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Faulkenberry plays his way onto USC-Lancaster baseball squad

While some players sign letters-of-intent to play sports at the college of their choice, when Brandon Faulkenberry decided to attend USC-Lancaster and play baseball at the school, he was guaranteed nothing.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Four county teams open playoffs on Thursday

By TOM DIDATO

April 27, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Murphy ready to 'lead off' new career after signing with USC-Lancaster

For the better part of the past three seasons, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes could have saved himself the trouble of writing Jacob Murphy's name atop his team's batting order if he just bought a rubber stamp with the shortstop's name on it.

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


CHS JVs lose final game of their season

The Camden High junior varsity baseball team lost their season finale, 7-3, against Darlington last Monday.

April 27, 2011 | By Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I | Camden High/Middle


Reynolds ready to begin new chapter in his golf career

When you have been swinging a golf club since the age of two, breaking the habit is not the easiest thing in to do.

April 25, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons fail to capitalize on chances in 7-6 loss to Vikings

Austin Hill probably would like to avoid having collisions like the one which the Spring Valley reliever had with his first baseman, Evan Polk, on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Irmo uses pair of home runs to leave Demons on brink of playoff elimination

Long after the fans and both teams had left Optimist Field, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes walked his family to their car in the parking lot. On the way back to turn the lights off at the field, he stopped to talk to the school's athletic director, Scott Jones, and assistant football coach Calvin McRoy.

April 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dorton follows his heart by signing with College of Charleston

How firm was Will Dorton's commitment to play baseball at the College of Charleston?

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


Camden jayvees win two of three games

Hartsville came to Camden and played the Bulldog jayvee baseball team at Legion Field and the Red Foxes left with a 12-11 loss last Monday.

April 20, 2011 | By Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I | Sports


Get Stormy gets first Grade I win

Last summer, Get Stormy won both the Fourstardave Handicap and the Bernard Baruch, a pair of Grade 2 races on the turf at Saratoga. He then came home fourth and third, respectively, in his first two Grade I starts for trainer Tom Bush.

April 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Half-Sister Act

All but having come into Camden under wraps in early December, Eblouissante has gone about her daily business for the better part of the past five months under the watchful eye of trainer Mickey Preger Jr. at the Camden Training Center.

April 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Bulldogs drub Crestwood, 10-0

Another game, another blowout.

April 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Young, Demons add to Dogs' woes

When Stephen Burnham's line drive clanged off the light tower in right field, the sound was not exactly a death knell for Camden's chances of downing rival Lugoff-Elgin.

April 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


One is enough for Knights

While the rest of their North Central teammates were going through their usual pre-game routine in preparation for Wednesday's Region 3-A game against visiting McBee, Grayson King and Andrew Galuppi were nowhere to be seen or found.

April 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons looking to close season with strong stretch run

The Lugoff-Elgin boys ssoccer team has had a few tough games in the past weeks, but as the team reaches the midway point in the season, head coach Matt Brosius has high hopes for how the season will end.

April 15, 2011 | By Clayton Armstrong Special to the C-I | Lugoff-Elgin 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


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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