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Weather, new coaches will add intrigue to tonight’s jamboree

Well, at least it may feel like football weather.

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hoping to go on the defensive in 2017

These are usually the days when a new head coach cites the familiar refrain that he wishes he had more time to get everything he wanted into place.

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Heart and soul

Frightening sights are not uncommon on the football field. Freak injuries can come with something as simple as a cleat which gets caught in the ground or, a player who takes a hit and needs a few moments to gather himself before trotting to the sideline.

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


The times are a changin'

For years, while other sporting and social events welcomed technology with open arms, the Carolina Cup languished while being forced to play catch-up.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Ellis steps down as CEO, Cushman returns to fold

Dr. Nick Ellis, who became the first Chief Executive Officer for the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup steeplechase races in Camden with his hiring in 2015, has decided to step down from his post.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Meet Dr. Jekyll and … Dr. Jekyll

All last summer, the signs and words all pointed toward Chandler Price being the person who would step under center as Lugoff-Elgin's starting quarterback when the Demons opened their season against rival Camden in mid-August.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E planning to appeal proposed move into 5A

A summer filled with rumors turned into reality for Lugoff-Elgin High and the school's athletic director/head football coach Matt Campbell.

August 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kingsley-trained Show Court takes $75k Jonathan Kiser Stakes

Straylight Racing's Invocation battled to the front in the final strides and finished a neck in front of Zio Elio to win Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle at Saratoga Race Course.

August 04, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Kershaw County football teams begin brief scrimmage season

After having opened pre-season camp last Friday, Kershaw County's three public school varsity football teams will get a chance to hit someone other than their own teammates when the scrimmage season opens.

August 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Football season in Kershaw County kicks into gear

High school football players in Kershaw County returned to the practice field last Friday to begin preparation for the 2017 season which opens up with Week Zero games for all three public school varsity programs on Friday, Aug. 18.

August 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Safety-mandated changes coming to Zemp in 2018

While discussing the various rumors as to the cost involved and how the new scoreboard at Zemp Stadium will be paid for (see July 25 edition of the Chronicle-Independent), Camden High School principal Dan Matthews made it a point to say that no public funds earmarked for the oldest high school football stadium still in use in the Palmetto State will go toward toward the scoreboard.

July 28, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Watch this

Just minutes before the playing of the National Anthem before the first game of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree last August, Brian Boan, a technician employed by the Kershaw County School District, was standing atop a ladder trying to mend the broken scoreboard at Zemp Stadium.

July 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Past Carolina Cup champs, riders take aim at Spa features

A large, accomplished field containing two Grade 1 winners and several other graded victors will line up Thursday for the $150,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1), the first top-rated steeplechase race on the Saratoga Race Course calendar.

July 25, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Hard work pays off for Kohn with Twins deal

Michael Kohn is back in the game.

July 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


C-N takes series in four by hanging on to top 17ers, 9-6

Exiting the field following Thursday's 4-0 loss Chapin-Newberry, which gave the visitors a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five second round series, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Tyler Pike was steadfast in his confidence that his team was hardly ready to hoist the white flag.

July 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Spartans face a stern test in trip to meet improved Trojan squad

Through its first three games of the season, Camden Military Academy has shown a tendency to break slowly from the box.

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


No day at the beach for Dogs

North Myrtle Beach has never had a football program which has been looked upon as traditional state power. For that reason, when Blair Hardin left ...

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons live, learn from loss

Coming off a 42-0 loss to South Aiken, you would have thought Lugoff-Elgin head coach Matt Campbell might use the CD disks from the game ...

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Williamson will be back for NC

There was a time when a trip to Great Falls meant holding on for dear life, take your beating, hope nobody got hurt and get ...

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mistake-prone Bulldogs doubled-up in 28-14 loss

FLORENCE --- In a numbers game, these were some of those which did not add up the way Camden would have liked in a Thursday night ...

September 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


AJ defense shuts down ground game and Knights in region opener, 28-0

KERSHAW --- Its starting quarterback and a chief playmaker on both sides of the football each watching from the sidelines in street clothes and being thrown ...

September 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS offense sputters in defeat

One of the best ways to keep or, secure your spot on a football team is to be playing hard late in a contest in ...

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons cruise past CHS in 3

Starting out as if they were double-parked, Lugoff-Elgin rattled off the first six points in Wednesday's volleyball match at Camden in rapid succession.

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Whirlwinds blow Knights away

After his team scored a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half to close the gap against Timmonsville to a 21-13, North Central ...

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans fall flat in 28-14 setback

It all seemed to be going so right before it went oh-so wrong.

September 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knock, knock

While it may not be the most exciting 100-yard stretch of racing at next spring's Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, the Knockerball Steeplechase promises to ...

September 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


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