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Demons kick off road swing by trying to harness T-Breds

Lugoff-Elgin learned last week to never judge a book by its cover as previously winless A.C. Flora came to town and left with a 13-12 victory over the Demons.

September 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights host rival AJ in 4AA opener

Louis Clyburn has been in C.J. Frye's position before and still is to this day.

September 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs wary of visit from winless West Florence squad

Whoever said the spread offense is all the rage and teams from coast to coast are employing the scheme has not taken a look at Camden's football schedule.

September 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Spartans kick off home season on Friday

t was all about minimizing and maximizing at Camden Military Academy this week.

September 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


CHS tops KC runners with pair of seconds

With second place finishes from its boys and girls teams, Camden High led the way in what could be considered Kershaw County's official/unofficial cross country championship.

September 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E not buying into Flora's lack of hype

Matt Campbell has seen A.C. Flora in person at last month's Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree. He has watched tapes of the Falcons' first two games. The Lugoff-Elgin head coach knows that Flora is 0-2 on the season.

September 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs look to regroup against resurgent Braves

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

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


Well-rested Knights stay home to entertain Tate -led Whirlwinds

There is nothing like a week off to help erase the bad memories associated with a loss.

September 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Spartans looking ahead after season-opening loss to Dixie

With his team having had less than two weeks of preparation for Saturday's season-opener against Dixie, Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice knew his squad would battle fatigue as the afternoon went along. How his players reacted when that adversity struckwas what the Spartan boss wanted to see.

September 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Hartsville throttles Dogs, 61-20

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective, the scoreboard at Zemp Stadium was fixed just moments before the start of Thursday night's game between Camden and visiting Hartsville.

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


Demons block Mustangs' path to victory

GRANITEVILLE -- Even in a shootout, sometimes a little defense can be the deciding factor in a football game.

September 06, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden moves Hartsville game to Thursday

(Editor's Note: Due to the threat of rain and wind associated from Tropical Storm 9, Camden's home football game with Hartsville has been moved to Thursday. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. at Zemp Stadium.)

August 31, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Rain moves L-E game to Thursday

(Editor's note: Due to the threat of rain and wind associated from Tropical Storm 9, Lugoff-Elgin's football game at Midland Valley has been moved to Thursday. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. in Graniteville.)

August 31, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Portrade wires Turf Writers

The Fields Stable's Portrade led every step of the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup (Gr. 1) last Thursday and held off a late challenge by Andi'amu in Saratoga Race Course's stretch to win by a length. Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer finished third, 1 1/2 lengths farther back.

August 30, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Dogs wear down Knights, 46-12

As his team gathered in the end zone for their pre-game entrance, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn said, to no one in particular, that the first series of Friday's game with visiting Camden would go a long way toward telling what kind of night it would be the hosts.

August 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Spartan defense faces tough test against run-first Trojans

Having watched his team complete a 23-snap scoring march --- which lasted more than nine minutes --- on which each play was of the rushing variety, Camden ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Golfers battle heat, CCC layout at Hospital Auxiliary tourney

Thursday, Sept. 8 was a scorcher for the Hospital Auxiliary's twenty seventh annual scholarship golf tournament.

September 23, 2016 | By VINCE BACCHETTA | Golf


Knights ready to celebrate Homecoming with struggling Red Devils coming to town

For a North Central football team which is licking its wounds after having been shut out by neighboring rival Andrew Jackson last week, there may ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Camden seeks to rebound against unbeaten Chiefs

As he and his assistant coaches convened for their regular Sunday afternoon meetings, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal expressed concern as to how the Bulldogs ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons hope to re-establish running game in Lancaster

If you are looking for finesse football where the ball will be thrown around the lot and plays are made on the perimeter, this game ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs can't seal the deal in loss to West Florence

Forcing West Florence to abandon its running game in favor of having to beat Camden in the air seemed like the perfect plan. Then, Vick ...

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


South Aiken bottles up Demons, 27-7

AIKEN --- Changing the culture of a football program comes with bumps in the road.

September 20, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Asheville gives Spartans a case of the Blues

There was plenty going against the Camden Military Academy football team even before the Asheville School turned a game-opening pooch kick into a one-play scoring ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

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


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

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


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

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


Cunningham runs wild as Knights tame Whirlwinds

Funny how even the best-laid plans can take a turn for the better.

September 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dog defense answers second half bell in handing Cheraw its first loss, 24-14

CHERAW --- For three weeks, the Camden offense had carried its defensive colleagues in having averaged better than 38 points in the Bulldogs' 2-1 start to ...

September 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Turnabout is hardly fair play as Demons fall to Flora, 13-12

What a difference a week makes.

September 13, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


County football season kicks off with scrimmages

While many Kershaw County residents are trying to figure out ways to stay cool indoors, football players from the three public high schools have been ...

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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