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Boyd, Casallo jump their way to National Horse Show crown

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Grand Champion Professional Hunter title at the Alltech National Horse Show, 129th edition, is one of the country's most coveted awards, and this year it went to Camden's Liza Boyd aboard Casallo.

November 12, 2012 | By KENDALL BIERER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Demonstrative tries to leap into Eclipse Award picture

When his regular rider went down with an injury in the race before the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Stakes at Belmont Park in September, trainer Richard Valentine was left to having to scratch Demonstrative minutes before the Grade I feature.

November 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Vols close with a 21-0 run to overtake North Central, 35-14

Checkmate.

November 05, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Irmo top L-E, 40-6, to win 4-4A title

IRMO -- One last chance to get a win. But unfortunately, it is also one last chance to realize it was never meant to be.

November 05, 2012 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Vols come to Boonetown with more than bragging rights being on the line

Sitting behind his office desk, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn simply shook his head and smiled when asked if he was aware of some of the things being said between members of his team and players from Andrew Jackson, which comes to Boonetown for tonight's first round AA Upper State Division II playoff contest.

November 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons trying to play spoiler while eyeing their first win

It is not the easiest of tasks when your playoff chances have been exhausted and you have yet to win a game this season.

November 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Curtain raises for the Rizers

With a roster which includes just one player who checks in at taller than 6-foot-6, Palmetto State Rizers' head coach Harvin Council has adjusted his game plan to fit his personnel.

November 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


CCE grad, Noble Tune, entered in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

Noble Tune, a 2-year-old colt by Unbridled's Song, will run in Saturday's $1 million Juvenile Turf race at the 2012 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park. The race is scheduled to go off at 2:50 p.m.

November 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Q Foundation gets past Camden Military, 24-7

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

October 31, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Rizers to call Camden home

When North Central High graduate Devin Lee and his wife and Lugoff-Elgin graduate, Nikia Knox-Lee, purchased the Palmetto State Rizers, they said it was important that they try and give the American Basketball Association franchise a presence in their home county.

October 31, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Eagles end Camden's season with 28-7 loss

CHAPIN -- Given the chance to use an escape clause, which was losing starting quarterback Josh Council with three winnable games left in the Region 4-AAA season, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal refused to play with "what if" card.

October 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Spring Valley pins 35-20 loss on Demons

COLUMBIA -- If effort somehow equaled victories, then Lugoff-Elgin may have gotten their first win of the season on Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.

October 29, 2012 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


As simple as 1-2-3

You don't become aa successful a coach as Paige Wilson is by leaving things to chance.

October 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knights host AJ in playoff opener

North Central will host its first state playoff game since the 1994 season when the Knights welcome arch-rival Andrew Jackson to Boonetown for Friday's first round AA Division II Upper State contest.

October 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Griffins run past Knights, 57-6

Louis Clyburn has been told by several people about when, in 1984, North Central played and lost a game to eventual state champion Woodruff, 34-7, in the third round of the state class AA playoffs.

October 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Kohn called up by Braves

After having opened the season with the AAA Gwinnett Braves, Camden's Michael Kohn was called to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

April 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley’s no-no means ‘yes yes’ for Dogs

A night which opened with tears streaming from the eyes of Camden's senior players and their parents ended with a celebration centered on a sophomore.

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


L-E wins Region 4-4A softball crown

Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Never say never

Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


A healthy Ross Hough is excited about next opportunity at Erskine

Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.

April 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ergle, Blythewood handcuff Demons

No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.

April 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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