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Stayin’ alive

At this stage of the season, winning doesn't have to be pretty. All it needs to be is a win.

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


Laday Demons get 'slide off" 4-3 win over Wildcats

Coming out of what may have been her worst inning of the season, Lugoff-Elgin pitcher Erin Blizzard told her head coach, James Marlow, that she would make up for it in the seventh inning of Thursday's first round playoff game with visiting Woodmont.

May 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs survive and advance

"Effectively wild" seems to be gaining steam as a new catch phrase for the Camden baseball team.

May 04, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Aberdeen Polo returns May 17 to Camden Polo Field

After having dipped its toe into the water on Camden's equine scene last spring, the second annual Aberdeen Polo Match, sponsored by Aberdeen Catery, returns to the historic Camden Polo Field for a match on Sunday, May 17.

May 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


CHS opens, L-E continues post-season play

Camden High will open play in the AAA state baseball and softball tournaments tonight at the school's complex located inside American Legion Park.

May 01, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Converse gaining an all-star in Pate

As the rather tall seventh-grader stepped onto the volleyball court at North Central High School, head coach Andy Johnson envisioned the hitter his program would have for the next six years.

April 29, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Demons rally for a 4-3 Senior Night win over DF

Although Lugoff-Elgin had already clinched the Region 4-4A softball championship with a win over Ridge View three nights earlier, there was still a lot to play for on Friday night with Dutch Fork in town.

April 29, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Playoff pairings finalized

With teams in the Upstate regions having completed their regular seasons on Tuesday, the state tournaments brackets -- in regard to the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball and softball teams -- have been completed with times announced for first and, some second round pairings.

April 29, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kohn called up by Braves

After having opened the season with the AAA Gwinnett Braves, Camden's Michael Kohn was called to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

April 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley’s no-no means ‘yes yes’ for Dogs

A night which opened with tears streaming from the eyes of Camden's senior players and their parents ended with a celebration centered on a sophomore.

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


L-E wins Region 4-4A softball crown

Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Never say never

Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


A healthy Ross Hough is excited about next opportunity at Erskine

Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.

April 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Redemption Song

Thanks to his having sustained a shoulder injury late in the third quarter of last year's game with Camden, Reddek Kelley was not around ...

August 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights rally to give Drakeford first victory, 26-21

All it took was a bolt of lightning on Thursday to render the game clock that is a part of North Central's football scoreboard ...

August 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Campbell hopes for second win

With a victory to kick off the 2017 football season, Lugoff-Elgin head football coach/athletic director Matt Campbell is looking to extend the streak to ...

August 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Drakeford, Knights reach for the stars

In his first season in the NFL, Tyronne Drakeford helped the San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX. Now the retired cornerback hopes to bring ...

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Williamson is on a mission to prove that he is back and better than ever

With his first pass attempt of the 2016 season, North Central quarterback Michael Williamson hooked up with Markell Portee on a 10-yard fade pattern pass ...

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs give away no secrets in a 7-7 tie with AJ

Fans attending Friday's 42nd annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree waited out a lightning delay to see what type of offense first-year Camden head ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons overcome mistakes and Knights

This is why you play scrimmages or, in this instance, a jamboree.

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Foundation laid, L-E will keep on building

Matt Campbell is a "what have you done for me lately" kind of a guy. And as he enters his third season as head coach ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hoping to go on the defensive in 2017

These are usually the days when a new head coach cites the familiar refrain that he wishes he had more time to get everything he ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Heart and soul

Frightening sights are not uncommon on the football field. Freak injuries can come with something as simple as a cleat which gets caught in the ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Meet Dr. Jekyll and … Dr. Jekyll

All last summer, the signs and words all pointed toward Chandler Price being the person who would step under center as Lugoff-Elgin's starting quarterback ...

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


It’s all Greek to her

For as long as Maggie Speaks can remember, summer meant traveling with her family for a beach vacation before returning home and preparing for the ...

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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