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Lady Bulldogs set lofty goals for '14

On a day on which Paige Wilson was forced to miss practice, members of her Camden High volleyball team were being interviewed by a reporter from WLTX TV 19 in Columbia after an online poll conducted by the station rated the Lady Bulldogs as the top team in the Midlands heading into the upcoming season.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons eye continued success

There was a time when a volleyball match with Lugoff-Elgin meant the opposing team's bench players would see plenty of action on the court.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Thing looking up for Lady Knights

One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Turnovers burn Dogs in 41-27 loss to West Florence

FLORENCE -- Maybe it was an omen of what the rest of the evening held in store for Camden as its team buses were stuck in the middle of I-20 after an overturned van brought eastbound traffic to a halt near Darlington early Friday evening.

September 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Yellow Jackets fail to show compassion for Thomas, L-E

FORT MILL -- It was a bitter homecoming Friday night for Lugoff-Elgin interim head coach Dave Thomas as the visiting Demons were shut out by Fort Mill. The hosts jumped out front early and were never threatened on their way to a 41-0 victory.

September 01, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Whirlwinds fend off Knights' challenge

Sometimes, you just can't win for losing.

September 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights, Whirlwinds look for redemption

If imitation is, indeed, the sincerest form of flattery, North Central's offense could see pressure coming from all across the field from the Timmonsville defense tonight when the nights make the trip to the Pee Dee for their second game of the season.

August 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Homecoming comes early for Thomas and Demons

With the first-game jitters out out of his and his his team's system, interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas can now get onto the business of going home.

August 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs will try to slow down fast-paced WF offense

West Florence has adopted the mantra of "No Huddle, No Mercy" for its offense. Tonight, Camden would like to change that to "On the Bench, On the Shelf."

August 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Florida learns that S.C. has (hoops) talent

On July 16-20, the SC-BALLERS journeyed to Florida to compete in nationals. Both teams came in third place. The 8th grade team finished with an 8-1 record while the 11th grade team finished with a 5-2 mark.

August 27, 2014 | By Willie Dubose | Seasonal Sports


Dogs score final 21 points in sacking Demons, 35-14

Just when Camden thought it let a golden opportunity slip through its hands, another presented itself. This time, Tyrone Kelly did not let it get out of his mitts.

August 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC's opening game struggles continue with 14-12 loss

Telling anyone who would listen that just because C.A. Johnson was a Columbia city school without a rich football history that the Hornets were not a "cupcake" opponent, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn has the naysayers believing him now.

August 25, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Knights aim to start off on the right foot

How long has it been since North Central opened the football season with a victory? Well, the last school which the Knights beat to kick off a campaign is no longer in existence.

August 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Ready or not, here it comes

As if this pre-season has not been a rush job already for interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas, he had one week less than normal to work with in preparing the Demons for tonight's Week Zero game with Camden in the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic.

August 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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


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L-E’s Bowers finds the right fit, signs to play football at Greensboro College

Trying to figure out just where to play someone like Javon Bowers on the defensive line is a predicament which a college football coach can ...

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


17ers sweep M-S to stay in title hunt

In spite of the temptation to keep one eye peeled on how things are going in this week's three-game series between Manning-Santee and League ...

June 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


S.C. State ready to knock on Wood

In the world of college football, walk-ons are oftentimes best seen and not heard.

June 23, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Post 17’s offense explodes in 21-10 victory over M-S

MANNING -- After giving up six runs in the top of the sixth inning of their American Legion baseball League III contest against Kershaw County Post ...

June 23, 2017 | By DENNIS BRUNSON Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Atlanta Steeplechase ceasing operations

On the heels of the cancellation of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup fall steeplechase meet two months ago, the Atlanta Steeplechase, a spring staple ...

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


P-17ers beat storm and Hartsville while improving to 3-3 in League III

Falling asleep is too strong a term. Maybe, taking a little nap would describe it better.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


There’s no place like home for L-E lineman Campbell

Within the past 10 days, Wyatt Campbell added scholarship offers from Arizona State and Colorado State to bring his total to 18. A trip to ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Seventh (inning) hardly heaven for P-17 in loss to Hartsville

One-third of the way into a 12-game League III season is not the optimal time to push the panic button but after four games, Kershaw ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


17ers bounce back with 4-3 victory over Hartsville

Hanging on for dear life, Kershaw County received a game-ending strikeout from Mikael Nelson --- leaving runners on first and second --- to leave Jimmy White Park ...

June 16, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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