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The streak is -- finally-- over

Rather than pad the score to make it look even more impressive than his team's final 24-13 win over C.A. Johnson was, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn decided to take a knee on three straight snaps after his offense moved to the hosts' five yard line with less than two minutes left in Friday's season opener at Bolden Stadium.

August 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Power Surge

First, Camden dimmed the lights on a Lugoff-Elgin comeback. Seconds later, the lights went out altogether.

August 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Anything but an average opener

Suffice to say, Louis Clyburn did not have a vote as to who C.A. Johnson High School hired as its football coach after an opening occurred following the retirement of Jerry Jackson following the 2014 season.

August 21, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Ghosts in the machine

If you are old enough to remember playing backyard baseball games and using the "invisible man" to run the bases when you did not have enough players, then you probably know what Jimmy Neal has gone through this week.

August 21, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs get past Hawks, 14-7

For many a year, an omen of bad luck for the Camden football team has been winning its game in the Camden Shrine Club Jamboree.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons throw a scare into Flora only to come up short

Whether a field goal try as time ran out was good or not, it was not going to spoil Lugoff-Elgin's night.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Missed chances doom Knights in 7-6 loss

With his team's most experienced lineman and top running back sitting this one out with minor injuries, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had to rethink things after the Knights were faced with a fourth and goal from the Buford six in the second quarter of Friday's Camden Shrine Club Jamboree opener.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Let the games begin

On an evening in which jokes were told and coaches talked about the struggles their teams were having going into the season, Buck Hall struck a serious tone at the Camden Shrine Club's jamboree kickoff dinner at Lake Shamokin.

August 14, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons, Campbell don hard hats in rebuilding L-E football fortunes

Looking every bit the part of someone who could take a large load of bricks, slap some cement on all four sides and start the makings of a new house, Matt Campbell knows how important it is for Lugoff-Elgin to make an about face from a program which has won just once over the past three seasons and one which is coming off a winless 2014 campaign.

August 12, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Serpas receives American Legion state scholarship

If you and your team cannot be playing in the state American Legion baseball championship game, this might just be the next best thing.

August 07, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


SCHSL realignment proposal would impact Dogs and Demons

Camden could return to a time from its recent past. Lugoff-Elgin may well become part of what was one of Camden's former regions while North Central is staying put.

August 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Letting him find his own way

Traveling along the paved paths which wind their way around the paddock area at the Carolina Motorsports Park while pedaling a mountain bike with one of his daughters who used the handlebars for a leg rest, with his other daughter following on her bicycle, Juan Pablo Montoya heads to one of the garages.

August 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


All systems go as nation’s top karters come to CMP

This weekend's 16th annual Stone Cold Creamery Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville will be free and open to the public.

August 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Indians honor Larry Doby with a statue in Cleveland

Having already been honored with statues in his hometown of Camden and in Paterson, N.J., the late Baseball Hall of Fame member Larry Doby was honored last Saturday with a statue which will stand outside the Cleveland Indians' home stadium, Progressive Field.

July 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC high schools wait to learn of SCHSL realignment proposal

While the 2015-16 athletic year has not kicked off, all three Kershaw County high school athletic programs should find out their landing spots for 2016 through 2018 over the next 72 hours.

July 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Bulldogs hope to slow down slowed-down WF offense

Its first foray into the unknown a success, Camden will take another trip into new territory tonight when West Florence comes to Zemp Stadium.

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


With game one jitters gone, Demons ready to move on

Like watching a director's cut of a movie which will never make it to the big screen, Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell and ...

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights looking to break another jinx in Boonetown

As he looked over a clean stat sheet following his team's season-opening 24-13 win over C.A. Johnson last Friday, North Central head football ...

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs have been playing a game of catch-up the entire off-season

It was a trade-off over which Jimmy Neal had no control.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Depth, lack of experience are two main concerns for Clyburn and NC

Call it the Chicago voting style of ailments.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Orlando is not exactly Disney World for Kohn

Throwing 25 pitches a day beneath the searing summer sun in Orlando is hardly the gig which Michael Kohn signed up for when he inked ...

August 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tougher than the rest

Save the Rudy cracks and references for someone else and for another time. Cedrick Malone has seen the movie and continues to live the life ...

August 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Countdown to kickoff: KC football schedules announced

By TOM DIDATO

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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