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Fund established to benefit injured jockey Torres

Saturday will mark four weeks since Cassatt resident and apprentice steeplechase jockey Jorge Torres was critically injured in a fall from his horse at the Nov. 13 Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Men of iron keeping records in the family

Even world record-holders need someone to push them to along in their quest to be the best they can be.

December 08, 2010 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pellegrino leads Demons past Dogs in OT, 69-60

Like a cold car engine which takes a few tries before starting up, Lugoff-Elgin's Jo Jo Pellegrino coughed and sputtered for the better part of three quarters of Friday's non-region game with rival Camden.

December 06, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E weathers early storm to upend Lady Bulldogs, 54-45

Sometimes, players have a way of making their coaches look prophetic.

December 06, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons' rally is too late in 36-27 loss to Bearcats

In Las Vegas, the main event on the boxing card usually takes to the ring near the 10 p.m. hour.

December 03, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons jump into the fire which is the 4A wrestling ranks

As steep as the learning curve was for the Lugoff-Elgin football team this past season, it may be an even greater challenge for the Demons' wrestlers, which will open a new chapter in the program's rich history tonight when York and 2009 4A state champion Rock Hill come into the Demons Den.

December 01, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Boucher hopes, prays for Torres to recover from injury

In this season of hope, Richard Boucher is not so much banking for a miracle as he is wishing for the recovery of a friend, regardless of how long the wait.

November 26, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demon Dogs break even at Winter State Championship

The Camden-based Demon Dogs 14U travel baseball team finished with a 2-2 record at the South Carolina Winter State Championship Tournament played in Lexington on Nov. 13-14.

November 24, 2010 | By Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I | Sports


Change in offensive philsophy fails to slow down CMS in 8-0 campaign

Sometimes, Plan B works out fine. And, for the Camden Middle School football team, Plan C was no slouch, either.

November 22, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


SCEP adds another feather to its cap

If it had been a Broadway show, last year's inaugural Camden Spring Fling Horse Show at the South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) in Camden, which played to rave reviews, would have been taken on the road.

November 22, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden quartet helps lead Generals into SCISA title game

Dalzell – Country singer Kenny Chesney got it right with the song, "The Boys of Fall." It doesn't matter your age, male or female, it is what the students of Thomas Sumter Academy feel.

November 19, 2010 | By Ashley Cantey Special to the C-I | Sports


Torres in critical condition

Camden resident and steeplechase jockey Jorge Torres was listed in critical condition on Tuesday morning, according to a spokesperson at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

November 17, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Sensor, Kingsley close season with 1-2 finish in season finale

Brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the 70s made Saturday's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races seem likes it older colleague, the Carolina Cup. Thanks to the Salute to the Military theme, Cup officials estimated the crowd to be in the neighborhood of 12,000, making it one of the best-attended editions of the Camden fall classic.

November 15, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Save the last dance for Slip Away

Satchel Paige, it was not.

November 15, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons get the 'hook' from Ashley Ridges, 28-24

Staring down at 97 yards and a Lugoff-Elgin defense, which was trying to hold onto a 24-21 lead with less than six minutes remaining in Friday's state class 4A playoff opener, Ashley Ridge quarterback Cameron Cox saw more than green and brown grass in front of him.

November 15, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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CHS defense pitches shutout over Bruins

Decked out in new camouflaged-themed game jerseys in honor of Military Appreciation Night, Camden went old school in its 14-0 win over previously unbeaten Lancaster last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.

September 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs set lofty goals for '14

On a day on which Paige Wilson was forced to miss practice, members of her Camden High volleyball team were being interviewed by a reporter from WLTX TV 19 in Columbia after an online poll conducted by the station rated the Lady Bulldogs as the top team in the Midlands heading into the upcoming season.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons eye continued success

There was a time when a volleyball match with Lugoff-Elgin meant the opposing team's bench players would see plenty of action on the court.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Thing looking up for Lady Knights

One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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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