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Demons' comeback not enough against Dutch Fork

Forsaking the X's and O's with his team trailing visiting Dutch Fork, 51-28 at intermission, Lugoff-Elgin boys basketball coach Derek Belton appealed to his team's pride during his halftime talk.

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


Lady Silver Foxes are too much for L-E to handle

Like a bright, neon sign which seems to keep blinking in the back of one's mind, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan could not forget the pasting which her team took when they traveled to play Dutch Fork earlier this month.

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


Dogs clamp down on Knights in 35-20 win

Comfort is knowing that even though your team only scores one fourth quarter basket, you still win a game by double figures.

January 28, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs stung by Crestwood, 37-28

Here's a simple math equation.

January 28, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons wrap up Region 4-4A title

Some things never change.

January 28, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Auriemma says 89-game win streak was fun while it lasted

Rarely does a college women's basketball coach get a second look while attending a high school girl's game.

January 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Leopards turn Carolina Invitational into their personal lair

Several years ago, Ted Monroe was having a conversation with a high school coach from the Upstate whose team had just won a state championship in football.

January 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Marlboro County puts foul line to good use in topping CHS girls, 61-47

On a night in which Camden High would rename the basketball court in memory of its former girls basketball coach Mike Culp, the current edition of the Lady Bulldogs looked like one of Culp's versions of the Runnin' Rockettes in Friday's 61-47 loss to visiting Marlboro County.

January 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs' scoring woes worsen in 37-28 loss to Marlboro County

Fittingly, the one shot which Camden hit from beyond the 3-point arc on Friday night on the Coach Michael G. Culp Court was waved off due to a traveling violation.

January 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons can't keep up with Spring Valley

Faced with a dilemma which comes with the territory when playing Spring Valley, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan was not ready to slow Tuesday's contest against the guests to a crawl as did Blythewood in a 40-8 loss to the Lady Vikings last week.

January 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Turnovers do in Demons in loss to Vikings

What's the best way to cool off a hot shooter? Easy, don't let him get his hands on the ball.

January 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Community, CHS sports loses a friend in John Speaks

As a three-sport athlete --- and a state champion in each --- in the late 1950s at Camden High, the 6-foot-4 John Speaks stood above the crowd.

January 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Holliday steps to the front for his giving back

On the football field, it sometimes takes a 300-pound behemoth to be able to move Vonnie Holliday. Off the gridiron, however, the smallest person or a cause in need of help can thrust the Camden native into action like no offensive lineman can do to the 6-foot-5, 285-pounder.

January 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: North Central, Dreher at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden at Lakewood (BB – 6 p.m.); Spring Valley at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); North Central at C.A. Johnson (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

January 17, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


There's snow training at Springdale

Returning to his native Ireland prior to Christmas, Desmond Fogarty saw his homeland blanketed by snow, making traveling in the region a bit dicey.

January 17, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


L-E softball trio signed, sealed and delivered

Rarely is James Marlow at a loss for words. This occasion was one of those times.

December 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden wears down Lady Demons, 62-32

Playing without point guard and leading scorer Tiyana Peterson for the final 12 minutes of the first half of Friday's game at Lugoff-Elgin due ...

December 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Nothing pretty about Dogs’ 55-40 win over L-E

There was no use in trying to wrap a bright red bow around this one.

December 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights beat B-E, 39-39

There is no overtime, additional matches, coin flip or, even a game of "rock, paper, scissors" to break a tie in wrestling after all 14 ...

December 07, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights rally to defeat L-E, 51-48

Clutching his trusted bottle of lemonade, North Central girls' basketball coach David Dawson could almost measure how stressful a night it was.

December 04, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Shilhavy’s buzzer-beater starts L-E season off on the right foot

It was a wild ending to a new beginning.

December 04, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs handle North Central in opener, 54-27

Staring down at an already thin bench and with the game officials seemingly racking up bonus points for whistling fouls, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie ...

November 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs turn up heat, wear down Knights

It was not so much a question of if it would happen, but when it would happen. And, Kerry Hayes knew, eventually, the answer was ...

November 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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