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Super Bowl 50: A ‘Super Knight’

It was a harmless incompletion in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXIX. It will never appear on great plays of football's championship game, but it is still one etched in Tyronne Drakeford's mind.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


Super Bowl 50: The world is her stage

All those dance recitals performed in front of a mix of family and friends in small, dark theaters could never prepare Sallie Pierce for what awaits her this weekend.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Bowers ready to add more pop to Stingers’ attack

For the past five years, Tyler Bowers has spent his spring evenings tearing through North Central High School's baseball record books. In most cases, he has supplanted former teammate Grayson King in the school's annals.

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


CHS emerges with 4 champs and 14 Lower State entrants

Led by four Region 4-AAA champions, Camden qualified each of its 14 starting wrestlers into the AAA Upper State individual meet following Saturday's conference tournament held at Camden High.

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Davis, Silver Foxes prove to be too much for L-E, 63-48

If this was intended to be another cruel joke perpetrated by Mother Nature, Garrett Knight found little if any humor in it.

January 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top-ranked Falcons go long in dropping Bulldogs, 66-54

When you sit atop the state rankings, you are going to get everybody's best shot. From there, it's how you respond in key situations.

January 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Drakeford bringing a part of Super Bowl history home

Tyronne Drakeford will be returning to his high school alma mater bearing a special gift.

January 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Flora girls run past Camden

By the time Camden was able to get its sea legs underneath themselves, the ship had already left the dock.

January 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dutch Fork presses its way past Lady Demons, 79-16

Guarding against what must be Lugoff-Elgin's secretive 60-point play, Dutch Fork laid on the press and did not take it off all night in rolling past the Lady Demons, 79-16, Monday night inside the Demons Den.

January 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons set sights on Region 4-4A crown following Thursday sweep

What is the difference between the seventh- and eighth-ranked wrestling programs in the state's 4A classification?

January 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs back in playoff hunt after pounding Eagles

It's a good thing Ron McKie is not a gambling man.

January 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Chapin pulls away from Lady Bulldogs thanks to quick second half start, 52-38

Eyeing their first win of what has been a tough Region 4-AAA season, the Camden girls' basketball team was in as good a shape as they have been in since the start of league play but could not finish the job.

January 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dawalan wins Eclipse Award as top chaser

There was no beating Dawalan in his final two starts over jumps in 2015 and there was no horse in front of him as the Irv Naylor-owned 5-year-old was voted the winner of the Eclipse Award as the champion steeplechase horse for 2015.

January 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Indian Land fends off Lady Knights

Not giving the North Central time to breathe never mind being able to set up its defense, the Indian Land girls raced to a 58-40 lead after three quarters of Tuesday's game at The Castle.

January 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Warriors cruise past North Central, 83-43

It started with a slam and ended with a meaningless 3-point buzzer beater. In between those bookend baskets, there was plenty of misery to go around for North Central.

January 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Beckley latest CHS pitcher headed for The Citadel

There is a slogan at Camden High School which students recite at various activities and ceremonies which says, "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog."

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Salmond, Hernandez help lift P-17ers over Orangeburg, 10-6

One team's punishment became another team's pain.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter pins another 4-3 loss on 17ers

After getting just six hits in a 4-3 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 on Tuesday in Camden, the Sumter P-15's managed just four ...

June 21, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Stokes ready to keep throwing strikes with USC-Salkehatchie

To the best of anyone's knowledge, USC-Salkehatchie has not asked Camden High graduate Kennedi Stokes to come up with a slogan touting the virtues ...

June 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


One bad inning costs KC in 4-3 setback to Post 15

For five innings, Devin Beckley worked his way around three hit batters and a trio of walks in carrying a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead ...

June 17, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Ruffner will keep on kicking at USC-Salkehatchie

Greg Ruffner saw the excitement and the filled stands on Friday nights in the fall when he was handling the kicking chores for the Lugoff-Elgin ...

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Jets’ errors ignites P-17 offense in 13-3 romp

When a team is struggling, even the seemingly simplest of tasks become as difficult as an elephant learning to figure skate.

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pike hoping there is strength in numbers for Post 17ers

You can never have enough pitching in baseball, especially in American Legion baseball where games are nine innings.

May 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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