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Knights ready to party like it’s 1993

It is a situation which Louis Clyburn or any North Central head football coach since Carl Startsman, for that matter, has not had to deal with since 1993. And, that is not a bad thing.

August 31, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs hope to slow down slowed-down WF offense

Its first foray into the unknown a success, Camden will take another trip into new territory tonight when West Florence comes to Zemp Stadium.

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


With game one jitters gone, Demons ready to move on

Like watching a director's cut of a movie which will never make it to the big screen, Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Matt Campbell and his staff showed the game film from last Friday's season-opening 35-14 loss to Camden and then, put the disc in storage.

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights looking to break another jinx in Boonetown

As he looked over a clean stat sheet following his team's season-opening 24-13 win over C.A. Johnson last Friday, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn knocked on his wooden desk when the point was made that his team did not turn the ball over once in the Week Zero contest.

August 28, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


The streak is -- finally-- over

Rather than pad the score to make it look even more impressive than his team's final 24-13 win over C.A. Johnson was, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn decided to take a knee on three straight snaps after his offense moved to the hosts' five yard line with less than two minutes left in Friday's season opener at Bolden Stadium.

August 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Power Surge

First, Camden dimmed the lights on a Lugoff-Elgin comeback. Seconds later, the lights went out altogether.

August 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Anything but an average opener

Suffice to say, Louis Clyburn did not have a vote as to who C.A. Johnson High School hired as its football coach after an opening occurred following the retirement of Jerry Jackson following the 2014 season.

August 21, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Ghosts in the machine

If you are old enough to remember playing backyard baseball games and using the "invisible man" to run the bases when you did not have enough players, then you probably know what Jimmy Neal has gone through this week.

August 21, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs have been playing a game of catch-up the entire off-season

It was a trade-off over which Jimmy Neal had no control.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Depth, lack of experience are two main concerns for Clyburn and NC

Call it the Chicago voting style of ailments.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs get past Hawks, 14-7

For many a year, an omen of bad luck for the Camden football team has been winning its game in the Camden Shrine Club Jamboree.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons throw a scare into Flora only to come up short

Whether a field goal try as time ran out was good or not, it was not going to spoil Lugoff-Elgin's night.

August 17, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Missed chances doom Knights in 7-6 loss

With his team's most experienced lineman and top running back sitting this one out with minor injuries, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had to rethink things after the Knights were faced with a fourth and goal from the Buford six in the second quarter of Friday's Camden Shrine Club Jamboree opener.

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


Let the games begin

On an evening in which jokes were told and coaches talked about the struggles their teams were having going into the season, Buck Hall struck a serious tone at the Camden Shrine Club's jamboree kickoff dinner at Lake Shamokin.

August 14, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons, Campbell don hard hats in rebuilding L-E football fortunes

Looking every bit the part of someone who could take a large load of bricks, slap some cement on all four sides and start the makings of a new house, Matt Campbell knows how important it is for Lugoff-Elgin to make an about face from a program which has won just once over the past three seasons and one which is coming off a winless 2014 campaign.

August 12, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program ...

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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


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