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Campbell looks for L-E to get out to quick start

Is it a team which likes to play from behind, one which takes a while to get into the game or, one which pays close attention to halftime talks made by its coaches?

September 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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L-E eyes a home 4A playoff game

This is hardly the time for Lugoff-Elgin to be licking its wounds following last week's 33-10 loss to Hartsville in a game which could ...

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC needs 2 wins and a little help

ams which have been working out in the heat and humidity which have enveloped South Carolina since the start of practice in the summer.

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA seeks to avoid injuries against McBee

Playing a football game after a four and a half-hour bus ride is hardly the optimal situation for football players. Nonetheless, Camden Military Academy came ...

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


I's U.S. vs. the world in Grand National

America's best steeplechase horses in training will be challenged by an invasion of overseas runners in Saturday's $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1 ...

October 20, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


A bundle of dynamite

There is nary a drop of oil on the floor of Adam Romero's garage at his Elgin home … and with good reason.

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights fall in shootout, 41-36

Sometimes, it is the guy you know little to nothing about who will hurt you the most.

October 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mistakes doom Dogs in 35-14 loss

When things are going right, mistakes like these do not come back to haunt a team.

October 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hartsville bottles up L-E in 6-4A showdown, 33-10

KELLYTOWN -- Speed kills.

October 17, 2017 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


FC defense helps send Bulldogs to fifth straight loss

WINNSBORO --- After all the fireworks in this game a season ago, this one was a dud: And for Camden, in more ways than one.

October 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Campbell earns berth in Shrine Bowl

Lugoff-Elgin senior offensive lineman Wyatt Campbell has been named to the 44-player South Carolina Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas' football team

October 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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