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White Knoll goes deep to get past Demons, 7-3

COLUMBIA – Opportunities earned, opportunities taken and opportunities missed.

April 11, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Listless Bulldogs fall flat in 11-2 loss to Spring Valley

COLUMBIA – Looking for redemption a day after his team opened play in the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic with a 17-4 loss to tournament host A.C. Flora on Tuesday, all Camden head coach Denny Beckley received Wednesday afternoon was more heartburn.

April 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Early rising Demons get sweep of Devils and Rebels

COLUMBIA – At an hour of the day when some people were finishing lunch, the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team was putting the final touches on a busy Wednesday morning/early afternoon at the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic.

April 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cup day tote board: Strong winds, five close finishes and one blowout

On a day of racing which some could argue was wind-aided by a steadily swirling breeze, Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races had a bit of everything for everyone.

April 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden's horse wins Camden's race

Having successfully cleared the final of 14 fences aboard Sunshine Numbers, jockey Jody Petty took a peek back to check on the rest of the field in Saturday's 79th running of the $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup (Gr. III) Steeplechase.

April 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dogs dump Darlington, 5-1

While both he and his team would like to be playing tennis rather than postponing matches due to this week's rains, Camden High head coach Roger Smoak is looking forward to next week's spring break.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Torres making progress; fundraisers set for Cup

On a rainy Thursday morning, the sky never looked so beautiful from Rafael "Ray" Fernandez's perspective.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Less is more for Faulkenberry and Knights

How and when does a single trump a grand slam?

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Switch in Sunshine's saddle

Before rumors begin swirling as to a possible jockey controversy involving who would ride Sunshine Numbers in Saturday's $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III), Arch Kingsley wanted to get the word out that he did not plan to upset the apple cart when it came to the hometown horse which he trains.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Coming to America is paying off handsomely for Nagle

One-by-one, they walked in step behind one another around the shedrow.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Carolina Cup's starting five ready to jump into action in Saturday feature

It is now down to a five-horse race.

March 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Plum Pretty is picture perfect in Sunland Oaks

It has been a memorable 2011 for John Fort's Peachtree Stable. And, the year has not even reached the quarter pole.

March 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bulldog jayvees split with Darlington and Lakewood

The Camden High junior varsity baseball team split a pair of games with Darlington and Lakewood last week.

March 30, 2011 | By Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I | Camden High/Middle


Demons lose pair of region matches

After downing Ridge View in a pre-season tournament played earlier this year, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer team knew the Blazers had redemption on their minds in last Tuesday's conference match at L-E Stadium.

March 28, 2011 | By CLAY ARMSTRONG Special to the C-I | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Woe for three

Three pitches.

March 28, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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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


Back in the saddle, again

If they decide to make another Mission Impossible sequel, the producers may want to take a look at using Liza Boyd to play some type of a role in the movie.

September 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


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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