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Senior-laden Dogs built for success

It is hardly the holiday season but second-year Camden High head coach Brian Rimpf is hoping his Bulldogs will be more Scrooge-like this fall.

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC secondary is primary in 7-0 win

Who says scores from preseason events don't count?

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons outlast Volunteers

Five turnovers, 14 penalties, numerous "tuck rule" violations and a pick-six called back by a disputed call.

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spring Valley doubles up on Dogs

Nobody game plans for a jamboree. For that reason, Camden's Brian Rimpf was not overly concerned with Spring Valley's rattling off touchdown runs of 57 and 70 yards in its 14-7 win over the host Bulldogs in Friday's fourth and final game of the 43rd annual Camden Shrine Club Jamboree at Zemp Stadium.

August 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Shrine Club Jamboree mini-games are on the clock

How do you make the addition of two more teams into tonight's 43rd annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree more time-friendly?

August 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


As numbers grow, Knights wait for more players

Tyronne Drakeford knows, all too well, the difficulties and choices which student-athletes face at North Central.

August 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights, Drakeford ready to win now

When you are a cornerback, at any level, you had better be confident and have a short memory. That old deodorant commercial of never letting anybody see you sweat was seemingly written with these men in mind.

August 10, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Friday's Camden Shrine Club Jamboree streamlined

Friday's 43rd annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree at Zemp Stadium will have an altered format.Delete - Merge Up

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Young Demons take plunge into 5A ranks

There were times this past offseason that Lugoff-Elgin head football coach and athletic director Matt Campbell was spending nearly as many hours either discussing or, being actively involved in, the school's fight to remain in the class 4A ranks or, at least, finding a happy medium as to a new region after his appeal fell on deaf ears.

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Jeffcoat ready to reassume control of Bulldogs’ offense

Nothing tests an athletes' "team first" philosophy more than being relegated from starter to serving in a backup capacity. Nowhere on the football field is such a change change more noticeable than at quarterback.

August 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s good to be King-sley

A flawless week at Saratoga Race Course continued Wednesday for Camden trainer Arch Kingsley Jr. and jockey Michael Mitchell when Carrington Holdings' Boss Man bossed around the field in a $65,000 allowance hurdle.

August 03, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Sports


Post 17’s Boone awarded SCALB scholarship

Given the choice, Josh Boone would much rather have been playing in the 2018 South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament than watching it from the stands as a spectator last week at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Scrimmages underway as KC football teams prep for season

If the weather cooperated on Thursday, football season in Kershaw County for the 2018 season is off and running.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons invited to play in NatureChem Invitational

Both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball teams have accepted invitations to play in the 2019 NatureChem Invitational Tournament.

August 03, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


County teams prepare for scrimmage contests

After having opened pre-season camp last Friday, Kershaw County's three public school varsity football teams will get a chance to hit someone other than their own teammates when the scrimmage season opens next week.

July 31, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Down and out in Inman

INMAN – In a late season stretch of games marked by near-misses, this one hurt most of all.

November 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Can Dogs-Chapman II be better than original?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Upstate comes Camden at Chapman: The Sequel.

November 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Slowing down Panthers a challenge for Knights

Scheduling non-region games with Camden and Lamar was part of Tyronne Drakeford's plan to toughen his team up for the games that mattered; those ...

November 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA atop ISAA heap after winning title game

Last Friday was more quiet than usual as the Camden Military Academy football team went about their final walk-through for the following day's trip ...

November 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


All that glitters

It was hard not to notice the Super Bowl ring which Tyronne Drakeford sported on his finger as the second-year North Central head coach led ...

November 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs chase Bobcats from postseason in 52-10 romp

For its three-plus hour trek to Seneca for last Friday's AAA Upper State playoff opener, Camden packed as much gear as would fit in ...

November 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


All saints day

Contrary to popular belief, there are some chinks in St. Joseph's armor. But you may need to do some digging in order to find ...

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA heads to Tennessee in search of a conference title

There are so many things going against Camden Military Academy as they prepared for Saturday's Independent School Athletic Association championship football game with Trinity ...

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden may battle both elements, Seneca tonight

Tuesday morning, while it was wet and humid, the Camden High football team took to the practice field for a workout in the elements.

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights look to end long playoff drought at home

Fifteen days between games was almost too much for Tyronne Drakeford to handle.

November 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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