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Knights need all 36 minutes to down W-C in OT, 70-69

Proving that even the basketball gods get time off for the holidays, North Central was able to put aside the ghosts of close games past for, at least, one night.

December 31, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Grant will help keep L-E shooting program on target

When you are a club program which depends on sponsors and, sometimes, money out of your own pocket in order to survive, every dollar and/or small bit of spare change can mean that you live to see another practice or competition.

December 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Major changes may be in the offing for county football teams

After having been split into four classifications --- five, if you include the Big 16 in 4A --- the South Carolina High School League is considering splitting its member football schools into five classifications beginning with the 2014-15 academic year.

December 26, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Live Life to the Fullest

Ron McKie remembers the night as if it were yesterday.

December 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons press their way past North Central

On a night in which Lugoff-Elgin was without its leading scorer for the entire night, North Central head coach Mitch Lowder wondered where his team, which played so well in the first half, went for the final two quarters.

December 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumpter’s buzzer-beater gives Demons 62-61 win

This is one Christmas present which the Lugoff-Elgin basketball team will not have to return.

December 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons’ prescription not what Dog (tor) ordered

There isn't enough sugar in a candy store to have made this medicine go down.

December 17, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls storm back to overtake Lady Demons

If steam actually could come out of a person's ears, then the smoke emanating from those of Natalie Jeffcoat could have steamed up half the windows in downtown Camden.

December 17, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


AJ hangs on to down Demons 67-64

Derek Belton smiled and shrugged his shoulders as soon as the question was put to him about his team's final trip down the floor in Tuesday's 67-64 loss to visiting Andrew Jackson.

December 14, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Commitment to defense leads L-E past Lady Vols

Who needs a grease board when the spoken word will do.

December 14, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KC team wins South Carolina Open Cup

The LCSC Kershaw County boys' U18 soccer team finished off their season by winning the South Carolina Open Cup.

December 12, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Seasonal Sports


Bradford's free throw lifts Dogs past L-E, 62-61

There are ways to get your teams' attention and then, there was the nugget which Camden head coach Ron McKie threw out to his team as they were clinging to a 62-61 lead over host Lugoff-Elgin with 2.9 seconds left in Friday's first of two meetings between the two rivals.

December 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs race to 63-36 win over L-E

As has been her team's M.O. since taking over the reins to the Camden's girls basketball team, Natalie Jeffcoat has put the "run" into the Runnin' Lady Dogs.

December 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden opens with a sweep of Gators; All 3’s not enough for Lady Knights

For the second time in their last two games, the North Central girls' basketball team failed to score a point in the first period.

December 07, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Turnovers bake Knights in 70-47 loss to AJ

There was a plan of attack for when Andrew Jackson went to a match-up zone.

December 07, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Demons hold off Dogs for season sweep

Combating a much taller opponent in Lugoff-Elgin, you can only imagine what was going through Camden High coach Ron McKie's head when his two ...

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs top short-handed L-E

For a coach whose team is already short on numbers, playing three games in the same week is bad enough. When you have two contests ...

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Central snaps NC's two-game win streak

Turning a pair of late-game turnovers back into turnovers help short-circuit what was a two-game North Central boys' win streak and helped Central leave The ...

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Knights run out of gas in being dealt 54-40 setback

Anyone within earshot could have given the North Central girls' basketball team a heads up as to what was to be the points of emphasis ...

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs drop to third in 4-AAA wrestling

On a Tuesday night which started with an emotional salute to Camden High volunteer wrestling coach Bill Carlton, the evening went out with a whimper ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


A Pawsome Experience

Picking up his children from school is not the most glamorous or exciting way to celebrate winning a national championship. For Thomas Austin, though, it ...

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Working on a Dream

It is a phrase which has become so commonplace at college signings that it is almost standard issue when a student-athlete talks about the biggest ...

January 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons down Dreher, 62-59

Garrett Knight knows what his team can do on their home court. Now, the fourth-year Lugoff-Elgin head coach wants to see what his squad is ...

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Murray, Dreher trip up Lady Demons

New year. New look. Same goals and determination.

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top Striker finalist for Eclipse Award

Thanks in large part to his 10 ½-length win in November's $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (GR. I), Top Striker went from ...

January 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Galloway signs to play baseball at FDTC

Getting called up to the varsity squad as a freshman can be a heady occasion for a young athlete. For Chase Galloway, his promotion to ...

December 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Morgan lays out hiring process for CHS and NC posts

After having had two head football coaches/athletic directors resign within a week, rumors as to what will take place and who might be interested ...

December 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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