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An old game gets a new name

Thousands of ponies have galloped over its expansive grass field, with riders in tow, smacking a plastic white ball for more than 116 years. But the Camden Polo Field never had a match like the one it survived in 1999.

May 05, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demon golfers living up to lofty expectations

Having heard from even the most talent-laden teams about how a successful season has been a pleasant surprise, it is refreshing when a coach of a squad in the midst of one of its best seasons in school history says he had a feeling this would be a special campaign.

May 02, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs naild down second seed after surviving LR scare

This was a game in which Camden was supposed to romp to victory and carry a full head of steam into Friday's opening round of the AAA state baseball playoffs.

April 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Flying Fleet finds a 2-for-1 bargain at Lugoff-Elgin

Mike Robinson is really getting the hang of these college signing ceremonies.

April 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs pay back Chapin with 5-1 win

Leaving nothing to chance, Camden head coach Denny Beckley signaled Josh Hough to run to the bullpen as soon as Chapin opened the top of the seventh of Friday's game with back-to-back singles.

April 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Moody’s no-hitter is latest addition to Demons’ woes

Adding injury to injury on top of insult, Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach Randy Stokes refused to play the "woe is me" card following his team's fourth straight loss.

April 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons shut down Camden, 3-0

Protecting the perimeter has been a credo for armies through the ages. And if that strategy is good enough to prevent enemy invasions, it is good enough for a softball team.

April 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


USC-L signee Prince takes on a new role for Spartans

It was meant to be nothing more than an innocent off-season bullpen session. But for Kenneth Prince it turned out to be a season-ender.

April 23, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


RNE goes small to top Dogs for tourney title

As spacious as American Legion Park is, Richland Northeast could have almost done without the outfield grass in topping host Camden, 5-2, in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic championship game Thursday night.

April 21, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons’ seventh inning rally comes up short

If there was a recurring theme for Lugoff-Elgin in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic, it was the Demons' having their share of chances to pull out wins in three of their games, only to have nothing to show for those efforts in the win column.

April 21, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs edge Demons in the Nick of time

On an unseasonably cool mid-April night, Zac Bowers and Grey Hoke provided wood for the fireplace.

April 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Going global, Fenwick Equestrian

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April 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Business


Dogs, Demons square off Wednesday

Tournament officials were hoping that Tuesday's weather would not throw a crimp into the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic at American Legion Park in Camden.

April 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Four-run sixth helps Dogs get past Bruins

Chalk it up to the wooden bats. Better yet, give the credit to the two pitchers.

April 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E polishes off Diamond Hornets, 10-0

Playing football in the fall and basketball in the winter leaves Elliott Campbell precious little time to prepare for baseball season in the spring.

April 16, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Turnovers burn Dogs in 41-27 loss to West Florence

FLORENCE -- Maybe it was an omen of what the rest of the evening held in store for Camden as its team buses were stuck in the middle of I-20 after an overturned van brought eastbound traffic to a halt near Darlington early Friday evening.

September 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Yellow Jackets fail to show compassion for Thomas, L-E

FORT MILL -- It was a bitter homecoming Friday night for Lugoff-Elgin interim head coach Dave Thomas as the visiting Demons were shut out by Fort Mill. The hosts jumped out front early and were never threatened on their way to a 41-0 victory.

September 01, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Whirlwinds fend off Knights' challenge

Sometimes, you just can't win for losing.

September 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Florida learns that S.C. has (hoops) talent

On July 16-20, the SC-BALLERS journeyed to Florida to compete in nationals. Both teams came in third place. The 8th grade team finished with an 8-1 record while the 11th grade team finished with a 5-2 mark.

August 27, 2014 | By Willie Dubose | Seasonal Sports


Dogs hope return to playoffs will be a snap

Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Crisis Management 101

It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hello, again

For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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