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Camden girls gain split of series against L-E with 56-42 win

This was one instance in which a player did not have to be told what to do more than once by a head coach.

December 12, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Falcons rough up Demons, 85-38

Like a boxer who doesn't bother to touch gloves to start a fight, A.C. Flora got right down to it and delivered an early knockout punch to host Lugoff-Elgin.

December 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Elser joins elite panel at South African sales; Ever So Lucky has quick start for Sheppard

Kip Elser, who develops and preps yearlings and 2-year-olds at his Camden-based training facility, Kirkwood Stables, served as a panelist at the Summerhill Stud'ss Ready to Run Gallops in South Africa earlier this fall.

December 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bulldogs exorcise Demons, 71-57

Once forcing Lugoff-Elgin to abandon its zone scheme to go to a man-to-man defense, Camden went for the kill.

December 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E girls press their way past Camden, 49-39

Even for an opening night, this was a bit discouraging.

December 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ajukwa, Cards save best for last to top NC, 56-47

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

December 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


NC girls upended in season opener

Breaking Cardinal Newman's unrelenting full-court press was the easy part. It was the finishing which gave the North Central girls fits.

December 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Kohn, Koumas to headline CHS fan appreciation night

A pair of right-handed pitchers will figure prominently into the Lugoff-Elgin at Camden basketball game to be played inside the Dog Pound on Friday, Dec. 9.

December 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knights’ Porter named Region 3-A football player of the year for 2011

Collectively, it was hardly the best of seasons for Kershaw County's three public high school football programs which combined to win seven (see accompanying note) games in 2011.

November 30, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Black Friday going nitro

ways and byways --- not to mention the parking lots --- on Friday to kick off the holiday shopping season, there will be those cars which will take to the dirt and the air while weaving their way around traffic.

November 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Colonial Cup drops curtain on 2011 NSA campaign

The $100,000 TD Bank Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup feature highlighted Saturday's six-race card, which included five steeplechases races and one on the flat and brought the curtain down on the 2011 National Steeplechase Association campaign.

November 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


No audit necessary

With three fences left to be jumped, Xavier Aizpuru was done with trying to hold back Tax Ruling.

November 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Who do you like in the Cup?

(Editor's note: Don Clippinger is the media consultant for the National Steeplechase Associaton. Here, he gives Colonial Cup fans an outlook of the 12 entries into Saturday's $100,000 feature chase. He also included odds, if pari-mutuel wagering were allowed in South Carolina.)

November 18, 2011 | By DON CLIPPINGER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Colonial Cup feature chase, Eclipse Award up for grabs

It took a cold/sinus infection to do what no horse on this side of the Atlantic could do last month.

November 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kingsley hoping to catch lightning in a bottle again

Arch Kingsley might feel as if he is a stranger in his own house.

November 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Knights aim to start off on the right foot

How long has it been since North Central opened the football season with a victory? Well, the last school which the Knights beat to kick off a campaign is no longer in existence.

August 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ready or not, here it comes

As if this pre-season has not been a rush job already for interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas, he had one week less than normal to work with in preparing the Demons for tonight's Week Zero game with Camden in the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic.

August 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hope return to playoffs will be a snap

Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knights straighten up to double up Buford

Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs and Blazers go all in while playing to scoreless stalemate

Jimmy Neal has been around Camden High football long enough to know what is thought to be a harbinger of bad things for the upcoming regular season is winning your portion of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


A.C. Flora gets past Demons in offensive showcase, 35-14

Since last Tuesday's scheduled scrimmage with Hartsville and Lower Richland was cancelled by that day's storm, Lugoff-Elgin entered Friday's 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree with one scrimmage under its belt.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Crisis Management 101

It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hello, again

For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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