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Net gains

It seems as if every winning team has that one player who can help elevate it to the next level.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Flick catches on with Erskine’s Flying Fleet

By former standards, Christian Flick would not have been your obvious candidate to be a catcher.

November 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Hitting on all cylinders

Turning for his Camden home proved trickier than turning for home in the 1965 Southern 500 for Ned Jarrett.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Auto racing


Spartans close season with three-game winning streak

One of the most unusual seasons in the history of the Camden Military Academy football program ended in the best way possible.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


A ‘Long’ racing history

From down Broad Street, those gathered at the Camden Archives and Museum on Tuesday morning could hear the roar of an engine as Bondy Long stepped on the gas of the 1964 No. 11 Bowani Racing Ford Galaxie which Ned Jarrett drove into victory lane on 14 occasions in NASCAR's Grand National (now, Sprint Cup) Series.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Chasing’s top stars setting their sights on Colonial Cup

With the Eclipse Award for American Steeplechase Horse still up for grabs, 11 of the country's best jumpers have their sights set on a run in the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dogs win, lose in matter of seconds

Having held up their end of the bargain, Camden players were all smiles following quarterback Devin Beckley's three-yard touchdown carry with 84 seconds left to seal Friday's 45-32 win over visiting Lower Richland.

November 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Time for a change

For 79 years, the Camden Hunter Trials, sponsored by The Camden Hunt, has been held in February. Now is the time for a change.

November 10, 2015 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Silver Foxes blank Demons, 42-0, to capture 4-4A crown

The last one is never easy.

November 10, 2015 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Spartans looking to finish strong

Everyone went home happy, if not tired.

November 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Bulldogs need a victory, then help from Chapin to get into post-season

All day Monday and throughout most of Tuesday, Jimmy Neal's cell and office phones stayed busy.

November 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Next season comes early for Demons

When Matt Campbell cancelled the remainder of the Lugoff-Elgin freshmen team's schedule, elevated those players to junior varsity while bringing a slew of junior varsity players to the varsity level three weeks ago, more than a few eyebrows were raised.

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


Dogs can’t climb from a 21-point hole in 42-35 loss

Well-wishers came by to shake Jimmy Neal's hand to congratulate him on how hard his Camden High football team played following Friday's 42-35 loss to still-unbeaten and fifth-ranked Chapin in Friday's game at Zemp Stadium.

November 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Second half surge carries Bengals past Lugoff-Elgin, 59-21

BLYTHEWOOD – After having made things interesting for a half, Lugoff-Elgin made too many mistakes against a high-powered Blythewood squad, losing 59-21 on Friday night at District 2 Stadium.

November 03, 2015 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Central runs past Knights

There was a time early in the season in which the Central football team wanted to join other high school teams and try and run the spread offensive movement.

November 03, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program ...

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs repel Trojans in round one, 82-44

Knowing all too well the mindset of a four seed when taking on a region champion, Camden boys' basketball coach Ron McKie warned his squad ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden’s Ayers brings complete package with him to The Citadel

Before Ryland Ayers signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing days at The Citadel, Camden High head football coach Brian ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick start carries Falcons over Demons, 67-52

COLUMBIA --- Making its first appearance in state postseason play in eight seasons, Lugoff-Elgin showed signs of rust in Wednesday's 4A Lower State tournament opener ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham ‘centered’ on new position at Mars Hill

When college recruiters darkened Matt Campbell's door to check on Lugoff-Elgin's senior football prospects, most came to look into the situation along the ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden girls finish in third after 41-27 setback

Heading into Thursday's regular season finale with visiting Columbia, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat said the temptation was there to slow the game ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs ‘Cam do’...

In the span of just a few minutes, Camden showed why it could stick around in the AAA boys' state basketball playoffs or, could find ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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