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Rams take down Knights

It was a dreary night for Louis Clyburn and North Central. And playing most of a game in a driving rain only served to make matters worse.

October 06, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lexington clamps down on Demons

On a rainy Friday evening in the Midlands, visiting Lexington used a balanced offensive attack to outlast and win over the Lugoff-Elgin Demons, 27-13, on Military Appreciation Night in the West Wateree.

October 06, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Flora sacks Dogs in 4-AAA opener

Sending out a first-time starter at quarterback behind a young and rebuilt offensive line is hardly the recipe for a big offensive night. And, it wasn't for Camden.

October 06, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs make a change at QB for Flora

What a difference a week or, in this case, a game makes.

October 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons hope home is where their first win is

Quite possibly the best sight which Dave Thomas will not see tonight is a school bus parked outside the Lugoff-Elgin locker room gassed up and ready to take the team to a road game.

October 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights seek to avenge playoff loss with trip to Chesterfield

One of the things which North Central head coach Louis Clyburn was excited about when the High School League moved the Knights into Region 4-AA was an improved football atmosphere on Friday nights.

October 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldog’s historic field

Inside its cinder block walls and on its grass field, Zemp Stadium has played host to legendary teams, coaches and players, not to mention a myriad of bands and musicians, recreation department football championship games, championship soccer teams, high school graduations and to, at least, hundreds of thousands of fans.

October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


It was a good summer for Wooten Stable grads

While their Carter Street barn is preparing for a new string of horses which will learn the basics of the racing game, Frank and Daphne Wooten can only hope their next batch of Thoroughbreds will be as productive as their graduates who recently completed a strong summer of racing.

October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


CMA drups Panthers to take 2-2 record into break

Just as his team seems to be on the rebound, Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice will have to wait an extra week to see if the Spartans will be able to build on their momentum

October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Dogs baited into Gator tap

SUMTER --- You can use your own adjective to describe Camden's 24-0 loss to host Lakewood on Friday night at J. Frank Baker Stadium.

September 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knight break down barriers in 26-7 win

There are those victories which you take, put them in the books and move ahead to the next chapter.

September 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Spartans look to even ledger at home vs. PAC

This was get healthy week for the Camden Military Academy football team.

September 26, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Dogs look to build on momentum in non-region finale

There is nothing like a taste of victory to wash away the sour strench left thanks to a pair of losses.

September 26, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons hope week off pays off with a win

Maybe, this is not the best time for Lugoff-Elgin to be catching White Knoll.

September 26, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC kicks off 4-AA league play in Buford

It has been three years since North Central met Buford in a regular season football game. That does not mean, however, that the two rivals are strangers.

September 26, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Pate's 2 TDs lift CMA past Knights

After the heartbreak of a 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats one week earlier, the Camden Military Academy football team righted the ship on Saturday with a 20-12 win over the visiting New Covenant Knights.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


CHS still waiting to hear from HSL

After four-plus days of rumors, hearsay and innuendo, the Camden High School football team is still waiting to hear from the South Carolina High School League (HSL) as to any penalties stemming from last Friday night's post-game fight involving the Bulldogs and visiting Dreher at Zemp Stadium.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kohn signs contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Banged-up Knights come up short against Indian Land, 20-7

As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Quick-starting Vikings sprint past L-E

COLUMBIA --- Spring Valley made a late surge in the first half and never looked back defeating visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 40-14, in a Region 4-4A game played Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.

October 20, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs outmuscle Dreher, 39-30

It should have been a night in which the Camden High football locker room was hopping. Instead, the silence coming from the south corner of Zemp Stadium was deafening.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E completes comeback for season sweep of CHS

It was not going to happen on their watch.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hope return to playoffs will be a snap

Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Crisis Management 101

It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hello, again

For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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