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Demons, Jones ready to put the past behind them

There are no "fixer-uppers" on Park Avenue. Anything not up to snuff is bought up or steamrolled.

August 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


A year older and wiser, Lady Demons prepared to add to volleyball success

Comfort can be found in a favorite pair of broken-in shoes or, a home-cooked meal.

August 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


New-look Cardinals hand North Central a 49-14 setback

This was not the Cardinal Newman team which North Central and head football coach Louis Clyburn signed up to play last winter.

August 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Chapman, Cheraw hold off Dogs in 51-38 shootout

CHERAW – Final exams are not supposed to be given on the first day of school.

August 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden brings its young cast to take on the Braves

There have been times when even some of the best teams which Jimmy Neal has coached were so keyed-up that they nearly or, did, lay an egg in the first game of the season.

August 17, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


NC hoping to be dealt a winning hand with Cards

Some coaches dread playing week zero games. Not Louis Clyburn.

August 17, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs have their work cut out for them in bounce back season

There are those who look back at last season's opening game --- in which Camden led host Spring Valley, 16-7, with less than five minutes to play only to lose a 20-16 decision --- as the turning point in what spiraled into a 2-8 season.

August 15, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knights prepared to experience a changing of the guard in 2012

When last season ended and North Central began preparations for its 2012 football campaign, the Knights had 18 rising seniors amongst their ranks. That number has now been reduced by a half-dozen.

August 15, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights come up empty against Jackets

Like big-time actors in a low-budget film, many of North Central's starters had but cameo roles in what turned out to be a 20-0 loss to Buford in Friday's opening game of the 37th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree at Zemp Stadium.

August 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons ‘tip’ toe past Vols, 7-6

Sure, there were plenty of times in which Lugoff-Elgin's 7-6 win over Andrew Jackson in the middle game of Friday's 37th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree were painful to watch. For the purists, however, there was something to smile about.

August 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Crestwood 'pistol' whips Dogs, 22-0

As if having a completely rebuilt defense was not enough of a challenge for the Camden coaching staff, Crestwood compounded that problem and shred the Bulldogs on that side of the football in a 22-0 victory in the final game of Friday's 37th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

August 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Cat Feathers claws her way back to take Phipps Stakes

By TOM DIDATO

August 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Out with the old

That old saying which goes, "everything old is new again?" Well, throw that into the trash heap.

August 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cyclists to overtake CMP

Over the past few weeks, many hours of television coverage has been devoted to events such as the Tour de France or Olympic bicycle races.

August 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Local professional athletes stay busy

It has been a mixed bag of a summer for Kershaw County's professional athletes between their coming, going and waiting.

August 08, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Panthers blank CMA, 46-0

Nobody has been able to slow McBee down since a season-opening 42-12 loss to AAA Lakewood in August.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


News keeps getting better for Lady Knights

Things like this happen when you are on a roll. And no team is rolling along any better than the North Central volleyball squad.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


SCHSL to hear Camden, Dreher appeals Thursday

A team which will include Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD attorneys, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews and CHS head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal will appeal the Bulldogs football team's post-season ban before the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) Executive Committee at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbia.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Cheraw too much for Knights

Sometimes, you just tip your hat, give credit where it is due and live to fight another day.

October 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


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


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


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