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For new-look Lady Demons, changes start at the top

Before the first volleyball was rolled out and the nets put up, Jessica Mullins found out that being a high school head coach entails much more than just teaching the game and mapping out a game plan.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


J W Blue hangs on for third in $1 million Travers Stakes

J W Blue, owned by Stuart Grant and bred by the Elkstone Group, which owns the Camden Training Center, finished third in Saturday's 142nd running of the $1 million Travers Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bulldogs seeking to add to Knights' string of bad luck

Three weeks ago, West Florence head football coach Trey Woodberry was sitting in the catbird's seat. Since then, the West Florence head football coach has seen his quarterback position turn into a game of musical chairs.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS starters make quick work of Fighting Hornets

Had they been in the business world, Camden's starters would have been paid less than a half-day's wages for their work on Friday night.

August 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E turnovers open the gates as Fort Mill takes opener, 28-9

Week one of the 2011 regular season started off the same way last year did for the Lugoff Elgin Demons, with a loss to Fort Mill.

August 29, 2011 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Eight miscues are enough to send NC to 33-21 defeat

For countless reasons, strange things tend to happen during the first game of the season.

August 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Region challenges are few and far between for Lady Bulldogs

When former 4A entry Hartsville dropped down and was placed into Region 6-AAA, Camden High volleyball coach Paige Wilson thought the addition of the Red Foxes to circuit would give her team some decent conference competition for the first time in three seasons.

August 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs looking to eliminate mistakes against Hornets

For the first 43 of the 48 minutes of last week's season-opening 20-16 loss to Spring Valley, Camden looked as if it was ready to put another notch in its belt against a 4A opponent.

August 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E hoping to water down Jackets’ ‘pistol’ offense

It is almost apropos that Lugoff-Elgin will kick off its 2011 football season against a Fort Mill offense which operates out of the "pistol" formation.

August 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CCE grad J W Blue to test Travers; Mabou scores upset in Turf Writers

Fantastic Song, a 2-year-old Lemon Drop Kid - Fantastic Shirl by Fantastic Light colt broke his maiden on his first time out by winning a $55,000 maiden special weight race on Saturday at the Saratoga Race Course.

August 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Irene forces NC to open season early

Fortunately, North Central is better equipped to handle having a wrench thrown into its plans for its season opener.

August 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons enter season with a bulls-eye on their back

So much for dipping a big toe into the pool, which is 4A football, and testing the waters. Instead, Lugoff-Elgin took to the high dive and created waves with a cannon ball.

August 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Confident Knights ready to take next step in 2011

After having his team double their win total from 2009 with a 2-8 season a year ago, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn is not saying that his program has turned the corner. But at least, the Knights have the turn signal on.

August 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


L-E, RV play to scoreless tie in MPCU Kickoff Classic

Friday's sixth annual May Plant Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin had just about everything you could ask for from an evening of high school football … and more.

August 22, 2011 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Vikings ‘hook’ Dogs in fourth quarter, 20-16

COLUMBIA – That fickle beast which is known as week zero grew fangs and came back to bite Camden, whose self-inflicted wounds proved too much to overcome in a 20-16 loss to Spring Valley on Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.

August 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Tougher than the rest

Save the Rudy cracks and references for someone else and for another time. Cedrick Malone has seen the movie and continues to live the life ...

August 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


SCHSL realignment proposal would impact Dogs and Demons

Camden could return to a time from its recent past. Lugoff-Elgin may well become part of what was one of Camden's former regions while ...

August 05, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


All systems go as nation’s top karters come to CMP

This weekend's 16th annual Stone Cold Creamery Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville will be free and open ...

August 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Letting him find his own way

Traveling along the paved paths which wind their way around the paddock area at the Carolina Motorsports Park while pedaling a mountain bike with one ...

August 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Indians honor Larry Doby with a statue in Cleveland

Having already been honored with statues in his hometown of Camden and in Paterson, N.J., the late Baseball Hall of Fame member Larry Doby ...

July 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


KC high schools wait to learn of SCHSL realignment proposal

While the 2015-16 athletic year has not kicked off, all three Kershaw County high school athletic programs should find out their landing spots for 2016 ...

July 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


To ‘B’ or not to ‘B’

Megan Kirkland has never been afraid of hard work, on and off the court.

July 29, 2015 | By BRAD MULLER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Pairings set for Camden Shrine Club Jamboree

One of the surest signs that summer vacation is coming to an end and cooler days are on the horizon is the Camden Shrine Club ...

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


No passing zone

When the passing league craze was just starting up, Camden High head coach Jimmy Neal made sure his Bulldogs were one of the first teams ...

July 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Texans tab NC grad Turner in NFL student intern ‘draft’

One person's "turn and look away" moment is "must see" for others, regardless of how ugly or gruesome it may seem.

July 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Countdown to kickoff: KC football schedules announced

By TOM DIDATO

July 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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