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Trio heads to state track championships

Three Kershaw County athletes will compete in four events at this weekend's South Carolina High School League state track and field championships.

May 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons hope to break out the brooms at Byrnes

GREENVILLE -- As long as you have to make a long trip, you might as well play and win two games.

May 13, 2016 | By SEAN BATES | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Douglas’ bat stays red-hot in delivery of walk-off single

On a team whose roster includes a 4A All-State honoree, a North-South All-Star Game selection and a Division I verbal commitment, who could have blamed Lugoff-Elgin head coach James Marlow if Bailey Douglas was not the player he would have wanted at the plate in the eighth inning with the game on the line.

May 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CMA’s McEnery staying south to play lacrosse at Coker College

When you think of the hotbeds of lacrosse in the United States, the two regions of the country which usually pop up first in your mind are the areas in and around Baltimore as well as Long Island in New York.

May 10, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Holliday’s walk-off blast leaves Dogs feeling blue

On a night in which he pitched what his head coach, Denny Beckley, said was the best game of his four-year Camden High career and then some, Will Abbott had the worst luck which a pitcher could experience.

May 10, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


No, No, no turns into yes, yes, yes for Lady Demons

On a night which she did not need to be, Baleigh Lunsford was "Bail" ed out by freshman teammate Bailey Douglas.

May 06, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs squeeze way into district final

Heart, meet throat, then, meet stomach.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


After surviving, CHS girls blanked by Daniel in elimination contest

Lynn Looney is not in the habit of randomly handing out game balls to member of her Camden High softball team. This case, however, was an exception.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


The passing of an American steeplechasing giant

Recalling a telephone conversation he had with his good friend and Augustin Stable owner, George Strawbridge, several years ago, Austin Brown chuckled as he told the story of the portion of their talk when the two giants of the American steeplechasing industry discussed the passing of time and how quickly the years had gone by.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Cobb delivers for Bulldogs

Frustration had been Camden's constant offensive companion for the better part of nine innings in last Friday's AAA District I tournament opener with visiting Emerald.

May 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons take control in District 3

It had happened so many times this season that when the Lugoff-Elgin softball team only managed one run in a bottom of the first inning which had all the traits of a big inning, it was hardly a cause for alarm.

May 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Guerrero’s four RBI helps sink Gaffney

Having played in the winners' bracket game three times before, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of what was at stake on Saturday.

May 03, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Just like old times

There were times last spring when all Kevin Kahkola could see from his vantage point located near the finish line at the Camden Training Center's mile-long main track was the sight of Mohaymen and stablemate Shagaf thundering in his direction during an early morning breeze.

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden’s Billy Ammons to be inducted into SCACA Hall of Fame

Billy Ammons is head to the hall of fame, again.

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Demons headed for Dorman

The Lugoff-Elgin baseball team will beging play in 4A District 1 tournament on Thursday when the Demons travel to meet Dorman in their first game of the double elimination tournament.

April 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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M-S duo combines to shut down P-17 offense in opener

MANNING -- Manning-Santee Post 68 head coach Spencer Jordan couldn't decide what pleased him more -- his team's pitching, his team's defense or his ...

May 27, 2016 | By JUSTIN DRIGGERS Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


L-E’s Osborne eager to accept new role at SMC

Anytime a high school player is good enough to sign on to play a particular sport at the college level, it leads to their former ...

May 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Junior golfers make a bee line for Creed Invitational

Like online tickets for a rock concert, when online registration for the Creed Boys' Invitational golf tournament at the Camden Country Club opened earlier this ...

May 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Golf


Pike hoping there is strength in numbers for Post 17ers

You can never have enough pitching in baseball, especially in American Legion baseball where games are nine innings.

May 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS’ Denny Beckley tabbed as AAA Coach of the Year

Most seasons, the coach of the year honor is given to someone who has led his team deep into the postseason or, in many an ...

May 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Rawnaq fends off Irish invaders to capture Nashville feature

It was, in a phrase, a race for the ages, an international classic in an American spring classic.

May 20, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Knights’ Hardin ready to spread his wrestling wings at Brewton-Parker

Like a security blanket or, a shadow, Robert Hardin has been seemingly joined at the hip with North Central head wrestling coach Jason Brazell.

May 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


The Sky is No Limit

It has never been hard to find Lindsay Pierce. All you have to do is check out a baseball field, the wrestling mat, a hunting ...

May 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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