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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


KC quartet headed to North-South game

Camden's Devin Beckley, Jo Jo Watson, Lugoff-Elgin's Adam Rowson and North Central's Cedrick Cunningham were all selected to play in the North-South All-Star Football Game to be played on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Giving Larry Doby his due

By 1955, Larry Doby was no longer a novelty; a man's whose skin color separated him from the other players playing alongside him with the Cleveland Indians.

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


NC’s Cunningham prepared to become an Army Man

His right arm tucked in a sling due to a hand injury sustained in the opening minutes of North Central's 48-12 loss to Cheraw on Oct. 6, Cedrick Cunningham was hardly ready to play in tonight's game at Chesterfield.

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden Collegiate returns to CCC this weekend

Some of the nation's best collegiate golfers will make their way to the Camden Country Club for the two-day Camden Collegiate Invitational to be played on Saturday and Sunday over the Donald Ross-designed layout.

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Golf


Spartans head to McBee in search of first win

Things were going along so well for the Camden Military Academy football team in last Saturday's Homecoming game contest against visiting Trinity Academy.

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Knights begin playoff push at Chesterfield

There has been no bait and switch or, hiding the facts. When North Central steps on the field for tonight's game in Chesterfield, the Knights will know where they stand and what they need to do over the course of their final three regular season games.

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights begin playoff push at Chesterfield

There has been no bait and switch or, hiding the facts. When North Central steps on the field for tonight's game in Chesterfield, the Knights will know where they stand and what they need to do over the course of their final three regular season games.

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs try to snap three-game skid at Zemp

There is nothing worse than having played a bad football game on Friday night and then, having to watch it all over again the following Monday afternoon.

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E looks to take another step forward

Having played third-ranked Hartsville to a 14-14 standoff in the final 45 minutes of a 28-14 loss one week ago does not mean that Lugoff-Elgin has arrived.

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Field of eight entered in $350,000 Far Hills feature

Irv Naylor's Rawnaq, undefeated this year and tested to the limit in his most recent jumps start, heads a talented field of eight for Saturday's $350,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), America's richest steeplechase race.

October 14, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Dogs back at it in Chester

Usually, having a three-week break between games allows football teams to get injured players back in the fold. Camden welcomed back just one while having lost possibly two others thanks to a schedule/unscheduled break between games.

October 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


17ers looking to build on state tournament run

There was a time, quite recently in fact, in when good summer for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball program was being competitive with League ...

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights’ Stephens ready to start all over at USC-Sumter

Chase Stephens is the type of baseball player who checks plenty of the boxes which coaches will sometimes fill with question marks.

May 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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


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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