still a lot to play for on Friday night with Dutch Fork in town.

April 29, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Playoff pairings finalized

With teams in the Upstate regions having completed their regular seasons on Tuesday, the state tournaments brackets -- in regard to the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball and softball teams -- have been completed with times announced for first and, some second round pairings.

April 29, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kohn called up by Braves

After having opened the season with the AAA Gwinnett Braves, Camden's Michael Kohn was called to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

April 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley’s no-no means ‘yes yes’ for Dogs

A night which opened with tears streaming from the eyes of Camden's senior players and their parents ended with a celebration centered on a sophomore.

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


L-E wins Region 4-4A softball crown

Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Never say never

Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


A healthy Ross Hough is excited about next opportunity at Erskine

Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.

April 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ergle, Blythewood handcuff Demons

No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.

April 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Post 17 opens state playoffs with West Columbia

There is little known regarding which teams will be in this week's state American Legion baseball playoffs or where they are going since there was no bracket to be found as to the pairings.

July 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 locks down second place, sweeps M-S

Turning what was to have been a doubleheader of baseball into, basically, one single game, Kershaw County Post 17 cemented its second-place finish in League III by sweeping Wednesday's pair of games with visiting Manning-Santee.

July 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s all about the 'U'

At first, it started out with his signing autographs and posing for pictures with youngsters attending last week's annual Vonnie Holliday Football Camp in Camden.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Equine leaders remember Dale Thiel

As he made his way onto the track at Springdale Race Course for a photo shoot in late winter 2012, Dale Thiel was asked how he was doing.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Clemson will have to do

Standing on the stage at Lugoff-Elgin High School as a participant in the 1995 Mr. L-E Pageant, Monte Lee was asked by the moderator of the competition where he saw himself in 10 years.

June 26, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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