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Dogs get past Hawks, 14-7

For many a year, an omen of bad luck for the Camden football team has been winning its game in the Camden Shrine Club Jamboree.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Demons throw a scare into Flora only to come up short

Whether a field goal try as time ran out was good or not, it was not going to spoil Lugoff-Elgin's night.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Missed chances doom Knights in 7-6 loss

With his team's most experienced lineman and top running back sitting this one out with minor injuries, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had to rethink things after the Knights were faced with a fourth and goal from the Buford six in the second quarter of Friday's Camden Shrine Club Jamboree opener.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Let the games begin

On an evening in which jokes were told and coaches talked about the struggles their teams were having going into the season, Buck Hall struck a serious tone at the Camden Shrine Club's jamboree kickoff dinner at Lake Shamokin.

August 14, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Demons, Campbell don hard hats in rebuilding L-E football fortunes

Looking every bit the part of someone who could take a large load of bricks, slap some cement on all four sides and start the makings of a new house, Matt Campbell knows how important it is for Lugoff-Elgin to make an about face from a program which has won just once over the past three seasons and one which is coming off a winless 2014 campaign.

August 12, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Orlando is not exactly Disney World for Kohn

Throwing 25 pitches a day beneath the searing summer sun in Orlando is hardly the gig which Michael Kohn signed up for when he inked a free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves last December.

August 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Serpas receives American Legion state scholarship

If you and your team cannot be playing in the state American Legion baseball championship game, this might just be the next best thing.

August 07, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

SCHSL realignment proposal would impact Dogs and Demons

Camden could return to a time from its recent past. Lugoff-Elgin may well become part of what was one of Camden's former regions while North Central is staying put.

August 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Tougher than the rest

Save the Rudy cracks and references for someone else and for another time. Cedrick Malone has seen the movie and continues to live the life of a walk-on football player on his own terms.

August 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Letting him find his own way

Traveling along the paved paths which wind their way around the paddock area at the Carolina Motorsports Park while pedaling a mountain bike with one of his daughters who used the handlebars for a leg rest, with his other daughter following on her bicycle, Juan Pablo Montoya heads to one of the garages.

August 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

All systems go as nation’s top karters come to CMP

This weekend's 16th annual Stone Cold Creamery Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville will be free and open to the public.

August 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Indians honor Larry Doby with a statue in Cleveland

Having already been honored with statues in his hometown of Camden and in Paterson, N.J., the late Baseball Hall of Fame member Larry Doby was honored last Saturday with a statue which will stand outside the Cleveland Indians' home stadium, Progressive Field.

July 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

KC high schools wait to learn of SCHSL realignment proposal

While the 2015-16 athletic year has not kicked off, all three Kershaw County high school athletic programs should find out their landing spots for 2016 through 2018 over the next 72 hours.

July 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

To ‘B’ or not to ‘B’

Megan Kirkland has never been afraid of hard work, on and off the court.

July 29, 2015 | By BRAD MULLER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports

No passing zone

When the passing league craze was just starting up, Camden High head coach Jimmy Neal made sure his Bulldogs were one of the first teams in the region to not only test the waters of the new competition but to jump into the fray head first.

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

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Camden game postponed; L-E on for Monday

Following a Thursday afternoon meeting of the athletic directors from the six Region 4-AAA schools, it was decided that all three conference football games scheduled ...

October 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Well-, maybe too well, rested Spartans host Wildcats Saturday

What was supposed to be a bye week followed by fall break turned into a bona fide vacation for the Camden Military Academy football team.

October 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden Military

Dogs’ Kelly tabbed for Sandlappers’ Shrine Bowl team

Camden senior defensive end Tyrone Kelly was selected to the 2015 South Carolina Shrine Bowl football team.

October 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

All systems go for Knights and Vols

As the father of four pre-teen children, Louis Clyburn knows how difficult it can be when you change a child's normal routine.

October 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Demons play waiting game with Hawks

This week has a 1989 feel to it for first-year Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell.

October 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Camden looking to keep momentum going against LR

Minutes after returning from his team's Tuesday practice, Camden High head football coach Jimmy Neal placed a call to his friend and Lower Richland ...

October 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Bulldogs have been playing a game of catch-up the entire off-season

It was a trade-off over which Jimmy Neal had no control.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Depth, lack of experience are two main concerns for Clyburn and NC

Call it the Chicago voting style of ailments.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

Countdown to kickoff: KC football schedules announced


July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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