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Carolina Cup purse increased to $75,000

In a move designed to get all three spring novice series hurdle steeplechase races on the same page, on Tuesday, the Carolina Cup Racing Association approved the proposal in which the Carolina Cup feature races will be run for a $75,000 purse beginning this year.

January 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Three-happy RNE rallies to upend Lady Dogs, 60-53

Rather than staying in their locker room for halftime, the Richland Northeast girls made a U-turn, came back through the Camden High gym and regathered in the school's commons area.

January 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Slow-starting Dogs can't catch up to RNE

Gone are the hockey-like line changes. So, too, are extended minutes on the court for most of the non-starters on the Camden boys basketball team which has gone to a more traditional substitution pattern under interim head coach Ron McKie Jr.

January 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons top Redhawks in OT

Checkmate.

January 16, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E girls lose game and another player to injury on same night

First came the shriek; a sound which Von Duncan has heard way too many times this season.

January 16, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


S.C. Equine Park receives $250,000 grant for arena

Its steel girders dwarf the neighboring and, to this date, the only covered show ring at the South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) in Camden.

January 14, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


AJ uses game-ending surge to pull away from Knights

Normally, a two-point first quarter would mean a quick and painless death for a basketball team. But this was anything but a normal night at The Castle in Boonetown.

January 12, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Sowell, Lady Vols too tall an order for North Central

Mitch Lowder did everything he could to try and slow down Andrew Jackson center Alexxus Sowell. The one thing the North Central girls' basketball coach could not do, though, was to make his post players taller.

January 12, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Grade I champs are Eclipse Award finalists

Headlined by three-time Grade I winner and 2014 Lonesome Glory Champions Award recipient Demonstrative, along with two-time Grade I winner, 2013 Eclipse Award and 2014 Colonial Cup champion Divine Fortune and Makari, all three horses which won Grade I events on the National Steeplechase Association circuit last year are the three finalists for the 2014 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing.

January 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Second-ranked Falcons take a bite out of Dogs

Ron McKie Jr. would make a terrible "spin doctor" on one of the many Sunday morning TV talk shows in which men and women try to convince viewers that the news and facts may not be as good or, as bad, as they may seem.

January 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Flora ‘Tapps’ its way past CHS girls, 53-37

With her team coming off back-to-back wins in the post-Christmas Lake Marion Invitational and with games against region and state heavyweights Lower Richland and Dreher coming up, Camden girls' basketball head coach Natalie Jeffcoat felt Tuesday night would be the perfect time for her team to make a statement that the Lady Bulldogs were back.

January 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden woman enjoys her Heisman experience

Imagine sitting inside a banquet hall filled with past and the current Heisman Trophy winners and getting the chance to meet 2014 winner Marcus Mariota.

January 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC give Phillips first win in rout of Cavs

It was a smile which was one part happy and the other half relief.

December 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons build a big lead before holding off Jackets

It was the late great Al McGuire who once said that "the best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores."

December 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top stories of 2014 in pictures - part 1 of 2

December 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Post 17 locks down second place, sweeps M-S

Turning what was to have been a doubleheader of baseball into, basically, one single game, Kershaw County Post 17 cemented its second-place finish in League III by sweeping Wednesday's pair of games with visiting Manning-Santee.

July 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s all about the 'U'

At first, it started out with his signing autographs and posing for pictures with youngsters attending last week's annual Vonnie Holliday Football Camp in Camden.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Equine leaders remember Dale Thiel

As he made his way onto the track at Springdale Race Course for a photo shoot in late winter 2012, Dale Thiel was asked how he was doing.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Clemson will have to do

Standing on the stage at Lugoff-Elgin High School as a participant in the 1995 Mr. L-E Pageant, Monte Lee was asked by the moderator of the competition where he saw himself in 10 years.

June 26, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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