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Demons shake things up in effort to shrug off early season doldrums

Like a poker player not satisfied with the cards he drew the first few turns around the table, Lugoff-Elgin football coach Scott Jones has used this week of practice to shuffle the deck for what he hopes will be a winning hand.

September 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights hope to turn things around, not over, against AJ

He smiled as he talked about his current team and his former team, which will meet tonight for the third time on the football field since Louis Clyburn left as head coach at Andrew Jackson after one season to take the reins at North Central, which is a hop, skip and a jump from his boyhood home.

September 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Last-minute schedule change has CMA headed to Great Falls

Thanks to last Friday's thunderstorm north of Kershaw County, an error in scheduling and a fortuitous opening, the Camden Military Academy football team will play a game tonight.

September 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Colonial Cup invitations being sent out for Nov. 19 race

Patrons who are on the mailing list for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races should be receiving their invitations to this year's event sometime this week as officials at the race office were putting the invites into the mail on Tuesday afternoon.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dixon has Knights’ program off and running

When then-junior Chad Hampton ran off with the class A state boys' cross country title in 2009, he put North Central on the state running map.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Wakefield wins first contest of the season

Faye Wakefield missed just one game, but still had to go to the tie-breaker before winning the last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Austin inks deal with Texans

Two days after being waived by the New England Patriots, former Camden High and Clemson standout Thomas Austin was signed by the Houston Texans as part of their 53-man roster.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


St. Joe’s cruises past Knights, 44-15

Through the first two games of the season, North Central has amassed nearly as many yards in total offense as it did during its entire 2009 campaign. At least, that is the way it seems to third-year Knights head coach Louis Clyburn.

September 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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


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All systems go as nation’s top karters come to CMP

This weekend's 16th annual Stone Cold Creamery Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville will be free and open ...

August 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Letting him find his own way

Traveling along the paved paths which wind their way around the paddock area at the Carolina Motorsports Park while pedaling a mountain bike with one ...

August 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Indians honor Larry Doby with a statue in Cleveland

Having already been honored with statues in his hometown of Camden and in Paterson, N.J., the late Baseball Hall of Fame member Larry Doby ...

July 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC high schools wait to learn of SCHSL realignment proposal

While the 2015-16 athletic year has not kicked off, all three Kershaw County high school athletic programs should find out their landing spots for 2016 ...

July 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


To ‘B’ or not to ‘B’

Megan Kirkland has never been afraid of hard work, on and off the court.

July 29, 2015 | By BRAD MULLER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Pairings set for Camden Shrine Club Jamboree

One of the surest signs that summer vacation is coming to an end and cooler days are on the horizon is the Camden Shrine Club ...

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


No passing zone

When the passing league craze was just starting up, Camden High head coach Jimmy Neal made sure his Bulldogs were one of the first teams ...

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Texans tab NC grad Turner in NFL student intern ‘draft’

One person's "turn and look away" moment is "must see" for others, regardless of how ugly or gruesome it may seem.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Countdown to kickoff: KC football schedules announced

By TOM DIDATO

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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