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Chapin proves to be Demons’ kryptonite, again

One by one, eyes red and swollen, they emerged from the mini gym at Lugoff-Elgin High School following a lengthy team meeting conducted by head wrestling coach Ted Monroe.

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lakewood gets past Lady Demons, 40-27

Von Duncan is no different than any other coach who wants nothing more for her Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team than to put all facets of the game together each night and let the chips fall where they may.

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Gators take a bite out of L-E, 59-51

Proving it can get it done with defenders in their face as well as with unobstructed looks at the basket, Lakewood used its length to get inside for baskets while putting on an exhibition from the free throw line in taking home a 59-51 victory over Lugoff-Elgin Tuesday night.

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs win Region 4 crown

Taking matters into their own hands, the Camden boys' basketball team left Indian Land with a win and the Region 4-AAA championship on Tuesday night.

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Saturday's baseball jamboree cancelled

Due to the forecast of inclement weather for Saturday and throughout the weekend, Saturday's Camden Baseball Jamboree at American Legion Park in Camden has been cancelled.

February 08, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Rough and ready

When a coach cuts a practice session short the day before a game, it usually means one of two things: First, their team is just going through the motions and may not be mentally ready for the game. Second, maybe, the squad is on point and the coach does not want the players to lose that edge.

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls tame Cyclones, 53-21

You work and work and then, work some more with little to show for your efforts.

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons cruise past ACF, Stags

Just how easy a day was it for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team following its two wins in Saturday's first and second round of the 4A Lower State tournament? Well, after the Demon manhandled Berkeley, 74-3, to advance to Monday's third round, L-E head coach Ted Monroe kept his team inside the Demons Den gym for an early afternoon, 90-minute practice session.

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E makes short time of first two foes

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February 05, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Messer’s sterling career leads to her entering into Wingate Hall of Fame

Nothing quite humbles a college athlete as does sitting the bench especially after coming to the school following a heralded high school career.

February 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hosting playoff opener

Having romped to the Region 6-4A wrestling championship, Lugoff-Elgin assured itself of host first and second round matches this Saturday inside the Demons Den. The only remaining question was who would make up the rest of the four-team field making their way to the West Wateree.

January 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


College Park ready to rock ... again

After several months of hinting, it is now official. For the first time in nearly two decades, live rock music will return to College Park for the 84th running of the Carolina Cup at the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday, March 31.

January 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Scorpiancer’s short season did not fail to impress Eclipse Award voters

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer, the National Steeplechase Association's only two-time graded stakes winner in 2017, was crowned the year's Eclipse Award winner as champion steeplechase horse at last Thursday's 47th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

January 30, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Demons flatten Knights with press

Having seen Crestwood get a bit too comfortable playing with the lead and trying to slow the pace of play down in the second half, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Garrett Knight decided to turn up the heat on the visitors from Sumter County.

January 26, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Crestwood runs by Lady Demons

Crestwood is everything which the girls' basketball program at Lugoff-Elgin is striving to become.

January 26, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Dogs, Demons win; host Thursday second round pairings

Both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin won their district tournament opening round games on Tuesday and will stay at home for Thursday's winners' bracket contests.

April 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Baseball, softball playoffs update

At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Camden will host Emerald at American Legion Park in Camden in the AAA District III opener. Lugoff-Elgin opens play ...

April 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Holley gets opportunity he was waiting for

There are players who are given things without asking based on qualities such as reputation and size. Then, there are those who go to work ...

April 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Longshot Lyonell jumps to upset in the Temple Gwathmey

Robert A. Kinsley's Lyonell, one of the lightest-weighted horses in Saturday's $75,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 2), made a powerful run to ...

April 24, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Gift exchange

During the course of his post-game interview, Camden baseball coach Denny Beckley used the word "discombobulated" to explain his thought process when asked of tonight ...

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Block buster

Speed. You either have it or, you don't.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights win first match in shootout

The North Central girls' soccer team defeated host Lewisville in a penalty kick shootout, 3-0, after the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Jordan’s no-hitter closes memorable Senior Night

One good turn deserves another.

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Culp finally gets his due

During his 34 seasons sitting at the head of the Camden girls' basketball bench, the late Mike Culp and his life were open books.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Power Surge

It may have bothered some neighbors but, it was music to James Marlow's ears.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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