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Bowers bounces back from uneven start to help Demons get past Ridge View, 8-5

On a young and deep Lugoff-Elgin pitching staff, Zack Bowers sometimes gets lost in the shuffle.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Friday's $20,000 Hunter Derby highlights Camden Spring Classic

Now comes time for a different equine event.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

King, Knights keep Bulldogs in check, 6-3

Like having to dig through the cereal box to get your prize, North Central found what it was looking for --- and needed --- in the bottom third of its batting order.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports

Kingsley, Murphy enjoy Cup day

When you don't have a jumper in the big race, winning the co-feature will have to do.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Young injured in day’s first chase

Paddy Young, the three-time defending National Steeplechase Association leading rider, sustained a compound fracture to his right forearm, between the wrist and elbow, as the result of a fall in Saturday's $25,000 Camden Plate, the first steeplechase race of the day at the Carolina Cup.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


There are times during a race when you find out what your horse is made of.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

The life of Brian

Sometimes the grass is indeed greener, if not firmer, on the other side of the Atlantic.

March 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Can any horse get in front of and stay ahead of Black Jack Blues in the Carolina Cup feature?

After two races on American soil, Black Jack Blues has yet to see the backside of another horse.

March 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Bulldogs track down Foxes for fifth straight win

When in doubt, stick to what you do best.

March 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Less and less College Parkers getting behind the wheel

When their two daughters took their respective turns going off to college, John and Sandy Cushman did what all responsible parents do when their children leave home for the first time.

March 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Cup spaces, tickets still on sale

With Saturday's 80th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races just four days away, last-minute shoppers have been gobbling up the remaining reserved parking spaces for the Camden spring classic, leaving few spots remaining inside the Springdale Race Course.

March 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Black Jack Blues headlines field of six in Saturday’s feature

Led by 2011 Eclipse Award winner Black Jack Blues, a field of six jumpers will take to the Springdale Race Course for Saturday's $50,000 Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III.)

March 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

Beckwith ties Demons in knots

If Lugoff-Elgin did not know who Andrew Beckwith was before Friday night, they know more than they want to about him now.

March 26, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Knights’ tag team tames Lions, 7-2

It's hard to explain to a pitcher why you are lifting him in the middle of a game in which he has surrendered just three hits, has not allowed an earned run and struck out four batters in four innings of work in a 2-1 ballgame.

March 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Eclipse Award winner among eight Carolina Cup nominees

In what can best be described as an ironic twist, with a good portion of Kershaw County residents suffering from pollen-related maladies, Black Jack Blues will come to town some four months after the missing last November's Colonial Cup steeplechase due to a respiratory infection.

March 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine

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Run to Daylight

With plenty of horse beneath him and nothing but green grass and opportunity to his right, Ross Geraghty unleashed the fury that is Dawalan two ...

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine

Sensor’s Cash Crop pays off in Cup opener

Long a staple on Camden's equine calendar, The Camden Hunter Trials is an day designed to showcase members of The Camden Hunt and its ...

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine

Putting the cart before the horse

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine

The need to succeed

COLUMBIA --- Walking past Mike Matulis, who was laying on a trainer's table receiving treatment for an injury sustained in South Carolina's 24-14 loss ...

November 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Net gains

It seems as if every winning team has that one player who can help elevate it to the next level.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Abbott will stay a Dog; headed to The Citadel

Standing 6-foot-4, tipping the scales at better than 200 pounds and possessing a fastball which has been clocked in the low 90s, Will Abbott is ...

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Flick catches on with Erskine’s Flying Fleet

By former standards, Christian Flick would not have been your obvious candidate to be a catcher.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Hitting on all cylinders

Turning for his Camden home proved trickier than turning for home in the 1965 Southern 500 for Ned Jarrett.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


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