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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


Confident Knights ready to take next step in 2011

After having his team double their win total from 2009 with a 2-8 season a year ago, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn is not saying that his program has turned the corner. But at least, the Knights have the turn signal on.

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


L-E, RV play to scoreless tie in MPCU Kickoff Classic

Friday's sixth annual May Plant Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin had just about everything you could ask for from an evening of high school football … and more.

August 22, 2011 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Vikings ‘hook’ Dogs in fourth quarter, 20-16

COLUMBIA – That fickle beast which is known as week zero grew fangs and came back to bite Camden, whose self-inflicted wounds proved too much to overcome in a 20-16 loss to Spring Valley on Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.

August 22, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


MPCU Kickoff Classic touches down at L-E tonight

Six teams, including host Lugoff-Elgin and fellow Kershaw County colleague North Central, will tune up for next Friday's season openers at tonight's sixth annual May Plant Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

August 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs get healthy in time for tonight’s opener at Spring Valley

Just because Camden has played three previous week zero games does not mean that head coach Jimmy Neal has this early season opener thing down pat.

August 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Sheppard doubles at Saratoga, again

For the second time in two weeks, Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard won back-to-back Steeplechase Thursday races at Saratoga Race Course.

August 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Lady Knights eyeing fifth straight conference crown

When informed that his team was ranked fifth in the pre-season Class A South Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association poll, North Central head coach Andy Johnson just shook his head and smiled.

August 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Up in smoke

SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Survival mode

SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


P-17 vs. Florence game moved to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.

July 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Zac attack

SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.

July 28, 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


Answering a higher calling

It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.

July 14, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


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