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Second half surge helps carry L-E past Lady Knights, 59-32

When Von Duncan looks behind her now, she sees a full bench of available players. What a difference that is for the Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball head coach from a year ago.

December 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sources report Elliott to be retained by Muschamp

Camden native and former Camden High School football standout Shawn Elliott is expected to stay on as an assistant coach under new University of South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp according to several media sources.

December 08, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Smith finally answered Newberry’s call to the Hall

In this era of pranks and "catfishing" on social media, you have to be careful you don't get gooked in by messages from people who you do not know or, from phone numbers or Internet accounts which are foreign to you.

December 08, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


No opening match jitters for Demons

By nature, season openers usually have two teams going through an early "feeling out" process before things get into full swing. When you have a pair of longtime rivals who squared off against each other already in a pre-season scrimmage, however, it is full steam ahead.

December 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Gators hold off a Bulldog surge

It took Ron McKie a little more time than usual to get things ready for his team's season opener with Lakewood on Wednesday night.

December 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls unable to sustain momentum in 58-41 setback

Staying in their locker room for all but a few seconds before the start of the second half, the Camden girls returned to the Michael G. Culp Court playing surface without time to warm-up for the second 16 minutes of Wednesday's season opener with visiting Lakewood.

December 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Leopards’ Drakeford wrestles way onto Team Palmetto squad

Some things are better when they are earned.

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


Demons open Monroe era with visit from rival Dogs

Friends and family gathered around their respective tables last Thursday feasting on turkey, all the side dishes and then, the pies and cakes associated with Thanksgiving. The holiday is one where diets are tossed out the window and calories are not counted for this one day.

December 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Guerrero takes her talents to Tusculum

Every team needs a Delaney Guerrero.

November 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Run to Daylight

With plenty of horse beneath him and nothing but green grass and opportunity to his right, Ross Geraghty unleashed the fury that is Dawalan two jumps from home.

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Sensor’s Cash Crop pays off in Cup opener

Long a staple on Camden's equine calendar, The Camden Hunter Trials is an day designed to showcase members of The Camden Hunt and its horses.

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Putting the cart before the horse

November 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


The need to succeed

COLUMBIA --- Walking past Mike Matulis, who was laying on a trainer's table receiving treatment for an injury sustained in South Carolina's 24-14 loss to Florida last Saturday, interim Gamecocks head coach Shawn Elliott laughed as he, good-naturedly, called out the senior offensive lineman's name while briefing anybody within hearing distance as to Matulis's minor ailment.

November 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cramped quarters

How strong is the projected staring field of 11 jumpers which will contest the 2 ¾-mile distance in Saturday's 46th running of the $100,000 Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup? We'll let Bill Gallo, Director of Racing with the National Steeplechase Association address that question.

November 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Abbott will stay a Dog; headed to The Citadel

Standing 6-foot-4, tipping the scales at better than 200 pounds and possessing a fastball which has been clocked in the low 90s, Will Abbott is a valued commodity by plenty of people.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Dorman saves best for last in subduing Demons

Holding what was an impromptu pep rally with his wrestlers following Monday's 36-27 loss to visiting Dorman in the 4A Upper State semifinals, Lugoff-Elgin ...

February 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs lose double-digit lead, hold on to down Cavs, 50-49

How long can you hold your breath?

February 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls’ rally comes up short in loss

So much for just playing out the string.

February 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden at West-Oak in third round of AAA state wrestling tournament (6 p.m.); Dorman at Lugoff-Elgin in third round of AAAA state wrestling ...

February 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS emerges with 4 champs and 14 Lower State entrants

Led by four Region 4-AAA champions, Camden qualified each of its 14 starting wrestlers into the AAA Upper State individual meet following Saturday's conference ...

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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