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Riding to glory

Bernie Dalton had the best seat in the house when it came to being there for Pierrot Lunaire's unlikely run to the 2012 Eclipse Award for steeplechase horse.

January 23, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Slow start sinks Lady Bulldogs

Seeing as how visiting Westwood suited up just seven players for Tuesday's game with Camden, it can be surmised that the Lady Bulldogs' plan of attack was to get the guests into foul trouble and, run them until their tongues were hanging down to the floor.

January 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs clamp down on Westwood in 41-25 win

Rather than subject his team to the confines of the gym for practice on a sunny Sunday afternoon, Camden High basketball coach Ron McKie took his squad to the school's adjoining athletic complex to work out in the great outdoors.

January 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Monroe likes L-EMS’ chances at winning ‘unofficial’ title

In the days leading up to last year's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe downplayed his team's chances at winning the statewide event.

January 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


NSA exhibition opener

Steeplechase horses in the Carolinas whose owners and trainers have an eye cast on the early season openers now have a place to give their horses a final go 'round prior to the races which count.

January 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Tainted athletes dominating the headlines

It's getting harder and harder to pick and choose your sports heroes these days.

January 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Slow start fails to deter Knights in 60-49 win

In those old-time Westerns, the Calvary always waited until the end of the movie to come in and save those in distress.

January 14, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Eau Claire wears down Lady Knights, 58-46

Switching out five new players at a time, Eau Claire wanted to wear down North Central. And, as the minutes started to dwindle, so did the Lady Knights' energy.

January 14, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


RNE’s Rose blooms at wrong time for Lady Demons’ taste

Had it been a game of craps, Lugoff-Elgin would have rolled snake eyes.

January 11, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


RNE spoils Knight's coaching debut

There would have been much easier circumstances for Lugoff-Elgin assistant boys' basketball coach Garrett Knight to have made his head coaching debut than the one he found himself in on Tuesday.

January 11, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rizers top Aliens in OT

When you are a first-year franchise, rivalries are few and far between.

January 09, 2013 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Local ties abound in trio of Eclipse Award finalists

A trio of steeplechasers --- each with Camden connections --- were named as the three finalists for the 2012 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing.

January 09, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


CHS girls use 24-0 run to upend A.C. Flora, 52-38

Just as a mechanic puts a car on the lift to see what is wrong with a vehicle in need of repair, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat tinkered with her team's problems during halftime of Friday's game with A.C. Flora.

January 07, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Falcons press their way past Dogs, 63-48

In preparation for Friday night's visit from A.C. Flora, Camden head coach Ron McKie put his starting five to work by trying to break the Falcons' press which was set up by his second group.

January 07, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Kirkwood grads ring out 2012 in style

Every Way celebrated the final day of her 2-year-old campaign by ending the old year with a victory.

January 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


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17ers snare final spot in state tourney

Throughout the season, first-year Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Tyler Pike has said that when his team is on, they can play with anybody ...

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Much more than just a coach

There was never a doubt in the mind and heart of Bobby Engram that in one of the lowest times of his life, Billy Ammons ...

July 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Down ... but still not out

If the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team was to extend its best-of-five second round series with Chapin-Newberry, it had to be clicking on all ...

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kershaw County gets caught in its own web in game 2 setback

It looked like the break which Devin Beckley needed to get out of a fourth inning jam. Instead, like the evening in general, it ended ...

July 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter-Lexington series cut to three games after brawl

SUMTER -- The Sumter P-15's and the Lexington Post 7 baseball teams will continue their first-round series in the American Legion state playoffs after having ...

July 08, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson | Sports


17ers get past Aiken in opener

ason that he did not solicit any coach's help when preparing his Kershaw County American Legion baseball team for its first round state playoff ...

July 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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