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Lincoln Memorial gets a steal in Baker

It has been more than a season and a change since Alexis Baker suited up for a softball game at North Central High School. That fact did not slow schools down from trying to gain her services both on the field and in the classroom.

November 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


It's business as usual for Kingsley, Top Striker

Some people guzzle champagne out of the bottle inside a locker room following a landmark victory. Others, like Camden's Arch Kingsley Jr., sip from a bowl of soup while sitting in front of a roaring fire along with his family.

November 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Holland ready to soar after signing with EMU Eagles

Sophie Holland probably had little to no idea that her every move was being watched. Then again, when you are a catcher, what goes on behind your back is of little importance.

November 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons' second half comeback bid comes up short

Even in a loss, the standard has been set and the bar has been raised.

November 22, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs go down in wild 77-61 shootout

INMAN --- Had there been any dust on Chapman's meticulously groomed football field, it might not have finished settling until sometime early Sunday afternoon.

November 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Colonial Cup victory

November 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Thunderstruck

When the list of entries was released for last Saturday's 47th running of the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase, Top Striker had everything a horse needed in order to run in the race ... except for a rider.

November 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dogs seek to snap playoff skid

In the two weeks since his team's 70-55 loss to Fairfield Central in the regular season finale, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal has been told of how entertaining of a game it was to watch either from the stands at Zemp Stadium or, on that evening's live television broadcast of the game.

November 18, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E prepared to exorcise its playoff Demons from 2010

It's the playoffs and any time you can give your team any type of advantage whatsoever, it helps.

November 18, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons, Dogs will kick off state football postseason Friday

After having had last Friday night off, the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin football teams will open playoff action on Friday night.

November 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Addition of two races leads to an early call to the post for Colonial Cup

In order to accommodate two races that were split because of heavy entries, Saturday's 47th running of the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase races in Camden will have an 11:30 a.m. start time.

November 15, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Bishops block Camden’s state championship quest

BALLENTINE --- There was a glimmer of hope in a second set in which Camden climbed from a 9-0 hole to take a 17-16 lead over Bishop England in Saturday's AAA state championship volleyball match at Dutch Fork High School.

November 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Buford runs past Knights and into playoffs

Rarely at a loss for words, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn spent the better part of the second half of his team's football season trying to come up with answers for his team's problems hanging onto the ball.

November 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights need win tonight and luck to get into playoffs

Without a plan for a football tie-breaker in place in Region 4-AA, athletic directors from the seven schools met in the middle of the week to try and figure the best and most equal method to decipher how things would shake out following tonight's final set of games.

November 11, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


There's a Fork in Camden's road

All season long, Camden High volleyball coach Paige Wilson has used the term "potential" in describing her team and how far it could advance once the postseason rolled around.

November 11, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


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


Carolinas’ top junior golfers set sights on Creed Invitational

What started out as a tournament to honor the memory of the late Jimmy Creed has turned into an event which now has junior golfers ...

May 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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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