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Austin learning as a 'red-shirt' with Pats

Times are tough for recent college graduates and their quests to find meaningful employment in their chosen field.

December 24, 2010 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights fail to keep up with Cards in 67-44 setback

Ready to stick with a 2-3 zone defense which caused visiting Cardinal Newman troubles in the first half, North Central's best-laid defensive plans were thrown out with the bath water in a sloppy second half stretch.

December 22, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cardinals swoop on NC girls for sweep

Progress, like beauty, is sometimes in the eye of the beholder.

December 22, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cavs start and finish strong to hand Demons 61-42 loss

When you have a new coach, sometimes you need to walk before you can run.

December 17, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Baker's bucket gives Lady Demons a sweet win

Shortly before she got loose for what was a game-winning layin, Kirsten Baker sat on the Lugoff-Elgin bench with an ice bag atop her head following a spill after being fouled with 1:41 left in Tuesday's game against visiting Richland Northeast.

December 17, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons hang on for 59-50 win over Camden

Even though her team's score in Friday's win over rival Camden was nearly identical to that of Tuesday's 58-50 victory over Lancaster, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan said the difference in play and emotion was off the charts.

December 13, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs breeze past ice cold-shooting Demons, 47-34

It stood out like an elephant in a dog show.

December 13, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights soar past Eagles

As luck would have it, Katie Bradley's 12-foot jumper came after the horn signaling the end of the first half had sounded.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Mat Dogs score first win of season

The Camden High wrestling team scored their first win of the season on Wednesday in Columbia by thumping Keenan, 48-12.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Governor's School can't slow down high-flying Knights

Well before his team headed to the locker room to dress for Tuesday's game with the visiting Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, North Central boys' basketball coach Chad Dixon passed along this message, "We're not going to win 100 to 40 this time," he said.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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


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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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