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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


Bulldogs hoping to delay Chapin’s Region 4 championship celebration

Last Friday night, Camden was caught off guard by a Richland Northeast passing attack which woke up from its doldrums of averaging 58 yards in the air per game to throw for 215 in topping the Bulldogs, 39-28.

October 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


New-look Demons set to take next step

If Lugoff-Elgin football players thought first-year head coach Matt Campbell was playing mind games with them by cancelling the freshman team's schedule and elevating a bunch of sophomores and freshman to the varsity squad, they found out differently last week.

October 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Hall call for Gross

In a colorful career which took him from competing in toughman contests throughout the region to training for a career in his family's horse ...

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jordan’s no-hitter closes memorable Senior Night

One good turn deserves another.

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Culp finally gets his due

During his 34 seasons sitting at the head of the Camden girls' basketball bench, the late Mike Culp and his life were open books.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Power Surge

It may have bothered some neighbors but, it was music to James Marlow's ears.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Barnacle Bill cruises to victory in $30,000 Georgia Cup feature

The Fields Stable's Barnacle Bill, always well placed under Jack Doyle, moved to the lead on Kingston Downs' final turn, burst away to a ...

April 10, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Knights close tourney stay with an 11-9 victory over Crestwood

It was an early Thursday morning game played before a handful of fans braving the chill against a Crestwood team which North Central had already ...

April 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs’ offensive woes mount after no-hitter

It was a loaded question which Camden head coach Denny Beckley thought about before giving his response.

April 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Late Knight rally comes up short

An emotional letdown following a late-night win over rival Camden on Tuesday? Possibly. Brandon Faulkenberry was not about to use that as excuse, though.

April 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham locks Dogs down on one-hitter in 5-1 L-E win

A mess of a first inning by the Camden defense gave way to a Zac Branham masterpiece as Lugoff-Elgin took the Kershaw County portion of ...

April 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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