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Bradford's free throw lifts Dogs past L-E, 62-61

There are ways to get your teams' attention and then, there was the nugget which Camden head coach Ron McKie threw out to his team as they were clinging to a 62-61 lead over host Lugoff-Elgin with 2.9 seconds left in Friday's first of two meetings between the two rivals.

December 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs race to 63-36 win over L-E

As has been her team's M.O. since taking over the reins to the Camden's girls basketball team, Natalie Jeffcoat has put the "run" into the Runnin' Lady Dogs.

December 10, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden opens with a sweep of Gators; All 3’s not enough for Lady Knights

For the second time in their last two games, the North Central girls' basketball team failed to score a point in the first period.

December 07, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Turnovers bake Knights in 70-47 loss to AJ

There was a plan of attack for when Andrew Jackson went to a match-up zone.

December 07, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Rodriguez, L-E bottle up Rams

That first win of the season sure doesn't come with many side benefits.

December 03, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons end 11 frustrating months by knocking off Chesterfield, 85-56

Derek Belton had not been able to smile like this after a game since the last time his Lugoff-Elgin basketball team played Chesterfield, some 339 days ago.

December 03, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Six-point, pre-match hole trips up Demons

Knowing his team trailed, 6-0, before the first two wrestlers took to the mat on Wednesday, Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Even Moxie hardly had a warm, fuzzy feeling about how that night's pairing with visiting Rock Hill would turn out.

November 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Wooten Stables’ horses find going at Churchill Downs to their liking

There were several reasons for the Wooten family to give thanks last Thursday, not the least of which were the recent showings of several of their stables' graduates on the race course.

November 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Steeplechase Museum to expand

Before the doors to the National Steeplechase Museum (NSM) were officially opened on the night before the 1998 Colonial Cup, a call was sent out to anyone and all persons involved in the sport who would like to donate memorabilia to the still-unopened facility.

November 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden


Preger-developed Eblouissante wins highly anticipated debut

It was called, by many in the horse racing industry, the most anticipated maiden race in the history of the sport.

November 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Hail and farewell

Maybe, there's more to having horse sense than people give it credit for.

November 19, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden trainers, riders and owners enjoy Cup day

This time, Matt McCarron said, there will be no turning back.

November 19, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dozen jumpers will contend for $100,000 Colonial Cup

Nobody blinked.

November 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Sis-boom-'rah'

There have been days when, long after the North Central football team has come off the practice field, that the lights inside the old gymnasium at the school were still burning.

November 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demonstrative glad to be back ‘home’ at Springdale

I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor

November 14, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Lady Demons close in on Region 4 softball title

Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.

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


Ergle, Blythewood handcuff Demons

No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.

April 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Getting defensive

It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cat Feathers, Upstart earn honors from N.Y. Thoroughbred Breeders

Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.

April 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Demons take over Region 4-4A lead

Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.

April 15, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rams hang on to edge Knights, 3-2

Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.

April 15, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons Chase Spring Valley away

Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.

April 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 10, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Spotlight on karting: Aiden Baker Crouse

Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.

April 08, 2015 | By PAM TRUESDALE Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Auto racing


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