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Sheppard hopes Ever So Lucky will be ever so good this spring

Each time Jonathan Sheppard sent out Ever So Lucky in the company of a training partner last summer, the precocious 2-year-old would dig in and would refuse to be beaten, even if was nothing more than a simple work around the track at the Hall of Fame trainer's farm in Pennsylvania.

February 08, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons dump Dorman; take on Rock Hill tonight in round 3

This was one time you didn't mind being wrong.

February 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs' playoff chances end in 50-45 OT loss

In a season of near-misses, this was the unkindest cut of all.

February 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


For Wise, the hard part is over

If a few minutes talking into a pair of tape recorders were to be the worst part of his post-high school football career, then the next five years should be a breeze for Fidel Wise.

February 03, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E hosts first two rounds of 4A tourney Saturday

It will be a first four encore when Lugoff-Elgin hosts Saturday's first two rounds of the state class 4A wrestling tournament inside the Demons Den.

February 01, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Dogs run out of steam in 64-47 loss to Red Foxes

Ron McKie could see it coming and see it going, as well.

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


CHS girls open stretch drive with key win over HHS

On the second anniversary of the passing of longtime Camden girls' basketball coach Mike Culp, the current edition of the Lady Bulldogs put together a game, and a finish, of which The Dean would have been proud.

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


NC girls can’t complete comeback vs. Red Devils

For as long as there have been house doors and kids, parents have told their children to close the door behind them so as not to let the cold air or animals into the house.

January 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights fail to slow down Great Falls in 57-27 defeat

If you had a bar chart of Great Falls' offensive output this season, it might be up and down enough make you dizzy.

January 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Mr. Vegas lights up field with win in Fair Grounds feature

It has been a good start to 2012 for horses which received their early training in Camden.

January 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Numbers catch up with L-EMS at Carolina Invitational tourney

When you don't have enough bullets in your proverbial holster, it's hard to win a gun fight.

January 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS’ Speaks pledges to N.C. State

Some high schoolers wait until the last possible moment before deciding where they will spend their college years.

January 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hrabovsky proud to have played for Paterno

In all the stories written about the late Joe Paterno since news of the child sex abuse scandal broke last November to those which have appeared in regard to the passing of the former Penn State University football on Sunday morning, it has been the "but" in those columns and/or stories which bothers Paul Hrabovsky most.

January 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Demons dump DF to take region lead

It was almost as if Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Evan Moxie was waiting for the winds of change to shift in his direction. And, he knew that when they came, they would not be in the form of a gust, but rather a full-blown gale.

January 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS girls show grit in 42-39 loss to LHS

Short in height, but long on heart.

January 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden 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


Lady Demons remaion focused on goals

This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Too great to be forgotten

Parris Island can be hell on earth for most United States Marine Corps recruits who are sent there for boot camp as they learn the ropes as to what it takes to be a Marine.

October 15, 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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