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Demons fix flaws, de-claw Falcons, 52-46

Showing that they can play at a more moderate pace than the up and down the court style which they favor, Lugoff-Elgin used a more determined second half effort to come away with a 52-46 win over visiting Darlington Tuesday night.

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


After strong start, L-E girls fall, 74-39

Points have been at a premium for the Lugoff-Elgin girls this season. So when the Lady Demons hung up a 25 spot in the first half of Tuesday's game with visiting Darlington, it was another sign that the re-tooled squad is coming around.

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Signing day being a flip and a Saintly haul

Surprises and signing day go hand-in-hand. For one reason or another, a high school senior who has been committed to one school can be flipped to another while others hold their ground.

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs fail to close in 60-52 loss

Three times in the closing six minutes of play, Camden made it a potential one-possession game after visiting Fairfield Central had extended its lead into double figures. On each occasion, however, the Bulldogs were unable to regain the upper hand.

January 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs come up short in 46-43 loss

If only there were a copier for live events then, maybe, the Camden girls' basketball team would be going into this week breathing a little easier.

January 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Beckley on S.C. Select team staff

For years, the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association (SBCA) all-star weekend has been plagued by defections --- for one reason or another --- and monetary concerns in taking five baseball teams and coaches to Myrtle Beach for several days in early June.

January 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Second half surge key for Lady Bulldogs

Following a first half in which the two sides combined to score 62 points with Camden leading visiting North Central, 32-30, NC head coach Mitch Lowder left the locker room at halftime thinking defense.

January 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tale of two starts helps Dogs to get past North Central

When North Central has been at its best, a solid start out of the blocks has helped pave the way for wins. Then, there are nights like Monday against Camden.

January 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hold off Dogs for season sweep

Combating a much taller opponent in Lugoff-Elgin, you can only imagine what was going through Camden High coach Ron McKie's head when his two tallest players were both tagged with their second personal fouls in the opening five minutes of Saturday's game.

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs top short-handed L-E

For a coach whose team is already short on numbers, playing three games in the same week is bad enough. When you have two contests coming within 20 hours of each other, the task become even more menacing.

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights run out of gas in being dealt 54-40 setback

Anyone within earshot could have given the North Central girls' basketball team a heads up as to what was to be the points of emphasis for Wednesday's practice.

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Central snaps NC's two-game win streak

Turning a pair of late-game turnovers back into turnovers help short-circuit what was a two-game North Central boys' win streak and helped Central leave The Castle with a 64-58 victory over the host Knights.

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs drop to third in 4-AAA wrestling

On a Tuesday night which started with an emotional salute to Camden High volunteer wrestling coach Bill Carlton, the evening went out with a whimper for the hosts.

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


A Pawsome Experience

Picking up his children from school is not the most glamorous or exciting way to celebrate winning a national championship. For Thomas Austin, though, it probably felt right.

January 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Working on a Dream

It is a phrase which has become so commonplace at college signings that it is almost standard issue when a student-athlete talks about the biggest change they can expect in making the jump from playing high school to college sports.

January 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Dogs rally from 6-0 hole to take down Warriors, 10-6

Defused.

March 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Whistling past the graveyard

CLEMSON --- Visitors to most graveyards make their way through the headstones using hushed, reverent tones out of respect for the dearly departed. Then, there is ...

March 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Young Lady Bulldogs put up a fight in a 12-2 loss to Cardinal Newman

As some Cardinal Newman fans started packing up their chairs and prepared for the trip back home to Columbia with their softball team ready to ...

March 21, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Back where it all began

Walking past the courtyard which looks nearly the same as it did when he was a student at North Central High School, David Branham smiled ...

March 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


That’s more like it

There is a method to what might look like James Marlow's scheduling madness.

March 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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