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Lady Knights eyeing fifth straight conference crown

When informed that his team was ranked fifth in the pre-season Class A South Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association poll, North Central head coach Andy Johnson just shook his head and smiled.

August 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs have holes and voids to be filled, both on and off field

It's not so much how his team will try to replace a group of seniors who rolled up some pretty gaudy numbers a year ago. For Camden head coach Jimmy Neal, the success of this year's squad will be determined by which players step up and handle the various roles which were performed by members of the 2010 Bulldogs' squad.

August 17, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Crestwood outlasts ‘vanilla’ Dogs, 6-0

In what could be called the anti-Baskin-Robbins game of Friday's 36th edition of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree, Camden employed what head coach Jimmy Neal freely admitted as a vanilla game plan in a 6-0 loss to Region 6-AAA rival Crestwood in the evening's finale.

August 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons leave Vols in their dust

If there is a quarterback controversy at Lugoff-Elgin, then Demons' head coach Scott Jones is not taking sides. Instead, he is enjoying seeing how things are playing out.

August 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Buford edges Knights on last-second FG, 17-14

Count Louis Clyburn among those who were none-too-impressed that Buford's Tyler Jenkins split the uprights from 20 yards away, with no time left on the clock, to give the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 win over North Central in Friday's first game of the 36th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

August 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Here’s hoping for a dry (and cool) night for the Camden Shrine Club

We all know what they say about payback. And for the members of the Camden Shrine Club, tonight is an evening which has been 366 days in the making.

August 12, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS, L-E and NC kick off seasons in jamboree

Nearly nine months after the curtain dropped on the 2010 season, football fans in Kershaw County finally have something to cheer about.

August 12, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Playing it safe

No more can a football player say that he "just got his bell rung" and sit out a play or two before making his way back onto the playing field.

August 10, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kirkwood, Custom Care grads continue to sizzle at the Spa

You can add four more home-trained winners to the list of horses which received their start in Camden and have found their way into the winners' circle at the Saratoga Race Course this summer.

August 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Things begin to heat up for KC football squads

After having used last Friday's scrimmages to get their feet wet in preparation for the upcoming season, Kershaw County's three public high school football teams will have a busier second full week of the pre-season, topped off by Friday's Camden Shrine Club Jamboree at Zemp Stadium.

August 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC Clemson Club hosts pool party for new Tigers

The Kershaw County Clemson Club is inviting all incoming Clemson University freshmen and their parents to a party at the Camden County Club pool on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Veteran horse trainer Charlie Cushman dies at 85

He wore a tweed blazer on his back, rather than a blue cape with a red "S" emblazoned on it as he watched the early races of the 1949 Carolina Cup from his spot in the infield.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


All systems go for CHS and L-E after HSL realignment

Even though the 2012 football season is some 56 weeks in the offing, Lugoff-Elgin High School head coach and athletic director Scott Jones already has one win under his team's collective belt before the 2011 campaign has even kicked off.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Move to Columbia-based Region 4-AA does not sit well with North Central

They say that you can't fight city hall. That, however, will not stop Louis Clyburn and North Central High School from trying.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Switching to center proves to be a snap for Robinson

As he gathered his team around him to begin preparations for the 2011 All-American Bowl in Kings Mountain, N.C., Stars head coach Donnie Kiefer had about everything he needed in an all-star football team.

August 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Knights, Whirlwinds look for redemption

If imitation is, indeed, the sincerest form of flattery, North Central's offense could see pressure coming from all across the field from the Timmonsville defense tonight when the nights make the trip to the Pee Dee for their second game of the season.

August 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Homecoming comes early for Thomas and Demons

With the first-game jitters out out of his and his his team's system, interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas can now get onto the business of going home.

August 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs will try to slow down fast-paced WF offense

West Florence has adopted the mantra of "No Huddle, No Mercy" for its offense. Tonight, Camden would like to change that to "On the Bench, On the Shelf."

August 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Florida learns that S.C. has (hoops) talent

On July 16-20, the SC-BALLERS journeyed to Florida to compete in nationals. Both teams came in third place. The 8th grade team finished with an 8-1 record while the 11th grade team finished with a 5-2 mark.

August 27, 2014 | By Willie Dubose | Seasonal Sports


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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