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Foxes flatten Demons, 102-69

Had the surface been made of ice rather than wood and if Dutch Fork had traded its sneakers and jerseys for skates and sweaters would anyone have been the wiser?

January 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons no match for Dutch Fork

Save for the use of a magic wand, there was no way for Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan to turn her 5-foot-8 center, Nakeisha Counts, into a 6-foot-5 post player. Nor was there some potion which could transform her other players to become taller or faster with one sip of the elixir.

January 06, 2012 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Now that the cold weather has arrived, take measures to prevent hypothermia

With recent freezing temperatures across South Carolina, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts headed to the field should be aware of the threat of hypothermia and how to combat it. Hypothermia occurs when exposure to the wind, cold and wetness drain heat from the body faster than it can be produced.

January 04, 2012 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Braves dial long distance to get past Dogs, 62-49

So much for scouting reports.

January 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knights dismantle McBee, advance to tourney finale

When a marginal movie suddenly gets interesting, nobody leaves their seats and heads for the exits.

January 02, 2012 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


All-area defensive unit is ‘upperclassmen only’ group

Nearly mirroring their offensive counterparts, which appeared in last Fridays' edition of the Chronicle-Independent, the 2011 C-I Kershaw County Coaches' All-Area defensive squad features 12 seniors with three juniors mixed in on the 15-player unit.

December 26, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


A Christmas story of hope

At Christmastime, all roads lead home … even if you go somewhere you never lived before.

December 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Seniority rules on all-area offensive football team

While the wins were far from what Kershaw County coaches, players and fans have become used to in the past, there was no shortage of outstanding individual performances on the football field this past season for the county's four gridiron squads.

December 23, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lack of champions fails to slow down Demons

Around midday Saturday, on the second day of the 20th annual May Plant Credit Union Demon Holiday Classic wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Evan Moxie was asked how his team was faring, at that point, in the 26-team event.

December 21, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Johnson leaves Post 17ers to take over for Jones at Sumter Post 15

For the second time in as many years, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball program is in the process of searching for a new head coach for the Senior American Legion team.

December 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS girls extend win streak to three in 43-19 blowout

There was, basically, one path which Camden needed to block in order to come away with a victory over visiting Newberry on Tuesday night.

December 16, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Dogs lay third quarter egg in loss to Newberry

As he made his way from the gym to the locker room at halftime of Tuesday's game with visiting Newberry, Camden head coach Ron McKie overheard some of his players talking about being worn out.

December 16, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Camden girls gain split of series against L-E with 56-42 win

This was one instance in which a player did not have to be told what to do more than once by a head coach.

December 12, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Falcons rough up Demons, 85-38

Like a boxer who doesn't bother to touch gloves to start a fight, A.C. Flora got right down to it and delivered an early knockout punch to host Lugoff-Elgin.

December 09, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Elser joins elite panel at South African sales; Ever So Lucky has quick start for Sheppard

Kip Elser, who develops and preps yearlings and 2-year-olds at his Camden-based training facility, Kirkwood Stables, served as a panelist at the Summerhill Stud'ss Ready to Run Gallops in South Africa earlier this fall.

December 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Demons hope to celebrate homcoming with a win

Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights face familiar challenge against high-flying Cheraw

Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


No playoffs for Camden as result of brawl

Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Pate's 2 TDs lift CMA past Knights

After the heartbreak of a 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats one week earlier, the Camden Military Academy football team righted the ship on Saturday with a 20-12 win over the visiting New Covenant Knights.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Kohn signs contract with Tampa Bay Rays

Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Post-game brawl at Zemp under investigation

It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.

October 20, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


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


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


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