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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


Eagles wing it in 10-4 win over NC

What Dante Blakeney was not allowed to do, his Central teammates did.

March 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


A day for memories, both good and bad

Bobby Engram presented Camden High School with a gold football last Friday which the NFL supplies to high school alma maters of players who played in the Super Bowl. The day in Camden commemorated Engram's playing as a member of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.

March 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Harrods Creek headlines Aiken feature entries

Harrods Creek, a stakes winner on the flat who showed promise over fences in 2014, returns to the races Saturday as the starting highweight in the $30,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup, the featured race of the golden-anniversary running of the Aiken Spring Races.

March 25, 2016 | By DON CLIPPINGER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Mild winter in the Mid-Atlantic has 12 jumpers eyeing Carolina Cup start

Last year in late February, Jack Fisher's all-purpose track at his farm in Maryland was better suited for speed skating than it was for training his Thoroughbreds.

March 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Blythewood holds its breath, holds off Lady Demons, 2-1

From the loud ping of the bat making contact with the ball, Sophia Holland's deep fly to center field brought the Lugoff-Elgin crowd to its feet in anticipation that the junior catcher had smacked what looked to be a game-winning home run.

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


Lady Demons overpower Camden, 10-0

Two things were readily evident following Lugoff-Elgin 10-0 win over visiting rival Camden in a Monday night softball game. First, the Lady Demons do not take kindly to losing. Second, they can rake with the bat.

March 18, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons finish third at Lexington tournament

Facing some of the toughest competition that the Carolinas have to offer, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team finished with a 4-1 record which was good for third place in last weekend's two-day Lady Wildcat Invitational in Lexington.

March 15, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Joplin, Jackets leave Knights feeling ill

Returning to his classroom after his own bout with the flu-like illness which was making its way through North Central High School, Knights' head baseball coach Robbie Cash was greeted by several of his players who were suffering from similar symptoms on Friday.

March 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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17ers cap perfect week by thumping Dalzell-Shaw, 12-3

Three-game weeks are not supposed to be this taxing.

June 28, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley latest CHS pitcher headed for The Citadel

There is a slogan at Camden High School which students recite at various activities and ceremonies which says, "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog."

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Salmond, Hernandez help lift P-17ers over Orangeburg, 10-6

One team's punishment became another team's pain.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sumter pins another 4-3 loss on 17ers

After getting just six hits in a 4-3 victory over Kershaw County Post 17 on Tuesday in Camden, the Sumter P-15's managed just four ...

June 21, 2016 | By Dennis Brunson Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Stokes ready to keep throwing strikes with USC-Salkehatchie

To the best of anyone's knowledge, USC-Salkehatchie has not asked Camden High graduate Kennedi Stokes to come up with a slogan touting the virtues ...

June 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


One bad inning costs KC in 4-3 setback to Post 15

For five innings, Devin Beckley worked his way around three hit batters and a trio of walks in carrying a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead ...

June 17, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Ruffner will keep on kicking at USC-Salkehatchie

Greg Ruffner saw the excitement and the filled stands on Friday nights in the fall when he was handling the kicking chores for the Lugoff-Elgin ...

June 14, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pike hoping there is strength in numbers for Post 17ers

You can never have enough pitching in baseball, especially in American Legion baseball where games are nine innings.

May 24, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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