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L-E caps 4-0 week with 10-3 win over Dogs

Beating Hartsville to stay perfect in Region 6-4A play on Friday was the main course for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team. Settling a score with rival Camden the next day to cap a 4-0 week was the pie a la mode.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Demons stay hot, stop Camden 11-1

A three-win week was just what the doctor ordered for the Lugoff-Elgin softball team which ended that string with an 11-1 victory over Camden, spoiling Saturday's Dogfest at Marcus Warren Memorial Field.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldog rally comes up short

Unable to catch lightning in a bottle for the second time in as many seasons, Camden could not overcome a quick Indian Land spurt with a furious closing rush and come away with a win.

March 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Two Cups are better than one

Early skepticism has given way to "let's go."

March 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Demons sit atop 6-4A standings

When it comes to beating Hartsville and taking the lead in Region 6-4A, to boot, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes does not the little things bother him.

March 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


A spring tradition

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on the horses that hunt and jump --- was held.

March 20, 2018 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Knights tough out a 15-6 loss to Cheraw

Trailing visiting Cheraw by 11 runs with two gone in the bottom of the sixth, it would have been pretty easy for North Central to have packed up the bats and looked ahead to a better day. That would have been the quick way out.

March 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick-closing Lady Red Foxes hand Lady Demons 7-1 setback

Rest assured, the "r" word was thrown about in the days, hours and minutes leading up to Lugoff-Elgin's softball game with visiting Hartsville Tuesday night.

March 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Wilson’s path to college wrestling got off to a bumpy start on mat

By his own admission, Devin Wilson used to get knocked around the wrestling mat, a lot, when he was a kid. Then again, there was good reason.

March 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC offense erupts as Faulkenberry gets first victory

With the opening night jitters out of their system, the North Central baseball team gave first-year head coach Brandon Faulkenberry his initial victory at his alma mater with a 14-8 win over visiting Crestwood last Wednesday night in Boonetown.

March 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ferguson, CHS offense rise to the occasion

Pitching on the biggest stage of his young career, the bright lights hardly seemed to faze Sam Ferguson.

March 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Stokes upbeat after Demons’ tourney showing

It is still two weeks from spring. Heck, we haven't even hit daylight savings time yet so you can expect the hitters to be behind their colleagues on the mound and in the field this early in the baseball season.

March 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Projected Colonial Cup starters eyeing Saturday breeze over Springdale course

A chilly start to the morning may have tempered the crowd numbers at the first of three "Biscuits and Breezing" sessions at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. For those in attendance, they received an up-close look at horses which are being pointed for races in Camden or, at other stops this spring.

March 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Staying close to home suits Young fine

Call it a package deal in the form of one person.

March 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


2018 Camden High spring sports schedules

Baseball

March 02, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Dogs make best of chances in taking down Vikes, 6-1

It is a credo nearly as old as the game itself.

April 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden's Kahler signs to play volleyball at NGU

By her own admission, Whitley Kahler has never been what you would call an early riser. Let's face it, not many high school students ...

April 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Versatile Rabon headed to play baseball at USC-L

Last Friday, Noah Rabon showed up at Lugoff-Elgin High School well before lunchtime which, in itself, threw a curveball his way.

April 27, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons win; host Thursday second round pairings

Both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin won their district tournament opening round games on Tuesday and will stay at home for Thursday's winners' bracket contests.

April 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Holley gets opportunity he was waiting for

There are players who are given things without asking based on qualities such as reputation and size. Then, there are those who go to work ...

April 24, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Longshot Lyonell jumps to upset in the Temple Gwathmey

Robert A. Kinsley's Lyonell, one of the lightest-weighted horses in Saturday's $75,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 2), made a powerful run to ...

April 24, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Gift exchange

During the course of his post-game interview, Camden baseball coach Denny Beckley used the word "discombobulated" to explain his thought process when asked of tonight ...

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Block buster

Speed. You either have it or, you don't.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights win first match in shootout

The North Central girls' soccer team defeated host Lewisville in a penalty kick shootout, 3-0, after the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

April 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Jordan’s no-hitter closes memorable Senior Night

One good turn deserves another.

April 17, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Culp finally gets his due

During his 34 seasons sitting at the head of the Camden girls' basketball bench, the late Mike Culp and his life were open books.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Power Surge

It may have bothered some neighbors but, it was music to James Marlow's ears.

April 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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