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College of Charleston the perfect Place for former Demon soccer standout

Signing day is sometimes reserved for a high school student-athlete who will talk about coming in and being a starter from the first day he walks onto his chosen college campus or, uses the day to talk look into the future and will say this is a stepping stone toward the goal of becoming a professional athlete.

February 19, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Versatile Lewter to keep on kicking at USC-Beaufort

In football, a shut down cornerback and the job he performs shortens the playing field while taking plenty of the defensive workload from his teammates' shoulders.

February 16, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dorman saves best for last in subduing Demons

Holding what was an impromptu pep rally with his wrestlers following Monday's 36-27 loss to visiting Dorman in the 4A Upper State semifinals, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Ted Monroe played the role of ringleader in a fiery speech as to the upward trajectory of the program.

February 12, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs lose double-digit lead, hold on to down Cavs, 50-49

How long can you hold your breath?

February 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls’ rally comes up short in loss

So much for just playing out the string.

February 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden at West-Oak in third round of AAA state wrestling tournament (6 p.m.); Dorman at Lugoff-Elgin in third round of AAAA state wrestling tournament (6 p.m.)

February 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs, Demons wrestle into 3rd round

Both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high school wrestling teams will be in third round state tournament action Monday night after having won a pair of road matches on Saturday.

February 08, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


AJ goes 3-crazy in 79-42 win over NC

Only a few days removed from one of his dunks being named a Top 10 play on ESPN's SportsCenter, Andrew Jackson center Dontarius James draws a crowd each time his sneakers hit the basketball court.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Lady Vols too much for North Central

In a conference season in which frustration and losses have gone hand in hand for the North Central girls' basketball team, there was a time to celebrate on Tuesday, if only for a brief moment.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Super Bowl 50: A ‘Super Knight’

It was a harmless incompletion in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXIX. It will never appear on great plays of football's championship game, but it is still one etched in Tyronne Drakeford's mind.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


Super Bowl 50: The world is her stage

All those dance recitals performed in front of a mix of family and friends in small, dark theaters could never prepare Sallie Pierce for what awaits her this weekend.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Bowers ready to add more pop to Stingers’ attack

For the past five years, Tyler Bowers has spent his spring evenings tearing through North Central High School's baseball record books. In most cases, he has supplanted former teammate Grayson King in the school's annals.

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


CHS emerges with 4 champs and 14 Lower State entrants

Led by four Region 4-AAA champions, Camden qualified each of its 14 starting wrestlers into the AAA Upper State individual meet following Saturday's conference tournament held at Camden High.

February 02, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Davis, Silver Foxes prove to be too much for L-E, 63-48

If this was intended to be another cruel joke perpetrated by Mother Nature, Garrett Knight found little if any humor in it.

January 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top-ranked Falcons go long in dropping Bulldogs, 66-54

When you sit atop the state rankings, you are going to get everybody's best shot. From there, it's how you respond in key situations.

January 30, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


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Cobb delivers for Bulldogs

Frustration had been Camden's constant offensive companion for the better part of nine innings in last Friday's AAA District I tournament opener with ...

May 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons take control in District 3

It had happened so many times this season that when the Lugoff-Elgin softball team only managed one run in a bottom of the first inning ...

May 03, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Guerrero’s four RBI helps sink Gaffney

Having played in the winners' bracket game three times before, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of what was at stake on ...

May 03, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Just like old times

There were times last spring when all Kevin Kahkola could see from his vantage point located near the finish line at the Camden Training Center ...

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden’s Billy Ammons to be inducted into SCACA Hall of Fame

Billy Ammons is head to the hall of fame, again.

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Lunsford’s second no-hitter leads L-E girls to region title

Talk about rising to the occasion.

April 26, 2016 | By Sean Bates | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Mr. 300

Randy Stokes is the antithesis of a "me first" guy. So when the Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach notched his 300th win in the Demons' dugout ...

April 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs’ sixth inning magic arrives in time for 8-5 win

Forty-pitch first innings are hardly harbingers for success but Camden and Devin Beckley were able to overcome a shaky start and held onto first place ...

April 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Starting over ... again

There are a lot worse places where one can go to heal from surgery than on a beach in southern California.

April 15, 2016 | Tom Didato | Sports


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