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Demons shake things up in effort to shrug off early season doldrums

Like a poker player not satisfied with the cards he drew the first few turns around the table, Lugoff-Elgin football coach Scott Jones has used this week of practice to shuffle the deck for what he hopes will be a winning hand.

September 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights hope to turn things around, not over, against AJ

He smiled as he talked about his current team and his former team, which will meet tonight for the third time on the football field since Louis Clyburn left as head coach at Andrew Jackson after one season to take the reins at North Central, which is a hop, skip and a jump from his boyhood home.

September 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Last-minute schedule change has CMA headed to Great Falls

Thanks to last Friday's thunderstorm north of Kershaw County, an error in scheduling and a fortuitous opening, the Camden Military Academy football team will play a game tonight.

September 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Colonial Cup invitations being sent out for Nov. 19 race

Patrons who are on the mailing list for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races should be receiving their invitations to this year's event sometime this week as officials at the race office were putting the invites into the mail on Tuesday afternoon.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dixon has Knights’ program off and running

When then-junior Chad Hampton ran off with the class A state boys' cross country title in 2009, he put North Central on the state running map.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Wakefield wins first contest of the season

Faye Wakefield missed just one game, but still had to go to the tie-breaker before winning the last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Austin inks deal with Texans

Two days after being waived by the New England Patriots, former Camden High and Clemson standout Thomas Austin was signed by the Houston Texans as part of their 53-man roster.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


St. Joe’s cruises past Knights, 44-15

Through the first two games of the season, North Central has amassed nearly as many yards in total offense as it did during its entire 2009 campaign. At least, that is the way it seems to third-year Knights head coach Louis Clyburn.

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


Bulldogs throttled by West Florence in 30-7 loss

FLORENCE -- One would have to go back more than a decade in order to find a more disappointing offensive effort than that turned in by Camden in Thursday's 30-7 loss to West Florence on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

September 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Tested Patriots top Spartans in opener

When you have a football team which has only been in pads for some 10 days playing an opponent with two full games under its belt, the last thing you want is to get off to a slow start.

September 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Spring Valley runs Free in topping Demons, 49-28

COLUMBIA -- Little did Spring Valley wide out Craig Steedley realize that when he dragged his feet inside the end zone in laying out to make a 19-yard touchdown reception in the waning seconds of the first half of Friday's game with visiting Lugoff-Elgin, he took down the hosts' upset plans with him.

September 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Justice is served as Kingsley rides to victory in Ninepins

When Ninepins was at his peak in the 1999 and 2000 National Steeplechase Association seasons, Arch Kingsley was aboard the gelding for his three biggest wins.

September 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Change of venue may not be to CMA’s advantage

When does the home field not come with its built-in advantage?

September 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Spring Valley flying high after 2-0 start; Demons look to get on track

Never underestimate the power of momentum.

September 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central will carry confidence up to Greenville

After traveling to the Grand Strand last week, North Central will take its non-conference tour of the Palmetto State to Greenville tonight to meet St. Joseph's Catholic school for the second time in as many years.

September 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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It was a good summer for Wooten Stable grads

While their Carter Street barn is preparing for a new string of horses which will learn the basics of the racing game, Frank and Daphne Wooten can only hope their next batch of Thoroughbreds will be as productive as their graduates who recently completed a strong summer of racing.

October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


CMA drups Panthers to take 2-2 record into break

Just as his team seems to be on the rebound, Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice will have to wait an extra week to see if the Spartans will be able to build on their momentum

October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Bulldog’s historic field

Inside its cinder block walls and on its grass field, Zemp Stadium has played host to legendary teams, coaches and players, not to mention a myriad of bands and musicians, recreation department football championship games, championship soccer teams, high school graduations and to, at least, hundreds of thousands of fans.

October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Dogs baited into Gator tap

SUMTER --- You can use your own adjective to describe Camden's 24-0 loss to host Lakewood on Friday night at J. Frank Baker Stadium.

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


Knight break down barriers in 26-7 win

There are those victories which you take, put them in the books and move ahead to the next chapter.

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


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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