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Chiefs rule roost in sweeping L-E

An early season loss to St. James was the only thing which prevented North Myrtle Beach from securing the top seed from Region 7-4A in the Lower State volleyball playoffs.

October 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs rally past Caps, 37-26; head to Palmetto in round one

His shirt still wet after two of his players dumped a water cooler on him following Camden's playoff-clinching 37-26 win over visiting Columbia last Friday, first-year Bulldog boss Brian Rimpf wanted to stay in the moment rather than talk about his team's first round state tourney opponent.

October 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden Hunter Trials turn 82 with Sunday show

The 82nd edition of the Hunter Trials will be held Sunday, Nov. 5, starting at 9 a.m. on Hunter Trial Hill on Knights Hill Road.

October 31, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Spartans hope to close season out with a home win

This is hardly the way which Will Rice, his staff and the Camden Military Academy fotball team thought their season would end.

October 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Dogs seeking to lock up berth in state playoffs

Brian Rimpf had never been part of a game in which a football team which he was associated with had only thrown four passes in an entire contest. The first-year Camden High head coach was not about to complain about the first time, though, given the final result.

October 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights play for more than pride against Central

Call this a character check game.

October 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS, NC fall; L-E advances in tournament play

Camden, begrudgingly, surrendered its AAA Upper State crown. North Central saw its season come to a close in Simpsonville while Lugoff-Elgin continued its championship quest as the South Carolina High School League volleyball state tournament kicked into high gear for all three Kershaw County teams.

October 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Murphy ’s one-man show helps CHS snap skid

INDIAN LAND -- On a warm August morning while his team was in the middle of its picture day, first-year Camden High head football coach Brian Rimpf was talking about the workload he would place on tailback Jericho Murphy.

October 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


A bundle of dynamite

There is nary a drop of oil on the floor of Adam Romero's garage at his Elgin home … and with good reason.

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs looking to end skid on road

It is like opening up a carton of milk three weeks after the expiration date. The stench alone is enough to turn your stomach.

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E eyes a home 4A playoff game

This is hardly the time for Lugoff-Elgin to be licking its wounds following last week's 33-10 loss to Hartsville in a game which could have decided the Region 6-4A champion.

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC needs 2 wins and a little help

ams which have been working out in the heat and humidity which have enveloped South Carolina since the start of practice in the summer.

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


I's U.S. vs. the world in Grand National

America's best steeplechase horses in training will be challenged by an invasion of overseas runners in Saturday's $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), America's richest steeplechase race and the centerpiece of the Far Hills Races.

October 20, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


CMA seeks to avoid injuries against McBee

Playing a football game after a four and a half-hour bus ride is hardly the optimal situation for football players. Nonetheless, Camden Military Academy came out blazing in last week's game at Trinity Academy in Gray, Tenn.

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Knights fall in shootout, 41-36

Sometimes, it is the guy you know little to nothing about who will hurt you the most.

October 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Failure to Launch

First, it was a technical malfunction which led to the National Anthem being scratched to mark the start of Tuesday's AAA Upper State semifinal ...

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Closing time: It's last call for College Park

Depending on your age and/or circumstances, College Park is either the greatest thing to have happened to the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races or, it ...

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program ...

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs repel Trojans in round one, 82-44

Knowing all too well the mindset of a four seed when taking on a region champion, Camden boys' basketball coach Ron McKie warned his squad ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden’s Ayers brings complete package with him to The Citadel

Before Ryland Ayers signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing days at The Citadel, Camden High head football coach Brian ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick start carries Falcons over Demons, 67-52

COLUMBIA --- Making its first appearance in state postseason play in eight seasons, Lugoff-Elgin showed signs of rust in Wednesday's 4A Lower State tournament opener ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham ‘centered’ on new position at Mars Hill

When college recruiters darkened Matt Campbell's door to check on Lugoff-Elgin's senior football prospects, most came to look into the situation along the ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden girls finish in third after 41-27 setback

Heading into Thursday's regular season finale with visiting Columbia, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat said the temptation was there to slow the game ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs ‘Cam do’...

In the span of just a few minutes, Camden showed why it could stick around in the AAA boys' state basketball playoffs or, could find ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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