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Bulldogs hoping to delay Chapin’s Region 4 championship celebration

Last Friday night, Camden was caught off guard by a Richland Northeast passing attack which woke up from its doldrums of averaging 58 yards in the air per game to throw for 215 in topping the Bulldogs, 39-28.

October 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


New-look Demons set to take next step

If Lugoff-Elgin football players thought first-year head coach Matt Campbell was playing mind games with them by cancelling the freshman team's schedule and elevating a bunch of sophomores and freshman to the varsity squad, they found out differently last week.

October 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights trying to go out with a bang

A team which has nothing to play for other than pride squaring off one which is playing for a conference championship. North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn likes his odds, in spite of being the former.

October 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


College golfers will be put to the test at CCI tournament

Matt McCarley watched as some of the best college golfers the Palmetto State and, in some cases, the country, had to offer walked off the Camden County Club's 18th green shaking their head in near disbelief as to how such a short course could provide such a long round of golf.

October 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Golf


Dogs, Cavs fighting to stay alive in 4-AAA playoff hunt

Coaches, regardless of the sport, preach to their teams about playing one game at a time and that no one game is more important than any other on the schedule.

October 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Campbell, Demons hoping a change will do them good

Having seen more than his share of mistakes this season, first-year Lugoff-Elgin head coach Matt Campbell made some sweeping changes this week which he hopes will energize the troops for tonight's Region 4-4A contest at Ridge View.

October 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights, Clyburn wary of one-win Braves

Like a game of connect the dots, North Central is trying to join all the floating pieces together.

October 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


CMA has its work cut out in trying to derail Panthers

In most of their games this season, the McBee football team has put up numbers which the school's basketball team would kill to score on a nightly basis.

October 23, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Bulldogs’ loss to Blue Devils anything but a Preddy sight

COLUMBIA -- During pre-game warm-ups prior to Friday's game with visiting Camden, Dreher's Earl Preddy had to be calmed down by his coaches as he was so amped up for this game.

October 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Warriors rally to top Knights in OT

Louis Clyburn has not even started looking into or, trying to figure out the playoff scenario for Region 4-AA. All the North Central head football coach knows is that unless his team wins its final two regular season games, both on the road, the Knights will be sitting the post-season out for the second straight year.

October 20, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Campbell promises changes after 58-21 Lugoff-Elgin loss

One team played out their frustrations. The other, played within them.

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


Campbell promises changes after 58-21 Lugoff-Elgin loss

One team played out their frustrations. The other, played within them.

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


Camden’s Shawn Elliott named Gamecocks’ interim head football coach

Not a change in job description or his new place in the pecking order will change Shawn Elliott.

October 16, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Gandy, Vols hand Knights third straight loss, 35-15

KERSHAW -- Coaches hate being right, especially when others think they are wrong.

October 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Region 4-AAA make-up dates may be forthcoming

After not being able to come to an agreement as to when to play last Friday night's scheduled games which were postponed due to the flooding in the Columbia area, the Region 4-AAA athletic directors and football coaches are expected to meet today, following the league's regularly scheduled athletic directors' meeting, to discuss plans for when last Friday's games may be played.

October 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


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McCray ready to play where he is needed for Tigers

Every new coach needs players that he can rely on from day one and who will be there through thick and thin.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Davis finds her niche on the pitch; signs on with Coker

Having been a cheerleader and also playing volleyball, Roana Davis was not looking for a new sport as she was preparing to enter her freshman ...

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Webb’s soccer adventure leads to USC-Sumter

Coaches like to talk about the kids they coach who would try and knock down a brick wall, if asked.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Baseball, softball players collect postseason laurels

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin baseball players will play in this week's South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game while a Camden High softball player ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Season of change

Nearly 30 players from six different high schools answered the call when the rain-abbreviated tryouts for the Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mills has change of heart; signs with Emmanuel

There are no game films for tennis coaches to watch in preparing for an upcoming opponent. The first time they see their foe for that ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Getting defensive helps Ellis land spot at USC-L

As he and assistant coach Kenny Galdeen looked for answers to help solidify his team's defense in the spring of 2017, Camden High girls ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Three Kershaw County players earn All-State baseball honors

Lugoff-Elgin teammates Zac Branham and Jake Laffin and North Central's Cam Holley were named to the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-State baseball teams.

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Wanna bet? Don’t hold your breath

When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that states outside of Nevada would be able to legalize sports gambling, there was one school of thought here ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sprucing up the place

As he walked around the Zemp Stadium playing field prior to his team's football game with Camden in 2013, then-Lower Richland head football coach ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden


Got rings?

Too large to crawl in through a window and not allowed to have a key to its two doors, if given the chance, Seth Branham ...

May 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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