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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


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


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Demons hope to celebrate homcoming with a win

Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights face familiar challenge against high-flying Cheraw

Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


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


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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