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Round one goes to the Dogs

Part roller derby. Part bar room brawl.

December 09, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hard work pays off for CHS girls in win

After putting in countless hours during what was a wet summer, the Camden High girls' basketball team reaped the rewards of their hard work on a late autumn night when drops of rain fell from the sky.

December 06, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs can't close the deal in 47-41 loss

If you are old enough to remember when a record would skip and play the same part of the song over and over again on a record player, you can probably sympathize with the plight which Camden head coach Ron McKie found himself in on Tuesday.

December 06, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CCE, Kirkwood grads pile up victories

While it may not have been on the flat track, The Elkstone Group LLC's Bodie Island roared to a 2 ¾-length win a short trip from where he was developed when he jumped his way to victory in the $20,000 Hobkirk Hill Starter Allowance at the Nov. 23 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden.

December 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Paying it forward

Consider the debt partially paid back.

November 25, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Reluctant Young wins fourth riding title

When officials with the National Steeplechase Association and the Colonial Cup decided to add an additional race to Saturday's 44th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup race card, few would have known the difference it would make to, at least, one person.

November 25, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


McCarthy hopes his Irish eyes are smiling in winner’s circle Saturday

Everyone wants to dance with the homecoming queen. But getting that chance is usually reserved for the guy who brought her to the ball.

November 22, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Hunter/jumper clinic spots filling up

Spaces are filling up quickly for world champion hunter rider Liza Towell Boyd, her father, Jack Towell, and The Camden Hunt's hunter/jumper clinic to be held at the Towell family's Finally Farm in Camden on Nov. 29 and 30.

November 20, 2013 | By SALLY KAY Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Murphy ready to be one of the girls at Auburn

Kelli Murphy has done about all that a high school golfer can do over a career which has one chapter left to be written in it.

November 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Four Grade I winners headed to Cup

Should either of the four Grade I winners from this year win the $100,000 Colonial Cup Steeplechase, it would go a long way toward swaying the voters when it comes time to select the 2013 Eclipse Award winner for steeplechasing.

November 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Many unhappy returns

CHESTERFIELD – While Chesterfield, as a whole, may not be a team which would pass many "eye tests," the Rams are downright eye-popping in the skill positions.

November 11, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Irmo thumps L-E in finale, 38-9

It may have seemed like a nightmare, at times, this season, but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for the Lugoff-Elgin football program.

November 11, 2013 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights back in familiar territory for first round game

When the Chesterfield coaches watched North Central's 19-0 loss to Fairfield Central last week, members of the Rams' staff probably scratched their heads as to that the Knights would try next.

November 08, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


L-E not giving in or, giving up

Irmo has locked down second place in Region 4-4A and has little else to play for tonight, other than trying to stay upright and healthy for next week's playoff opener.

November 08, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Kirkwood grad Recepta wins Chelsea Flower Stakes

After having broken her maiden at first asking with a win in an $80,000 race at Saratoga on Sept. 1, Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables' graduate Recepta made it 2-for-3 by running off with the $100,000-added Chelsea Flower Stakes at Belmont Park on Oct. 27.

November 06, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


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L-E’s Pruiett ready to keep on running at Tusculum

With a set of parents who enjoy running, Bailey Pruiett made it a family activity by joining her mom and dad on the roads and ...

May 30, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


17ers looking to build on state tournament run

There was a time, quite recently in fact, in when good summer for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball program was being competitive with League ...

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights’ Stephens ready to start all over at USC-Sumter

Chase Stephens is the type of baseball player who checks plenty of the boxes which coaches will sometimes fill with question marks.

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


For Chestnut, the change to college ball will be a snap

Some football players are more valuable than others.

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Something to cheer about

There were times last season when North Central girls' basketball coach Mitch Lowder needed someone to go inside and collect a big rebound. At others ...

May 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Out-Foxed

Standing in a nearly deserted outfield while, to his left, Hartsville players and coaches were still snapping photos, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow was ...

May 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sigman will keep getting his kicks at Limestone College

There are times when a coach knows the quality of an athlete which he is getting in his program by what that person does away ...

May 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Scorpiancer rolls to a 16-length win in $200,000 Nashville feature

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer launched a devastating move to the lead entering the Iroquois Steeplechase's backstretch the last time, opened a yawning lead on ...

May 16, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


The short end of the deal

Not everything one hears from the lips of a teacher or mentor, necessarily, has to be the only way to accomplish a task.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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