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Stephens, Knights hold off Cavs, 3-2

Changing the lineup resulted in a change --- for the good --- in fortune for North Central.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Good-bye and hello

Having had the road to the National Steeplechase Association end here, Camden will now serve as the jump-off point for the nation's best jump horses. That decision did not come without compromise, however.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Farewell to the Colonial Cup

Known as America's "First Lady of Steeplechasing," the late Marion duPont Scott had a profound impact on the sport she loved and for a race she started in Camden.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Fantastic Song hits high notes with win following long layoff

CHARLESTON -- Gil Johnston's Fantastic Song, away from the races for more than 1 1/2 years, roared through the stretch under jockey Sean McDermott to win The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry's featured $30,000 optional allowance hurdle by three-quarters of a length on Saturday.

April 11, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Cheraw stays alone atop Region 4-AA

Having watched his team wiggle out of a top of the first inning mess without allowing a run to visiting Cheraw, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash was hoping it would be an omen for the rest of the evening.

April 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Camden golf team back on solid turf

Matt McCarley has experienced the highs, the lows and the in-betweens of the Camden High golf program.

April 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Horse beats car just one storyline from a day at the Carolina Cup

Just when you thought that you might have heard every tale imaginable from the Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup races, along comes this nugget.

April 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


The verdict is in

Three jumps from home, jockey Michael Mitchell said he felt good about Show Court's chances to win Saturday's 83rd running of $75,000 The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase.

April 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Willow she get a Camden hat trick?

Sired by a horse bred in Japan out of a mare hailing from France with one grandfather from Great Britain and another born in Kentucky, Willow U has a lineage which would keep the fine folks at ancestry.com up to their eyeballs in background checking for days upon end.

March 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Five-run sixth lifts Lady Knights to 7-6 win over CHS

During Tuesday's practice, North Central ace Abby Outlaw suffered on contusion on her leg which left her playing status for Wednesday's non-region softball game with Camden in doubt.

March 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Horses, hoops get Saturday spotlight

For many a year, The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup has fallen on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball Final Four. Never, though, has that championship event included a team from the University of South Carolina.

March 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden Horse Show returns to ring on Sunday

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 the horses that hunt and jump --- was held.

March 31, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Lynch-pinned

There is nothing like playing an afternoon game following a night contest to force a baseball coaching staff to have to look to the future and quickly put a tough loss in the rear-view mirror.

March 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden Horse Show turns 108 Sunday

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 the horses that hunt and jump --- was held.

March 28, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Dogs rally from 6-0 hole to take down Warriors, 10-6

Defused.

March 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Drakeford, Knights reach for the stars

In his first season in the NFL, Tyronne Drakeford helped the San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX. Now the retired cornerback hopes to bring ...

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Williamson is on a mission to prove that he is back and better than ever

With his first pass attempt of the 2016 season, North Central quarterback Michael Williamson hooked up with Markell Portee on a 10-yard fade pattern pass ...

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs give away no secrets in a 7-7 tie with AJ

Fans attending Friday's 42nd annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree waited out a lightning delay to see what type of offense first-year Camden head ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons overcome mistakes and Knights

This is why you play scrimmages or, in this instance, a jamboree.

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Foundation laid, L-E will keep on building

Matt Campbell is a "what have you done for me lately" kind of a guy. And as he enters his third season as head coach ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hoping to go on the defensive in 2017

These are usually the days when a new head coach cites the familiar refrain that he wishes he had more time to get everything he ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Heart and soul

Frightening sights are not uncommon on the football field. Freak injuries can come with something as simple as a cleat which gets caught in the ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Meet Dr. Jekyll and … Dr. Jekyll

All last summer, the signs and words all pointed toward Chandler Price being the person who would step under center as Lugoff-Elgin's starting quarterback ...

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


The times are a changin'

For years, while other sporting and social events welcomed technology with open arms, the Carolina Cup languished while being forced to play catch-up.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Ellis steps down as CEO, Cushman returns to fold

Dr. Nick Ellis, who became the first Chief Executive Officer for the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup steeplechase races in Camden with his hiring in ...

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


It’s all Greek to her

For as long as Maggie Speaks can remember, summer meant traveling with her family for a beach vacation before returning home and preparing for the ...

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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