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Proving his point

When Lugoff-Elgin needed someone to play second base, head baseball coach Randy Stokes could insert Brock Robinson's name onto the scorecard. Need a third baseman, a right fielder, a pitcher or, how about someone to man the popcorn machine in the concession stand? Brock Robinson is your man.

January 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Here’s hoping for a prosperous 2016

Another year has come and gone and for Kershaw County sports in 2015, it was a mixed bag. Here's hoping that 2016 will be even better for all athletes, coaches, administrators and fans.

January 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports

High school hoops back at Rhame City Arena

For the first time since the days of the old Happy Jack Classic in the early 1990s, E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden will play host to an in-season high school basketball tournament.

December 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

It's official, Elliott staying at USC

After days of rumors and speculation, new University of South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp made the announcement that Camden native and former USC interim head football coach Shawn Elliott would be retained as part of the first-year Gamecock coach's coaching staff.

December 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


While the other nine players on the court were struggling to get into any kind of groove on both ends of the floor in a ragged first quarter of play, Camden's Taylor Kelly decided to take the bull by the horns.

December 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Camden girls pull away from Lady Demons for 56-35 win

Just when the good Camden team looked to be taking care of business, the bad Camden squad reared its head.

December 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Demons sweat out 70-58 win over NC

Of all the moves Garrett Knight made on Tuesday, the last one was that which he did not want to make at all.

December 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

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

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A spring tradition

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on ...

March 20, 2018 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine

Knights tough out a 15-6 loss to Cheraw

Trailing visiting Cheraw by 11 runs with two gone in the bottom of the sixth, it would have been pretty easy for North Central to ...

March 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Quick-closing Lady Red Foxes hand Lady Demons 7-1 setback

Rest assured, the "r" word was thrown about in the days, hours and minutes leading up to Lugoff-Elgin's softball game with visiting Hartsville Tuesday ...

March 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Wilson’s path to college wrestling got off to a bumpy start on mat

By his own admission, Devin Wilson used to get knocked around the wrestling mat, a lot, when he was a kid. Then again, there was ...

March 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

NC offense erupts as Faulkenberry gets first victory

With the opening night jitters out of their system, the North Central baseball team gave first-year head coach Brandon Faulkenberry his initial victory at his ...

March 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports

Ferguson, CHS offense rise to the occasion

Pitching on the biggest stage of his young career, the bright lights hardly seemed to faze Sam Ferguson.

March 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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