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King of the hill

This, from the bad news just got worse department.

February 22, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Kirkwood, CCE grads pile up the wins

Horses prepared at Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables in Camden have been wearing out a path to the winners' circle in the month of February.

February 20, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Forever a Knight

Whenever there has been a need for assistance at North Central High School, whether athletic- and/or academic-wise, Leonard Price can always be counted on to do more than his fair share for the students.

February 18, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Billy Ammons: one Hall of a coach

As hard as it may seem to imagine, there was a time in which Billy Ammons wondered if he would see a fourth season as the head football coach at his high school alma mater, never mind leading Camden High School (CHS) to the 1990 AAA state football championship 15 seasons later.

February 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Indian Land’s high-octane offense proves too much for Knights, 92-78

FORT MILL – Standing inside Indian Land High School's weight room, North Central boys' basketball head coach Andy Johnson just shook his head and grinned as the questions started coming at him.

February 14, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Size does not deter Brevard from signing North Central’s Williams

There was a point in his years at North Central when Clarence Williams was down on himself and wondered what was out there for him, both athletically and academically.

February 13, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Irmo spoils Lady Demons' fun, 54-41

With no playoff spot on the line and with this being the final game of her team's season, Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan had one piece of advice before her team took to the court to meet visiting Irmo on Friday.

February 11, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Irmo still flying high after racing past Demons, 79-46

For the better part of one half, you would have been hard-pressed to find anyone in the Lugoff-Elgin gym who would have told you that visiting Irmo was playing like the nation's 23rd ranked boys basketball team.

February 11, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Eagles dial long distance to help disconnect Bulldogs’ season

C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor

February 08, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Welcome to the club

In the 2008-09 high school basketball season, Camden High seniors Jay Council and Evrik Gary helped lead Ron McKie's Bulldogs to a 25-2 record and the AAA state championship.

February 06, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cavaliers take two year’s worth of playoff frustration out on Demons

Evan Moxie is hoping that his Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team has a long memory.

February 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Super Bowl XLVII

One warm summer day in Elgin, James Reed was having a conversation with his young grandson who was spending part of his vacation from school in South Carolina.

February 01, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin


Demons, Dogs and Knights taking to the mat Saturday

While Lugoff-Elgin stays at home, the Camden and North Central wrestling teams will put on their traveling shoes for Saturday's South Carolina High School League state wrestling championship tournament.

February 01, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


War Eagles wrestling team continues upward trend

Having seen teammate Robert Gardner carried off the mat with what turned out to be a severe neck injury at the Carolina Invitational on Jan. 19, Camden Middle School wrestlers Sylvester (S.J.) Lucas and Clinton (C.J.) Jones had no other choice than to go out and win the event for their injured teammate.

January 30, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Top-ranked LR too much for CHS girls to handle

There was nothing else she could do or say, other than suiting up herself to try and help even things out.

January 28, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ergle, Blythewood handcuff Demons

No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.

April 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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