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Walker's Landing second in $150,000 Marine Stakes

Walker's Landing, a 3-year-old colt prepared by Donna Freyer's Custom Care Equine in Camden is proving to be a horse for all courses.

May 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


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


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Demons hope to celebrate homcoming with a win

Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights face familiar challenge against high-flying Cheraw

Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Pate's 2 TDs lift CMA past Knights

After the heartbreak of a 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats one week earlier, the Camden Military Academy football team righted the ship on Saturday with a 20-12 win over the visiting New Covenant Knights.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Kohn signs contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


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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