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Bryant hopes to attract D-I interest at Highland CC

Ahmad Bryant is hoping that a second chance will be enough to make a good first impression on Division I football programs.

March 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS names softball field in memory of Marcus Warren

Ron McKie remembers it as if it happened yesterday.

March 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Position switch pays dividends for Sumpter

Being pent-up between a pair of aluminum posts was not Venus Sumpter's idea of having fun. But that was where the now Camden High senior found herself at the start of her Lady Bulldog soccer career.

February 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Biscuits and Breezing opener set for Springdale on Saturday

With the recent stretch of warm weather, it can only mean that the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races are just around the corner.

February 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Failure to Launch

First, it was a technical malfunction which led to the National Anthem being scratched to mark the start of Tuesday's AAA Upper State semifinal game between visiting Southside and Camden. It would get progressively worse for the host Bulldogs over the course of the next 32 minutes.

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Closing time: It's last call for College Park

Depending on your age and/or circumstances, College Park is either the greatest thing to have happened to the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races or, it is Animal House comes to Camden.

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program of which the coaches are associated can do for them during and after their collegiate career.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs advance; NC game moved to RNE

Camden opened the AAA Upper State boys basketball tournament with an 82-44 win over Carolina Academy on Tuesday night inside the Dog Pound.

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs repel Trojans in round one, 82-44

Knowing all too well the mindset of a four seed when taking on a region champion, Camden boys' basketball coach Ron McKie warned his squad of the dangers when facing a team which was playing with nothing to lose.

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden’s Ayers brings complete package with him to The Citadel

Before Ryland Ayers signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing days at The Citadel, Camden High head football coach Brian Rimph extolled the virtues of his former senior defensive back.

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick start carries Falcons over Demons, 67-52

COLUMBIA --- Making its first appearance in state postseason play in eight seasons, Lugoff-Elgin showed signs of rust in Wednesday's 4A Lower State tournament opener at A.C. Flora.

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


State tournament on deck for KC hoops quartet

Now that the regular season is over, it is time for four Kershaw County basketball teams to begin state tournament competition.

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham ‘centered’ on new position at Mars Hill

When college recruiters darkened Matt Campbell's door to check on Lugoff-Elgin's senior football prospects, most came to look into the situation along the offensive line.

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden girls finish in third after 41-27 setback

Heading into Thursday's regular season finale with visiting Columbia, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat said the temptation was there to slow the game down and play at a pace which, usually, does not benefit her team.

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Dogs, Demons win; host Thursday second round pairings

Both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin won their district tournament opening round games on Tuesday and will stay at home for Thursday's winners' bracket contests.

April 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Holley gets opportunity he was waiting for

There are players who are given things without asking based on qualities such as reputation and size. Then, there are those who go to work ...

April 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Longshot Lyonell jumps to upset in the Temple Gwathmey

Robert A. Kinsley's Lyonell, one of the lightest-weighted horses in Saturday's $75,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 2), made a powerful run to ...

April 24, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Gift exchange

During the course of his post-game interview, Camden baseball coach Denny Beckley used the word "discombobulated" to explain his thought process when asked of tonight ...

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Block buster

Speed. You either have it or, you don't.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights win first match in shootout

The North Central girls' soccer team defeated host Lewisville in a penalty kick shootout, 3-0, after the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Jordan’s no-hitter closes memorable Senior Night

One good turn deserves another.

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Culp finally gets his due

During his 34 seasons sitting at the head of the Camden girls' basketball bench, the late Mike Culp and his life were open books.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Power Surge

It may have bothered some neighbors but, it was music to James Marlow's ears.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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