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Blocked PAT gives L-E win, second place finish in 6-4A

DALZELL -- It was bound to be dramatic with this bunch.

November 08, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


The defenses rest in 70-55 Camden loss

It was Hagler-Hearns on grass, circa 1980s Loyola Marymount basketball on cleats. It was a game in which defense was a myth rather than reality.

November 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons looking to secure first round home playoff tilt

Two weeks ago, Lugoff-Elgin gave its senior football players a grand sendoff in a 56-14 Senior Night victory over Darlington.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs seeking share of region title with a win over Griffins

For the sake of starting an argument, let's just surmise that Camden head coach Jimmy Neal is not expecting Columbia to pull an upset of Chester tonight.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Spartans end season on a winning note

Taking out a season's worth of frustrations out on the visiting Carolina Gladiators, the Camden Military Academy football team closed its schedule out with a 53-6 win on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Field.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


It's survive and advance for KC volleyball teams

Their tickets to the 3A and 2A Upper State volleyball finals having been punched, Camden and North Central, respectively, waited on Lugoff-Elgin to advance to the 4A Lower State finals.

November 04, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden Hunter Trials on tap for Sunday

On Sunday (Nov. 6), Hunter Trial Hill on Knights' Hill Road, across the from Springdale Race Course, will be alive with horses, riders and fans for the 81st Camden Hunter Trials annual competition.

November 01, 2016 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


After slow start, Doge get back on track for 41-14 win

Whether it served as a wake-up call or, a slap in the face, Columbia High's game-opening 78-yard, 19-play scoring drive may have been just the kick in the backside which Camden needed Thursday night.

November 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Central explodes in second half to topple Knights

Just when you thought North Central was all but locked into packing up its football equipment for the season after its Nov. 11 game with Buford comes this bit of information:

November 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights have their backs to the wall

Two gets you through. One won't get it done.

October 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


JMU wins Camden Collegiate

As you drove down Knight's Hill Road and turned onto Country Club Road going into the Camden Country Club last weekend, it was obvious that something great was happening besides the change of weather from hot, summer-like to cold, fall-like temperatures. Then you saw the signs pointing to the upper parking lots for team vans parking.

October 28, 2016 | By JOE WOODBURY Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Golf


Lady Knights gets early Halloween scare

Like well-mannered children, number four seeds who take on a region champion are expected to be seen and not heard.

October 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Tops Striker scores in Zeke Ferguson

With regular jockey and Camden resident Bernie Dalton committed to Diplomat, Camden-based trainer Arch Kingsley Jr. had to go rider-shopping for Top Striker, and he came up with Paddy Young, the reigning champion National Steeplechase Association jockey.

October 28, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Rams blank battered Knights

Had this game been played earlier in the season, maybe Friday's North Central at Chesterfield pairing may have had a different outcome. Or, if not a reversal in fortunes, it most certainly would have been a more closely contested contest.

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs rumble past Warriors

It didn't have to be pretty and it did not matter whether it came over the Holy Angels Middle School B team or the Green Bay Packers. All Camden wanted and needed was a win.

October 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Central snaps NC's two-game win streak

Turning a pair of late-game turnovers back into turnovers help short-circuit what was a two-game North Central boys' win streak and helped Central leave The ...

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Knights run out of gas in being dealt 54-40 setback

Anyone within earshot could have given the North Central girls' basketball team a heads up as to what was to be the points of emphasis ...

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs drop to third in 4-AAA wrestling

On a Tuesday night which started with an emotional salute to Camden High volunteer wrestling coach Bill Carlton, the evening went out with a whimper ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


A Pawsome Experience

Picking up his children from school is not the most glamorous or exciting way to celebrate winning a national championship. For Thomas Austin, though, it ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Working on a Dream

It is a phrase which has become so commonplace at college signings that it is almost standard issue when a student-athlete talks about the biggest ...

January 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons down Dreher, 62-59

Garrett Knight knows what his team can do on their home court. Now, the fourth-year Lugoff-Elgin head coach wants to see what his squad is ...

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Murray, Dreher trip up Lady Demons

New year. New look. Same goals and determination.

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top Striker finalist for Eclipse Award

Thanks in large part to his 10 ½-length win in November's $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (GR. I), Top Striker went from ...

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Galloway signs to play baseball at FDTC

Getting called up to the varsity squad as a freshman can be a heady occasion for a young athlete. For Chase Galloway, his promotion to ...

December 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Morgan lays out hiring process for CHS and NC posts

After having had two head football coaches/athletic directors resign within a week, rumors as to what will take place and who might be interested ...

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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