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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

Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine

Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

L-E, Blizzard add to Camden's offensive troubles

Even though they looked at the same two games from two different perspectives, Craig Marlow and Lynn Looney were of the same opinion in saying that their two softball teams need to get into a rhythm as they seek to keep their respective region championship hopes alive.

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing

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Articles By Author - Tom Didato

A spring tradition

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on ...

March 20, 2018 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine

Knights tough out a 15-6 loss to Cheraw

Trailing visiting Cheraw by 11 runs with two gone in the bottom of the sixth, it would have been pretty easy for North Central to ...

March 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Quick-closing Lady Red Foxes hand Lady Demons 7-1 setback

Rest assured, the "r" word was thrown about in the days, hours and minutes leading up to Lugoff-Elgin's softball game with visiting Hartsville Tuesday ...

March 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Wilson’s path to college wrestling got off to a bumpy start on mat

By his own admission, Devin Wilson used to get knocked around the wrestling mat, a lot, when he was a kid. Then again, there was ...

March 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

NC offense erupts as Faulkenberry gets first victory

With the opening night jitters out of their system, the North Central baseball team gave first-year head coach Brandon Faulkenberry his initial victory at his ...

March 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Ferguson, CHS offense rise to the occasion

Pitching on the biggest stage of his young career, the bright lights hardly seemed to faze Sam Ferguson.

March 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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