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Kirkwood grad Freedom Child flies to win in Peter Pan

When Freedom Child was declared a non-starter in the Wood Memorial on April 6, the 3-year-old's shot at the Kentucky Derby went by the boards.

May 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Take the long way home

It was as gentle a demotion --- if there is such a thing --- as anyone could expect to receive when they were presented with the bad news.

May 13, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


King tabbed 3-AA co-player of year

New classification. Same results.

May 13, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Wildcats ‘steal’ the deal with slide-off win

LEXINGTON -- It was a daring move which, when completed, a coach is greeted either by a jubilant team or, an angry group of second-guessers.

May 06, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Green Wave holds off Lady Demons, 2-1

SUMMERVILLE -- Summerville scored two runs off three hits in the bottom of the first inning and then held off the visiting Lugoff-Elgin for a 2-1 win in Tuesday's 4A District 8 softball tournament elimination game.

May 03, 2013 | By ROGER LEE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Crawford's no-no slams door on CHS' season

As if to prove that Tuesday's no-hitter which she threw against Travelers Rest was not a fluke, Walhalla's Taylor Crawford threw another one against Camden, one day later.

May 03, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Cheraw scores pair in 5th to top NC, 2-0

Even the best tightrope walkers stub their toe every now and then.

April 29, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Anchors Aweigh

When you play basketball and have the same name as a former NBA star, you get used to the questions as to if you are related.

April 26, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Demons head into tourney on a roll

In a pairing which had all the earmarks of a classic last game of the season in which one team is priming for the playoffs and the other is playing out the string, Lugoff-Elgin pounded visiting Irmo, 13-0, on Senior Night at Optimist Field on Monday.

April 24, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Stokes’ walk-off, 2-run single gives Dogs 4-3 win

All season long, Camden has been searching for that one win on which it could hang its collective hat on.

April 22, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Wooten grad, Magical Moon, runs second in Beaumont

Magical Moon, which was developed in Camden by Frank and Daphne Wooten at Frank Wooten Stables, finished second behind Ciao Bell Luna in Sunday's $150,000 Beaumont Stakes (Gr. 2) at the Keeneland Race Course.

April 19, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Knights lock down second place in 3-AA with 9-2 victory over Griffins

There was a rush to get everything done for senior night. After that, the buzzword for North Central was patience.

April 19, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dreher takes down Dogs in battle for third place, 4-3

It would have been an uphill climb for Camden to have leapfrogged Dreher and finish in third place in the Region 4-AAA baseball standings.

April 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs close in on playoff slot with 10-7 win

Whether by design or just a matter of placing batters where they are needed in the lineup, Camden has the good fortune of batting its two most experienced players at the bottom of the order.

April 12, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Jenerette sets high goals for his wrestling career at SMC

There is a part of Allen Jenerette that wishes he could get right back on the wrestling mat and get back to the business of winning.

April 10, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Demons hold off Dogs for season sweep

Combating a much taller opponent in Lugoff-Elgin, you can only imagine what was going through Camden High coach Ron McKie's head when his two ...

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs top short-handed L-E

For a coach whose team is already short on numbers, playing three games in the same week is bad enough. When you have two contests ...

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Central snaps NC's two-game win streak

Turning a pair of late-game turnovers back into turnovers help short-circuit what was a two-game North Central boys' win streak and helped Central leave The ...

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Knights run out of gas in being dealt 54-40 setback

Anyone within earshot could have given the North Central girls' basketball team a heads up as to what was to be the points of emphasis ...

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs drop to third in 4-AAA wrestling

On a Tuesday night which started with an emotional salute to Camden High volunteer wrestling coach Bill Carlton, the evening went out with a whimper ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


A Pawsome Experience

Picking up his children from school is not the most glamorous or exciting way to celebrate winning a national championship. For Thomas Austin, though, it ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Working on a Dream

It is a phrase which has become so commonplace at college signings that it is almost standard issue when a student-athlete talks about the biggest ...

January 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons down Dreher, 62-59

Garrett Knight knows what his team can do on their home court. Now, the fourth-year Lugoff-Elgin head coach wants to see what his squad is ...

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Murray, Dreher trip up Lady Demons

New year. New look. Same goals and determination.

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top Striker finalist for Eclipse Award

Thanks in large part to his 10 ½-length win in November's $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (GR. I), Top Striker went from ...

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Galloway signs to play baseball at FDTC

Getting called up to the varsity squad as a freshman can be a heady occasion for a young athlete. For Chase Galloway, his promotion to ...

December 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Morgan lays out hiring process for CHS and NC posts

After having had two head football coaches/athletic directors resign within a week, rumors as to what will take place and who might be interested ...

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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