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Spring Valley flying high after 2-0 start; Demons look to get on track

Never underestimate the power of momentum.

September 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central will carry confidence up to Greenville

After traveling to the Grand Strand last week, North Central will take its non-conference tour of the Palmetto State to Greenville tonight to meet St. Joseph's Catholic school for the second time in as many years.

September 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Justice is served as Kingsley rides to victory in Ninepins

When Ninepins was at his peak in the 1999 and 2000 National Steeplechase Association seasons, Arch Kingsley was aboard the gelding for his three biggest wins.

September 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Bulldogs seeking to add to Knights' string of bad luck

Three weeks ago, West Florence head football coach Trey Woodberry was sitting in the catbird's seat. Since then, the West Florence head football coach has seen his quarterback position turn into a game of musical chairs.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


For new-look Lady Demons, changes start at the top

Before the first volleyball was rolled out and the nets put up, Jessica Mullins found out that being a high school head coach entails much more than just teaching the game and mapping out a game plan.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


J W Blue hangs on for third in $1 million Travers Stakes

J W Blue, owned by Stuart Grant and bred by the Elkstone Group, which owns the Camden Training Center, finished third in Saturday's 142nd running of the $1 million Travers Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


CHS starters make quick work of Fighting Hornets

Had they been in the business world, Camden's starters would have been paid less than a half-day's wages for their work on Friday night.

August 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E turnovers open the gates as Fort Mill takes opener, 28-9

Week one of the 2011 regular season started off the same way last year did for the Lugoff Elgin Demons, with a loss to Fort Mill.

August 29, 2011 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Eight miscues are enough to send NC to 33-21 defeat

For countless reasons, strange things tend to happen during the first game of the season.

August 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs looking to eliminate mistakes against Hornets

For the first 43 of the 48 minutes of last week's season-opening 20-16 loss to Spring Valley, Camden looked as if it was ready to put another notch in its belt against a 4A opponent.

August 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E hoping to water down Jackets’ ‘pistol’ offense

It is almost apropos that Lugoff-Elgin will kick off its 2011 football season against a Fort Mill offense which operates out of the "pistol" formation.

August 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CCE grad J W Blue to test Travers; Mabou scores upset in Turf Writers

Fantastic Song, a 2-year-old Lemon Drop Kid - Fantastic Shirl by Fantastic Light colt broke his maiden on his first time out by winning a $55,000 maiden special weight race on Saturday at the Saratoga Race Course.

August 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Region challenges are few and far between for Lady Bulldogs

When former 4A entry Hartsville dropped down and was placed into Region 6-AAA, Camden High volleyball coach Paige Wilson thought the addition of the Red Foxes to circuit would give her team some decent conference competition for the first time in three seasons.

August 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Irene forces NC to open season early

Fortunately, North Central is better equipped to handle having a wrench thrown into its plans for its season opener.

August 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons enter season with a bulls-eye on their back

So much for dipping a big toe into the pool, which is 4A football, and testing the waters. Instead, Lugoff-Elgin took to the high dive and created waves with a cannon ball.

August 24, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Dogs hope return to playoffs will be a snap

Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knights straighten up to double up Buford

Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs and Blazers go all in while playing to scoreless stalemate

Jimmy Neal has been around Camden High football long enough to know what is thought to be a harbinger of bad things for the upcoming regular season is winning your portion of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


A.C. Flora gets past Demons in offensive showcase, 35-14

Since last Tuesday's scheduled scrimmage with Hartsville and Lower Richland was cancelled by that day's storm, Lugoff-Elgin entered Friday's 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree with one scrimmage under its belt.

August 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Crisis Management 101

It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hello, again

For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.

August 13, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


'Tis the season

Mother Nature must be a football fan. How else can you explain the dip in temperatures which occurred just in time for the start of pre-season football practice in Kershaw County last Friday.

August 04, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Re-rallying the troops

Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.

July 18, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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