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Marlboro County puts foul line to good use in topping CHS girls, 61-47

On a night in which Camden High would rename the basketball court in memory of its former girls basketball coach Mike Culp, the current edition of the Lady Bulldogs looked like one of Culp's versions of the Runnin' Rockettes in Friday's 61-47 loss to visiting Marlboro County.

January 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs' scoring woes worsen in 37-28 loss to Marlboro County

Fittingly, the one shot which Camden hit from beyond the 3-point arc on Friday night on the Coach Michael G. Culp Court was waved off due to a traveling violation.

January 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons can't keep up with Spring Valley

Faced with a dilemma which comes with the territory when playing Spring Valley, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan was not ready to slow Tuesday's contest against the guests to a crawl as did Blythewood in a 40-8 loss to the Lady Vikings last week.

January 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Turnovers do in Demons in loss to Vikings

What's the best way to cool off a hot shooter? Easy, don't let him get his hands on the ball.

January 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Community, CHS sports loses a friend in John Speaks

As a three-sport athlete --- and a state champion in each --- in the late 1950s at Camden High, the 6-foot-4 John Speaks stood above the crowd.

January 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Holliday steps to the front for his giving back

On the football field, it sometimes takes a 300-pound behemoth to be able to move Vonnie Holliday. Off the gridiron, however, the smallest person or a cause in need of help can thrust the Camden native into action like no offensive lineman can do to the 6-foot-5, 285-pounder.

January 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: North Central, Dreher at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden at Lakewood (BB – 6 p.m.); Spring Valley at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); North Central at C.A. Johnson (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

January 17, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


There's snow training at Springdale

Returning to his native Ireland prior to Christmas, Desmond Fogarty saw his homeland blanketed by snow, making traveling in the region a bit dicey.

January 17, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


CHS to name basketball court in memory of former girls basketball coach Mike Culp

Camden High School and the CHS athletic department will celebrate the life and career of its former girls basketball coach, Mike Culp, when the school names its basketball court inside the CHS gym after Culp during next Friday night's (Jan. 21) home game with Marlboro County.

January 14, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


AJ girls cruise past North Central

Fielding a team which is consistently inconsistent is a coach's nightmare.

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


Knights 'steal' one from Volunteers, 42-40

It was a perfect ending to an imperfect game.

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


Schofield playing catch-up with Cardinals

O'Brien Schofield heard all the rumors. But they did him no good as he was lying on the ground after having been injured during the first practice leading up to the 2010 Senior Bowl game in Mobile, Ala.

January 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs' title victory is hardly a Classic

He and his team will take the trophy, but there were plenty of things which Camden head basketball coach Ron McKie hopes will stay in Boonetown.

January 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Schofield back on track after injury-delayed NFL start

CHARLOTTE – O'Brien Schofield heard all the rumors. But they did him no good as he was lying on the ground after having been injured during the first practice leading up to the 2010 Senior Bowl game in Mobile, Ala.

December 29, 2010 | Tom Didato | Sports


Grid coaches honor county's best for 2010

This past football season saw plenty of new faces play key roles for all four Kershaw County high school football programs.

December 27, 2010 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Demons hope to celebrate homcoming with a win

Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights face familiar challenge against high-flying Cheraw

Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


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


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


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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