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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


Carolina Hounds Show returns to Camden on Saturday

On Saturday, hounds from fox hunts located in North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia, will be kenneled at the Springdale Race Course for the annual Carolina Hounds Show.

May 11, 2011 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I | Sports


CHS girls pass first test

Who needs two when nine will do?

May 11, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Ham set for a new challenge and position at Gray Military

As Kyle Ham was about to talk about his signing to play football at Gray Military Academy, his former high school coach, Scott Jones, wanted to add one last comment about his three-year starter at Lugoff-Elgin.

May 11, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Critically injured jockey passes away Tuesday

A tear slowly made its way down Lilith Boucher's left cheek as she stood inside the shedrow at her barn on the grounds of the Springdale Race Course Tuesday morning while talking about her friend and former rider, Jorge Torres.

May 11, 2011 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Dogs make quick work of Cane Bay

Quickly but surely, they came off the court in rapid succession starting with Jo Jo Tiller, who needed just 33 minutes to put away his first singles opponent from Cane Bay.

May 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Springdale goes to the dogs on Saturday

On Saturday, May 14, hounds from fox hunts located in North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia, will be kenneled at the Springdale Race Course for the annual Carolina Hounds Show.

May 09, 2011 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-i (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Plum Pretty listed at 5-1 for Kentucky Oaks

While there may not be a horse with Camden connections in Saturday's 137th running of the Kentucky Derby that hardly means there will not be a local presence on the grounds of Churchill Downs this weekend.

May 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Knights' offense comes alive as NC stays alive in playoffs with 14-5 win

As hard as his team worked to score nine runs in the first two innings of Monday's District 1-A elimination game with visiting Williston-Elko, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash was not about to let the effort go down the drain.

May 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Christ Church blanks Knights, 14-0

Doing everything but grabbing the brass ring on the merry-go-'round which was the base paths, North Central left the barn door open for Christ Church's horses to get loose.

May 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Playoff games continue this weekend for KC squads

Due to Thursday's rains, last night's District 6-4A softball game between Lugoff-Elgin and Sumter, in Sumter, was postponed until tonight at 6 p.m.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Winter Memories sends chill through Appalachian Stakes field

Keeneland's Polytrack and grass racing surfaces continued to be good to horses with Camden's connections as the Kirkwood Stables-prepared Winter Memories took last Thursday's $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (Gr. III).

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Spartans part of Southern lacrosse boom

The world of sports is dominated in the South by high school and collegiate athletics, and it always has been.

April 29, 2011 | By DRAY LLOYD II Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Camden Military


A jump in numbers

They stay in local hotels for several nights in a row. They eat in local restaurants, spend money at area stores and establishments and fill their tanks in Camden-area gas stations. They provide a needed boost to the local economy during their travels to Kershaw County.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


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


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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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