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Black Friday going nitro

ways and byways --- not to mention the parking lots --- on Friday to kick off the holiday shopping season, there will be those cars which will take to the dirt and the air while weaving their way around traffic.

November 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Colonial Cup drops curtain on 2011 NSA campaign

The $100,000 TD Bank Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup feature highlighted Saturday's six-race card, which included five steeplechases races and one on the flat and brought the curtain down on the 2011 National Steeplechase Association campaign.

November 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


No audit necessary

With three fences left to be jumped, Xavier Aizpuru was done with trying to hold back Tax Ruling.

November 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Who do you like in the Cup?

(Editor's note: Don Clippinger is the media consultant for the National Steeplechase Associaton. Here, he gives Colonial Cup fans an outlook of the 12 entries into Saturday's $100,000 feature chase. He also included odds, if pari-mutuel wagering were allowed in South Carolina.)

November 18, 2011 | By DON CLIPPINGER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Colonial Cup feature chase, Eclipse Award up for grabs

It took a cold/sinus infection to do what no horse on this side of the Atlantic could do last month.

November 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kingsley hoping to catch lightning in a bottle again

Arch Kingsley might feel as if he is a stranger in his own house.

November 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Black Jack Blues out of Cup; illness sidelines race favorite

It's cold and flu season for horses, too.

November 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


KC volleyball players earn honors

Following a season in which all three Kershaw County high school volleyball teams finished in the top two of their respective regions --- with Camden and North Central capturing conference titles --- it should come as no surprise that when it came time for post-season honors to be handed out, players from these teams earned state and league laurels.

November 16, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Walker set to fly with the Eagles

wo springs ago, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes decided to put then-sophomore Devin Walker behind the plate to handle a veteran group of hard-throwing pitchers, three of whom signed to pitch at the collegiate level including current USC closer Forrest Koumas.

November 14, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Field of 13 nominated into Colonial Cup feature

The $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup has attracted 13 accomplished nominees, promising a large and talented field for the year's final major steeplechase race on Saturday, Nov. 19.

November 11, 2011 | By DON CLIPPINGER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


CHS' Wise to play in North-South All-Star Game

You only have one chance to make a first impression and Fidel Wise took full advantage of his this past season.

November 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Gamecocks escape from L-E with a 20-19 victory

Without hesitation, Scott Jones decided to go for the two-point conversion and the possible win after Lugoff-Elgin closed to within 20-19 with 66 seconds left to play in Friday's season finale against Sumter.

November 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Seahawks ruin Camden’s AAA state title party plans

C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor

November 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Chapin ends memorable campaign for CHS netters

Being a social studies teacher, Stephen Sutusky has a keen appreciation for history.

November 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


From Camden to the Breeders' Cup

Three horses with Camden connections will take to the famed course at Churchill Downs for this weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships which will be run on Friday and Saturday in Louisville.

November 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Cup undercard spreads the wealth

On a day in which temperatures hovered in the 50s and, at times, featured swirling winds, the undercard at Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup races at the Springdale Race Course was equally varied.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fiscally fit

If this gig as a trainer doesn't pan out, Jimmy Day may want to think about becoming an investment broker. But given success on the race course, don't look for a switch to happen anytime soon.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jordan’s walk-off single lifts Bulldogs past Cavaliers, 5-4

Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


NC's Humphries to play softball at USC-Salkehatchie

An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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