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Kohn, Koumas to headline CHS fan appreciation night

A pair of right-handed pitchers will figure prominently into the Lugoff-Elgin at Camden basketball game to be played inside the Dog Pound on Friday, Dec. 9.

December 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Ajukwa, Cards save best for last to top NC, 56-47

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

December 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


NC girls upended in season opener

Breaking Cardinal Newman's unrelenting full-court press was the easy part. It was the finishing which gave the North Central girls fits.

December 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights’ Porter named Region 3-A football player of the year for 2011

Collectively, it was hardly the best of seasons for Kershaw County's three public high school football programs which combined to win seven (see accompanying note) games in 2011.

November 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Black Friday going nitro

ways and byways --- not to mention the parking lots --- on Friday to kick off the holiday shopping season, there will be those cars which will take to the dirt and the air while weaving their way around traffic.

November 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Colonial Cup drops curtain on 2011 NSA campaign

The $100,000 TD Bank Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup feature highlighted Saturday's six-race card, which included five steeplechases races and one on the flat and brought the curtain down on the 2011 National Steeplechase Association campaign.

November 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


No audit necessary

With three fences left to be jumped, Xavier Aizpuru was done with trying to hold back Tax Ruling.

November 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Who do you like in the Cup?

(Editor's note: Don Clippinger is the media consultant for the National Steeplechase Associaton. Here, he gives Colonial Cup fans an outlook of the 12 entries into Saturday's $100,000 feature chase. He also included odds, if pari-mutuel wagering were allowed in South Carolina.)

November 18, 2011 | By DON CLIPPINGER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Colonial Cup feature chase, Eclipse Award up for grabs

It took a cold/sinus infection to do what no horse on this side of the Atlantic could do last month.

November 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kingsley hoping to catch lightning in a bottle again

Arch Kingsley might feel as if he is a stranger in his own house.

November 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Black Jack Blues out of Cup; illness sidelines race favorite

It's cold and flu season for horses, too.

November 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


KC volleyball players earn honors

Following a season in which all three Kershaw County high school volleyball teams finished in the top two of their respective regions --- with Camden and North Central capturing conference titles --- it should come as no surprise that when it came time for post-season honors to be handed out, players from these teams earned state and league laurels.

November 16, 2011 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Walker set to fly with the Eagles

wo springs ago, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes decided to put then-sophomore Devin Walker behind the plate to handle a veteran group of hard-throwing pitchers, three of whom signed to pitch at the collegiate level including current USC closer Forrest Koumas.

November 14, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Field of 13 nominated into Colonial Cup feature

The $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup has attracted 13 accomplished nominees, promising a large and talented field for the year's final major steeplechase race on Saturday, Nov. 19.

November 11, 2011 | By DON CLIPPINGER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


CHS' Wise to play in North-South All-Star Game

You only have one chance to make a first impression and Fidel Wise took full advantage of his this past season.

November 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Bowers' 2 TD passes help Knights ease past CMA

Louis Clyburn had a good feeling as he led North Central back onto the field for the second half of Friday's game with in-county rival Camden Military Academy. Across the way, his opposite number and CMA head coach Will Rice, was hoping against hope that his Spartans could finish the job.

September 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


West Florence sloshes its way to a 12-6 win over Demons

FLORENCE -- Another close encounter with the win column for Lugoff-Elgin, but it ends with the same result. Just like in last week's 21-14 loss to Nation Ford, this game ended with a tight, hard fought loss.

September 15, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Slow-starting Lady Knights regroup to sweep AJ

Trailing 22-16 in the first set of Tuesday's Region 4-AA show with visiting Andrew Jackson, North Central volleyball coach Andy Johnson took a look at the scoreboard and, as always, noticed that aside from the score the only numbers in the time section were those counting down the one minute allowed for a time out.

September 12, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Back in the saddle, again

If they decide to make another Mission Impossible sequel, the producers may want to take a look at using Liza Boyd to play some type of a role in the movie.

September 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Bluegrass Gold

There's gold in the clay of the Bluegrass State.

September 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Tennis


Lady Bulldogs set lofty goals for '14

On a day on which Paige Wilson was forced to miss practice, members of her Camden High volleyball team were being interviewed by a reporter from WLTX TV 19 in Columbia after an online poll conducted by the station rated the Lady Bulldogs as the top team in the Midlands heading into the upcoming season.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons eye continued success

There was a time when a volleyball match with Lugoff-Elgin meant the opposing team's bench players would see plenty of action on the court.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Thing looking up for Lady Knights

One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.

September 03, 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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