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Different region, same goals for Johnson, Lady Knights

If you think North Central is sweating out its move into the state class AA volleyball ranks, well, you can put those sports drinks and towels away.

August 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs look forward to new challenges in 4-AAA

For the past four seasons, when the Camden High volleyball team convened for pre-season practice, they may as well have spent a half-day designing a conference championship T-shirt. That was how certain it was that the Lady Bulldogs were going to win the Region 6-AAA title.

August 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons, Jones ready to put the past behind them

There are no "fixer-uppers" on Park Avenue. Anything not up to snuff is bought up or steamrolled.

August 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


A year older and wiser, Lady Demons prepared to add to volleyball success

Comfort can be found in a favorite pair of broken-in shoes or, a home-cooked meal.

August 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


New-look Cardinals hand North Central a 49-14 setback

This was not the Cardinal Newman team which North Central and head football coach Louis Clyburn signed up to play last winter.

August 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Chapman, Cheraw hold off Dogs in 51-38 shootout

CHERAW – Final exams are not supposed to be given on the first day of school.

August 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden brings its young cast to take on the Braves

There have been times when even some of the best teams which Jimmy Neal has coached were so keyed-up that they nearly or, did, lay an egg in the first game of the season.

August 17, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


NC hoping to be dealt a winning hand with Cards

Some coaches dread playing week zero games. Not Louis Clyburn.

August 17, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs have their work cut out for them in bounce back season

There are those who look back at last season's opening game --- in which Camden led host Spring Valley, 16-7, with less than five minutes to play only to lose a 20-16 decision --- as the turning point in what spiraled into a 2-8 season.

August 15, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knights prepared to experience a changing of the guard in 2012

When last season ended and North Central began preparations for its 2012 football campaign, the Knights had 18 rising seniors amongst their ranks. That number has now been reduced by a half-dozen.

August 15, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights come up empty against Jackets

Like big-time actors in a low-budget film, many of North Central's starters had but cameo roles in what turned out to be a 20-0 loss to Buford in Friday's opening game of the 37th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree at Zemp Stadium.

August 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons ‘tip’ toe past Vols, 7-6

Sure, there were plenty of times in which Lugoff-Elgin's 7-6 win over Andrew Jackson in the middle game of Friday's 37th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree were painful to watch. For the purists, however, there was something to smile about.

August 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Crestwood 'pistol' whips Dogs, 22-0

As if having a completely rebuilt defense was not enough of a challenge for the Camden coaching staff, Crestwood compounded that problem and shred the Bulldogs on that side of the football in a 22-0 victory in the final game of Friday's 37th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

August 13, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Cat Feathers claws her way back to take Phipps Stakes

By TOM DIDATO

August 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Out with the old

That old saying which goes, "everything old is new again?" Well, throw that into the trash heap.

August 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Post 17ers look to lock down second place in League III

On the night before his team was to leave to play in the first round of last weekend's Palmetto Invitational tournament along the Grand Strand, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Will Dorton expressed reservations about playing four games in less than 48 hours so close to the end of the League III season and with the state playoffs on the horizon.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s all about the 'U'

At first, it started out with his signing autographs and posing for pictures with youngsters attending last week's annual Vonnie Holliday Football Camp in Camden.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Equine leaders remember Dale Thiel

As he made his way onto the track at Springdale Race Course for a photo shoot in late winter 2012, Dale Thiel was asked how he was doing.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


King’s 2-out single in 12th helps H’ville trump Post 17

This was the unkindest cut of all.

June 29, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Clemson will have to do

Standing on the stage at Lugoff-Elgin High School as a participant in the 1995 Mr. L-E Pageant, Monte Lee was asked by the moderator of the competition where he saw himself in 10 years.

June 26, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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