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Saturday's baseball jamboree cancelled

Due to the forecast of inclement weather for Saturday and throughout the weekend, Saturday's Camden Baseball Jamboree at American Legion Park in Camden has been cancelled.

February 08, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Rough and ready

When a coach cuts a practice session short the day before a game, it usually means one of two things: First, their team is just going through the motions and may not be mentally ready for the game. Second, maybe, the squad is on point and the coach does not want the players to lose that edge.

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls tame Cyclones, 53-21

You work and work and then, work some more with little to show for your efforts.

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons cruise past ACF, Stags

Just how easy a day was it for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team following its two wins in Saturday's first and second round of the 4A Lower State tournament? Well, after the Demon manhandled Berkeley, 74-3, to advance to Monday's third round, L-E head coach Ted Monroe kept his team inside the Demons Den gym for an early afternoon, 90-minute practice session.

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E makes short time of first two foes

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February 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Messer’s sterling career leads to her entering into Wingate Hall of Fame

Nothing quite humbles a college athlete as does sitting the bench especially after coming to the school following a heralded high school career.

February 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hosting playoff opener

Having romped to the Region 6-4A wrestling championship, Lugoff-Elgin assured itself of host first and second round matches this Saturday inside the Demons Den. The only remaining question was who would make up the rest of the four-team field making their way to the West Wateree.

January 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


College Park ready to rock ... again

After several months of hinting, it is now official. For the first time in nearly two decades, live rock music will return to College Park for the 84th running of the Carolina Cup at the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday, March 31.

January 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Scorpiancer’s short season did not fail to impress Eclipse Award voters

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer, the National Steeplechase Association's only two-time graded stakes winner in 2017, was crowned the year's Eclipse Award winner as champion steeplechase horse at last Thursday's 47th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

January 30, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Demons flatten Knights with press

Having seen Crestwood get a bit too comfortable playing with the lead and trying to slow the pace of play down in the second half, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Garrett Knight decided to turn up the heat on the visitors from Sumter County.

January 26, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Crestwood runs by Lady Demons

Crestwood is everything which the girls' basketball program at Lugoff-Elgin is striving to become.

January 26, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mr. Hot Stuff heads NSA year-end award winners

BALTIMORE --- Gillian Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff, gutsy winner of the $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) last fall, was crowned the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award winner as 2017's leading earner at the NSA's gala awards dinner last Thursday evening at the Maryland Club in Baltimore.

January 26, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


After hot start, Bulldogs fend off Warriors, 58-52

In this strange scenario which is Region 4-AAA boys' basketball, in which no team wants to establish itself as the frontrunner, Camden is one quarter away from being the lone unbeaten team in the five-team circuit.

January 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls shrug off slow start, breeze to 51-20 win

It is sometimes easy to get caught up in your own success. It is harder still to overlook the struggles of an opponent.

January 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demon wrestlers third in Red Raider Rumble

In the final pairing of a match which ended in controversy and confusion, Belton-Honea Path handed Lugoff-Elgin a 37-36 defeat in the semifinals of Saturday's Red Raider Rumble held at Greenville High School.

January 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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17ers cap perfect week by knocking off Sumter

Stephen Carmon is not ready to make space on the mantle for a League III championship trophy just yet.

June 19, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers break out the brooms in sweeping pair from Lexington

When he last toed the rubber at American Legion Park, Spencer Wood pitched a no-hit shutout for Gray Collegiate Academy against Camden High on the ...

June 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


White-hot Laffin helps KC to 8-3 win in opener

On two occasions this past spring, Stephen Carmon had the chance to see Jake Laffin from his perch inside the Camden High School dugout as ...

June 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Roberson hoping SMC is next step in basketball career

It had been 13 years since a Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball player signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his career in college.

June 12, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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