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New-look Demons set to take next step

If Lugoff-Elgin football players thought first-year head coach Matt Campbell was playing mind games with them by cancelling the freshman team's schedule and elevating a bunch of sophomores and freshman to the varsity squad, they found out differently last week.

October 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights trying to go out with a bang

A team which has nothing to play for other than pride squaring off one which is playing for a conference championship. North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn likes his odds, in spite of being the former.

October 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


College golfers will be put to the test at CCI tournament

Matt McCarley watched as some of the best college golfers the Palmetto State and, in some cases, the country, had to offer walked off the Camden County Club's 18th green shaking their head in near disbelief as to how such a short course could provide such a long round of golf.

October 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Golf


Dogs, Cavs fighting to stay alive in 4-AAA playoff hunt

Coaches, regardless of the sport, preach to their teams about playing one game at a time and that no one game is more important than any other on the schedule.

October 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Campbell, Demons hoping a change will do them good

Having seen more than his share of mistakes this season, first-year Lugoff-Elgin head coach Matt Campbell made some sweeping changes this week which he hopes will energize the troops for tonight's Region 4-4A contest at Ridge View.

October 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights, Clyburn wary of one-win Braves

Like a game of connect the dots, North Central is trying to join all the floating pieces together.

October 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


CMA has its work cut out in trying to derail Panthers

In most of their games this season, the McBee football team has put up numbers which the school's basketball team would kill to score on a nightly basis.

October 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Bulldogs’ loss to Blue Devils anything but a Preddy sight

COLUMBIA -- During pre-game warm-ups prior to Friday's game with visiting Camden, Dreher's Earl Preddy had to be calmed down by his coaches as he was so amped up for this game.

October 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Warriors rally to top Knights in OT

Louis Clyburn has not even started looking into or, trying to figure out the playoff scenario for Region 4-AA. All the North Central head football coach knows is that unless his team wins its final two regular season games, both on the road, the Knights will be sitting the post-season out for the second straight year.

October 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Campbell promises changes after 58-21 Lugoff-Elgin loss

One team played out their frustrations. The other, played within them.

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


Campbell promises changes after 58-21 Lugoff-Elgin loss

One team played out their frustrations. The other, played within them.

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


Camden’s Shawn Elliott named Gamecocks’ interim head football coach

Not a change in job description or his new place in the pecking order will change Shawn Elliott.

October 16, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Gandy, Vols hand Knights third straight loss, 35-15

KERSHAW -- Coaches hate being right, especially when others think they are wrong.

October 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Region 4-AAA make-up dates may be forthcoming

After not being able to come to an agreement as to when to play last Friday night's scheduled games which were postponed due to the flooding in the Columbia area, the Region 4-AAA athletic directors and football coaches are expected to meet today, following the league's regularly scheduled athletic directors' meeting, to discuss plans for when last Friday's games may be played.

October 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden game postponed; L-E on for Monday

Following a Thursday afternoon meeting of the athletic directors from the six Region 4-AAA schools, it was decided that all three conference football games scheduled for Friday night would be postponed for the time being. Another meeting may have to be conducted in order to reschedule the three contests which included Lower Richland at Camden.

October 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


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


Rough and ready

When a coach cuts a practice session short the day before a game, it usually means one of two things: First, their team is just ...

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls tame Cyclones, 53-21

You work and work and then, work some more with little to show for your efforts.

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons cruise past ACF, Stags

Just how easy a day was it for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team following its two wins in Saturday's first and second round of the ...

February 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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