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Dogs seek to snap playoff skid

In the two weeks since his team's 70-55 loss to Fairfield Central in the regular season finale, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal has been told of how entertaining of a game it was to watch either from the stands at Zemp Stadium or, on that evening's live television broadcast of the game.

November 18, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E prepared to exorcise its playoff Demons from 2010

It's the playoffs and any time you can give your team any type of advantage whatsoever, it helps.

November 18, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons, Dogs will kick off state football postseason Friday

After having had last Friday night off, the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin football teams will open playoff action on Friday night.

November 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Addition of two races leads to an early call to the post for Colonial Cup

In order to accommodate two races that were split because of heavy entries, Saturday's 47th running of the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase races in Camden will have an 11:30 a.m. start time.

November 15, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Bishops block Camden’s state championship quest

BALLENTINE --- There was a glimmer of hope in a second set in which Camden climbed from a 9-0 hole to take a 17-16 lead over Bishop England in Saturday's AAA state championship volleyball match at Dutch Fork High School.

November 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Buford runs past Knights and into playoffs

Rarely at a loss for words, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn spent the better part of the second half of his team's football season trying to come up with answers for his team's problems hanging onto the ball.

November 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights need win tonight and luck to get into playoffs

Without a plan for a football tie-breaker in place in Region 4-AA, athletic directors from the seven schools met in the middle of the week to try and figure the best and most equal method to decipher how things would shake out following tonight's final set of games.

November 11, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


There's a Fork in Camden's road

All season long, Camden High volleyball coach Paige Wilson has used the term "potential" in describing her team and how far it could advance once the postseason rolled around.

November 11, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Field of a dozen eyeing Colonial Cup

Irv Naylor's Rawnaq, undefeated this year and assured the National Steeplechase Association's earnings crown, heads a top-drawer 12-horse lineup of nominees for the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup on Saturday, Nov. 19.

November 11, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Lady Demons head to Myrtle Beach for 4A Lower State finale

Holding onto her timeouts as if they were pieces of gold, Lugoff-Elgin volleyball coach Katie Ham waited until the right time before using the one she would need in her team's 3-0 sweep over visiting North Myrtle Beach on Thursday.

November 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Blocked PAT gives L-E win, second place finish in 6-4A

DALZELL -- It was bound to be dramatic with this bunch.

November 08, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


The defenses rest in 70-55 Camden loss

It was Hagler-Hearns on grass, circa 1980s Loyola Marymount basketball on cleats. It was a game in which defense was a myth rather than reality.

November 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons looking to secure first round home playoff tilt

Two weeks ago, Lugoff-Elgin gave its senior football players a grand sendoff in a 56-14 Senior Night victory over Darlington.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs seeking share of region title with a win over Griffins

For the sake of starting an argument, let's just surmise that Camden head coach Jimmy Neal is not expecting Columbia to pull an upset of Chester tonight.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Spartans end season on a winning note

Taking out a season's worth of frustrations out on the visiting Carolina Gladiators, the Camden Military Academy football team closed its schedule out with a 53-6 win on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Field.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Survive and advance

At this stage of the season, style points don't count.

April 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Survive and advance

At this stage of the season, style points don't count.

April 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


An act of Faith

Finding the right college can sometimes be an exhausting and overwhelming experience for a high school student.

April 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Weather may throw curveball at playoffs

The South Carolina High School League state baseball and softball playoffs are scheduled to begin tonight and Thursday, respectively.

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pierce ready to hit new heights at The Citadel

An athlete from Camden High winning a state championship in the pole vault would have gotten you laughed out of meets a little more than ...

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights enter playoffs on losing note

Without a chance to budge from third place in Region 4-AA and with a state tournament opener on deck Tuesday, North Central head baseball coach ...

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


NC takes third in 4-AA Dogs fall twice, L-E keeps streaking

A slow start gave way to a big finish for North Central which used Tyler Faulkenberry's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth ...

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Scheme change gives CHS share of region crown

In the days between his team's 5-0 loss to Indian Land on March 21 and the time leading up to Tuesday night's rematch ...

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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


Versatile McLeod will bring her volleyball skills to Lady Lancers

If ever a young lady can live up to the Boy Scout's motto of being prepared, it is Alexis McLeod.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Time for a new era of Camden 'chasing

It started out as a series of whispered rumors before gaining a full head of steam.

April 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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