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Post 17 kicks off season with two-game homestand

New coach. New uniforms. Same goals.

May 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs pulled together in carving out a memorable campaign on the courts

Five days after his team lost to Bluffton in the second round of the AAA state tennis playoffs, Camden head coach Roger Smoak took a Sunday afternoon drive. While passing by the Rectory Square tennis courts, he saw five of his players (including four returnees) out on the court playing doubles.

May 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Happy re'tire'ment

If his former players could give Mark Wade a going away present, it would probably be the oversized truck tires which the retiring Lugoff-Elgin strength and conditioning coach would make players flip down the field during the most brutally hot days of the summer.

May 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17 gears up for arms race as locals prepare to open Johnson era

Copycats and sports, oftentimes, go hand-in-hand. So, if you are going to take a page out of someone else's book, you might as well shoot for the moon.

May 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Duggan not prepared to turn her back on volleyball

Sometimes, nothing beats a family discussion at the dinner table to help a young person sort out a potential problem.

May 25, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Options abound for Outlaw after signing with Lancers

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

May 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E's Horton prepared to take his tennis game to the next level at USC-L

You might call Tyler Horton a late arrival on the tennis scene. But that did not prevent the University of South Carolina-Lancaster from calling on him when searching for a quality addition to its team.

May 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Flashpoint, Mr. Commons listed at 20-1 morning line odds for Preakness

Camden resident and Peachtree Racing president John Fort will try for a second Grade I victory in 15 days when Flashpoint takes to the race track in Saturday's $1 million Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

May 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Rose ready to get 'on track' at Winthrop

Being a member of the Camden High track team is not the easiest gig in high school sports.

May 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS' Robinson piles up soccer honors

Record-setting Camden High girls' soccer player India Robinson has been named to the AAA All-State soccer team after having helped the Lady Bulldogs to their third consecutive Region 6-AAA championship this year.

May 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Plus-sized Eagles stand out above the rest

When your substitutes play as much as your starters, it's because of one of two things; either you are very good or, well ... you are struggling.

May 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Off and running, again

For some high school basketball players, the season does not begin until the coach opens the door to a warm gym the first day or so in November.

May 16, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E golfers make smooth transition into 4A ranks

It's not often that a team gets a chance to exhale when competing for a berth in the state championship as compared to trying to secure a slot in the Upper State tournament.

May 16, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Disputed late first half goal propels AHS past Lady Dogs

One call. One shot. One changed game.

May 13, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Derby weekend had a local flavor

There were Camden-related fingerprints all over the most prized hardware possessions at Churchill Downs last weekend.

May 13, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Bowers' 2 TD passes help Knights ease past CMA

Louis Clyburn had a good feeling as he led North Central back onto the field for the second half of Friday's game with in-county rival Camden Military Academy. Across the way, his opposite number and CMA head coach Will Rice, was hoping against hope that his Spartans could finish the job.

September 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


West Florence sloshes its way to a 12-6 win over Demons

FLORENCE -- Another close encounter with the win column for Lugoff-Elgin, but it ends with the same result. Just like in last week's 21-14 loss to Nation Ford, this game ended with a tight, hard fought loss.

September 15, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Slow-starting Lady Knights regroup to sweep AJ

Trailing 22-16 in the first set of Tuesday's Region 4-AA show with visiting Andrew Jackson, North Central volleyball coach Andy Johnson took a look at the scoreboard and, as always, noticed that aside from the score the only numbers in the time section were those counting down the one minute allowed for a time out.

September 12, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bluegrass Gold

There's gold in the clay of the Bluegrass State.

September 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Tennis


Lady Bulldogs set lofty goals for '14

On a day on which Paige Wilson was forced to miss practice, members of her Camden High volleyball team were being interviewed by a reporter from WLTX TV 19 in Columbia after an online poll conducted by the station rated the Lady Bulldogs as the top team in the Midlands heading into the upcoming season.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons eye continued success

There was a time when a volleyball match with Lugoff-Elgin meant the opposing team's bench players would see plenty of action on the court.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Thing looking up for Lady Knights

One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.

September 03, 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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