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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


For Wise, the hard part is over

If a few minutes talking into a pair of tape recorders were to be the worst part of his post-high school football career, then the next five years should be a breeze for Fidel Wise.

February 03, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E hosts first two rounds of 4A tourney Saturday

It will be a first four encore when Lugoff-Elgin hosts Saturday's first two rounds of the state class 4A wrestling tournament inside the Demons Den.

February 01, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Dogs run out of steam in 64-47 loss to Red Foxes

Ron McKie could see it coming and see it going, as well.

January 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls open stretch drive with key win over HHS

On the second anniversary of the passing of longtime Camden girls' basketball coach Mike Culp, the current edition of the Lady Bulldogs put together a game, and a finish, of which The Dean would have been proud.

January 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


NC girls can’t complete comeback vs. Red Devils

For as long as there have been house doors and kids, parents have told their children to close the door behind them so as not to let the cold air or animals into the house.

January 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights fail to slow down Great Falls in 57-27 defeat

If you had a bar chart of Great Falls' offensive output this season, it might be up and down enough make you dizzy.

January 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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It was a good summer for Wooten Stable grads

While their Carter Street barn is preparing for a new string of horses which will learn the basics of the racing game, Frank and Daphne Wooten can only hope their next batch of Thoroughbreds will be as productive as their graduates who recently completed a strong summer of racing.

October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


CMA drups Panthers to take 2-2 record into break

Just as his team seems to be on the rebound, Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice will have to wait an extra week to see if the Spartans will be able to build on their momentum

October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Bulldog’s historic field

Inside its cinder block walls and on its grass field, Zemp Stadium has played host to legendary teams, coaches and players, not to mention a myriad of bands and musicians, recreation department football championship games, championship soccer teams, high school graduations and to, at least, hundreds of thousands of fans.

October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Dogs baited into Gator tap

SUMTER --- You can use your own adjective to describe Camden's 24-0 loss to host Lakewood on Friday night at J. Frank Baker Stadium.

September 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knight break down barriers in 26-7 win

There are those victories which you take, put them in the books and move ahead to the next chapter.

September 29, 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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