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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


Ten-run first does in Dogs in 17-7 loss to Darlington

Nobody has ever accused Camden's American Legion Park of being a launching pad for baseballs.

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


CHS JVs top rival Demons and Foxes

The Camden High junior varsity baseball team won two of their past three games, sandwiching a loss to Sumter with victories over Hartsville and Lugoff-Elgin.

March 25, 2011 | By JERRY BROUGHTON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Camden High/Middle


Southern Wesleyan suits L-E's Spaulding to a tee

Fortunately for Lugoff-Elgin golf coach Mike Robinson, when Henry Spaulding and his son Cory were looking for a school for the younger Spaulding to enroll in after moving to South Carolina, they found a home and a good fit when they visited the West Wateree area of Kershaw County.

March 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Community rallies in support of Jorge Torres

While Jorge Torres continues to lie in a hospital bed at Palmetto Health Richland recovering from an assortment of injuries suffered as the result of his being thrown from Malibu Moon in last fall's Colonial Cup, his friends, family and even those who never met the 26-year-old jockey are not leaving his side.

March 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fernandez coming to grips with Tores' spill, recovery

It took being unseated by the same horse which threw Jorge Torres into a nightmare of a past four months for Rafael "Ray" Fernandez to realize that what took place at the Springdale Race Course last November was not his fault.

March 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


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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


Banged-up Knights come up short against Indian Land, 20-7

As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Quick-starting Vikings sprint past L-E

COLUMBIA --- Spring Valley made a late surge in the first half and never looked back defeating visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 40-14, in a Region 4-4A game played Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.

October 20, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs outmuscle Dreher, 39-30

It should have been a night in which the Camden High football locker room was hopping. Instead, the silence coming from the south corner of Zemp Stadium was deafening.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E completes comeback for season sweep of CHS

It was not going to happen on their watch.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons remaion focused on goals

This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Too great to be forgotten

Parris Island can be hell on earth for most United States Marine Corps recruits who are sent there for boot camp as they learn the ropes as to what it takes to be a Marine.

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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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