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Bulldogs have holes and voids to be filled, both on and off field

It's not so much how his team will try to replace a group of seniors who rolled up some pretty gaudy numbers a year ago. For Camden head coach Jimmy Neal, the success of this year's squad will be determined by which players step up and handle the various roles which were performed by members of the 2010 Bulldogs' squad.

August 17, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Crestwood outlasts ‘vanilla’ Dogs, 6-0

In what could be called the anti-Baskin-Robbins game of Friday's 36th edition of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree, Camden employed what head coach Jimmy Neal freely admitted as a vanilla game plan in a 6-0 loss to Region 6-AAA rival Crestwood in the evening's finale.

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


Demons leave Vols in their dust

If there is a quarterback controversy at Lugoff-Elgin, then Demons' head coach Scott Jones is not taking sides. Instead, he is enjoying seeing how things are playing out.

August 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Buford edges Knights on last-second FG, 17-14

Count Louis Clyburn among those who were none-too-impressed that Buford's Tyler Jenkins split the uprights from 20 yards away, with no time left on the clock, to give the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 win over North Central in Friday's first game of the 36th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

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


Here’s hoping for a dry (and cool) night for the Camden Shrine Club

We all know what they say about payback. And for the members of the Camden Shrine Club, tonight is an evening which has been 366 days in the making.

August 12, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS, L-E and NC kick off seasons in jamboree

Nearly nine months after the curtain dropped on the 2010 season, football fans in Kershaw County finally have something to cheer about.

August 12, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Playing it safe

No more can a football player say that he "just got his bell rung" and sit out a play or two before making his way back onto the playing field.

August 10, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kirkwood, Custom Care grads continue to sizzle at the Spa

You can add four more home-trained winners to the list of horses which received their start in Camden and have found their way into the winners' circle at the Saratoga Race Course this summer.

August 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Things begin to heat up for KC football squads

After having used last Friday's scrimmages to get their feet wet in preparation for the upcoming season, Kershaw County's three public high school football teams will have a busier second full week of the pre-season, topped off by Friday's Camden Shrine Club Jamboree at Zemp Stadium.

August 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC Clemson Club hosts pool party for new Tigers

The Kershaw County Clemson Club is inviting all incoming Clemson University freshmen and their parents to a party at the Camden County Club pool on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Veteran horse trainer Charlie Cushman dies at 85

He wore a tweed blazer on his back, rather than a blue cape with a red "S" emblazoned on it as he watched the early races of the 1949 Carolina Cup from his spot in the infield.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


All systems go for CHS and L-E after HSL realignment

Even though the 2012 football season is some 56 weeks in the offing, Lugoff-Elgin High School head coach and athletic director Scott Jones already has one win under his team's collective belt before the 2011 campaign has even kicked off.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Move to Columbia-based Region 4-AA does not sit well with North Central

They say that you can't fight city hall. That, however, will not stop Louis Clyburn and North Central High School from trying.

August 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Switching to center proves to be a snap for Robinson

As he gathered his team around him to begin preparations for the 2011 All-American Bowl in Kings Mountain, N.C., Stars head coach Donnie Kiefer had about everything he needed in an all-star football team.

August 03, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CMA's Reardon signs to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech

Breaking up is hard to do. When separating from one's first love, however, the task becomes harder.

August 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


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Dogs scorch Blazers on combined one-hitter

It may have made for a messy scorebook but Camden Highbaseball coach Denny Beckley came out clean when asked his plan of attack in Monday's game with Ridge View in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


No knocking on wood

Randy Stokes looked at his team playing four games in as many days this week combined with four games scheduled for next week and knew one thing: he needed to stretch out his pitching staff without overburdening his team's young arms.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cup undercard spreads the wealth

On a day in which temperatures hovered in the 50s and, at times, featured swirling winds, the undercard at Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup races at the Springdale Race Course was equally varied.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fiscally fit

If this gig as a trainer doesn't pan out, Jimmy Day may want to think about becoming an investment broker. But given success on the race course, don't look for a switch to happen anytime soon.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jordan’s walk-off single lifts Bulldogs past Cavaliers, 5-4

Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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