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Hitting on all cylinders

Turning for his Camden home proved trickier than turning for home in the 1965 Southern 500 for Ned Jarrett.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


Spartans close season with three-game winning streak

One of the most unusual seasons in the history of the Camden Military Academy football program ended in the best way possible.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


A ‘Long’ racing history

From down Broad Street, those gathered at the Camden Archives and Museum on Tuesday morning could hear the roar of an engine as Bondy Long stepped on the gas of the 1964 No. 11 Bowani Racing Ford Galaxie which Ned Jarrett drove into victory lane on 14 occasions in NASCAR's Grand National (now, Sprint Cup) Series.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Chasing’s top stars setting their sights on Colonial Cup

With the Eclipse Award for American Steeplechase Horse still up for grabs, 11 of the country's best jumpers have their sights set on a run in the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dogs win, lose in matter of seconds

Having held up their end of the bargain, Camden players were all smiles following quarterback Devin Beckley's three-yard touchdown carry with 84 seconds left to seal Friday's 45-32 win over visiting Lower Richland.

November 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Time for a change

For 79 years, the Camden Hunter Trials, sponsored by The Camden Hunt, has been held in February. Now is the time for a change.

November 10, 2015 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Silver Foxes blank Demons, 42-0, to capture 4-4A crown

The last one is never easy.

November 10, 2015 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Spartans looking to finish strong

Everyone went home happy, if not tired.

November 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Bulldogs need a victory, then help from Chapin to get into post-season

All day Monday and throughout most of Tuesday, Jimmy Neal's cell and office phones stayed busy.

November 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Next season comes early for Demons

When Matt Campbell cancelled the remainder of the Lugoff-Elgin freshmen team's schedule, elevated those players to junior varsity while bringing a slew of junior varsity players to the varsity level three weeks ago, more than a few eyebrows were raised.

November 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs can’t climb from a 21-point hole in 42-35 loss

Well-wishers came by to shake Jimmy Neal's hand to congratulate him on how hard his Camden High football team played following Friday's 42-35 loss to still-unbeaten and fifth-ranked Chapin in Friday's game at Zemp Stadium.

November 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Second half surge carries Bengals past Lugoff-Elgin, 59-21

BLYTHEWOOD – After having made things interesting for a half, Lugoff-Elgin made too many mistakes against a high-powered Blythewood squad, losing 59-21 on Friday night at District 2 Stadium.

November 03, 2015 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Central runs past Knights

There was a time early in the season in which the Central football team wanted to join other high school teams and try and run the spread offensive movement.

November 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Spartans looking to collect second victory in five days

It may be football season but it sure feels like a basketball schedule at Camden Military Academy.

October 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Lady Knights take a bite out of Dogs in a three-set sweep

If the North Central volleyball team were workers who were paid by the hour, the Lady Knights may have been forced to give back some wages to their employers on Wednesday.

October 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


McCray ready to play where he is needed for Tigers

Every new coach needs players that he can rely on from day one and who will be there through thick and thin.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Davis finds her niche on the pitch; signs on with Coker

Having been a cheerleader and also playing volleyball, Roana Davis was not looking for a new sport as she was preparing to enter her freshman ...

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Webb’s soccer adventure leads to USC-Sumter

Coaches like to talk about the kids they coach who would try and knock down a brick wall, if asked.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Baseball, softball players collect postseason laurels

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin baseball players will play in this week's South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game while a Camden High softball player ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Season of change

Nearly 30 players from six different high schools answered the call when the rain-abbreviated tryouts for the Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mills has change of heart; signs with Emmanuel

There are no game films for tennis coaches to watch in preparing for an upcoming opponent. The first time they see their foe for that ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Getting defensive helps Ellis land spot at USC-L

As he and assistant coach Kenny Galdeen looked for answers to help solidify his team's defense in the spring of 2017, Camden High girls ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Three Kershaw County players earn All-State baseball honors

Lugoff-Elgin teammates Zac Branham and Jake Laffin and North Central's Cam Holley were named to the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-State baseball teams.

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Wanna bet? Don’t hold your breath

When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that states outside of Nevada would be able to legalize sports gambling, there was one school of thought here ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sprucing up the place

As he walked around the Zemp Stadium playing field prior to his team's football game with Camden in 2013, then-Lower Richland head football coach ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden


Got rings?

Too large to crawl in through a window and not allowed to have a key to its two doors, if given the chance, Seth Branham ...

May 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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