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Run to Daylight

With plenty of horse beneath him and nothing but green grass and opportunity to his right, Ross Geraghty unleashed the fury that is Dawalan two jumps from home.

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Sensor’s Cash Crop pays off in Cup opener

Long a staple on Camden's equine calendar, The Camden Hunter Trials is an day designed to showcase members of The Camden Hunt and its horses.

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Putting the cart before the horse

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


The need to succeed

COLUMBIA --- Walking past Mike Matulis, who was laying on a trainer's table receiving treatment for an injury sustained in South Carolina's 24-14 loss to Florida last Saturday, interim Gamecocks head coach Shawn Elliott laughed as he, good-naturedly, called out the senior offensive lineman's name while briefing anybody within hearing distance as to Matulis's minor ailment.

November 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cramped quarters

How strong is the projected staring field of 11 jumpers which will contest the 2 ¾-mile distance in Saturday's 46th running of the $100,000 Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup? We'll let Bill Gallo, Director of Racing with the National Steeplechase Association address that question.

November 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Abbott will stay a Dog; headed to The Citadel

Standing 6-foot-4, tipping the scales at better than 200 pounds and possessing a fastball which has been clocked in the low 90s, Will Abbott is a valued commodity by plenty of people.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Net gains

It seems as if every winning team has that one player who can help elevate it to the next level.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Flick catches on with Erskine’s Flying Fleet

By former standards, Christian Flick would not have been your obvious candidate to be a catcher.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hitting on all cylinders

Turning for his Camden home proved trickier than turning for home in the 1965 Southern 500 for Ned Jarrett.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


Spartans close season with three-game winning streak

One of the most unusual seasons in the history of the Camden Military Academy football program ended in the best way possible.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


A ‘Long’ racing history

From down Broad Street, those gathered at the Camden Archives and Museum on Tuesday morning could hear the roar of an engine as Bondy Long stepped on the gas of the 1964 No. 11 Bowani Racing Ford Galaxie which Ned Jarrett drove into victory lane on 14 occasions in NASCAR's Grand National (now, Sprint Cup) Series.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Chasing’s top stars setting their sights on Colonial Cup

With the Eclipse Award for American Steeplechase Horse still up for grabs, 11 of the country's best jumpers have their sights set on a run in the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dogs win, lose in matter of seconds

Having held up their end of the bargain, Camden players were all smiles following quarterback Devin Beckley's three-yard touchdown carry with 84 seconds left to seal Friday's 45-32 win over visiting Lower Richland.

November 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Time for a change

For 79 years, the Camden Hunter Trials, sponsored by The Camden Hunt, has been held in February. Now is the time for a change.

November 10, 2015 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Silver Foxes blank Demons, 42-0, to capture 4-4A crown

The last one is never easy.

November 10, 2015 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Just like old times

There were times last spring when all Kevin Kahkola could see from his vantage point located near the finish line at the Camden Training Center ...

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden’s Billy Ammons to be inducted into SCACA Hall of Fame

Billy Ammons is head to the hall of fame, again.

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Lunsford’s second no-hitter leads L-E girls to region title

Talk about rising to the occasion.

April 26, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Mr. 300

Randy Stokes is the antithesis of a "me first" guy. So when the Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach notched his 300th win in the Demons' dugout ...

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


Dogs’ sixth inning magic arrives in time for 8-5 win

Forty-pitch first innings are hardly harbingers for success but Camden and Devin Beckley were able to overcome a shaky start and held onto first place ...

April 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons in control of Region 4 softball race

BLYTHEWOOD -- If Lugoff-Elgin was not going to win the Region 4-4A softball title, at least they wanted to go down swinging.

April 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Starting over ... again

There are a lot worse places where one can go to heal from surgery than on a beach in southern California.

April 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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