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Demons get the 'hook' from Ashley Ridges, 28-24

Staring down at 97 yards and a Lugoff-Elgin defense, which was trying to hold onto a 24-21 lead with less than six minutes remaining in Friday's state class 4A playoff opener, Ashley Ridge quarterback Cameron Cox saw more than green and brown grass in front of him.

November 15, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons host Ashley Ridge in 4A playoff opener

Seeing is not believing. Just ask Sumter or several other Lugoff-Elgin opponents from the recently completed regular season.

November 12, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Colonial Cup feature set to go off with nine starters

It took just one start in America for Percussionist to become the new kid, who turned into the bully on the block.

November 12, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Three leave, 10 stay for Colonial Cup feature

Last Saturday's $40,000 Noel Laing Stakes in Virginia pulled three potential starters from $100,000 Carolina First Colonial Cup Steeplechase, leaving Saturday's Camden fall classic with 10 chasers scheduled to take the starting flag for the final Grade I chase of the National Steeplechase Association season.

November 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Knights finish sixth in class A XC championships; Camden takes next step in AAA ranks

Heading into Saturday's class A state boys and girls state cross country championship meets at Clemson's Sandhills Research Center in northeast Columbia, North Central head coach Chad Dixon knew his teams had the decks stacked against them.

November 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


With Foley, there is never a dull moment

Grinning from ear-to-ear while speaking in a quick, but rich Irish brogue, a 20-year-old Tom Foley entertained members of the media after winning the $100,000 Carolina Cup feature aboard the Jennifer Majette-trained Al Skywalker in the 2001 edition of the Camden spring classic.

November 09, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Percussionist impressed in his American debut; can he give a repeat performance in the Colonial Cup?

Imagine, if you will, Jerry Buss selling the Los Angeles Lakers to a fellow NBA franchise owner after the Lakers had won the Western Division and were poised to make a run at year another league crown.

November 09, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Mr. 1,000: Hall of Fame trainer Sheppard shows no signs of slowing down or, letting up

Keeping up with Jonathan Sheppard is a hard enough task for his friends and colleagues. Catching him atop the National Steeplechase Association standings? Well, let's just say you had better have a bunch of wins in your back pocket, a deep barn and a flock of committed owners.

November 09, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Berkeley closes with 15-0 run to close Camden's season

Having traded punches and gotten the better of things for the first three quarters of Friday's AAA state playoff opener against visiting Berkeley, Camden looked like it was ready to deliver a crushing blow to the head.

November 08, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs receive no favors by drawing Stags in round one

Some reward this turned out to be for Camden.

November 05, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E hoping to bring region crown back from Sumter

How bleak were things for the Lugoff-Elgin football team just two weeks ago when the Demons sported a 2-6 overall and a 1-1 mark in Region 6-4A play following a one-sided loss to Conway?

November 05, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


J.B.'s thunder first made noise as a baby in Camden

When he first saw J.B's Thunder enter into the Keeneland Sales Ring as a yearling in 2009, Camden native and Thoroughbred trainer Frank Wooten liked the way the horse walked and seemed to handle himself with a crowd of prospective buyers watching his every move.

November 03, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Hilton Head sweeps CHS' state title hopes under rug

Hoping to see the team which ran roughshod over their first two foes in the AAA state volleyball tournament, Camden head coach Paige Wilson saw the squad whose uneven play, at times, during the regular season cost them a chance to come away with more victories.

November 03, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Neal seals the deal as Dogs top MC, 7-3

As Zack Neal's father and football coach, Jimmy Neal was as proud as he could have been about his son's two, possibly, game-saving interceptions which helped preserved Camden's 7-3 win over visiting Marlboro County in Friday's regular season finale at Zemp Stadium.

November 01, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons hop into Region 6-4A driver's seat

Forget knocking at the door, Lugoff-Elgin is ready to let itself into the state 4A playoffs … as a possible conference champion.

November 01, 2010 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Dogs look to pick up where they left off after unexpected bye week

It was hardly business as usual for Camden last week.

September 21, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons head to “Football City USA” to meet Bearcats

There was a time, not too long ago, when the Rock Hill football brand struck fear in the eyes of their opponents. Recently, not so ...

September 21, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hyppolite leads CMA past Ware Shoals

Suddenly, that three-hour bus ride became more tolerable.

September 21, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC long on big plays in short week

From MIA to most needed player.

September 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans slay Lions for second straight win, 22-8

Two weeks into the season and the Camden Military Academy football team has won as many games as they had in the previous two campaigns ...

September 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Indian Land takes both ends of meet at Historic Camden

Starting with a girls race contested in hot and humid conditions to the end of the boys' portion of the event which ended in an ...

September 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons spike Camden

In an emotionally charged setting in which both teams were trying to find something out about themselves, Lugoff-Elgin shook off a second set loss to ...

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs overcome mistakes for 28-16 win

FORT MILL -- Break out the brooms and dust pans. This one left a lot of cleaning up to be done.

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lamar too much for Knights, 33-7

Tyronne Drakeford had seen this movie before and neither time did the North Central head football coach enjoy what he watched.

September 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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