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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

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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


Football swings into high gear with Friday jamboree

One of the first signs that the summer vacation is coming to an end while the start of the school year is lurking is the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

August 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Good timing helps Patriots lock down King

As he entered American Legion Park to watch a potential prospect from visiting Orangeburg take on the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion team in a June game, Francis Marion University head baseball coach Art Inabinet got a "two-fer."

August 03, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Winter Memories still enjoys her stops at Saratoga in the summer

Summer has never been too bad a time for Winter Memories, especially in Saratoga.

August 01, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


County squads kick off seasons with scrimmages

With high school football practice nearing the first week of completion it is time for Kershaw County's three public school programs to begin their scrimmage campaigns.

August 01, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Larry Doby Day in Camden

Your name may not appear down here

July 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden


One great honors another

While the doors to Cooperstown may never swing open to him for his vast exploits on the baseball diamond, no one will argue with Bobby Richardson's credentials for his being inducted into a humanitarian hall of fame.

July 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Demons hope to celebrate homcoming with a win

Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights face familiar challenge against high-flying Cheraw

Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.

October 24, 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


Kohn signs contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.

October 20, 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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