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Demons have last chance to get their first win

There is the line of thinking which goes along with a game like this; is says, when you have nothing to lose, there is no reason to leave anything in the bag.

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


Camden back in playoffs after appellate panel ruling

One by one, they entered the Wellness Center at Camden High School (CHS). Each one with an ear-to-ear grin as they exchanged fist bumps or handshakes with a group of coaches who were hurriedly assembling a Monday practice plan which, a few hours earlier, was not needed.

November 05, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Melton will keep getting her kicks with Koalas

Upon first glance, Alyssa Melton is not the most imposing young lady you will ever run into.

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


Spartans come up short in season finale, 27-22

As they made their way onto the bus early Saturday morning, the Camden Military Academy football players and coaching staff knew what they were in for in terms of how long a trip it would be to Rabun Gap, Ga.

November 05, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


CHS taking its appeal to next level

Minutes after the executive committee of the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) upheld Camden High School (CHS) football team's ban prohibiting the Bulldogs from playing in the 2014 AAA state playoffs, as well as from participating in any 2105 jamboree, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said the appeal process will continue.

November 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | News


Central rallies past Knights, 27-6

Nothing takes the wind out of team sails like ending a half like missing out on a scoring chance inside the opposition's one yard line.

November 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bengals hold off pesky Demons

Lugoff-Elgin provided the scare on Halloween, but didn't deserve the treat.

November 03, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


End of the road?

CHAPIN – Throughout what was three-game win streak, ball security and finding a balance on offense between the run and the passing games led Camden to making a run at the Region 4-AAA title.

November 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs still out of playoffs after SCHSL appeal

No trick. No treat.

October 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Panthers blank CMA, 46-0

Nobody has been able to slow McBee down since a season-opening 42-12 loss to AAA Lakewood in August.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


News keeps getting better for Lady Knights

Things like this happen when you are on a roll. And no team is rolling along any better than the North Central volleyball squad.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


SCHSL to hear Camden, Dreher appeals Thursday

A team which will include Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD attorneys, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews and CHS head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal will appeal the Bulldogs football team's post-season ban before the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) Executive Committee at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbia.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Ridge View holds off Demons, 24-16

Too little, too late. That's what it felt like for Demon fans at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium Friday night. On homecoming, Ridge View used a ground and pound attack in the second half to outlast the hosts in a tightly contested game, 24-16.

October 27, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Letting bygones be bygones

Grown men had tears in their eyes. Hugs were exchanged freely while friends, family and fans wrapped themselves around a Camden football team like, possibly, never before.

October 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Cheraw too much for Knights

Sometimes, you just tip your hat, give credit where it is due and live to fight another day.

October 27, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Dogs repel Trojans in round one, 82-44

Knowing all too well the mindset of a four seed when taking on a region champion, Camden boys' basketball coach Ron McKie warned his squad ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden’s Ayers brings complete package with him to The Citadel

Before Ryland Ayers signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing days at The Citadel, Camden High head football coach Brian ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick start carries Falcons over Demons, 67-52

COLUMBIA --- Making its first appearance in state postseason play in eight seasons, Lugoff-Elgin showed signs of rust in Wednesday's 4A Lower State tournament opener ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham ‘centered’ on new position at Mars Hill

When college recruiters darkened Matt Campbell's door to check on Lugoff-Elgin's senior football prospects, most came to look into the situation along the ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden girls finish in third after 41-27 setback

Heading into Thursday's regular season finale with visiting Columbia, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat said the temptation was there to slow the game ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs ‘Cam do’...

In the span of just a few minutes, Camden showed why it could stick around in the AAA boys' state basketball playoffs or, could find ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Chapin proves to be Demons’ kryptonite, again

One by one, eyes red and swollen, they emerged from the mini gym at Lugoff-Elgin High School following a lengthy team meeting conducted by head ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lakewood gets past Lady Demons, 40-27

Von Duncan is no different than any other coach who wants nothing more for her Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team than to put all facets of ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Gators take a bite out of L-E, 59-51

Proving it can get it done with defenders in their face as well as with unobstructed looks at the basket, Lakewood used its length to ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs win Region 4 crown

Taking matters into their own hands, the Camden boys' basketball team left Indian Land with a win and the Region 4-AAA championship on Tuesday night.

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Rough and ready

When a coach cuts a practice session short the day before a game, it usually means one of two things: First, their team is just ...

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls tame Cyclones, 53-21

You work and work and then, work some more with little to show for your efforts.

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons cruise past ACF, Stags

Just how easy a day was it for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team following its two wins in Saturday's first and second round of the ...

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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