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CHS girls show grit in 42-39 loss to LHS

Short in height, but long on heart.

January 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Naylor hits ‘21’ with Eclipse winner Black Jack Blues

For Irvin Naylor, it was not whether one of his jumpers would win the 2011 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing, but which one would be voted to receive racing's top honor.

January 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lewisville squeezes past Knights

There were nights, heck, make that halves, when first-year Lewisville boys basketball coach Larry Davis scored close to, if not more than the 34 points his Lions scored in a six-point win over host North Central on Friday night in The Castle in Boonetown.

January 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Knights run way from Lions

Like a thermometer, you can usually tell how well the North Central girls are playing based on the redness in the face of head coach Mitch Lowder.

January 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Mr. Commons closes out 2011 with a victory at Santa Anita

It has been a busy and winning post-holiday season for Thoroughbreds with Camden connections.

January 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Naylor locks down Eclipse Award finalists for steeplechase division

There are two certainties as to the 2011 Eclipse Award winner for steeplechasing. First, it will be an Irish-bred gelding. Second, it will be owned by Irv Naylor.

January 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Leopard wrestlers win Carolina Duals for third time in five years

Pretty soon, the organizers of the Carolina Duals wrestling tournament might ask the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team to bring the tournament championship trophy with them when they head to the yearly event in Rock Hill.

January 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS girls upended by Crestwood

There was no easing into the start of Region 6-AAA play for the Camden girls' basketball team.

January 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs hold off pesky Knights in 6-AAA opener

Camden, S.C.) sports editor

January 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Foxes flatten Demons, 102-69

Had the surface been made of ice rather than wood and if Dutch Fork had traded its sneakers and jerseys for skates and sweaters would anyone have been the wiser?

January 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons no match for Dutch Fork

Save for the use of a magic wand, there was no way for Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan to turn her 5-foot-8 center, Nakeisha Counts, into a 6-foot-5 post player. Nor was there some potion which could transform her other players to become taller or faster with one sip of the elixir.

January 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Now that the cold weather has arrived, take measures to prevent hypothermia

With recent freezing temperatures across South Carolina, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts headed to the field should be aware of the threat of hypothermia and how to combat it. Hypothermia occurs when exposure to the wind, cold and wetness drain heat from the body faster than it can be produced.

January 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Braves dial long distance to get past Dogs, 62-49

So much for scouting reports.

January 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knights dismantle McBee, advance to tourney finale

When a marginal movie suddenly gets interesting, nobody leaves their seats and heads for the exits.

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


All-area defensive unit is ‘upperclassmen only’ group

Nearly mirroring their offensive counterparts, which appeared in last Fridays' edition of the Chronicle-Independent, the 2011 C-I Kershaw County Coaches' All-Area defensive squad features 12 seniors with three juniors mixed in on the 15-player unit.

December 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Florida learns that S.C. has (hoops) talent

On July 16-20, the SC-BALLERS journeyed to Florida to compete in nationals. Both teams came in third place. The 8th grade team finished with an 8-1 record while the 11th grade team finished with a 5-2 mark.

August 27, 2014 | By Willie Dubose | Seasonal Sports


Dogs score final 21 points in sacking Demons, 35-14

Just when Camden thought it let a golden opportunity slip through its hands, another presented itself. This time, Tyrone Kelly did not let it get out of his mitts.

August 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC's opening game struggles continue with 14-12 loss

Telling anyone who would listen that just because C.A. Johnson was a Columbia city school without a rich football history that the Hornets were not a "cupcake" opponent, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn has the naysayers believing him now.

August 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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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