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Demon wrestlers romp to tourney wins

When you are the new kid picking a fight with the neighborhood bully, you had better be packing a wallop or else, you suffer the consequences.

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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


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S.C. State ready to knock on Wood

In the world of college football, walk-ons are oftentimes best seen and not heard.

June 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17’s offense explodes in 21-10 victory over M-S

MANNING -- After giving up six runs in the top of the sixth inning of their American Legion baseball League III contest against Kershaw County Post ...

June 23, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Atlanta Steeplechase ceasing operations

On the heels of the cancellation of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup fall steeplechase meet two months ago, the Atlanta Steeplechase, a spring staple ...

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17ers beat storm and Hartsville while improving to 3-3 in League III

Falling asleep is too strong a term. Maybe, taking a little nap would describe it better.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


There’s no place like home for L-E lineman Campbell

Within the past 10 days, Wyatt Campbell added scholarship offers from Arizona State and Colorado State to bring his total to 18. A trip to ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seventh (inning) hardly heaven for P-17 in loss to Hartsville

One-third of the way into a 12-game League III season is not the optimal time to push the panic button but after four games, Kershaw ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers bounce back with 4-3 victory over Hartsville

Hanging on for dear life, Kershaw County received a game-ending strikeout from Mikael Nelson --- leaving runners on first and second --- to leave Jimmy White Park ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post 17 avoids being swept thanks to Dorton’s big night

With the night Justin Dorton was having, who could have blamed him for not wanting the ball taken out of his left hand.

June 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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