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A pioneer for the SMC Pioneers

Blythe Neal can allow herself to burst out into a full-fledged laugh when she looks back on it. At the time, she probably was more inclined to cry than to think about how it would all turn out in the near future.

March 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hough as nails

What happened in the bullpen, stayed in the bullpen.

March 16, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lightning, rain force suspension of L-E vs. Camden softball game

Lightning, followed by a brief rain shower in the bottom of the third inning, forced the suspension of Wednesday's softball game between rivals Camden and visiting Lugoff-Elgin with L-E leading 1-0.

March 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hunch pays off as Dogs rally for four in seven in 8-7 win

By his own admission, Denny Beckley is not a risk-taker. But if there was any time to roll the dice, this was it.

March 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lions’ trio combines to no-hit Knights

Usually in high school baseball, the deeper you get into a team's bullpen the better your chances are of coming away with a victory.

March 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Horses with Camden ties to battle in San Felipe Stakes

Two more horses with Camden connections will try and stay on the Kentucky Derby trail when they go head-to-head in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (Gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons survive Gator score, 5-4

Nursing a one-run lead with two outs in the top of the seventh and a runner on first, Lugoff-Elgin closer Bradwin Salmond walked River Bluff's Josh Senter. That was not the worst thing which could have happened at the time since Senter rapped out hits in each of his first three at-bats.

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


NC's LLowder honored by all-star coaching gig

Mitch Lowder laughed when talking about an honor which has been 32 years in the making.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Finding his way

Usually, signing day allows a high school student-athlete time to look back and reflect on what led up to this special occasion.

March 02, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Still jumping at 79

The 79th annual Hunter Trials, sponsored by the Camden Hunt, will take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., at Hunter Trial Hill on Knights Hill Road, across the street from the Springdale Race Course.

February 27, 2015 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


White’s commitment pays off with PSU-Fayette signing

After having played football for his first two years at Camden High School, Xavier White decided to hang up his cleats and dive head first into wrestling following his sophomore season.

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


Jones prepared to take next step in football journey at North Greenville

Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.

February 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers will keep getting his kicks at Erskine

Growing up, Brandon Bowers was told by his coaches that he was too small to be any good at sports.

February 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cauthen latest in long line of Dogs headed to Newberry

There is nothing like familir faces to make you feel at home.

February 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Smith, Camden's 'tackling machine' headed to Newberry

Coming into pre-season camp prior to his junior season at Camden High School, Tyrel Smith was a player the football staff thought could be a good player but one without a true position.

February 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Failure to Launch

First, it was a technical malfunction which led to the National Anthem being scratched to mark the start of Tuesday's AAA Upper State semifinal ...

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Closing time: It's last call for College Park

Depending on your age and/or circumstances, College Park is either the greatest thing to have happened to the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races or, it ...

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program ...

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs repel Trojans in round one, 82-44

Knowing all too well the mindset of a four seed when taking on a region champion, Camden boys' basketball coach Ron McKie warned his squad ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden’s Ayers brings complete package with him to The Citadel

Before Ryland Ayers signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing days at The Citadel, Camden High head football coach Brian ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick start carries Falcons over Demons, 67-52

COLUMBIA --- Making its first appearance in state postseason play in eight seasons, Lugoff-Elgin showed signs of rust in Wednesday's 4A Lower State tournament opener ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham ‘centered’ on new position at Mars Hill

When college recruiters darkened Matt Campbell's door to check on Lugoff-Elgin's senior football prospects, most came to look into the situation along the ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden girls finish in third after 41-27 setback

Heading into Thursday's regular season finale with visiting Columbia, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat said the temptation was there to slow the game ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs ‘Cam do’...

In the span of just a few minutes, Camden showed why it could stick around in the AAA boys' state basketball playoffs or, could find ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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