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Dogs’ defense faces stern test from FC

What will they do for an encore?

October 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E looks to help its postseason stock

When his team's offense scored 14 points in the opening nine-plus minutes in last week's game with Lakewood, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Matt Campbell was optimistically thinking that the Demons' game-opening struggles were over.

October 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights are finally home, for a change

It has been seven weeks since North Central has played a home football game. Don't expect visiting Cheraw to be rolling out the welcome wagon for Tyronne Drakeford's team tonight.

October 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ in line for another region volleyball title

Don't go handing the Region 4-AA volleyball championship trophy over to Buford just yet.

October 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Crisis Management

It was a long shot at best but given the circumstances, it was one which Lakewood felt was best to take.

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


Prime Time

It was just your regular Sunday night at Chicago's Checkerboard Lounge. That is, it was if your idea of ending your weekend was attending a Muddy Waters show for a few bucks.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Camden ready to get its annual blues check-up

They have played on the big stage which required the main stretch of Broad Street in Camden to be shut down for most of the night. They have played on a little cubbyhole with a patch of grass tucked in between buildings downtown.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Campbell looks for fast start out of box for L-E

Supposedly, there's no crying in baseball. And there are no bullpens in football but if there were …

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Recharged NC hoping to slow down Stallions

While none of North Central's away football games require lengthy drives, there is still no place like home.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA heads to Asheville in search of first win in league opener

Heading into last Friday's game at Green Sea-Floyds, the last thing Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice knew the hosts needed was any help from the Spartans.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


North Myrtle Beach scores in waves sending Dogs to fourth straight loss

LITTLE RIVER --- Brian Rimpf had the wide-eyed look of a little kid who had successfully made his way crossing the street in the middle of rush hour traffic.

September 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Simon says ...

There were plenty of check marks on North Central's side of the ledger heading into Friday's game at Great Falls.

September 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spartans face a stern test in trip to meet improved Trojan squad

Through its first three games of the season, Camden Military Academy has shown a tendency to break slowly from the box.

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


No day at the beach for Dogs

North Myrtle Beach has never had a football program which has been looked upon as traditional state power. For that reason, when Blair Hardin left the Grand Strand to accept the head coaching position at River Bluff High School, there were those who wondered if the Chiefs would take a step back.

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons live, learn from loss

Coming off a 42-0 loss to South Aiken, you would have thought Lugoff-Elgin head coach Matt Campbell might use the CD disks from the game as drink coasters rather show his players what went wrong last Friday night at L-E Stadium.

September 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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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


State tournament on deck for KC hoops quartet

Now that the regular season is over, it is time for four Kershaw County basketball teams to begin state tournament competition.

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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