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Irmo uses pair of home runs to leave Demons on brink of playoff elimination

Long after the fans and both teams had left Optimist Field, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes walked his family to their car in the parking lot. On the way back to turn the lights off at the field, he stopped to talk to the school's athletic director, Scott Jones, and assistant football coach Calvin McRoy.

April 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden jayvees win two of three games

Hartsville came to Camden and played the Bulldog jayvee baseball team at Legion Field and the Red Foxes left with a 12-11 loss last Monday.

April 20, 2011 | By Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I | Sports


Get Stormy gets first Grade I win

Last summer, Get Stormy won both the Fourstardave Handicap and the Bernard Baruch, a pair of Grade 2 races on the turf at Saratoga. He then came home fourth and third, respectively, in his first two Grade I starts for trainer Tom Bush.

April 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dorton follows his heart by signing with College of Charleston

How firm was Will Dorton's commitment to play baseball at the College of Charleston?

April 20, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Half-Sister Act

All but having come into Camden under wraps in early December, Eblouissante has gone about her daily business for the better part of the past five months under the watchful eye of trainer Mickey Preger Jr. at the Camden Training Center.

April 18, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Bulldogs drub Crestwood, 10-0

Another game, another blowout.

April 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Young, Demons add to Dogs' woes

When Stephen Burnham's line drive clanged off the light tower in right field, the sound was not exactly a death knell for Camden's chances of downing rival Lugoff-Elgin.

April 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


One is enough for Knights

While the rest of their North Central teammates were going through their usual pre-game routine in preparation for Wednesday's Region 3-A game against visiting McBee, Grayson King and Andrew Galuppi were nowhere to be seen or found.

April 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons looking to close season with strong stretch run

The Lugoff-Elgin boys ssoccer team has had a few tough games in the past weeks, but as the team reaches the midway point in the season, head coach Matt Brosius has high hopes for how the season will end.

April 15, 2011 | By Clayton Armstrong Special to the C-I | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Fourteen down, 36 to go

"There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open."

April 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Fourteen down, 36 to go

"There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open."

April 13, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS, Forest Acres Classic rally around Lund and family

COLUMBIA -- As has been his policy following away games, Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley waits until his team boards the bus for the return trip home before talking to his players.

April 11, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


White Knoll goes deep to get past Demons, 7-3

COLUMBIA – Opportunities earned, opportunities taken and opportunities missed.

April 11, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Listless Bulldogs fall flat in 11-2 loss to Spring Valley

COLUMBIA – Looking for redemption a day after his team opened play in the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic with a 17-4 loss to tournament host A.C. Flora on Tuesday, all Camden head coach Denny Beckley received Wednesday afternoon was more heartburn.

April 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Early rising Demons get sweep of Devils and Rebels

COLUMBIA – At an hour of the day when some people were finishing lunch, the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team was putting the final touches on a busy Wednesday morning/early afternoon at the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic.

April 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Less rest does not bother Hoke in Dogs’ win

Pitching on just four days' rest is not common in high school baseball. But recently, Camden's Grey Hoke has been anything but ordinary.

April 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


L-E falls to Cavs in all-too-familiar fashion, 5-4

For a scant few seconds, players from both benches spilled out onto the apron of the infield waiting to see the landing spot of Bradwin Salmond's drive to right field in the eighth inning of Tuesday's Lugoff-Elgin game with visiting Richland Northeast.

April 11, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC’s Johnson to carry on family legacy at Methodist

Seated beneath a plaque honoring the achievements of his uncle and former North Central and then, Super Bowl champion cornerback Tyronne Drakeford, Omar Johnson smiled as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Methodist College.

April 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


For Erskine-bound Bowers, the less pitches the better

In this age of baseball in which pitchers are always looking to add another pitch to their repertoire, Zac Bowers is in the reduction mode.

April 09, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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