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Community rallies in support of Jorge Torres

While Jorge Torres continues to lie in a hospital bed at Palmetto Health Richland recovering from an assortment of injuries suffered as the result of his being thrown from Malibu Moon in last fall's Colonial Cup, his friends, family and even those who never met the 26-year-old jockey are not leaving his side.

March 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fernandez coming to grips with Tores' spill, recovery

It took being unseated by the same horse which threw Jorge Torres into a nightmare of a past four months for Rafael "Ray" Fernandez to realize that what took place at the Springdale Race Course last November was not his fault.

March 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Walker's sac fly lifts Demons past Dogs, 5-4

Few times has a game which has meant virtually nothing in the standings been so intriguing.

March 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Gamecocks hold off Bulldog JVs, 9-6

By Jerry Broughton

March 18, 2011 | By JERRY BROUGHTON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Camden High/Middle


Demons split pair with Dogs, Vikes

The Lugoff-Elgin boys soccer teams traveled to Camden Monday to take on the Bulldogs and scored a two-game sweep of the hosts at Zemp Stadium.

March 18, 2011 | By CLAYTON ARMSTRONG Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Vikings' Guerreri no-hits Demons

COLUMBIA – Sometimes, you just have to tip your hat to an opponent and live to fight another battle.

March 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Mr. Commons puts in bullet work at Hollywood Park

Mr. Commons, a 3-year-old colt prepared in Camden by Mickey Preger Jr. at the Camden Training Center, had a bullet work at five furlongs on Tuesday at Santa Anita Park.

March 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Royals to keep swinging her racquet for Fighting Koalas

There is one person whom Lydia Royals said she still cannot beat at tennis. Fortunately for the Lugoff-Elgin senior, she will not have to face that person while playing tennis for Columbia College.

March 16, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Right on target

The South Carolina General Assembly recently recognized North Central High School in Kershaw County as the first public school in the state to form a clay-target shooting team.

March 16, 2011 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | North Central High/Middle


Demons drub RNE in opening match, 6-2

Last week's season opener for the Lugoff-Elgin boys soccer team at Richland Northeast was a cold but victorious night for the visiting Demons.

March 16, 2011 | By CLAY ARMSTONG Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs storm back to upend scrappy Lakewood, 10-2

By all accounts, a young Lakewood squad is not expected to be much of a factor in the Region 6-AAA baseball race.

March 14, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Rough start leads to a bad ending for Demons in 7-3 loss to RNE

A long Tuesday night for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team could have been even lengthier, if not worse for the wear.

March 11, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Turned from home

Much Rejoicing, prepared in Camden at Kirkwood Stables, won for the third time in six career starts as the 4-year-old filly by Distorted Humor out of Soaring Softly won a $59,000 allowance race Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

March 11, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dogs host Lakewood Thursday

Turns out, Camden's orginally scheduled baseball game with Lakewood will be played on Thursday after all.

March 10, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Robinson prepared to tackle his next challenge after signing with NCTPCA

While on his visit to North Carolina Tech Preparatory Christian Academy (NCTPCA) a few weeks ago, a member of the school's football coaching staff sized up Camden High senior Jerel Robinson. We'll let the 6-foot-2, 310-pound Robinson take it from there.

March 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Up in smoke

SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Survival mode

SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 vs. Florence game moved to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.

July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Zac attack

SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.

July 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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