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Listless Bulldogs fall flat in 11-2 loss to Spring Valley

COLUMBIA – Looking for redemption a day after his team opened play in the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic with a 17-4 loss to tournament host A.C. Flora on Tuesday, all Camden head coach Denny Beckley received Wednesday afternoon was more heartburn.

April 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Early rising Demons get sweep of Devils and Rebels

COLUMBIA – At an hour of the day when some people were finishing lunch, the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team was putting the final touches on a busy Wednesday morning/early afternoon at the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic.

April 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cup day tote board: Strong winds, five close finishes and one blowout

On a day of racing which some could argue was wind-aided by a steadily swirling breeze, Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races had a bit of everything for everyone.

April 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden's horse wins Camden's race

Having successfully cleared the final of 14 fences aboard Sunshine Numbers, jockey Jody Petty took a peek back to check on the rest of the field in Saturday's 79th running of the $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup (Gr. III) Steeplechase.

April 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dogs dump Darlington, 5-1

While both he and his team would like to be playing tennis rather than postponing matches due to this week's rains, Camden High head coach Roger Smoak is looking forward to next week's spring break.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Torres making progress; fundraisers set for Cup

On a rainy Thursday morning, the sky never looked so beautiful from Rafael "Ray" Fernandez's perspective.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Less is more for Faulkenberry and Knights

How and when does a single trump a grand slam?

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Switch in Sunshine's saddle

Before rumors begin swirling as to a possible jockey controversy involving who would ride Sunshine Numbers in Saturday's $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III), Arch Kingsley wanted to get the word out that he did not plan to upset the apple cart when it came to the hometown horse which he trains.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Coming to America is paying off handsomely for Nagle

One-by-one, they walked in step behind one another around the shedrow.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Carolina Cup's starting five ready to jump into action in Saturday feature

It is now down to a five-horse race.

March 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Plum Pretty is picture perfect in Sunland Oaks

It has been a memorable 2011 for John Fort's Peachtree Stable. And, the year has not even reached the quarter pole.

March 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bulldog jayvees split with Darlington and Lakewood

The Camden High junior varsity baseball team split a pair of games with Darlington and Lakewood last week.

March 30, 2011 | By Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I | Camden High/Middle


Demons lose pair of region matches

After downing Ridge View in a pre-season tournament played earlier this year, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer team knew the Blazers had redemption on their minds in last Tuesday's conference match at L-E Stadium.

March 28, 2011 | By CLAY ARMSTRONG Special to the C-I | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Woe for three

Three pitches.

March 28, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ten-run first does in Dogs in 17-7 loss to Darlington

Nobody has ever accused Camden's American Legion Park of being a launching pad for baseballs.

March 25, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Four-run sixth helps Dogs get past Bruins

Chalk it up to the wooden bats. Better yet, give the credit to the two pitchers.

April 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E polishes off Diamond Hornets, 10-0

Playing football in the fall and basketball in the winter leaves Elliott Campbell precious little time to prepare for baseball season in the spring.

April 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs, Demons square off Wednesday

Tournament officials were hoping that Tuesday's weather would not throw a crimp into the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic at American Legion Park in Camden.

April 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC’s Johnson to carry on family legacy at Methodist

Seated beneath a plaque honoring the achievements of his uncle and former North Central and then, Super Bowl champion cornerback Tyronne Drakeford, Omar Johnson smiled as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Methodist College.

April 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


For Erskine-bound Bowers, the less pitches the better

In this age of baseball in which pitchers are always looking to add another pitch to their repertoire, Zac Bowers is in the reduction mode.

April 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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