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The defenses rest in 70-55 Camden loss

It was Hagler-Hearns on grass, circa 1980s Loyola Marymount basketball on cleats. It was a game in which defense was a myth rather than reality.

November 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons looking to secure first round home playoff tilt

Two weeks ago, Lugoff-Elgin gave its senior football players a grand sendoff in a 56-14 Senior Night victory over Darlington.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs seeking share of region title with a win over Griffins

For the sake of starting an argument, let's just surmise that Camden head coach Jimmy Neal is not expecting Columbia to pull an upset of Chester tonight.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Spartans end season on a winning note

Taking out a season's worth of frustrations out on the visiting Carolina Gladiators, the Camden Military Academy football team closed its schedule out with a 53-6 win on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Field.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


It's survive and advance for KC volleyball teams

Their tickets to the 3A and 2A Upper State volleyball finals having been punched, Camden and North Central, respectively, waited on Lugoff-Elgin to advance to the 4A Lower State finals.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden Hunter Trials on tap for Sunday

On Sunday (Nov. 6), Hunter Trial Hill on Knights' Hill Road, across the from Springdale Race Course, will be alive with horses, riders and fans for the 81st Camden Hunter Trials annual competition.

November 01, 2016 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


After slow start, Doge get back on track for 41-14 win

Whether it served as a wake-up call or, a slap in the face, Columbia High's game-opening 78-yard, 19-play scoring drive may have been just the kick in the backside which Camden needed Thursday night.

November 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Central explodes in second half to topple Knights

Just when you thought North Central was all but locked into packing up its football equipment for the season after its Nov. 11 game with Buford comes this bit of information:

November 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights have their backs to the wall

Two gets you through. One won't get it done.

October 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


JMU wins Camden Collegiate

As you drove down Knight's Hill Road and turned onto Country Club Road going into the Camden Country Club last weekend, it was obvious that something great was happening besides the change of weather from hot, summer-like to cold, fall-like temperatures. Then you saw the signs pointing to the upper parking lots for team vans parking.

October 28, 2016 | By JOE WOODBURY Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Golf


Lady Knights gets early Halloween scare

Like well-mannered children, number four seeds who take on a region champion are expected to be seen and not heard.

October 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Tops Striker scores in Zeke Ferguson

With regular jockey and Camden resident Bernie Dalton committed to Diplomat, Camden-based trainer Arch Kingsley Jr. had to go rider-shopping for Top Striker, and he came up with Paddy Young, the reigning champion National Steeplechase Association jockey.

October 28, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Rams blank battered Knights

Had this game been played earlier in the season, maybe Friday's North Central at Chesterfield pairing may have had a different outcome. Or, if not a reversal in fortunes, it most certainly would have been a more closely contested contest.

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs rumble past Warriors

It didn't have to be pretty and it did not matter whether it came over the Holy Angels Middle School B team or the Green Bay Packers. All Camden wanted and needed was a win.

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Falcons grounded in 56-14 loss to L-E

It was a win 13 seniors may never forget.

October 25, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


The Carolinas’ top junior golfers set sights on Creed Invitational at CCC

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


Sitting Pretty

HARTSVILLE -- Thrust into the role of being Lugoff-Elgin's primary starting pitcher following a season-ending injury to All-State senior Baleigh Lunsford last month, Bailey Douglas ...

May 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Players, coaches earn baseball honors

Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach Randy Stokes was named as the state's 4A coach of the year by a vote of the South Carolina Baseball ...

May 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


A healthy Catoe ready to start over at Coker

Sometimes, what you take for granted becomes even more important once it is taken from you.

May 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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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