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Nine entered in Cup feature

What opened with a field of 12 nominations has been pared to nine for Saturday's 81st running of the $75,000 Carolina Cup, a 2 1/8-mile jump race over National Fences for novice jumpers.

March 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Eagles wing it in 10-4 win over NC

What Dante Blakeney was not allowed to do, his Central teammates did.

March 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


A day for memories, both good and bad

Bobby Engram presented Camden High School with a gold football last Friday which the NFL supplies to high school alma maters of players who played in the Super Bowl. The day in Camden commemorated Engram's playing as a member of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.

March 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Harrods Creek headlines Aiken feature entries

Harrods Creek, a stakes winner on the flat who showed promise over fences in 2014, returns to the races Saturday as the starting highweight in the $30,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup, the featured race of the golden-anniversary running of the Aiken Spring Races.

March 25, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Mild winter in the Mid-Atlantic has 12 jumpers eyeing Carolina Cup start

Last year in late February, Jack Fisher's all-purpose track at his farm in Maryland was better suited for speed skating than it was for training his Thoroughbreds.

March 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Blythewood holds its breath, holds off Lady Demons, 2-1

From the loud ping of the bat making contact with the ball, Sophia Holland's deep fly to center field brought the Lugoff-Elgin crowd to its feet in anticipation that the junior catcher had smacked what looked to be a game-winning home run.

March 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons overpower Camden, 10-0

Two things were readily evident following Lugoff-Elgin 10-0 win over visiting rival Camden in a Monday night softball game. First, the Lady Demons do not take kindly to losing. Second, they can rake with the bat.

March 18, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons finish third at Lexington tournament

Facing some of the toughest competition that the Carolinas have to offer, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team finished with a 4-1 record which was good for third place in last weekend's two-day Lady Wildcat Invitational in Lexington.

March 15, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Joplin, Jackets leave Knights feeling ill

Returning to his classroom after his own bout with the flu-like illness which was making its way through North Central High School, Knights' head baseball coach Robbie Cash was greeted by several of his players who were suffering from similar symptoms on Friday.

March 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Engram to present CHS with gold ball

Bobby Engram, the most decorated athlete in Camden High School history, will return to his high school alma mater on Friday, March 18 to present the school with a commemorative gold Super Bowl football.

March 11, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden wins statistical battle but Lugoff-Elgin wins the ballgame, 4-3

Each time his pitchers would return the mound, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes went to his pitching coach, Jeremy Ray, to find out where Camden's big sticks in the order were in relation to that inning.

March 11, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons at their best in 3-0 win over Camden

Things you discover in defeat one night can sometimes open the door to a win the next time out.

March 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS gets best of Buford in PKs

What the Camden boys' soccer team could not finish in regulation or overtime, it did in the penalty kick phase of Tuesday's regular season opener against homestanding Buford.

March 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Multi-talented Kelly provides Newberry with several options along the front lines

Even as a freshman and sophomore, Tyrone Kelly stood out above the rest of his Camden High football teammates. That, however, was in height only.

February 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Neal named coach in North-South game

When it comes to the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives North-South football game, Jimmy Neal has come full circle.

February 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Pike hoping there is strength in numbers for Post 17ers

You can never have enough pitching in baseball, especially in American Legion baseball where games are nine innings.

May 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS’ Denny Beckley tabbed as AAA Coach of the Year

Most seasons, the coach of the year honor is given to someone who has led his team deep into the postseason or, in many an ...

May 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Rawnaq fends off Irish invaders to capture Nashville feature

It was, in a phrase, a race for the ages, an international classic in an American spring classic.

May 20, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Knights’ Hardin ready to spread his wrestling wings at Brewton-Parker

Like a security blanket or, a shadow, Robert Hardin has been seemingly joined at the hip with North Central head wrestling coach Jason Brazell.

May 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


The Sky is No Limit

It has never been hard to find Lindsay Pierce. All you have to do is check out a baseball field, the wrestling mat, a hunting ...

May 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons hope to break out the brooms at Byrnes

GREENVILLE -- As long as you have to make a long trip, you might as well play and win two games.

May 13, 2016 | By SEAN BATES | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Douglas’ bat stays red-hot in delivery of walk-off single

On a team whose roster includes a 4A All-State honoree, a North-South All-Star Game selection and a Division I verbal commitment, who could have blamed ...

May 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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