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Rain moves L-E game to Thursday

(Editor's note: Due to the threat of rain and wind associated from Tropical Storm 9, Lugoff-Elgin's football game at Midland Valley has been moved to Thursday. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. in Graniteville.)

August 31, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Portrade wires Turf Writers

The Fields Stable's Portrade led every step of the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup (Gr. 1) last Thursday and held off a late challenge by Andi'amu in Saratoga Race Course's stretch to win by a length. Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer finished third, 1 1/2 lengths farther back.

August 30, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine

Dogs wear down Knights, 46-12

As his team gathered in the end zone for their pre-game entrance, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn said, to no one in particular, that the first series of Friday's game with visiting Camden would go a long way toward telling what kind of night it would be the hosts.

August 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Demon defense shines in 21-17 win over Gators

In sports, ups and downs are part of the game. From the momentum shifting to getting the ball to bounce your way, it's all part of the whole package.

August 30, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Clyburn, Knights excited about visit from Bulldogs

As a kid growing up in Camden, Louis Clyburn knew where he, his friends and neighbors would be on Friday nights in the fall.

August 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Demons look to rebound against run-heavy Gators

Emotion can be a blessing or, a curse. How one deals with the aftermath of a highly charged situation can go a long way toward determining the course which a season may take.

August 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Colonial Cup hikes purse to $150,000 for the fall classic

If you want to stay with the big boys, you are going to have to pay like the big boys.

August 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine

One more opportunity

Change brings change and for some, not all of it is for the better.

August 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Demons’ Campbell gives his commitment to Furman

It would have been easy for Elliott Campbell to have basked in the spotlight for awhile and have taken full advantage of the recruiting process.

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Watts, Kensington Court roll to victory in steeplechase opener at Saratoga

Oakwood Stable's Kensington Court went to the lead at the start of Saratoga Race Course's $65,000 allowance hurdle, opened a 20-length lead in midrace, and rolled home to an overwhelming 14 1/4-length victory last Wednesday in the fist jump race at the Spa this summer.

August 02, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine

Outside the line?

SUMTER --- It may have well been the most dissected and discussed plume of white smoke this side of the Vatican.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Hernandez tabbed as tourney’s MVP

SUMTER --- It was seemingly appropriate that when the John Rateree Memorial Most Valuable Player award for the 2016 South Carolina American Legion State Tournament was presented, Kershaw County infielder Josh Hernandez was on the receiving end of the plaque.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Florence doubles up error-prone KC in winners’ bracket battle, 12-6

SUMTER --- Call it the Monday blahs. Blame it on the heat or, chalk it up to the grind of a lengthy summer campaign.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Cobb’s walk-off single sends KC into championip round

SUMTER --- Six days after having extended their season with a pair of play-in game wins, Kershaw County Post 17 used William Cobb's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to keep its state championship dreams alive.

July 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Last team in proving to be a tough out

SUMTER --- All summer long, Will Abbott has been hamstrung by a request from The Citadel baseball coaching staff that their incoming freshman only pitch five innings per week for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

July 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

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Articles By Author - Tom Didato

KC quartet headed to North-South game

Camden's Devin Beckley, Jo Jo Watson, Lugoff-Elgin's Adam Rowson and North Central's Cedrick Cunningham were all selected to play in the North-South ...

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Rams blank battered Knights

Had this game been played earlier in the season, maybe Friday's North Central at Chesterfield pairing may have had a different outcome. Or, if ...

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

Dogs rumble past Warriors

It didn't have to be pretty and it did not matter whether it came over the Holy Angels Middle School B team or the ...

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Falcons grounded in 56-14 loss to L-E

It was a win 13 seniors may never forget.

October 25, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

NC’s Cunningham prepared to become an Army Man

His right arm tucked in a sling due to a hand injury sustained in the opening minutes of North Central's 48-12 loss to Cheraw ...

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

Giving Larry Doby his due

By 1955, Larry Doby was no longer a novelty; a man's whose skin color separated him from the other players playing alongside him with ...

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County

CMA own worst enemy in 38-14 loss

Before the first quarter of Monday's game with the Carolina Wildcats ended, Camden Military Academy had already scored more points in 11-plus minutes than ...

October 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military

NC pushes back Friday game to Nov. 11

With his team having played two games in six days and with the South Carolina High School League pushing the first round of the state ...

October 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

County football season kicks off with scrimmages

While many Kershaw County residents are trying to figure out ways to stay cool indoors, football players from the three public high schools have been ...

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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