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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


Pairings set for Camden Shrine Club Jamboree

One of the surest signs that summer vacation is coming to an end and cooler days are on the horizon is the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spreading the word of Springdale

While riding steeplechasers for the late trainer Bobby Davis at a pair of Delaware Park races in the 1970s, Nixon Ellis was put on two jumpers who ran off with him and didn't stop until they hit the wire in front of the rest of their respective fields and gave the young jockey two victories.

July 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


NC long on big plays in short week

From MIA to most needed player.

September 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans slay Lions for second straight win, 22-8

Two weeks into the season and the Camden Military Academy football team has won as many games as they had in the previous two campaigns ...

September 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Indian Land takes both ends of meet at Historic Camden

Starting with a girls race contested in hot and humid conditions to the end of the boys' portion of the event which ended in an ...

September 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons spike Camden

In an emotionally charged setting in which both teams were trying to find something out about themselves, Lugoff-Elgin shook off a second set loss to ...

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs overcome mistakes for 28-16 win

FORT MILL -- Break out the brooms and dust pans. This one left a lot of cleaning up to be done.

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lamar too much for Knights, 33-7

Tyronne Drakeford had seen this movie before and neither time did the North Central head football coach enjoy what he watched.

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Singled out

Some dread it as much as a trip to the dentist. Others use their time at the lectern to deliver a flowery speech which has ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Drakeford, Knights undaunted by challenge awaiting them in Lamar

When he accepted the head coaching position at his high school alma mater, Tyronne Drakeford said, if given the opportunity, he wanted to put together ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs moving on after first defeat

Facing county and longtime rivals has been the norm for Camden after three weeks of the current football season. As second-year Bulldog boss Brian Rimpf ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Campbell hopes L-E can put together four full quarters against River Bluff

Through the first three weeks of the season, Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell has seen glimmers of what he hopes his young Demons will ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans looking to pass first road test of season

Having run roughshod over the undermanned S.C. Titans in last Saturday's season opener, the Camden Military Academy football team will get an uptick ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls slosh their way to victory

While most of Camden is begging for rain, the Camden High girls' cross country team got caught in a late Tuesday afternoon downpour in Great ...

September 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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