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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 for senior high school players from the Columbia metropolitan region.

November 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights host round 3 match Wednesday

North Central advanced to the third round of the AA Upper State volleyball tournament with a 3-1 win over visiting Southside Christian Monday night inside The Castle in Boonetown.

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC teams open postseason play next weekend

After having this weekend off, the Camden and North Central football teams will begin South Carolina High School League playoff action on Friday, Nov. 9.

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


After slow start, NC rallies to take down Sabres in four sets

In volleyball, time outs are treated like gold bullion. You don't haphazardly spend either of the two you are allotted in a set.

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights set up Monday night showdown

Andy Johnson would not allow himself to play the role of savant.

November 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights run into dead end

BUFORD --- Earlier last week, as the offensive and defensive statistics from his team and those of Buford --- since entering Region 4-AA play --- were read to him, North Central head coach Tyronne Drakeford said he was hoping Thursday's conference title game turned into to a defensive battle.

October 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs rout Keenan; await first round foe

Less than two minutes into the second quarter, the game officials signaled for the clock operator at Zemp Stadium to keep the game clock running.

October 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans playing for berth in title game

It had been a long time between wins for Camden Military Academy. That's what made Saturday's 55-12 victory over visiting Gladiator Sports Academy all the sweeter.

October 26, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs cruise into round 2

Well before Abby Irick served up 11 straight winners in Wednesday's AAA Upper State volleyball tournament opener against visiting Seneca, Camden could have already had started making plans for its second round opponent.

October 26, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS duo named to all-star squad

Camden High linemen Jason Harris and Javaris Holliday were selected to play in the 2018 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl North-South All-Star Football Game to be played at Coastal Carolina University's Brooks Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 15.

October 26, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden moves Keenan game to Thursday

Due to the threat of inclement weather on Friday, Camden High's home football game with visiting Keenan has been moved to Thursday night. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. inside Zemp Stadium.

October 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC game at Buford moved to Thursday

Due to the threat of inclement weather on Friday, the North Central at Buford football game scheduled for Friday has been moved to Thursday. Kickoff time remains at 7:30 p.m. for the game which will determine the Region 4-AA champion as both the Knights and Buford carry 5-0 conference marks into the contest.

October 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Help wanted ... and needed

In the span of eight days, Camden went from a team vying for a conference football crown to one which has to rely on closing the regular season with a win over Keenan on Friday and then, hope Fairfield Central defeats Indian Land in order to invoke a three-way tie-breaker for second place in the circuit and get the first round home playoff game which it brings.

October 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA looking to snap losing skid

A sense of normalcy has returned to the Camden Military Academy football team.

October 19, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Down and out in Inman

INMAN – In a late season stretch of games marked by near-misses, this one hurt most of all.

November 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


Knights look to end long playoff drought at home

Fifteen days between games was almost too much for Tyronne Drakeford to handle.

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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