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Demons cruise past ACF, Stags

Just how easy a day was it for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team following its two wins in Saturday's first and second round of the 4A Lower State tournament? Well, after the Demon manhandled Berkeley, 74-3, to advance to Monday's third round, L-E head coach Ted Monroe kept his team inside the Demons Den gym for an early afternoon, 90-minute practice session.

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E makes short time of first two foes

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February 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Messer’s sterling career leads to her entering into Wingate Hall of Fame

Nothing quite humbles a college athlete as does sitting the bench especially after coming to the school following a heralded high school career.

February 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hosting playoff opener

Having romped to the Region 6-4A wrestling championship, Lugoff-Elgin assured itself of host first and second round matches this Saturday inside the Demons Den. The only remaining question was who would make up the rest of the four-team field making their way to the West Wateree.

January 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


College Park ready to rock ... again

After several months of hinting, it is now official. For the first time in nearly two decades, live rock music will return to College Park for the 84th running of the Carolina Cup at the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday, March 31.

January 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Scorpiancer’s short season did not fail to impress Eclipse Award voters

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer, the National Steeplechase Association's only two-time graded stakes winner in 2017, was crowned the year's Eclipse Award winner as champion steeplechase horse at last Thursday's 47th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

January 30, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Demons flatten Knights with press

Having seen Crestwood get a bit too comfortable playing with the lead and trying to slow the pace of play down in the second half, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Garrett Knight decided to turn up the heat on the visitors from Sumter County.

January 26, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Crestwood runs by Lady Demons

Crestwood is everything which the girls' basketball program at Lugoff-Elgin is striving to become.

January 26, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mr. Hot Stuff heads NSA year-end award winners

BALTIMORE --- Gillian Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff, gutsy winner of the $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) last fall, was crowned the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award winner as 2017's leading earner at the NSA's gala awards dinner last Thursday evening at the Maryland Club in Baltimore.

January 26, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


After hot start, Bulldogs fend off Warriors, 58-52

In this strange scenario which is Region 4-AAA boys' basketball, in which no team wants to establish itself as the frontrunner, Camden is one quarter away from being the lone unbeaten team in the five-team circuit.

January 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls shrug off slow start, breeze to 51-20 win

It is sometimes easy to get caught up in your own success. It is harder still to overlook the struggles of an opponent.

January 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demon wrestlers third in Red Raider Rumble

In the final pairing of a match which ended in controversy and confusion, Belton-Honea Path handed Lugoff-Elgin a 37-36 defeat in the semifinals of Saturday's Red Raider Rumble held at Greenville High School.

January 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Falcons rain on Salmond’s, Demons’ parade

It took Garrett Knight longer than usual to emerge from his team's locker room Tuesday night.

January 19, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Darlington breezes past L-E girls

Growing pains do not come without their share of struggles. The Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team has learned and continues to learn that fact the hard way.

January 19, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NSA to pay out nearly $3 million in purse money at spring meets

The National Steeplechase Association's condition book for the 2018 spring season is out, and the lineup promises record-smashing purses and the launch of the new Georgia Steeplechase meet.

January 16, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


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Baseball, softball players collect postseason laurels

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin baseball players will play in this week's South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game while a Camden High softball player ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Season of change

Nearly 30 players from six different high schools answered the call when the rain-abbreviated tryouts for the Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mills has change of heart; signs with Emmanuel

There are no game films for tennis coaches to watch in preparing for an upcoming opponent. The first time they see their foe for that ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Getting defensive helps Ellis land spot at USC-L

As he and assistant coach Kenny Galdeen looked for answers to help solidify his team's defense in the spring of 2017, Camden High girls ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Three Kershaw County players earn All-State baseball honors

Lugoff-Elgin teammates Zac Branham and Jake Laffin and North Central's Cam Holley were named to the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-State baseball teams.

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Wanna bet? Don’t hold your breath

When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that states outside of Nevada would be able to legalize sports gambling, there was one school of thought here ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sprucing up the place

As he walked around the Zemp Stadium playing field prior to his team's football game with Camden in 2013, then-Lower Richland head football coach ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden


Got rings?

Too large to crawl in through a window and not allowed to have a key to its two doors, if given the chance, Seth Branham ...

May 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


St. James ends Demons’ season

It came earlier than they would have wanted it to but, when the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team gathered for the final time to listen to head ...

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


In lofty company

Maggie Speaks, more than anybody, knew how big a deal it was.

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Keen changes course, signs to run cross-country at Presbyterian

in a competitive setting? Enough to have said no to the University of South Carolina's Honors College --- after she was accepted into it --- in ...

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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