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Wooten grads red-hot at Spa

It was a big week at Saratoga for horses which were developed in Camden at Frank Wooten stables.

August 31, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


New cast allows Spartans to move on from winless 2011 season

When you are coming off a winless season, it is good to have a short memory.

August 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


West Florence runs over, past Bulldogs, 36-13

FLORENCE -- You do the math.

August 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Quick-starting Yellow Jackets hold off Demons, 39-21

FORT MILL -- There is no mulligan in football, not even a reset button.

August 27, 2012 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Veteran Knights pose stiff early season test for Dogs

When the dust had settled following his team's 51-38 loss to Cheraw in last Saturday afternoon's season opener, Camden head football coach Jimmy Neal said there was plenty to build on.

August 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons are prepared for Jackets’ ‘pistol’ formation

Even the mere mention of the word "concussion" is enough to give Scott Jones a migraine.

August 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Different region, same goals for Johnson, Lady Knights

If you think North Central is sweating out its move into the state class AA volleyball ranks, well, you can put those sports drinks and towels away.

August 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs look forward to new challenges in 4-AAA

For the past four seasons, when the Camden High volleyball team convened for pre-season practice, they may as well have spent a half-day designing a conference championship T-shirt. That was how certain it was that the Lady Bulldogs were going to win the Region 6-AAA title.

August 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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


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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


Pate's 2 TDs lift CMA past Knights

After the heartbreak of a 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats one week earlier, the Camden Military Academy football team righted the ship on Saturday with a 20-12 win over the visiting New Covenant Knights.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


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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