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FAC to host 8th annual Jazz Festival

His given name was John Birks Gillespie, born in Cheraw in 1917. To the world, though, he was known better by his nickname, "Dizzy."

April 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | People & Places


Powered by Powers, Dogs double up L-E

On an afternoon in which finding the strike zone was along the same lines as locating the final resting place of Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Powers was able to decipher the code which caused others to come undone.

April 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


The RC Pit hosts $10,000 race weekend

With Radio Control Racing (RCR) competitors coming in from as far away as California, this weekend projects to be a busy three days at the RC Pit Supercross in Lugoff.

April 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


Foxes blow past L-E, 11-1

Suddenly, the Lugoff-Elgin offense seems to have been swept away quicker than the first inning gale-force winds which descended on Optimist Field Tuesday evening.

April 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden horses look to keep Keeneland momentum going

By TOM DIDATO

April 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Boyd hits the exacta in $20K Hunter Derby

On her way into the Bonham Oval show ring atop her trusted mount, Brunello, in the second and final round of Friday night's $20,000 International Hunter Derby presented by the Tack Room, Liza Towell Boyd hopped off one of her horses, and then got aboard another before making her way into the ring.

April 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kohn opens season on the DL for Angels

A strained right forearm landed Camden native Michael Kohn on the 15-day disabled list to open the 2012 Major League season for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

April 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ridge View holds off North Central in 11-10 slugfest

Some ballparks giveth. But when it comes to American Legion Park, the big ball yard in Camden usually takeths away.

April 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons get help from rival Dogs in 7-3 win

Saving their best for last, Lugoff-Elgin and host Camden sent their respective aces to the mound in Wednesday's Telasco Alarm Service Camden Spring Break Tournament finale.

April 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bowers bounces back from uneven start to help Demons get past Ridge View, 8-5

On a young and deep Lugoff-Elgin pitching staff, Zack Bowers sometimes gets lost in the shuffle.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Friday's $20,000 Hunter Derby highlights Camden Spring Classic

Now comes time for a different equine event.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


King, Knights keep Bulldogs in check, 6-3

Like having to dig through the cereal box to get your prize, North Central found what it was looking for --- and needed --- in the bottom third of its batting order.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kingsley, Murphy enjoy Cup day

When you don't have a jumper in the big race, winning the co-feature will have to do.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Young injured in day’s first chase

Paddy Young, the three-time defending National Steeplechase Association leading rider, sustained a compound fracture to his right forearm, between the wrist and elbow, as the result of a fall in Saturday's $25,000 Camden Plate, the first steeplechase race of the day at the Carolina Cup.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


'21'

There are times during a race when you find out what your horse is made of.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Storylines abound in Carolina Cup races

Bargain basement purchases, horses with Camden ties and an Irish import making its first start over fences on this side of the Atlantic. What more could you ask for in a jump race?

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jordan’s walk-off single lifts Bulldogs past Cavaliers, 5-4

Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.

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


Minimambo aces her first track test

Officially, Minimambo carried jockey Rosemary Homeister and 120 pounds on her back in Saturday's fifth race, a $16,500 maiden claimer run at Tampa Bay Downs.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Five jumpers ready to go in Saturday's feature

Five novice jumpers are expected to take the starter's flag for Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race after entries were accepted Monday by the National Steeplechase Association.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


NC's Humphries to play softball at USC-Salkehatchie

An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs score pair in sixth to get past Dreher, 3-2

Everything about it reeked of "trap" game. But Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley would have none of that talk following his team's 3-2 come-from-behind victory over visiting Dreher Friday night.

March 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Carolina Cup '15

Given the harsh winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, there was more than a bit of concern as to how many horses would be ready and headed for the Saturday's March 28 running of the $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race in Camden.

March 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


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