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Knights move AJ game to Wednesday

After having first moved their game to Thursday due to inclement weather on the way from Hurricane Florence, North Central has moved its scheduled Friday night home game with Andrew Jackson to Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Boonetown. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. for the Region 4-AA opener between the two rivals.

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons spike Camden

In an emotionally charged setting in which both teams were trying to find something out about themselves, Lugoff-Elgin shook off a second set loss to defeat visiting cross-river rival Camden in four sets before a raucous Thursday night crowd gathered inside the Demons Den.

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs overcome mistakes for 28-16 win

FORT MILL -- Break out the brooms and dust pans. This one left a lot of cleaning up to be done.

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lamar too much for Knights, 33-7

Tyronne Drakeford had seen this movie before and neither time did the North Central head football coach enjoy what he watched.

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Singled out

Some dread it as much as a trip to the dentist. Others use their time at the lectern to deliver a flowery speech which has little or no relevance to many guests in the audience.

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Drakeford, Knights undaunted by challenge awaiting them in Lamar

When he accepted the head coaching position at his high school alma mater, Tyronne Drakeford said, if given the opportunity, he wanted to put together the toughest non-conference schedule he could find.

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs moving on after first defeat

Facing county and longtime rivals has been the norm for Camden after three weeks of the current football season. As second-year Bulldog boss Brian Rimpf has said, those are the games in which his coaches need to say little to their players to get them excited about that week's game.

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Campbell hopes L-E can put together four full quarters against River Bluff

Through the first three weeks of the season, Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell has seen glimmers of what he hopes his young Demons will become. All too often, as is the case with players still getting used to their new roles on the varsity squad, they have come in moments or, in this case, halves of football.

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans looking to pass first road test of season

Having run roughshod over the undermanned S.C. Titans in last Saturday's season opener, the Camden Military Academy football team will get an uptick in talent and competition when the Spartans head to Charlotte tonight to take on Hickory Grove Christian in a 7 p.m. start in the Queen City.

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls slosh their way to victory

While most of Camden is begging for rain, the Camden High girls' cross country team got caught in a late Tuesday afternoon downpour in Great Falls.

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Trophy Hunting

Like all great ideas, this one was hatched over a few adult beverages at a tailgate party before a college football game.

September 04, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Second half surge carries Chapin past L-E

A couple flashes, but still the same result.

September 04, 2018 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Hartsville takes down Dogs, 35-21

What type of graduation present do you get for someone who has done nothing but cause you heartache, aggravation and grief for all of their four years of high school?

September 04, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs look to snap skid against HHS

This from the "Oh, how times have changed" department.

August 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Buzzword at L-E is ‘consistency’

Second verse, same as the first.

August 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Can Dogs-Chapman II be better than original?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Upstate comes Camden at Chapman: The Sequel.

November 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Slowing down Panthers a challenge for Knights

Scheduling non-region games with Camden and Lamar was part of Tyronne Drakeford's plan to toughen his team up for the games that mattered; those ...

November 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA atop ISAA heap after winning title game

Last Friday was more quiet than usual as the Camden Military Academy football team went about their final walk-through for the following day's trip ...

November 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


All that glitters

It was hard not to notice the Super Bowl ring which Tyronne Drakeford sported on his finger as the second-year North Central head coach led ...

November 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs chase Bobcats from postseason in 52-10 romp

For its three-plus hour trek to Seneca for last Friday's AAA Upper State playoff opener, Camden packed as much gear as would fit in ...

November 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


All saints day

Contrary to popular belief, there are some chinks in St. Joseph's armor. But you may need to do some digging in order to find ...

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA heads to Tennessee in search of a conference title

There are so many things going against Camden Military Academy as they prepared for Saturday's Independent School Athletic Association championship football game with Trinity ...

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden may battle both elements, Seneca tonight

Tuesday morning, while it was wet and humid, the Camden High football team took to the practice field for a workout in the elements.

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA lives out a dream by winning state XC crown

Dreams do come true and, prayers get answered

November 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seven KC players tabbed for Metro Bowl contest

Seven Kershaw County football players and two coaches from have been selected to play and coach in the inaugural Metro Bowl, an all-star football game ...

November 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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