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Drakeford, North Central refusing to look past struggling Panthers

One of the perks/problems with social media is that nothing is a secret anymore.

August 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans ready to rebound after two sub-par seasons

Who could blame Will Rice if he would like to forget the past two forgettable Camden Military Academy football seasons?

August 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ball-hawking Dogs take down Demons

There were worse predicaments which Matt Campbell and Lugoff-Elgin could have found themselves in after a forgettable first 24 minutes of Friday's game with visiting Camden.

August 28, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights’ passing game clicks in 33-8 victory

There is nothing like a large sip of Cola to take the nasty taste of losing out of your mouth.

August 28, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Rivalry game has different feel for Dogs and Demons

Funny the difference one week in a schedule can make.

August 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights eager to get back on level ground against Caps

There was no second-guessing for North Central after the Knights and their coaching staff reviewed the film from last Friday's 38-0 loss to Camden.

August 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beat goes on; gets louder for NC volleyball squad

Keeping both parents and players happy is a tightrope walk for most coaches. All players want to get playing time and most parents want their children to be part of a team by residing somewhere other than on the bench.

August 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Family ties

OK, let's get out the calculators for this one.

August 21, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Redhawks soar past Demons

BLYTHEWOOD --- If there was ever a case for a mulligan in football, then the Lugoff-Elgin would have taken an absolute do-over in its start to the 2018 season.

August 21, 2018 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Grand re-opening

All Tyronne Drakeford wanted was for North Central to still have a punchers' chance in the latter stages of Friday's season opener against in-county rival Camden.

August 21, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Young Demons prepare for first test at Westwood

Some sports and teams break out the bunting and pull out all the stops when it comes to season openers. To some, a win or loss in game one serves as a harbinger for the season.

August 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Knights hoping to start the new season off on right foot

Both Tyronne Drakeford and Brian Rimpf have been around long enough to have been a part of season-opening games in which two non-rivals square off in a game with little on the line.

August 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Renovated Zemp Stadium brings game day changes

Tonight marks the opening game at renovated Zemp Stadium. Along with the changes and improvements, Camden High School principal Dan Matthews issued a few reminders and rules to help make for safe and enjoyable evenings of football throughout the 2018 season.

August 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Senior-laden Dogs built for success

It is hardly the holiday season but second-year Camden High head coach Brian Rimpf is hoping his Bulldogs will be more Scrooge-like this fall.

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC secondary is primary in 7-0 win

Who says scores from preseason events don't count?

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Foreign invaders make for an interesting Grand National field

Saturday's $450,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), North America's richest steeplechase race and the centerpiece of the 98th annual Far Hills Races in ...

October 16, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Cyclones fend off Dogs in OT

Never mind the missed extra point attempt in the closing 84 seconds of regulation. Look beyond Chester stuffing Camden's Javaris Holliday on a two-point ...

October 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Stallions throw a scare into surging North Central

Tyronne Drakeford has seen a marked difference in how North Central's opponents approach games with the Knights this year than they did, at least ...

October 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans hoping for a return to winning ways

Will Rice knows only too well just how long a trip which Trinity Academy has to make in getting to the Camden Military Academy campus ...

October 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights look to take next step toward goal

Playing meaningful games at this juncture in the season is something which North Central can get accustomed to. For now, though, the Knights are still ...

October 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


All eyes in Region 4-AAA will be cast toward Chester tonight

If there was such a thing as High School Gameday in South Carolina, the traveling talking heads who make their way to a campus well ...

October 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Playoff door still open for Demons

There is nothing which can be done about the first eight games of the season. There is only one option left and that is to ...

October 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs cruise past Griffins, 56-13

Playing with a stacked deck in the backfield, Camden has been able to spread the wealth, not to mention the carries, this season.

October 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Streaking Knights drill Rams, 47-20

Nothing takes the air out of a homecoming celebration quicker than the visitor scoring the first 20 points of the game.

October 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Vikings rally to send Demons to eighth straight loss

It was another tale of two halves for Lugoff-Elgin football. And, Friday may have been the best this season.

October 09, 2018 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Dogs happy to be home after four weeks away from Zemp

Homecoming will take on a dual meaning tonight when Fairfield Central invades Zemp Stadium for Camden's Region 4-AAA opener.

October 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights riding high into Chesterfield

These are heady times, indeed, at North Central with the Knights having polished off Central, 41-21, last week to improve to 2-1 in Region 4-AA ...

October 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Angry Vikes invade L-E for senior night

From the "can't catch a break" file: As if their first year in the state 5A ranks has not been tough enough on Lugoff-Elgin ...

October 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


For DiBiase, home is where the hall is

There is a world of difference when you are fighting for a job as opposed to battling for the job. How you approach the interview ...

October 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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