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For Wise, the hard part is over

If a few minutes talking into a pair of tape recorders were to be the worst part of his post-high school football career, then the next five years should be a breeze for Fidel Wise.

February 03, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E hosts first two rounds of 4A tourney Saturday

It will be a first four encore when Lugoff-Elgin hosts Saturday's first two rounds of the state class 4A wrestling tournament inside the Demons Den.

February 01, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Dogs run out of steam in 64-47 loss to Red Foxes

Ron McKie could see it coming and see it going, as well.

January 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls open stretch drive with key win over HHS

On the second anniversary of the passing of longtime Camden girls' basketball coach Mike Culp, the current edition of the Lady Bulldogs put together a game, and a finish, of which The Dean would have been proud.

January 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


NC girls can’t complete comeback vs. Red Devils

For as long as there have been house doors and kids, parents have told their children to close the door behind them so as not to let the cold air or animals into the house.

January 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights fail to slow down Great Falls in 57-27 defeat

If you had a bar chart of Great Falls' offensive output this season, it might be up and down enough make you dizzy.

January 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Mr. Vegas lights up field with win in Fair Grounds feature

It has been a good start to 2012 for horses which received their early training in Camden.

January 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Numbers catch up with L-EMS at Carolina Invitational tourney

When you don't have enough bullets in your proverbial holster, it's hard to win a gun fight.

January 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS’ Speaks pledges to N.C. State

Some high schoolers wait until the last possible moment before deciding where they will spend their college years.

January 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hrabovsky proud to have played for Paterno

In all the stories written about the late Joe Paterno since news of the child sex abuse scandal broke last November to those which have appeared in regard to the passing of the former Penn State University football on Sunday morning, it has been the "but" in those columns and/or stories which bothers Paul Hrabovsky most.

January 25, 2012 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Demons dump DF to take region lead

It was almost as if Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Evan Moxie was waiting for the winds of change to shift in his direction. And, he knew that when they came, they would not be in the form of a gust, but rather a full-blown gale.

January 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS girls show grit in 42-39 loss to LHS

Short in height, but long on heart.

January 20, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Naylor hits ‘21’ with Eclipse winner Black Jack Blues

For Irvin Naylor, it was not whether one of his jumpers would win the 2011 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing, but which one would be voted to receive racing's top honor.

January 18, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lewisville squeezes past Knights

There were nights, heck, make that halves, when first-year Lewisville boys basketball coach Larry Davis scored close to, if not more than the 34 points his Lions scored in a six-point win over host North Central on Friday night in The Castle in Boonetown.

January 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Knights run way from Lions

Like a thermometer, you can usually tell how well the North Central girls are playing based on the redness in the face of head coach Mitch Lowder.

January 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Horses with Camden ties to battle in San Felipe Stakes

Two more horses with Camden connections will try and stay on the Kentucky Derby trail when they go head-to-head in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (Gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons survive Gator score, 5-4

Nursing a one-run lead with two outs in the top of the seventh and a runner on first, Lugoff-Elgin closer Bradwin Salmond walked River Bluff's Josh Senter. That was not the worst thing which could have happened at the time since Senter rapped out hits in each of his first three at-bats.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC's LLowder honored by all-star coaching gig

Mitch Lowder laughed when talking about an honor which has been 32 years in the making.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Finding his way

Usually, signing day allows a high school student-athlete time to look back and reflect on what led up to this special occasion.

March 02, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


White’s commitment pays off with PSU-Fayette signing

After having played football for his first two years at Camden High School, Xavier White decided to hang up his cleats and dive head first into wrestling following his sophomore season.

February 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Jones prepared to take next step in football journey at North Greenville

Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.

February 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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