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Deja vu for Dogs in 4-3 loss

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Lugoff-Elgin and Camden baseball teams should have been blushing.

April 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Guided by Faith

Everyone loves an underdog. But wanting to be the underdog? That is something entirely different. That is, unless your name is Donnie Levister.

April 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


Lunsford, Lady Demons topple Dutch Fork

After having dropped a tightly contested game in Region 4-4A play to Blythewood, 2-1, a week earlier, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team moved into sole possession of second place in the six-team circuit with a 3-1 win over visiting Dutch Fork last Thursday night.

March 29, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chapin edges Dogs, 2-1, in first meeting of top-3 ranked teams

tchers in Region 4-AAA squaring off against each other while throwing for two of the top-three ranked teams in class AAA baseball, all indicators pointed toward Camden's game with visiting Chapin being a low-scoring affair.

March 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Nine entered in Cup feature

What opened with a field of 12 nominations has been pared to nine for Saturday's 81st running of the $75,000 Carolina Cup, a 2 1/8-mile jump race over National Fences for novice jumpers.

March 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Eagles wing it in 10-4 win over NC

What Dante Blakeney was not allowed to do, his Central teammates did.

March 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


A day for memories, both good and bad

Bobby Engram presented Camden High School with a gold football last Friday which the NFL supplies to high school alma maters of players who played in the Super Bowl. The day in Camden commemorated Engram's playing as a member of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.

March 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Harrods Creek headlines Aiken feature entries

Harrods Creek, a stakes winner on the flat who showed promise over fences in 2014, returns to the races Saturday as the starting highweight in the $30,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup, the featured race of the golden-anniversary running of the Aiken Spring Races.

March 25, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Mild winter in the Mid-Atlantic has 12 jumpers eyeing Carolina Cup start

Last year in late February, Jack Fisher's all-purpose track at his farm in Maryland was better suited for speed skating than it was for training his Thoroughbreds.

March 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Blythewood holds its breath, holds off Lady Demons, 2-1

From the loud ping of the bat making contact with the ball, Sophia Holland's deep fly to center field brought the Lugoff-Elgin crowd to its feet in anticipation that the junior catcher had smacked what looked to be a game-winning home run.

March 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons overpower Camden, 10-0

Two things were readily evident following Lugoff-Elgin 10-0 win over visiting rival Camden in a Monday night softball game. First, the Lady Demons do not take kindly to losing. Second, they can rake with the bat.

March 18, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons finish third at Lexington tournament

Facing some of the toughest competition that the Carolinas have to offer, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team finished with a 4-1 record which was good for third place in last weekend's two-day Lady Wildcat Invitational in Lexington.

March 15, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Joplin, Jackets leave Knights feeling ill

Returning to his classroom after his own bout with the flu-like illness which was making its way through North Central High School, Knights' head baseball coach Robbie Cash was greeted by several of his players who were suffering from similar symptoms on Friday.

March 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Engram to present CHS with gold ball

Bobby Engram, the most decorated athlete in Camden High School history, will return to his high school alma mater on Friday, March 18 to present the school with a commemorative gold Super Bowl football.

March 11, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden wins statistical battle but Lugoff-Elgin wins the ballgame, 4-3

Each time his pitchers would return the mound, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes went to his pitching coach, Jeremy Ray, to find out where Camden's big sticks in the order were in relation to that inning.

March 11, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Missed chances cost Dogs in 34-13 loss to NMB

Six times, Camden drove inside the North Myrtle Beach 30 yard line --- once driving to the Chiefs' one --- and was only able to come away ...

September 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Bruins breeze past L-E, 32-6

LANCASTER --- Everyone has those days where nothing goes right; where trying is just not good enough and the avalanche of bad turns into just a ...

September 27, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central smashes school records, Red Devils in 46-0 Homecoming rout

Following a shutout loss at the hands of neighboring rival Andrew Jackson one week earlier, North Central was in search of a rebound, feel good ...

September 27, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Golfers battle heat, CCC layout at Hospital Auxiliary tourney

Thursday, Sept. 8 was a scorcher for the Hospital Auxiliary's twenty seventh annual scholarship golf tournament.

September 23, 2016 | By VINCE BACCHETTA | Golf


Demons hope to re-establish running game in Lancaster

If you are looking for finesse football where the ball will be thrown around the lot and plays are made on the perimeter, this game ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs can't seal the deal in loss to West Florence

Forcing West Florence to abandon its running game in favor of having to beat Camden in the air seemed like the perfect plan. Then, Vick ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


South Aiken bottles up Demons, 27-7

AIKEN --- Changing the culture of a football program comes with bumps in the road.

September 20, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Asheville gives Spartans a case of the Blues

There was plenty going against the Camden Military Academy football team even before the Asheville School turned a game-opening pooch kick into a one-play scoring ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Vols pitch a shutout in win over NC

As he watched Andrew Jackson defense on film, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn knew that his offense might have its hands full in dealing ...

September 20, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cunningham runs wild as Knights tame Whirlwinds

Funny how even the best-laid plans can take a turn for the better.

September 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dog defense answers second half bell in handing Cheraw its first loss, 24-14

CHERAW --- For three weeks, the Camden offense had carried its defensive colleagues in having averaged better than 38 points in the Bulldogs' 2-1 start to ...

September 13, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Turnabout is hardly fair play as Demons fall to Flora, 13-12

What a difference a week makes.

September 13, 2016 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


County football season kicks off with scrimmages

While many Kershaw County residents are trying to figure out ways to stay cool indoors, football players from the three public high schools have been ...

August 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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