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Bulldogs throttled by West Florence in 30-7 loss

FLORENCE -- One would have to go back more than a decade in order to find a more disappointing offensive effort than that turned in by Camden in Thursday's 30-7 loss to West Florence on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

September 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Tested Patriots top Spartans in opener

When you have a football team which has only been in pads for some 10 days playing an opponent with two full games under its belt, the last thing you want is to get off to a slow start.

September 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Spring Valley runs Free in topping Demons, 49-28

COLUMBIA -- Little did Spring Valley wide out Craig Steedley realize that when he dragged his feet inside the end zone in laying out to make a 19-yard touchdown reception in the waning seconds of the first half of Friday's game with visiting Lugoff-Elgin, he took down the hosts' upset plans with him.

September 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Justice is served as Kingsley rides to victory in Ninepins

When Ninepins was at his peak in the 1999 and 2000 National Steeplechase Association seasons, Arch Kingsley was aboard the gelding for his three biggest wins.

September 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Change of venue may not be to CMA’s advantage

When does the home field not come with its built-in advantage?

September 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Spring Valley flying high after 2-0 start; Demons look to get on track

Never underestimate the power of momentum.

September 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central will carry confidence up to Greenville

After traveling to the Grand Strand last week, North Central will take its non-conference tour of the Palmetto State to Greenville tonight to meet St. Joseph's Catholic school for the second time in as many years.

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


For new-look Lady Demons, changes start at the top

Before the first volleyball was rolled out and the nets put up, Jessica Mullins found out that being a high school head coach entails much more than just teaching the game and mapping out a game plan.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


J W Blue hangs on for third in $1 million Travers Stakes

J W Blue, owned by Stuart Grant and bred by the Elkstone Group, which owns the Camden Training Center, finished third in Saturday's 142nd running of the $1 million Travers Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bulldogs seeking to add to Knights' string of bad luck

Three weeks ago, West Florence head football coach Trey Woodberry was sitting in the catbird's seat. Since then, the West Florence head football coach has seen his quarterback position turn into a game of musical chairs.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS starters make quick work of Fighting Hornets

Had they been in the business world, Camden's starters would have been paid less than a half-day's wages for their work on Friday night.

August 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E turnovers open the gates as Fort Mill takes opener, 28-9

Week one of the 2011 regular season started off the same way last year did for the Lugoff Elgin Demons, with a loss to Fort Mill.

August 29, 2011 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Eight miscues are enough to send NC to 33-21 defeat

For countless reasons, strange things tend to happen during the first game of the season.

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


Region challenges are few and far between for Lady Bulldogs

When former 4A entry Hartsville dropped down and was placed into Region 6-AAA, Camden High volleyball coach Paige Wilson thought the addition of the Red Foxes to circuit would give her team some decent conference competition for the first time in three seasons.

August 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs looking to eliminate mistakes against Hornets

For the first 43 of the 48 minutes of last week's season-opening 20-16 loss to Spring Valley, Camden looked as if it was ready to put another notch in its belt against a 4A opponent.

August 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Kohn called up by Braves

After having opened the season with the AAA Gwinnett Braves, Camden's Michael Kohn was called to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

April 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley’s no-no means ‘yes yes’ for Dogs

A night which opened with tears streaming from the eyes of Camden's senior players and their parents ended with a celebration centered on a sophomore.

April 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E wins Region 4-4A softball crown

Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Never say never

Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


A healthy Ross Hough is excited about next opportunity at Erskine

Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.

April 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ergle, Blythewood handcuff Demons

No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.

April 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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