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Demons headed for Dorman

The Lugoff-Elgin baseball team will beging play in 4A District 1 tournament on Thursday when the Demons travel to meet Dorman in their first game of the double elimination tournament.

April 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS softball sets playoff game time

Camden will host Travelers Rest in Friday's first round District 1 softball playoff opener.

April 26, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons in control of Region 4 softball race

BLYTHEWOOD -- If Lugoff-Elgin was not going to win the Region 4-4A softball title, at least they wanted to go down swinging.

April 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Abbott at his best down the stretch as Bulldogs get past A.C. Flora, 3-2

Frustration was Camden's seemingly constant companion through the first four and a half innings of Friday's Region 4-AAA pairing with visiting A.C. Flora.

April 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


Knights need to get hot for playoff shot

Addressing a group of young men whose heads were collectively hanging, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash laid the cards out on the table following his team's 5-3 loss to rival Andrew Jackson on Thursday night.

April 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Daltons get a win with Express Line on a wind-aided Carolina Cup card

On a day which opened with the rain showers and ended in brilliant sunshine, two things which stood out among Saturday's Carolina Cup were the constant wind, which played havoc with the infield and College Park tents, and safe racing.

April 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Balance-ing Act

Heading toward the 12th and final flight of fences all by his lonesome, Mark Watts took a peek beneath his right shoulder to see where the rest of the field was as he and Balance the Budget bounded their way home in Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup feature.

April 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fisher duo headlines Cup field

Jack Fisher, who ran away with last year's trainer titles by wins and purse earnings, will send out the formidable one-two punch of Special Skills and Dye Fore for Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup.

April 01, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


A real hometown boy

In a day and age in which everyone seems to want to trace where they came from, sometimes one's lineage can be found under their nose.

April 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Branham one-ups Bowers as L-E wins pitching duel, 4-1

Better get him early or you won't get him at all.

April 01, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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The passing of an American steeplechasing giant

Recalling a telephone conversation he had with his good friend and Augustin Stable owner, George Strawbridge, several years ago, Austin Brown chuckled as he told ...

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


No, No, no turns into yes, yes, yes for Lady Demons

On a night which she did not need to be, Baleigh Lunsford was "Bail" ed out by freshman teammate Bailey Douglas.

May 06, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs squeeze way into district final

Heart, meet throat, then, meet stomach.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


After surviving and advancing, CHS girls blanked by Daniel in elimination contest

Lynn Looney is not in the habit of randomly handing out game balls to member of her Camden High softball team. This case, however, was ...

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Cobb delivers for Bulldogs

Frustration had been Camden's constant offensive companion for the better part of nine innings in last Friday's AAA District I tournament opener with ...

May 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons take control in District 3

It had happened so many times this season that when the Lugoff-Elgin softball team only managed one run in a bottom of the first inning ...

May 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Guerrero’s four RBI helps sink Gaffney

Having played in the winners' bracket game three times before, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of what was at stake on ...

May 03, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Just like old times

There were times last spring when all Kevin Kahkola could see from his vantage point located near the finish line at the Camden Training Center ...

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden’s Billy Ammons to be inducted into SCACA Hall of Fame

Billy Ammons is head to the hall of fame, again.

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Lunsford’s second no-hitter leads L-E girls to region title

Talk about rising to the occasion.

April 26, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Mr. 300

Randy Stokes is the antithesis of a "me first" guy. So when the Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach notched his 300th win in the Demons' dugout ...

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


Dogs’ sixth inning magic arrives in time for 8-5 win

Forty-pitch first innings are hardly harbingers for success but Camden and Devin Beckley were able to overcome a shaky start and held onto first place ...

April 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Starting over ... again

There are a lot worse places where one can go to heal from surgery than on a beach in southern California.

April 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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