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Lady Bulldogs take a bite out of injury-riddled Lady Demons

This would be the perfect time for Von Duncan to pull out the "woe is me" card. Instead, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach puts on a stoic face and stares down adversity the only way she know how.

December 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Zone-busters

Wanting to conserve some energy in a breakneck-paced scheme, Camden High interim head basketball coach Ron McKie Jr. went to a zone defense Friday night, as opposed to the constant man-to-man pressure which the first-year Bulldog boss favors.

December 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dengokl, Gators ease their way past CHS girls

Games like these are not the ones you want to go into at anything less than 100 percent.

December 19, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Too little, too late for Dogs

An unconventional offense has led the Camden boys' basketball team to trying to undo everything which they have been taught to do since they first started playing the game.

December 19, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs run past banged-up L-E

Every time the phone rings, each new e-mail she receives probably adds a little more stress to Von Duncan's life.

December 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons rally from 21 down to top Dogs, 88-84

Camden's relay team method of substitution is designed to wear down its opponents.

December 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick-starting Demons hold off Camden challenge for 45-24 win

Like sending out the middle of your batting order to start a game, Lugoff-Elgin used an evening-opening power burst to jump to an 18-0 lead before fending off a challenge from visiting Camden to take a 45-24 victory in the first of two regular season wrestling matches between the cross-rival rivals on Tuesday.

December 12, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cheers to you

It's game day at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the National Football League's Carolina Panthers. In preparation to take the field, the necessary equipment --- uniforms, boots, eye liner and makeup --- is applied to their bodies.

December 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Vols take down L-E girls, 59-33

Facing an Andrew Jackson team which played for last season's AA state championship, the Lugoff-Elgin girls learned a couple hard lessons in Thursday's 59-33 setback.

December 08, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


AJ’s quick start helps sink Demons

In between the incessant shrills of officials' whistles and an endless procession to the foul line, Andrew Jackson and Lugoff-Elgin tried to play a basketball game Thursday night.

December 08, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS alters Sunday baseball camp

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

December 08, 2014 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Keeping up with the Joneses

When given the option, Will Jones could have stayed for his senior year at Lugoff-Elgin High School and played out his final season of football for the Demons after his father, Scott Jones, retired as the school's head football coach and athletic director last July.

December 05, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kohn signs deal with Braves

Less than seven weeks after having signed a major league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, Camden native Michael Kohn was signed to a minor league contract by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

December 05, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Feels like home

Sometimes, all it takes is just one look for a new place to feel like your new home away from home.

December 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Fore! more years

If there is any sport which can test a person's soul, golf would have to be at or near the top of the list.

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


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Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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