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King, Knights keep Bulldogs in check, 6-3

Like having to dig through the cereal box to get your prize, North Central found what it was looking for --- and needed --- in the bottom third of its batting order.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kingsley, Murphy enjoy Cup day

When you don't have a jumper in the big race, winning the co-feature will have to do.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Young injured in day’s first chase

Paddy Young, the three-time defending National Steeplechase Association leading rider, sustained a compound fracture to his right forearm, between the wrist and elbow, as the result of a fall in Saturday's $25,000 Camden Plate, the first steeplechase race of the day at the Carolina Cup.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


'21'

There are times during a race when you find out what your horse is made of.

April 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


The life of Brian

Sometimes the grass is indeed greener, if not firmer, on the other side of the Atlantic.

March 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Can any horse get in front of and stay ahead of Black Jack Blues in the Carolina Cup feature?

After two races on American soil, Black Jack Blues has yet to see the backside of another horse.

March 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bulldogs track down Foxes for fifth straight win

When in doubt, stick to what you do best.

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


Less and less College Parkers getting behind the wheel

When their two daughters took their respective turns going off to college, John and Sandy Cushman did what all responsible parents do when their children leave home for the first time.

March 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Cup spaces, tickets still on sale

With Saturday's 80th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races just four days away, last-minute shoppers have been gobbling up the remaining reserved parking spaces for the Camden spring classic, leaving few spots remaining inside the Springdale Race Course.

March 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Black Jack Blues headlines field of six in Saturday’s feature

Led by 2011 Eclipse Award winner Black Jack Blues, a field of six jumpers will take to the Springdale Race Course for Saturday's $50,000 Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III.)

March 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Beckwith ties Demons in knots

If Lugoff-Elgin did not know who Andrew Beckwith was before Friday night, they know more than they want to about him now.

March 26, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights’ tag team tames Lions, 7-2

It's hard to explain to a pitcher why you are lifting him in the middle of a game in which he has surrendered just three hits, has not allowed an earned run and struck out four batters in four innings of work in a 2-1 ballgame.

March 23, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Eclipse Award winner among eight Carolina Cup nominees

In what can best be described as an ironic twist, with a good portion of Kershaw County residents suffering from pollen-related maladies, Black Jack Blues will come to town some four months after the missing last November's Colonial Cup steeplechase due to a respiratory infection.

March 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons blank Blazers, inch closer to playoff berth

Last season, Lugoff-Elgin received a rude introduction to the world of 4A baseball as the 2010 AAA state champions were on the outside looking in when it came time for the post-season in the state's largest classification.

March 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E can’t solve Elkins, DF

In a classic case of either getting to a pitcher quickly or not at all, Lugoff-Elgin had Dutch Fork's Hayley Elkins on the ropes early only to score one run off the sophomore right-hander.

March 19, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Pate's 2 TDs lift CMA past Knights

After the heartbreak of a 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats one week earlier, the Camden Military Academy football team righted the ship on Saturday with a 20-12 win over the visiting New Covenant Knights.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


CHS still waiting to hear from HSL

After four-plus days of rumors, hearsay and innuendo, the Camden High School football team is still waiting to hear from the South Carolina High School League (HSL) as to any penalties stemming from last Friday night's post-game fight involving the Bulldogs and visiting Dreher at Zemp Stadium.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kohn signs contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Banged-up Knights come up short against Indian Land, 20-7

As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Quick-starting Vikings sprint past L-E

COLUMBIA --- Spring Valley made a late surge in the first half and never looked back defeating visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 40-14, in a Region 4-4A game played Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.

October 20, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs outmuscle Dreher, 39-30

It should have been a night in which the Camden High football locker room was hopping. Instead, the silence coming from the south corner of Zemp Stadium was deafening.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E completes comeback for season sweep of CHS

It was not going to happen on their watch.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons remaion focused on goals

This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Too great to be forgotten

Parris Island can be hell on earth for most United States Marine Corps recruits who are sent there for boot camp as they learn the ropes as to what it takes to be a Marine.

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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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