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Knights hope long rest will pay off against Whirlwinds

Having had a bye after just two games was not the perfect scenario for North Central which entered the open week off a 42-14 loss in Camden.

September 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans ready to rebound today in home opener against HGC

If anything good did come from Camden Military Academy's season-opening 34-6 loss to Dixie on Friday night, it was that the visiting Spartans cashed in on their final drive to avert the shutout. It also gave Will Rice's troops a dose of confidence heading into this afternoon's home opener against Hickory Grove Christian.

September 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Knock, knock

While it may not be the most exciting 100-yard stretch of racing at next spring's Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, the Knockerball Steeplechase promises to be the wildest non-sanctioned race of the afternoon.

September 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Evans proves to be a thorn in Dogs’ side, again

KELLYTOWN --- Corporate America CEOs should be as productive and efficient as Tiyon Evans.

September 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knock, knock

While it may not be the most exciting 100-yard stretch of racing at next spring's Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, the Knockerball Steeplechase promises to be the wildest non-sanctioned race of the afternoon.

September 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E appeal to stay in 4A denied

For the second time in six days, Lugoff-Elgin's appeal to have its athletic teams moved from a proposed Region 4-5A to Region 3-4A was denied.

September 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons look to rebound against Midland Valley

Quite possibly the best thing about last week's loss to River Bluff was that it allowed Lugoff-Elgin to move on from its season-opening win over Camden and get back to the business at hand.

September 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rain forces CHS game to be played on Thursday

Due to the threat of inclement weather including damaging thunderstorms tonight, Camden's football game at Hartsville was moved up a day to Thursday.

September 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Spartans better prepared to kick off season

Playing your first regular season football game four days after the start of classes and five days into practice is hardly the optimum time frame for coaches and players to prepare for an opponent which already has two games under its belt and has been on the field for more than a month.

September 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Dogs try to snap skid against Hartsville

When several members of the Camden coaching staff --- including head coach Brian Rimpf --- took in Hartsville's 26-25 win over South Florence, in person, last Thursday they informed their new boss that little had changed in Hartsville.

August 30, 2017 | Weather forces change to Thursday game | Sports


Camden vs. Hartsville game moved to Thursday

Due to the threat of inclement weather including damaging thunderstorms, Camden's football game at Hartsville has been moved up a day to Thursday.

August 30, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs outman Knights, 42-14

Checking nearly every box that mattered, Camden presented first-year head coach Brian Rimpf with his first victory at the school in a military Appreciation Night win over visiting North Central in a contest which was hardly a spic and span effort for the hosts.

August 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Six turnovers come back to haunt L-E in 45-20 loss

LEXINGTON -- Execution and protecting the football. It may sound like a cliche` phrase to fans who watch and love sports but it's the backbone of a successful team.

August 29, 2017 | By Tyler Cupp Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dalton-trained Diplomat scores Turf Writers upset

SARATOGA, N.Y. --- With a perfectly timed move by Camden's Bernie Dalton, Flying Elvis Stable's Diplomat burst to the front in Saratoga Race Course's stretch and drew away to an three-length victory in last Thursday's 76th edition of the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1).

August 29, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


L-E loses appeal to stay in class 4A

Given the history of appeals being approved in the past, Matt Campbell knew he was facing an uphill battle as well as long odds in trying to get the South Carolina High School League's (SCHSL) proposed realignment plan changed as it pertained to Lugoff-Elgin High school and its athletic program.

August 25, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program ...

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs repel Trojans in round one, 82-44

Knowing all too well the mindset of a four seed when taking on a region champion, Camden boys' basketball coach Ron McKie warned his squad ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden’s Ayers brings complete package with him to The Citadel

Before Ryland Ayers signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing days at The Citadel, Camden High head football coach Brian ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick start carries Falcons over Demons, 67-52

COLUMBIA --- Making its first appearance in state postseason play in eight seasons, Lugoff-Elgin showed signs of rust in Wednesday's 4A Lower State tournament opener ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham ‘centered’ on new position at Mars Hill

When college recruiters darkened Matt Campbell's door to check on Lugoff-Elgin's senior football prospects, most came to look into the situation along the ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden girls finish in third after 41-27 setback

Heading into Thursday's regular season finale with visiting Columbia, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat said the temptation was there to slow the game ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs ‘Cam do’...

In the span of just a few minutes, Camden showed why it could stick around in the AAA boys' state basketball playoffs or, could find ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Chapin proves to be Demons’ kryptonite, again

One by one, eyes red and swollen, they emerged from the mini gym at Lugoff-Elgin High School following a lengthy team meeting conducted by head ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lakewood gets past Lady Demons, 40-27

Von Duncan is no different than any other coach who wants nothing more for her Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team than to put all facets of ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Gators take a bite out of L-E, 59-51

Proving it can get it done with defenders in their face as well as with unobstructed looks at the basket, Lakewood used its length to ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs win Region 4 crown

Taking matters into their own hands, the Camden boys' basketball team left Indian Land with a win and the Region 4-AAA championship on Tuesday night.

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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