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Lady Demons hang on for 59-50 win over Camden

Even though her team's score in Friday's win over rival Camden was nearly identical to that of Tuesday's 58-50 victory over Lancaster, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan said the difference in play and emotion was off the charts.

December 13, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs breeze past ice cold-shooting Demons, 47-34

It stood out like an elephant in a dog show.

December 13, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights soar past Eagles

As luck would have it, Katie Bradley's 12-foot jumper came after the horn signaling the end of the first half had sounded.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Mat Dogs score first win of season

The Camden High wrestling team scored their first win of the season on Wednesday in Columbia by thumping Keenan, 48-12.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Governor's School can't slow down high-flying Knights

Well before his team headed to the locker room to dress for Tuesday's game with the visiting Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, North Central boys' basketball coach Chad Dixon passed along this message, "We're not going to win 100 to 40 this time," he said.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Fund established to benefit injured jockey Torres

Saturday will mark four weeks since Cassatt resident and apprentice steeplechase jockey Jorge Torres was critically injured in a fall from his horse at the Nov. 13 Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Men of iron keeping records in the family

Even world record-holders need someone to push them to along in their quest to be the best they can be.

December 08, 2010 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pellegrino leads Demons past Dogs in OT, 69-60

Like a cold car engine which takes a few tries before starting up, Lugoff-Elgin's Jo Jo Pellegrino coughed and sputtered for the better part of three quarters of Friday's non-region game with rival Camden.

December 06, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E weathers early storm to upend Lady Bulldogs, 54-45

Sometimes, players have a way of making their coaches look prophetic.

December 06, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons' rally is too late in 36-27 loss to Bearcats

In Las Vegas, the main event on the boxing card usually takes to the ring near the 10 p.m. hour.

December 03, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons jump into the fire which is the 4A wrestling ranks

As steep as the learning curve was for the Lugoff-Elgin football team this past season, it may be an even greater challenge for the Demons' wrestlers, which will open a new chapter in the program's rich history tonight when York and 2009 4A state champion Rock Hill come into the Demons Den.

December 01, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Boucher hopes, prays for Torres to recover from injury

In this season of hope, Richard Boucher is not so much banking for a miracle as he is wishing for the recovery of a friend, regardless of how long the wait.

November 26, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demon Dogs break even at Winter State Championship

The Camden-based Demon Dogs 14U travel baseball team finished with a 2-2 record at the South Carolina Winter State Championship Tournament played in Lexington on Nov. 13-14.

November 24, 2010 | By Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I | Sports


Change in offensive philsophy fails to slow down CMS in 8-0 campaign

Sometimes, Plan B works out fine. And, for the Camden Middle School football team, Plan C was no slouch, either.

November 22, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


SCEP adds another feather to its cap

If it had been a Broadway show, last year's inaugural Camden Spring Fling Horse Show at the South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) in Camden, which played to rave reviews, would have been taken on the road.

November 22, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Up in smoke

SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Survival mode

SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 vs. Florence game moved to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.

July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Zac attack

SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.

July 28, 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


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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