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Forever a Knight

Whenever there has been a need for assistance at North Central High School, whether athletic- and/or academic-wise, Leonard Price can always be counted on to do more than his fair share for the students.

February 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Billy Ammons: one Hall of a coach

As hard as it may seem to imagine, there was a time in which Billy Ammons wondered if he would see a fourth season as the head football coach at his high school alma mater, never mind leading Camden High School (CHS) to the 1990 AAA state football championship 15 seasons later.

February 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Indian Land’s high-octane offense proves too much for Knights, 92-78

FORT MILL – Standing inside Indian Land High School's weight room, North Central boys' basketball head coach Andy Johnson just shook his head and grinned as the questions started coming at him.

February 14, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Size does not deter Brevard from signing North Central’s Williams

There was a point in his years at North Central when Clarence Williams was down on himself and wondered what was out there for him, both athletically and academically.

February 13, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Irmo spoils Lady Demons' fun, 54-41

With no playoff spot on the line and with this being the final game of her team's season, Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan had one piece of advice before her team took to the court to meet visiting Irmo on Friday.

February 11, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Irmo still flying high after racing past Demons, 79-46

For the better part of one half, you would have been hard-pressed to find anyone in the Lugoff-Elgin gym who would have told you that visiting Irmo was playing like the nation's 23rd ranked boys basketball team.

February 11, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Eagles dial long distance to help disconnect Bulldogs’ season

C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor

February 08, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Welcome to the club

In the 2008-09 high school basketball season, Camden High seniors Jay Council and Evrik Gary helped lead Ron McKie's Bulldogs to a 25-2 record and the AAA state championship.

February 06, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cavaliers take two year’s worth of playoff frustration out on Demons

Evan Moxie is hoping that his Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team has a long memory.

February 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Super Bowl XLVII

One warm summer day in Elgin, James Reed was having a conversation with his young grandson who was spending part of his vacation from school in South Carolina.

February 01, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin


Demons, Dogs and Knights taking to the mat Saturday

While Lugoff-Elgin stays at home, the Camden and North Central wrestling teams will put on their traveling shoes for Saturday's South Carolina High School League state wrestling championship tournament.

February 01, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


War Eagles wrestling team continues upward trend

Having seen teammate Robert Gardner carried off the mat with what turned out to be a severe neck injury at the Carolina Invitational on Jan. 19, Camden Middle School wrestlers Sylvester (S.J.) Lucas and Clinton (C.J.) Jones had no other choice than to go out and win the event for their injured teammate.

January 30, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Top-ranked LR too much for CHS girls to handle

There was nothing else she could do or say, other than suiting up herself to try and help even things out.

January 28, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs come up short in upset bid

On what turned out to be D.J. Wilson's welcome to the big-time party, Lower Richland stole the cake and then ate it, too.

January 28, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons, Bulldogs use match to tune up for the post-season

For at least this night, the bitterness of a Camden versus Lugoff-Elgin contest took a back seat to the big picture.

January 25, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Storylines abound in Carolina Cup races

Bargain basement purchases, horses with Camden ties and an Irish import making its first start over fences on this side of the Atlantic. What more could you ask for in a jump race?

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jordan’s walk-off single lifts Bulldogs past Cavaliers, 5-4

Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Minimambo aces her first track test

Officially, Minimambo carried jockey Rosemary Homeister and 120 pounds on her back in Saturday's fifth race, a $16,500 maiden claimer run at Tampa Bay Downs.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Five jumpers ready to go in Saturday's feature

Five novice jumpers are expected to take the starter's flag for Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race after entries were accepted Monday by the National Steeplechase Association.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


NC's Humphries to play softball at USC-Salkehatchie

An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs score pair in sixth to get past Dreher, 3-2

Everything about it reeked of "trap" game. But Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley would have none of that talk following his team's 3-2 come-from-behind victory over visiting Dreher Friday night.

March 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Carolina Cup '15

Given the harsh winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, there was more than a bit of concern as to how many horses would be ready and headed for the Saturday's March 28 running of the $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race in Camden.

March 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


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