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Stokes upbeat after Demons’ tourney showing

It is still two weeks from spring. Heck, we haven't even hit daylight savings time yet so you can expect the hitters to be behind their colleagues on the mound and in the field this early in the baseball season.

March 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Projected Colonial Cup starters eyeing Saturday breeze over Springdale course

A chilly start to the morning may have tempered the crowd numbers at the first of three "Biscuits and Breezing" sessions at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. For those in attendance, they received an up-close look at horses which are being pointed for races in Camden or, at other stops this spring.

March 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine

Staying close to home suits Young fine

Call it a package deal in the form of one person.

March 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

2018 Camden High spring sports schedules


March 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Bryant hopes to attract D-I interest at Highland CC

Ahmad Bryant is hoping that a second chance will be enough to make a good first impression on Division I football programs.

March 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

CHS names softball field in memory of Marcus Warren

Ron McKie remembers it as if it happened yesterday.

March 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Position switch pays dividends for Sumpter

Being pent-up between a pair of aluminum posts was not Venus Sumpter's idea of having fun. But that was where the now Camden High senior found herself at the start of her Lady Bulldog soccer career.

February 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Biscuits and Breezing opener set for Springdale on Saturday

With the recent stretch of warm weather, it can only mean that the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races are just around the corner.

February 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Failure to Launch

First, it was a technical malfunction which led to the National Anthem being scratched to mark the start of Tuesday's AAA Upper State semifinal game between visiting Southside and Camden. It would get progressively worse for the host Bulldogs over the course of the next 32 minutes.

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Closing time: It's last call for College Park

Depending on your age and/or circumstances, College Park is either the greatest thing to have happened to the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races or, it is Animal House comes to Camden.

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine

Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program of which the coaches are associated can do for them during and after their collegiate career.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Dogs advance; NC game moved to RNE

Camden opened the AAA Upper State boys basketball tournament with an 82-44 win over Carolina Academy on Tuesday night inside the Dog Pound.

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Dogs repel Trojans in round one, 82-44

Knowing all too well the mindset of a four seed when taking on a region champion, Camden boys' basketball coach Ron McKie warned his squad of the dangers when facing a team which was playing with nothing to lose.

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Camden’s Ayers brings complete package with him to The Citadel

Before Ryland Ayers signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing days at The Citadel, Camden High head football coach Brian Rimph extolled the virtues of his former senior defensive back.

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

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A spring tradition

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on ...

March 20, 2018 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine

Knights tough out a 15-6 loss to Cheraw

Trailing visiting Cheraw by 11 runs with two gone in the bottom of the sixth, it would have been pretty easy for North Central to ...

March 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Quick-closing Lady Red Foxes hand Lady Demons 7-1 setback

Rest assured, the "r" word was thrown about in the days, hours and minutes leading up to Lugoff-Elgin's softball game with visiting Hartsville Tuesday ...

March 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Wilson’s path to college wrestling got off to a bumpy start on mat

By his own admission, Devin Wilson used to get knocked around the wrestling mat, a lot, when he was a kid. Then again, there was ...

March 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

NC offense erupts as Faulkenberry gets first victory

With the opening night jitters out of their system, the North Central baseball team gave first-year head coach Brandon Faulkenberry his initial victory at his ...

March 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Ferguson, CHS offense rise to the occasion

Pitching on the biggest stage of his young career, the bright lights hardly seemed to faze Sam Ferguson.

March 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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