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Knights’ Hardin ready to spread his wrestling wings at Brewton-Parker

Like a security blanket or, a shadow, Robert Hardin has been seemingly joined at the hip with North Central head wrestling coach Jason Brazell.

May 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


The Sky is No Limit

It has never been hard to find Lindsay Pierce. All you have to do is check out a baseball field, the wrestling mat, a hunting field, a sporting clays facility, a pond or lake.

May 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Trio heads to state track championships

Three Kershaw County athletes will compete in four events at this weekend's South Carolina High School League state track and field championships.

May 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons hope to break out the brooms at Byrnes

GREENVILLE -- As long as you have to make a long trip, you might as well play and win two games.

May 13, 2016 | By SEAN BATES | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Douglas’ bat stays red-hot in delivery of walk-off single

On a team whose roster includes a 4A All-State honoree, a North-South All-Star Game selection and a Division I verbal commitment, who could have blamed Lugoff-Elgin head coach James Marlow if Bailey Douglas was not the player he would have wanted at the plate in the eighth inning with the game on the line.

May 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CMA’s McEnery staying south to play lacrosse at Coker College

When you think of the hotbeds of lacrosse in the United States, the two regions of the country which usually pop up first in your mind are the areas in and around Baltimore as well as Long Island in New York.

May 10, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Holliday’s walk-off blast leaves Dogs feeling blue

On a night in which he pitched what his head coach, Denny Beckley, said was the best game of his four-year Camden High career and then some, Will Abbott had the worst luck which a pitcher could experience.

May 10, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


No, No, no turns into yes, yes, yes for Lady Demons

On a night which she did not need to be, Baleigh Lunsford was "Bail" ed out by freshman teammate Bailey Douglas.

May 06, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs squeeze way into district final

Heart, meet throat, then, meet stomach.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


After surviving, CHS girls blanked by Daniel in elimination contest

Lynn Looney is not in the habit of randomly handing out game balls to member of her Camden High softball team. This case, however, was an exception.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


The passing of an American steeplechasing giant

Recalling a telephone conversation he had with his good friend and Augustin Stable owner, George Strawbridge, several years ago, Austin Brown chuckled as he told the story of the portion of their talk when the two giants of the American steeplechasing industry discussed the passing of time and how quickly the years had gone by.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Cobb delivers for Bulldogs

Frustration had been Camden's constant offensive companion for the better part of nine innings in last Friday's AAA District I tournament opener with visiting Emerald.

May 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons take control in District 3

It had happened so many times this season that when the Lugoff-Elgin softball team only managed one run in a bottom of the first inning which had all the traits of a big inning, it was hardly a cause for alarm.

May 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Guerrero’s four RBI helps sink Gaffney

Having played in the winners' bracket game three times before, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of what was at stake on Saturday.

May 03, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Just like old times

There were times last spring when all Kevin Kahkola could see from his vantage point located near the finish line at the Camden Training Center's mile-long main track was the sight of Mohaymen and stablemate Shagaf thundering in his direction during an early morning breeze.

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Missed chances cost Dogs in 34-13 loss to NMB

Six times, Camden drove inside the North Myrtle Beach 30 yard line --- once driving to the Chiefs' one --- and was only able to come away ...

September 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bruins breeze past L-E, 32-6

LANCASTER --- Everyone has those days where nothing goes right; where trying is just not good enough and the avalanche of bad turns into just a ...

September 27, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central smashes school records, Red Devils in 46-0 Homecoming rout

Following a shutout loss at the hands of neighboring rival Andrew Jackson one week earlier, North Central was in search of a rebound, feel good ...

September 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Golfers battle heat, CCC layout at Hospital Auxiliary tourney

Thursday, Sept. 8 was a scorcher for the Hospital Auxiliary's twenty seventh annual scholarship golf tournament.

September 23, 2016 | By VINCE BACCHETTA | Golf


Demons hope to re-establish running game in Lancaster

If you are looking for finesse football where the ball will be thrown around the lot and plays are made on the perimeter, this game ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs can't seal the deal in loss to West Florence

Forcing West Florence to abandon its running game in favor of having to beat Camden in the air seemed like the perfect plan. Then, Vick ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


South Aiken bottles up Demons, 27-7

AIKEN --- Changing the culture of a football program comes with bumps in the road.

September 20, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Asheville gives Spartans a case of the Blues

There was plenty going against the Camden Military Academy football team even before the Asheville School turned a game-opening pooch kick into a one-play scoring ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cunningham runs wild as Knights tame Whirlwinds

Funny how even the best-laid plans can take a turn for the better.

September 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dog defense answers second half bell in handing Cheraw its first loss, 24-14

CHERAW --- For three weeks, the Camden offense had carried its defensive colleagues in having averaged better than 38 points in the Bulldogs' 2-1 start to ...

September 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Turnabout is hardly fair play as Demons fall to Flora, 13-12

What a difference a week makes.

September 13, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


County football season kicks off with scrimmages

While many Kershaw County residents are trying to figure out ways to stay cool indoors, football players from the three public high schools have been ...

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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