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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


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


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


Bulldogs have holes and voids to be filled, both on and off field

It's not so much how his team will try to replace a group of seniors who rolled up some pretty gaudy numbers a year ago. For Camden head coach Jimmy Neal, the success of this year's squad will be determined by which players step up and handle the various roles which were performed by members of the 2010 Bulldogs' squad.

August 17, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Crestwood outlasts ‘vanilla’ Dogs, 6-0

In what could be called the anti-Baskin-Robbins game of Friday's 36th edition of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree, Camden employed what head coach Jimmy Neal freely admitted as a vanilla game plan in a 6-0 loss to Region 6-AAA rival Crestwood in the evening's finale.

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


Demons leave Vols in their dust

If there is a quarterback controversy at Lugoff-Elgin, then Demons' head coach Scott Jones is not taking sides. Instead, he is enjoying seeing how things are playing out.

August 15, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Buford edges Knights on last-second FG, 17-14

Count Louis Clyburn among those who were none-too-impressed that Buford's Tyler Jenkins split the uprights from 20 yards away, with no time left on the clock, to give the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 win over North Central in Friday's first game of the 36th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

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


Here’s hoping for a dry (and cool) night for the Camden Shrine Club

We all know what they say about payback. And for the members of the Camden Shrine Club, tonight is an evening which has been 366 days in the making.

August 12, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS, L-E and NC kick off seasons in jamboree

Nearly nine months after the curtain dropped on the 2010 season, football fans in Kershaw County finally have something to cheer about.

August 12, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


Playing it safe

No more can a football player say that he "just got his bell rung" and sit out a play or two before making his way back onto the playing field.

August 10, 2011 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Rice, CMA look ahead to home finale

Saturday afternoon can't get here soon enough for Will Rice and his Camden Military Academy football team. Only then will the Spartans be able to erase the bad memories from last week's 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


L-E completes comeback for season sweep of CHS

It was not going to happen on their watch.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Revamped Vikings next up for L-E

Their offensive numbers may not be as gaudy and they may not have a nationally ranked recruit, but don't think that the Spring Valley squad which will host Lugoff-Elgin tonight is not dangerous.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights head to Indian Land for key 4-AA pairing

How long could tonight's North Central at Indian Land football game last? To hear NC head coach Louis Clyburn tell it, fans could return to the cars with the engines still hot from the drive to the contest.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs hope '64 Team's magic will rub off on them

For several weeks, Camden was missing something. And, it perplexed the Bulldogs' coaching staff.

October 17, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CMA blindsided by onside kicks in loss

Recovering one onside kick in a game is great. You do it twice and you raise some eyebrows. Getting the hat trick draws the ire of the opposing coach. But when they all happen in the final six minutes of the same game on three successive attempts?

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Lady Demons remaion focused on goals

This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.

October 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Too great to be forgotten

Parris Island can be hell on earth for most United States Marine Corps recruits who are sent there for boot camp as they learn the ropes as to what it takes to be a Marine.

October 15, 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


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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