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Dogs hoping to go on the defensive in 2017

These are usually the days when a new head coach cites the familiar refrain that he wishes he had more time to get everything he wanted into place.

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Heart and soul

Frightening sights are not uncommon on the football field. Freak injuries can come with something as simple as a cleat which gets caught in the ground or, a player who takes a hit and needs a few moments to gather himself before trotting to the sideline.

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


The times are a changin'

For years, while other sporting and social events welcomed technology with open arms, the Carolina Cup languished while being forced to play catch-up.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Ellis steps down as CEO, Cushman returns to fold

Dr. Nick Ellis, who became the first Chief Executive Officer for the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup steeplechase races in Camden with his hiring in 2015, has decided to step down from his post.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Meet Dr. Jekyll and … Dr. Jekyll

All last summer, the signs and words all pointed toward Chandler Price being the person who would step under center as Lugoff-Elgin's starting quarterback when the Demons opened their season against rival Camden in mid-August.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E planning to appeal proposed move into 5A

A summer filled with rumors turned into reality for Lugoff-Elgin High and the school's athletic director/head football coach Matt Campbell.

August 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kingsley-trained Show Court takes $75k Jonathan Kiser Stakes

Straylight Racing's Invocation battled to the front in the final strides and finished a neck in front of Zio Elio to win Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle at Saratoga Race Course.

August 04, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Kershaw County football teams begin brief scrimmage season

After having opened pre-season camp last Friday, Kershaw County's three public school varsity football teams will get a chance to hit someone other than their own teammates when the scrimmage season opens.

August 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Football season in Kershaw County kicks into gear

High school football players in Kershaw County returned to the practice field last Friday to begin preparation for the 2017 season which opens up with Week Zero games for all three public school varsity programs on Friday, Aug. 18.

August 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Safety-mandated changes coming to Zemp in 2018

While discussing the various rumors as to the cost involved and how the new scoreboard at Zemp Stadium will be paid for (see July 25 edition of the Chronicle-Independent), Camden High School principal Dan Matthews made it a point to say that no public funds earmarked for the oldest high school football stadium still in use in the Palmetto State will go toward toward the scoreboard.

July 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Watch this

Just minutes before the playing of the National Anthem before the first game of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree last August, Brian Boan, a technician employed by the Kershaw County School District, was standing atop a ladder trying to mend the broken scoreboard at Zemp Stadium.

July 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Past Carolina Cup champs, riders take aim at Spa features

A large, accomplished field containing two Grade 1 winners and several other graded victors will line up Thursday for the $150,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1), the first top-rated steeplechase race on the Saratoga Race Course calendar.

July 25, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Hard work pays off for Kohn with Twins deal

Michael Kohn is back in the game.

July 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


C-N takes series in four by hanging on to top 17ers, 9-6

Exiting the field following Thursday's 4-0 loss Chapin-Newberry, which gave the visitors a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five second round series, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike was steadfast in his confidence that his team was hardly ready to hoist the white flag.

July 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s all Greek to her

For as long as Maggie Speaks can remember, summer meant traveling with her family for a beach vacation before returning home and preparing for the upcoming volleyball season, be it first for Camden Middle School and then, Camden High.

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Demons follow familiar script to knock off Bulldogs, 59-53

Hollywood could not have scripted a remake as close to the original as that which Lugoff-Elgin displayed Friday night.

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs rally for 47-42 win

Playing with a late game lead has been a blessing and a curse for the Camden girls' basketball team. Sending players to the free throw ...

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights survive foulapalooza

As part of his team's regular practice routine, first-year North Central girls' basketball coach David Dawson implements a four-player defensive drill with his girls ...

December 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hold off late charge from Knights

You never appreciate what you had until it's gone. That is a fact of life and, in this instance, basketball.

December 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons rally down stretch for 71-67 win

There is never an optimal occasion to hit a dry spell. Some, however, are more ill-timed than others.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs fend off L-E threat for 47-37 win

Frustration comes in different forms for different teams.

December 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons drop hammer on Dogs with match-closing 36-0 spree

There were tons of better and easier options by which Camden High head wrestling coach Chris Connell could have made his debut on the Bulldog ...

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Dogs’ depth wears down NC

At the mere mention of the word depth, a sparkle came from Natalie Jeffcoat's eyes. Better yet, for the Camden High girls' basketball coach ...

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Third quarter surge carries Bulldogs past Knights, 74-50

Answering the second half bell like a boxer coming out and looking to deliver a knockout blow, Camden used a 14-3 run to open the ...

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Off and running

Proving the old adage that there is no place like home still holds water, the Camden-based Mullikin Law Firm and BlueCross Blue Shield of South ...

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


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