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Demons survive Gator score, 5-4

Nursing a one-run lead with two outs in the top of the seventh and a runner on first, Lugoff-Elgin closer Bradwin Salmond walked River Bluff's Josh Senter. That was not the worst thing which could have happened at the time since Senter rapped out hits in each of his first three at-bats.

March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC's LLowder honored by all-star coaching gig

Mitch Lowder laughed when talking about an honor which has been 32 years in the making.

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


Finding his way

Usually, signing day allows a high school student-athlete time to look back and reflect on what led up to this special occasion.

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


Still jumping at 79

The 79th annual Hunter Trials, sponsored by the Camden Hunt, will take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., at Hunter Trial Hill on Knights Hill Road, across the street from the Springdale Race Course.

February 27, 2015 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


White’s commitment pays off with PSU-Fayette signing

After having played football for his first two years at Camden High School, Xavier White decided to hang up his cleats and dive head first into wrestling following his sophomore season.

February 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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


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


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


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


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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Dogs scorch Blazers on combined one-hitter

It may have made for a messy scorebook but Camden Highbaseball coach Denny Beckley came out clean when asked his plan of attack in Monday's game with Ridge View in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


No knocking on wood

Randy Stokes looked at his team playing four games in as many days this week combined with four games scheduled for next week and knew one thing: he needed to stretch out his pitching staff without overburdening his team's young arms.

April 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cup undercard spreads the wealth

On a day in which temperatures hovered in the 50s and, at times, featured swirling winds, the undercard at Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup races at the Springdale Race Course was equally varied.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fiscally fit

If this gig as a trainer doesn't pan out, Jimmy Day may want to think about becoming an investment broker. But given success on the race course, don't look for a switch to happen anytime soon.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Jordan’s walk-off single lifts Bulldogs past Cavaliers, 5-4

Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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