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Running to live ... live to run

Some people are born to run. Others get their calling to take to the streets in different ways.

February 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Slow start dooms CHS girls in 37-29 loss

Stepping back inside after getting some fresh air outside the Camden High gym, Natalie Jeffcoat probably wished her team could have done the same earlier Monday evening.

February 12, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Sluggish Dogs fend off Chapin, 63-49

Monday was supposed to have been the day in which the Camden basketball team was to implement the game plan for Tuesday night's scheduled game with Chapin.

February 12, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden in a battle for playoff spots

With two games left in the regular season, the Camden High boys' basketball team sits in a tie for third place in the Region 4-AAA standings.

February 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons add to win streak over Camden

Who doesn't like to make history?

February 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Moseley goes marching in with Saints

As a former college assistant coach, Louis Clyburn has seen how this scenario has played out.

February 07, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Houston, we have a Belton

For two weeks, Shon Belton must have felt as if the rug was pulled from under his feet.

February 07, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bradford fills a big need at NGU

One of the biggest problems which North Greenville University had on defense last season was slowing down the running game. In 11 contests last fall, opponents averaged nearly 230 yards on the ground against the Crusaders.

February 07, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Cooke brings whole package to Newberry

When you are a guest in a stranger's house, nothing makes you feel more welcomed than the host taking a moment to stop by and introduce himself to you.

February 07, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden closes out Dreher, 54-48

It was a road which Camden had been down twice before this season and each time, the Bulldogs arrived at a dead end.

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


Dreher’s arsenal to much for Lady Dogs

Seeing as how Dreher starts three players who check in at better than 6-feet tall, it puts the onus on the Lady Blue Devils' opponents to make the best of their looks at the basket. In all likelihood, the first shot may well be the only one each trip down the floor.

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


Camden native Schofield plays in Super Bowl

O'Brien Schofield will be the third Camden native to play in the Super Bowl when he takes to the field at MetLife Stadium Sunday evening as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

January 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


The Monroe Doctorine

There may not be something in the water --- then again, maybe there is --- on the banks of the West Wateree which turns young wrestlers into champions at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

January 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


KCRD changes things for baseball and softball

It may not seem like baseball and softball season is right around the corner, but those snow-covered diamonds will soon be giving way to green grass and youngsters playing on them.

January 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Leopards win another Carolina Invitational title

As he watched members of his team come off the mat with hard-fought, distance-going victories, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling coach Ted Monroe could not help but keep an eye and ear on the alert when it came to Carver Middle School's wrestlers.

January 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Knights aim to start off on the right foot

How long has it been since North Central opened the football season with a victory? Well, the last school which the Knights beat to kick off a campaign is no longer in existence.

August 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ready or not, here it comes

As if this pre-season has not been a rush job already for interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas, he had one week less than normal to work with in preparing the Demons for tonight's Week Zero game with Camden in the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic.

August 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


Knights straighten up to double up Buford

Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs and Blazers go all in while playing to scoreless stalemate

Jimmy Neal has been around Camden High football long enough to know what is thought to be a harbinger of bad things for the upcoming regular season is winning your portion of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


A.C. Flora gets past Demons in offensive showcase, 35-14

Since last Tuesday's scheduled scrimmage with Hartsville and Lower Richland was cancelled by that day's storm, Lugoff-Elgin entered Friday's 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree with one scrimmage under its belt.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin 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


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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