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Demons drop hammer on Dogs with match-closing 36-0 spree

There were tons of better and easier options by which Camden High head wrestling coach Chris Connell could have made his debut on the Bulldog bench. Instead, the CHS alum played the hand he was dealt.

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Dogs’ depth wears down NC

At the mere mention of the word depth, a sparkle came from Natalie Jeffcoat's eyes. Better yet, for the Camden High girls' basketball coach, it was not just numbers but quality.

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Third quarter surge carries Bulldogs past Knights, 74-50

Answering the second half bell like a boxer coming out and looking to deliver a knockout blow, Camden used a 14-3 run to open the third quarter and was finally able to put some breathing room between itself and visiting in-county rival North Central.

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Off and running

Proving the old adage that there is no place like home still holds water, the Camden-based Mullikin Law Firm and BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina have helped get the ball rolling as the two firms joined with the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races as sponsors for the 2018 edition of the event.

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


L-E trio ready to add to FDTC’s buzz

As workers furiously put the finishing touches on the new baseball complex at Florence-Darlington Technical College in time for the upcoming season, school officials may want to add a few more rows of bleachers to the original design.

November 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


FMU checks all boxes for Wells

It is hard not to get caught up watching the free swingers in volleyball; those players who can smash the ball to the floor with their arms towering above the net.

November 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Taylor finds the perfect fit with Newberry

Even at a young age, Natalie Taylor had a mind and a plan of her own.

November 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Galloway’s hard work pays off by signing with Coker

DALZELL -- There was no big mystery as to why Thomas Sumter Academy's Josh Galloway decided he wanted to play college baseball at Coker College in Hartsville.

November 21, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Record purse puts Carolina Cup in elite company

The 84th annual Carolina Cup Races, next March 31, will offer a record $325,000 in purses, highlighted by the first spring edition of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (Gr. 1), worth $150,000 and spotlighting the steeplechase sport's star performers.

November 17, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Gray eager to don the teal of CCU

Golf is a game in which you sometimes need to go with your gut feeling when choosing the right club which best suits you and your game for a particular shot.

November 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Behind the 8-ball

MONCKS CORNER -- Let Seattle and Texas A&M have their 12th men. Berkeley had an even greater force on its side; the Stags had the power of the turnover.

November 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hoping to crash a Stag party

There are two schools of thought on being an underdog; some teams embrace it while others take it as a sign of impending doom.

November 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Three-year olds top the bill for NSA finale in Charleston

Sunday's Steeplechase at Charleston brings down the curtain on the National Steeplechase Association season, and the afternoon's featured race for three-year-olds will provide a glimpse of upcoming seasons.

November 10, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Mustangs play ‘keep-away’ in second half to stop Dogs

WILLIAMSTON -- Boasting of a ground and pound rushing attack coming into Friday's first round AAA Upper State playoff game with visiting Camden, Palmetto seemingly played into the Bulldogs' hands in the first half with the visitors carrying a 7-3 lead into the locker room.

November 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden hoping to corral Mustangs in AAA opener

Camden had to win its final two games in order to make a return trip to the state playoffs. The Bulldogs did that by knocking off Indian Land and Columbia, respectively, the past two Fridays.

November 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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L-E calls Gators’ bluff

Coaches love to say that no one contest is bigger than any other. The one-game, one-match at a time approach has been part of their ...

December 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons follow familiar script to knock off Bulldogs, 59-53

Hollywood could not have scripted a remake as close to the original as that which Lugoff-Elgin displayed Friday night.

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs rally for 47-42 win

Playing with a late game lead has been a blessing and a curse for the Camden girls' basketball team. Sending players to the free throw ...

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights survive foulapalooza

As part of his team's regular practice routine, first-year North Central girls' basketball coach David Dawson implements a four-player defensive drill with his girls ...

December 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hold off late charge from Knights

You never appreciate what you had until it's gone. That is a fact of life and, in this instance, basketball.

December 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons rally down stretch for 71-67 win

There is never an optimal occasion to hit a dry spell. Some, however, are more ill-timed than others.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs fend off L-E threat for 47-37 win

Frustration comes in different forms for different teams.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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