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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


Demons look to the future tonight against Gamecocks

This, to put it mildly, has not been one of the most fun seasons to be a Lugoff-Elgin football player, coach or fan.

November 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Gamecock Club executive meeting to be guest at KC Gamecock Club meeting

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Old Towne Tavern on Broad St. in Camden.

November 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Visiting Fox Creek finishes with a flourish to take down Lady Knights in a five-set thriller

No coach is ever fully prepared to deliver that final, end of the year post-game speech when in the midst of a state playoff run.

November 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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L-E wins Region 4-4A softball crown

Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Never say never

Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


A healthy Ross Hough is excited about next opportunity at Erskine

Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.

April 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ergle, Blythewood handcuff Demons

No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.

April 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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