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Veteran horse trainer Charlie Cushman dies at 85

He wore a tweed blazer on his back, rather than a blue cape with a red "S" emblazoned on it as he watched the early races of the 1949 Carolina Cup from his spot in the infield.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


All systems go for CHS and L-E after HSL realignment

Even though the 2012 football season is some 56 weeks in the offing, Lugoff-Elgin High School head coach and athletic director Scott Jones already has one win under his team's collective belt before the 2011 campaign has even kicked off.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Move to Columbia-based Region 4-AA does not sit well with North Central

They say that you can't fight city hall. That, however, will not stop Louis Clyburn and North Central High School from trying.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Switching to center proves to be a snap for Robinson

As he gathered his team around him to begin preparations for the 2011 All-American Bowl in Kings Mountain, N.C., Stars head coach Donnie Kiefer had about everything he needed in an all-star football team.

August 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CMA's Reardon signs to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech

Breaking up is hard to do. When separating from one's first love, however, the task becomes harder.

August 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


All Together puts things together to capture Kiser Stakes

Having tracked down pace-setting Here Comes Art for more than a mile and three-quarters, All Together met the final fence running and at the urging of jockey Xavier Aizpuru pulled away to a 2 ¼-length victory in last Thursday's $70,000 Jonathan Kiser Memorial Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

August 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden-developed grads off to great start at Saratoga

It was as good of a start as you could have to the annual summer race meeting at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Vaughn returns to Baltimore to find a new home

It's never easy transferring from one school to another in the middle of an academic year, never mind when you have to travel through several states to do it.

July 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Fall is in the air

You might not be able to tell it when you step outside your door, but the countdown to the start of football season is a mere two days away.

July 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pairings set for Shrine Club Jamboree

While members of the Camden Shrine Club may have their collective fingers crossed in hopes of good weather for the charitable organization's 36th annual Shrine Club Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 12, Camden High head coach Jimmy Neal is not leaving anything to chance.

July 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


North Augusta knocks KC American from state tournament

AIKEN -- The Kershaw County American Dixie Boys All-Star team's post-season run came to an end with a loss to North Augusta in the state championship tournament played in Aiken from July 16-18.

July 25, 2011 | By JERRY BROUGHTON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Seasonal Sports


Double talk

Let's see Austin Brown try and put this honor on his mantle.

July 25, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bethune's boys of spring celebrate golden anniversary

Some teams are just too special to fade away. And, this special group of young men was just that.

July 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Preger-developed Nereid gets dead-heat win in American Oaks

Nereid, a 3-year-old filly developed in Camden at the barn of Mickey Preger Jr., finished in a dead-heat win with Cambina in Sunday's $250,000 American Oaks (Gr. 1) race at Hollywood Park.

July 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17 comes up short in bid to earn a state tourney slot

Nothing beats experience and maturity when it comes to producing in a big game and/or a key situation.

July 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Demons hope to celebrate homcoming with a win

Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights face familiar challenge against high-flying Cheraw

Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Pate's 2 TDs lift CMA past Knights

After the heartbreak of a 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats one week earlier, the Camden Military Academy football team righted the ship on Saturday with a 20-12 win over the visiting New Covenant Knights.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Kohn signs contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Dogs hope return to playoffs will be a snap

Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Crisis Management 101

It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hello, again

For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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