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Jordan set for new challenge after signing with Newberry

Freshmen student-athletes can be a peculiar breed especially when they have made a name for themselves on the high school level.

April 08, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Moore’s volleyball odyssey taking her to Virginia Union

Little did Ambryanna Moore know that a track and field workout one afternoon would lead her into the Lugoff-Elgin High School gym shortly thereafter and change part of her high school experience.

April 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Preger grad Prospect Park second favorite in Santa Anita Derby

With one horse developed in Camden, Upstart, already being pointed toward a start in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, another Thoroughbred with local connections can help cement his starting spot in the May 2 race in Louisville this weekend.

April 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Getting even

Working from the same script which he did against A.C. Flora on the same mound less than three weeks earlier, Ross Hough finished what he started on Wednesday.

April 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs scorch Blazers on combined one-hitter

It may have made for a messy scorebook but Camden Highbaseball coach Denny Beckley came out clean when asked his plan of attack in Monday's game with Ridge View in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


No knocking on wood

Randy Stokes looked at his team playing four games in as many days this week combined with four games scheduled for next week and knew one thing: he needed to stretch out his pitching staff without overburdening his team's young arms.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cup undercard spreads the wealth

On a day in which temperatures hovered in the 50s and, at times, featured swirling winds, the undercard at Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup races at the Springdale Race Course was equally varied.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fiscally fit

If this gig as a trainer doesn't pan out, Jimmy Day may want to think about becoming an investment broker. But given success on the race course, don't look for a switch to happen anytime soon.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jordan’s walk-off single lifts Bulldogs past Cavaliers, 5-4

Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Storylines abound in Carolina Cup races

Bargain basement purchases, horses with Camden ties and an Irish import making its first start over fences on this side of the Atlantic. What more could you ask for in a jump race?

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Minimambo aces her first track test

Officially, Minimambo carried jockey Rosemary Homeister and 120 pounds on her back in Saturday's fifth race, a $16,500 maiden claimer run at Tampa Bay Downs.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Five jumpers ready to go in Saturday's feature

Five novice jumpers are expected to take the starter's flag for Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race after entries were accepted Monday by the National Steeplechase Association.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


NC's Humphries to play softball at USC-Salkehatchie

An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs score pair in sixth to get past Dreher, 3-2

Everything about it reeked of "trap" game. But Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley would have none of that talk following his team's 3-2 come-from-behind victory over visiting Dreher Friday night.

March 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E girls top SV in region opener

Even though Tuesday's game at Spring Valley was just the first game in Region 4-4A play for the Lugoff-Elgin softball team, it felt more like a first round playoff game.

March 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Lack of discipline haunts Camden in 26-14 setback

Doing everything but setting up a separate station for gift wrapping, Camden all but hand-delivered one over to West Florence.

August 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


First half turnovers help to do in Demons in 35-14 loss

The words execution and confidence are crucial in building a football program. With execution, comes confidence and that progresses to move forward and succeed.

August 31, 2015 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights ready to party like it’s 1993

It is a situation which Louis Clyburn or any North Central head football coach since Carl Startsman, for that matter, has not had to deal ...

August 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


With game one jitters gone, Demons ready to move on

Like watching a director's cut of a movie which will never make it to the big screen, Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell and ...

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights looking to break another jinx in Boonetown

As he looked over a clean stat sheet following his team's season-opening 24-13 win over C.A. Johnson last Friday, North Central head football ...

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs have been playing a game of catch-up the entire off-season

It was a trade-off over which Jimmy Neal had no control.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Depth, lack of experience are two main concerns for Clyburn and NC

Call it the Chicago voting style of ailments.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Orlando is not exactly Disney World for Kohn

Throwing 25 pitches a day beneath the searing summer sun in Orlando is hardly the gig which Michael Kohn signed up for when he inked ...

August 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tougher than the rest

Save the Rudy cracks and references for someone else and for another time. Cedrick Malone has seen the movie and continues to live the life ...

August 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Countdown to kickoff: KC football schedules announced

By TOM DIDATO

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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