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Baltic Shore washes away Queen's Cup feature field

Having little choice but to go to the front, Willie McCarthy took Baltic Shore to point in Saturday's $50,000 Queen's Cup MPC Chase.

May 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Andrews uses academics to earn a volleyball grant-in-aid with Columbia College

Sarah Andrews was closing the deal on her becoming an incoming freshman at Columbia College this fall when an admissions counselor at the school saw that the soon-to-be Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate had played volleyball for the Lady Demons.

May 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Black Thursday

Hide the kids.

April 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Eagles start and end with a flurry in dealing Bulldogs a 13-4 defeat

CHAPIN --- For one split second, all that Camden had done wrong in Thursday's AAA state playoff opener at Chapin looked like it might be swept under the rug.

April 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Flash Mash takes Giant's Causeway

Flash Mash, a graduate of Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables in Camden, tracked down Well Deserved in deep stretch to win Saturday's 16th running of the $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes at the Keeneland Race Course in Versailles, Ky.

April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Robinson surprises herself by signing with Columbia College

Growing up, Cassady Robinson played in a T-ball baseball league with boys. She also threw the football around with the guys, many of whom she considers some of her closest friends. So, when it came time to make her choice of a college, the North Central High School senior chose … You guessed it, Columbia College.

April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


All six KC teams will travel to state tourney openers

It is time to crank up the buses for the post-season.

April 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons stomp Yellow Jackets, 11-0

On an evening when Lugoff-Elgin honored its five seniors while saluting member's of the school's 1992 AAA baseball state champions, it was visiting Irmo which gave the host team the biggest gift of all.

April 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs see region title slip through their gloves in 6-4 loss to MC

For whatever reason, Camden has had more than its share of pitchers having to deal with first inning issues along with spells in which the defense has been the team's Achilles' heel.

April 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Ansley's no-hitter gives Dogs shot at region title

Jake Ansley arrived at American Legion Park on Tuesday a bundle of nervous energy and with a sore right elbow.

April 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Plum Pretty takes a bit out of Apple Blossom field

It was a mixed bag for horses with Camden connections at the races this past weekend.

April 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jazzin’ it up

Getting bossed around by your big sister can be humbling for a younger brother. You can bet you won't hear Reggie Sullivan complaining about taking his older sister's advice anymore.

April 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Localife


FAC to host 8th annual Jazz Festival

His given name was John Birks Gillespie, born in Cheraw in 1917. To the world, though, he was known better by his nickname, "Dizzy."

April 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Localife


Powered by Powers, Dogs double up L-E

On an afternoon in which finding the strike zone was along the same lines as locating the final resting place of Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Powers was able to decipher the code which caused others to come undone.

April 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


The RC Pit hosts $10,000 race weekend

With Radio Control Racing (RCR) competitors coming in from as far away as California, this weekend projects to be a busy three days at the RC Pit Supercross in Lugoff.

April 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


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Demons hope to celebrate homcoming with a win

Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights face familiar challenge against high-flying Cheraw

Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


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


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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