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CHS girls soar past Hawks, 59-36

Coming off a one-sided loss to powerful Dreher three nights earlier, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat was interested to see how her team would respond with soon-to-be 4A entry Westwood in town for a rainy Friday night contest.

January 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hawks hand Dogs 38-34 OT loss

When Westwood came out in a 2-3 zone and stayed in that defensive scheme throughout the night, Camden head coach Ron McKie must have felt like a kid who found a leftover gift from Santa behind the tree.

January 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs pin down Spartans

While not on the original schedule, the Camden High wrestling team snuck in a post-Christmas duals tournament in Airport and scored several impressive wins there en route to a third-place finish.

January 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sheppard jumpers in line for Eclipse Award

Jonathan Sheppard has more than a puncher's chance at having one of his jumpers win the 2013 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing.

January 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


Eye Luv Lulu closes 2013 with a bang

Eye Luv Lulu spent the final day of its 2-year-old campaign in the winners' circle at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York.

January 06, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


The grass is alway greener in Boonetown

Of all the headaches, fears and concerns which come with the territory when you are a high school head football coach and athletic director, one at or near the top of the list is field maintenance.

January 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Hoonose to perform Saturday in support of Food for the Soul

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December 27, 2013 | Tom Didato | People & Places


Jeffcoat’s wake-up call puts CHS on path to 47-39 win

Camden's players and several of its fans seated in the rows behind the Lady Bulldogs' bench found out just what Natalie Jeffcoat's breaking point was during Friday's game with River Bluff.

December 23, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Sumpter's second half explosion leads Dogs past Gators

For better or for worse, the Camden boys' basketball team will not play in a post-Christmas tournament.

December 23, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Former Kirkwood Stables rider Fry gets first win as a jockey

Camden has a well-deserved reputation for sending out successful four-legged athletes onto race courses. But the stables here also send out those of the human variety.

December 20, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons hang on to hold off NC

This was one daily double which never pays off.

December 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Late-game spurt carries Knights past Demons

A literal misstep on Lugoff-Elgin's part turned what could have been a seat-squirming finish into a ho-hum ending.

December 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs throttle Demons, 52-27

Don't let the 25-point margin of victory fool you. That, in not so many words, was Ron McKie's take on Camden's romp over Lugoff-Elgin.

December 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls run past Lady Demons

It had hardly been the most jovial of weeks for Camden girls' basketball head coach Natalie Jeffcoat as the flu bug struck her and her three children. On top of that, the Lady Bulldogs lost their first game of the young season to Lakewood on Wednesday.

December 16, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons break into win column

It had only been eight days, but it seemed like forever.

December 13, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Weather may throw curveball at playoffs

The South Carolina High School League state baseball and softball playoffs are scheduled to begin tonight and Thursday, respectively.

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pierce ready to hit new heights at The Citadel

An athlete from Camden High winning a state championship in the pole vault would have gotten you laughed out of meets a little more than ...

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights enter playoffs on losing note

Without a chance to budge from third place in Region 4-AA and with a state tournament opener on deck Tuesday, North Central head baseball coach ...

April 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


NC takes third in 4-AA Dogs fall twice, L-E keeps streaking

A slow start gave way to a big finish for North Central which used Tyler Faulkenberry's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth ...

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Scheme change gives CHS share of region crown

In the days between his team's 5-0 loss to Indian Land on March 21 and the time leading up to Tuesday night's rematch ...

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


The short end of the deal

Not everything one hears from the lips of a teacher or mentor, necessarily, has to be the only way to accomplish a task.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Versatile McLeod will bring her volleyball skills to Lady Lancers

If ever a young lady can live up to the Boy Scout's motto of being prepared, it is Alexis McLeod.

April 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Time for a new era of Camden 'chasing

It started out as a series of whispered rumors before gaining a full head of steam.

April 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Roberts outduels Beckley in a pitching classic

If the same opportunity presented itself, again, it was decision which Denny Beckley would make each and every time.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Stephens, Knights hold off Cavs, 3-2

Changing the lineup resulted in a change --- for the good --- in fortune for North Central.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Good-bye and hello

Having had the road to the National Steeplechase Association end here, Camden will now serve as the jump-off point for the nation's best jump ...

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Farewell to the Colonial Cup

Known as America's "First Lady of Steeplechasing," the late Marion duPont Scott had a profound impact on the sport she loved and for a ...

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


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