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Armed and Dangerous

There's an old baseball adage which says that you can never have enough pitching. This year, thanks to an influx of arms and a new three-game-a-week League III schedule, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team may well have mound talent to burn.

May 26, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldog to Bulldog, Beckley to Beckley

Grey Hoke saw his stock soar after he threw a three-hitter at A.C. Flora which played a large role in Camden's 2-1 win on April 4.

May 21, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E linebacker ready to bring the Payne to Newberry

Midway during his senior season, Emmonti Payne was shifted from his outside linebacker post to fullback by the football staff at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

May 12, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chapman turns the other Cheek loose in downing Lady Dogs

Abbey Cheek flew out to centerfield in her second at-bat in Chapman's 10-3 win over Camden in Wednesday's 3A District 4 softball elimination game.

May 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons are Ram-tough, again

Fighting fire with fire, Lugoff-Elgin answered Hillcrest's five-run top of the third inning by hanging up a four-spot in the bottom half of the frame before tacking on four more an inning later to advance to the final round of the 4A District 3 softball tournament with an 11-5 win over the visiting Rams on Monday night.

May 07, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs fall to Woodruff in eight, 5-3

Among the things lost in Camden's extended one-run bottom of the sixth in Friday's AAA District I baseball tournament opener with Woodruff was the effect the length of the inning had on its starting pitcher Grey Hoke.

May 05, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Miss Holland’s Opus

In the final practice before Thursday's 4A District 3 softball tournament opener, Lugoff-Elgin spent plenty of time working on its bunting.

May 05, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


An old game gets a new name

Thousands of ponies have galloped over its expansive grass field, with riders in tow, smacking a plastic white ball for more than 116 years. But the Camden Polo Field never had a match like the one it survived in 1999.

May 05, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demon golfers living up to lofty expectations

Having heard from even the most talent-laden teams about how a successful season has been a pleasant surprise, it is refreshing when a coach of a squad in the midst of one of its best seasons in school history says he had a feeling this would be a special campaign.

May 02, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs naild down second seed after surviving LR scare

This was a game in which Camden was supposed to romp to victory and carry a full head of steam into Friday's opening round of the AAA state baseball playoffs.

April 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Flying Fleet finds a 2-for-1 bargain at Lugoff-Elgin

Mike Robinson is really getting the hang of these college signing ceremonies.

April 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs pay back Chapin with 5-1 win

Leaving nothing to chance, Camden head coach Denny Beckley signaled Josh Hough to run to the bullpen as soon as Chapin opened the top of the seventh of Friday's game with back-to-back singles.

April 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Moody’s no-hitter is latest addition to Demons’ woes

Adding injury to injury on top of insult, Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach Randy Stokes refused to play the "woe is me" card following his team's fourth straight loss.

April 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons shut down Camden, 3-0

Protecting the perimeter has been a credo for armies through the ages. And if that strategy is good enough to prevent enemy invasions, it is good enough for a softball team.

April 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


USC-L signee Prince takes on a new role for Spartans

It was meant to be nothing more than an innocent off-season bullpen session. But for Kenneth Prince it turned out to be a season-ender.

April 23, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


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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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