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Plum Pretty listed at 5-1 for Kentucky Oaks

While there may not be a horse with Camden connections in Saturday's 137th running of the Kentucky Derby that hardly means there will not be a local presence on the grounds of Churchill Downs this weekend.

May 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Knights' offense comes alive as NC stays alive in playoffs with 14-5 win

As hard as his team worked to score nine runs in the first two innings of Monday's District 1-A elimination game with visiting Williston-Elko, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash was not about to let the effort go down the drain.

May 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Christ Church blanks Knights, 14-0

Doing everything but grabbing the brass ring on the merry-go-'round which was the base paths, North Central left the barn door open for Christ Church's horses to get loose.

May 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Playoff games continue this weekend for KC squads

Due to Thursday's rains, last night's District 6-4A softball game between Lugoff-Elgin and Sumter, in Sumter, was postponed until tonight at 6 p.m.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Winter Memories sends chill through Appalachian Stakes field

Keeneland's Polytrack and grass racing surfaces continued to be good to horses with Camden's connections as the Kirkwood Stables-prepared Winter Memories took last Thursday's $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (Gr. III).

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Spartans part of Southern lacrosse boom

The world of sports is dominated in the South by high school and collegiate athletics, and it always has been.

April 29, 2011 | By DRAY LLOYD II Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Camden Military


A jump in numbers

They stay in local hotels for several nights in a row. They eat in local restaurants, spend money at area stores and establishments and fill their tanks in Camden-area gas stations. They provide a needed boost to the local economy during their travels to Kershaw County.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


Faulkenberry plays his way onto USC-Lancaster baseball squad

While some players sign letters-of-intent to play sports at the college of their choice, when Brandon Faulkenberry decided to attend USC-Lancaster and play baseball at the school, he was guaranteed nothing.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Four county teams open playoffs on Thursday

By TOM DIDATO

April 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Murphy ready to 'lead off' new career after signing with USC-Lancaster

For the better part of the past three seasons, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes could have saved himself the trouble of writing Jacob Murphy's name atop his team's batting order if he just bought a rubber stamp with the shortstop's name on it.

April 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS JVs lose final game of their season

The Camden High junior varsity baseball team lost their season finale, 7-3, against Darlington last Monday.

April 27, 2011 | By Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I | Camden High/Middle


Reynolds ready to begin new chapter in his golf career

When you have been swinging a golf club since the age of two, breaking the habit is not the easiest thing in to do.

April 25, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons fail to capitalize on chances in 7-6 loss to Vikings

Austin Hill probably would like to avoid having collisions like the one which the Spring Valley reliever had with his first baseman, Evan Polk, on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Irmo uses pair of home runs to leave Demons on brink of playoff elimination

Long after the fans and both teams had left Optimist Field, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes walked his family to their car in the parking lot. On the way back to turn the lights off at the field, he stopped to talk to the school's athletic director, Scott Jones, and assistant football coach Calvin McRoy.

April 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dorton follows his heart by signing with College of Charleston

How firm was Will Dorton's commitment to play baseball at the College of Charleston?

April 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin 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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