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Demons go small in doubling up Dogs, 6-3

Those days of keeping runners tied to the bases while waiting for the three-run homer are gone.

March 09, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kirkwood grads get wins in U.S. and Japan

It was a good week for maidens who got their starts at Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables in Camden.

March 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Connell, Witmore return home with state championship medals

By TOM DIDATO

February 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden in Pee Dee Baseball Invitational at Kelleytown (vs. Chesterfield – 5 p.m.); MPCU Baseball Bash at North Central (Camden Military Academy at North Central – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin in Lake Murray Baseball Classic (at Dutch Fork – 6 p.m.);

February 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


With more depth, Bulldogs aim for more court success

It is always nice when a rebuilding season turns out to be one of the best in school history.

February 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


McKie-led Sandlappers will try to continue mastery over Tar Heels

Ron McKie knows that high school all-star games can bring out the best or, sometimes the worst, in a basketball player.

February 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights hope to join 3-A diamond elite this season

When the four teams convened for the class A Upper State baseball championship tournament last spring, North Central was the proverbial odd man out.

February 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Going all out, all the time

When you spend your weekends racing motorcycles on road courses, you always return to the exact spot from which you started.

February 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Get Stormy opens his year with a bang; Ever So Lucky scratched from Hutcheson

Get Stormy shook off the doldrums from his 12th place finish in last November's TVG Breeders' Cup Mile by winning his first race of 2012 by wiring Saturday's $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (Gr. 1) in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

February 15, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dig Pink digs L-E

When the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team lost to eventual state champion Hillcrest in the second round of last fall's 4A state volleyball tournament, it ended the Lady Demons' dreams of bringing home the state championship trophy.

February 15, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Fowler’s 42 helps Knights hold off Rams, 90-87

Like all basketball games, this one started with a jump ball. The officials would have been better served by having dropped the green flag.

February 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Knights' playoff hopes still alive, even after 37-36 loss

In this wild ride which is the Region 3-A girls' basketball playoff chase, not even a 37-36 loss to Chesterfield was enough to leave North Central's post-season hopes down and out.

February 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Sheppard hopes Ever So Lucky will be ever so good this spring

Each time Jonathan Sheppard sent out Ever So Lucky in the company of a training partner last summer, the precocious 2-year-old would dig in and would refuse to be beaten, even if was nothing more than a simple work around the track at the Hall of Fame trainer's farm in Pennsylvania.

February 08, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons dump Dorman; take on Rock Hill tonight in round 3

This was one time you didn't mind being wrong.

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


Dogs' playoff chances end in 50-45 OT loss

In a season of near-misses, this was the unkindest cut of all.

February 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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CHS defense pitches shutout over Bruins

Decked out in new camouflaged-themed game jerseys in honor of Military Appreciation Night, Camden went old school in its 14-0 win over previously unbeaten Lancaster last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.

September 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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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