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One is enough for Knights

While the rest of their North Central teammates were going through their usual pre-game routine in preparation for Wednesday's Region 3-A game against visiting McBee, Grayson King and Andrew Galuppi were nowhere to be seen or found.

April 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons looking to close season with strong stretch run

The Lugoff-Elgin boys ssoccer team has had a few tough games in the past weeks, but as the team reaches the midway point in the season, head coach Matt Brosius has high hopes for how the season will end.

April 15, 2011 | By Clayton Armstrong Special to the C-I | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Fourteen down, 36 to go

"There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open."

April 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Fourteen down, 36 to go

"There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open."

April 13, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS, Forest Acres Classic rally around Lund and family

COLUMBIA -- As has been his policy following away games, Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley waits until his team boards the bus for the return trip home before talking to his players.

April 11, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


White Knoll goes deep to get past Demons, 7-3

COLUMBIA – Opportunities earned, opportunities taken and opportunities missed.

April 11, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Listless Bulldogs fall flat in 11-2 loss to Spring Valley

COLUMBIA – Looking for redemption a day after his team opened play in the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic with a 17-4 loss to tournament host A.C. Flora on Tuesday, all Camden head coach Denny Beckley received Wednesday afternoon was more heartburn.

April 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Early rising Demons get sweep of Devils and Rebels

COLUMBIA – At an hour of the day when some people were finishing lunch, the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team was putting the final touches on a busy Wednesday morning/early afternoon at the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic.

April 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cup day tote board: Strong winds, five close finishes and one blowout

On a day of racing which some could argue was wind-aided by a steadily swirling breeze, Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races had a bit of everything for everyone.

April 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden's horse wins Camden's race

Having successfully cleared the final of 14 fences aboard Sunshine Numbers, jockey Jody Petty took a peek back to check on the rest of the field in Saturday's 79th running of the $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup (Gr. III) Steeplechase.

April 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dogs dump Darlington, 5-1

While both he and his team would like to be playing tennis rather than postponing matches due to this week's rains, Camden High head coach Roger Smoak is looking forward to next week's spring break.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Torres making progress; fundraisers set for Cup

On a rainy Thursday morning, the sky never looked so beautiful from Rafael "Ray" Fernandez's perspective.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Less is more for Faulkenberry and Knights

How and when does a single trump a grand slam?

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Switch in Sunshine's saddle

Before rumors begin swirling as to a possible jockey controversy involving who would ride Sunshine Numbers in Saturday's $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III), Arch Kingsley wanted to get the word out that he did not plan to upset the apple cart when it came to the hometown horse which he trains.

April 01, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Coming to America is paying off handsomely for Nagle

One-by-one, they walked in step behind one another around the shedrow.

April 01, 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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