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Dutch Fork upends Lady Demons in finale

There were times this season in which bench was a lonely place for the Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team.

February 16, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Silver Foxes hold off Demons, 69-64

Someone must have forgotten to tell both Dutch Fork and Lugoff-Elgin that Friday's season-ending contest played inside the Demons Den had nothing at stake other than pride.

February 16, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs save their best for last by de-clawing Eagles, 41-27

Back in early December, this might have looked like a second quarter score from a Camden boys basketball game.

February 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Chapin puts damper on Lady Bulldogs' Senior Night

Just when it looked as if the Camden girls were going to end a frustrating season on a high note and with a two-game win streak, a once-dormant Chapin squad pulled the rug out from under the feet of the Lady Bulldogs.

February 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Teacher, mentor and friend

To some, he was a grab you by your shirt football coach who used toughness to get his point across to a young high school player on a blistering hot summer day. To others, he was a school administrator who ran a tight ship. To all, though, he was as loyal a friend as you ever want to have on your side.

February 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


One last stop for old time's sake

There was one stop left. One more visit to make … a last request which needed to be granted.

February 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


An evening for Alex

Mike Thomas is a big guy … like run into a wall and a brick dislodges big. But ask him about the gesture which members of his Lugoff-Elgin junior varsity basketball team made for team manager Alex Martin Thursday night and Thomas' heart melts.

February 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Wyant eager to go back under center after signing on with Palmetto Prep

It would have been easy for Hunter Wyant to have played the role of a spoiled brat and pack his gear up and done something other than to have played football for North Central last fall.

February 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Peachtree Stables’ Lord Nelson noses Texas Red in San Vicente

It looks as if a second horse with Camden connections is on the Kentucky Derby trail.

February 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bowers gives early pledge to FDTC

Tyler Bowers has always been one to make things happen quickly on the baseball diamond. He is now doing the same off the field, as well.

February 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Demons no match for SV

It was like having a case of the measles after having the mumps which followed a cold.

February 02, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Vikings pillage Lugoff-Elgin, 69-43

Few, if any, game-altering factors were in Lugoff-Elgin's favor heading into Friday's Region 4-4A contest against visiting Spring Valley.

February 02, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Jackets sting Lady Knights

It was not exactly Marshawn Lynch on Super Bowl media day, but Mitch Lowder was a man of few words as he headed toward the locker room following North Central's 57-15 loss to the Buford girls Tuesday night at The Castle.

January 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Buford gets past Knights, 56-35

Just when it looked like North Central was going to reel Buford in, the visiting Yellow Jackets pulled back out to sea.

January 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs qualify 10 for AAA Upper State wrestling tourney

Camden High School will send 10 wrestlers --- including three Region 4-AAA champions --- into the state AAA Upper State wrestling championships to be held on Feb. 20-12 at West-Oak Middle School.

January 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Jones prepared to take next step in football journey at North Greenville

Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.

February 25, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers will keep getting his kicks at Erskine

Growing up, Brandon Bowers was told by his coaches that he was too small to be any good at sports.

February 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cauthen latest in long line of Dogs headed to Newberry

There is nothing like familir faces to make you feel at home.

February 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Smith, Camden's 'tackling machine' headed to Newberry

Coming into pre-season camp prior to his junior season at Camden High School, Tyrel Smith was a player the football staff thought could be a good player but one without a true position.

February 18, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Wilson has high hopes after signing with Wolves

D.J. Wilson has always stood out above the crowd. But it was not until the fifth grade when he had a birds-eye view of life.

February 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Cutting to the Chase

For most of his young life, Chase Truesdale spent his falls playing football before switching over the basketball in December.

February 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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