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Falcons soar past Lugoff-Elgin, 51-13

Losing like this is a hard pill to swallow.

September 03, 2012 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


McCathern, NC defense shine in 48-0 thrashing of Wolverines

It has been a long time between shutouts for the North Central High football team.

September 03, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights hoping to add onto Whitmire’s 25-game losing skid

When informed that his team's opponent, Whitmire, carries a 25-game losing skid into tonight's contest with his visiting Knights, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn simply rolled his eyes and smirked.

August 31, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons look for better luck against ‘other’ Fort Mill entry

Here's hoping that things go better against the team from the other side of town.

August 31, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top-ranked Red Foxes to invade Zemp for Bulldogs’ home opener

One of the several facts which have become evident in the first two weeks of the Camden football season is that the Bulldogs have been slow coming out of the blocks.

August 31, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Spartans in ‘hurry up’ mode for Saturday’s home opener

For the Camden Military Academy, Saturday marks what may well be the earliest season opener in the history of the program. For visiting New Covenant Christian School, this will be the first football game in the school's history.

August 31, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Wooten grads red-hot at Spa

It was a big week at Saratoga for horses which were developed in Camden at Frank Wooten stables.

August 31, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


New cast allows Spartans to move on from winless 2011 season

When you are coming off a winless season, it is good to have a short memory.

August 29, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


West Florence runs over, past Bulldogs, 36-13

FLORENCE -- You do the math.

August 27, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Quick-starting Yellow Jackets hold off Demons, 39-21

FORT MILL -- There is no mulligan in football, not even a reset button.

August 27, 2012 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Veteran Knights pose stiff early season test for Dogs

When the dust had settled following his team's 51-38 loss to Cheraw in last Saturday afternoon's season opener, Camden head football coach Jimmy Neal said there was plenty to build on.

August 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons are prepared for Jackets’ ‘pistol’ formation

Even the mere mention of the word "concussion" is enough to give Scott Jones a migraine.

August 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Different region, same goals for Johnson, Lady Knights

If you think North Central is sweating out its move into the state class AA volleyball ranks, well, you can put those sports drinks and towels away.

August 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs look forward to new challenges in 4-AAA

For the past four seasons, when the Camden High volleyball team convened for pre-season practice, they may as well have spent a half-day designing a conference championship T-shirt. That was how certain it was that the Lady Bulldogs were going to win the Region 6-AAA title.

August 24, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons, Jones ready to put the past behind them

There are no "fixer-uppers" on Park Avenue. Anything not up to snuff is bought up or steamrolled.

August 22, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Kohn called up by Braves

After having opened the season with the AAA Gwinnett Braves, Camden's Michael Kohn was called to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

April 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports


Beckley’s no-no means ‘yes yes’ for Dogs

A night which opened with tears streaming from the eyes of Camden's senior players and their parents ended with a celebration centered on a sophomore.

April 27, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E wins Region 4-4A softball crown

Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.

April 24, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Never say never

Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


A healthy Ross Hough is excited about next opportunity at Erskine

Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.

April 22, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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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