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Hill adds his name to growing list of L-E golf signees

Days like this never get old for Mike Robinson.

December 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs take a bite out of injury-riddled Lady Demons

This would be the perfect time for Von Duncan to pull out the "woe is me" card. Instead, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach puts on a stoic face and stares down adversity the only way she know how.

December 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Zone-busters

Wanting to conserve some energy in a breakneck-paced scheme, Camden High interim head basketball coach Ron McKie Jr. went to a zone defense Friday night, as opposed to the constant man-to-man pressure which the first-year Bulldog boss favors.

December 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dengokl, Gators ease their way past CHS girls

Games like these are not the ones you want to go into at anything less than 100 percent.

December 19, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Too little, too late for Dogs

An unconventional offense has led the Camden boys' basketball team to trying to undo everything which they have been taught to do since they first started playing the game.

December 19, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs run past banged-up L-E

Every time the phone rings, each new e-mail she receives probably adds a little more stress to Von Duncan's life.

December 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons rally from 21 down to top Dogs, 88-84

Camden's relay team method of substitution is designed to wear down its opponents.

December 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick-starting Demons hold off Camden challenge for 45-24 win

Like sending out the middle of your batting order to start a game, Lugoff-Elgin used an evening-opening power burst to jump to an 18-0 lead before fending off a challenge from visiting Camden to take a 45-24 victory in the first of two regular season wrestling matches between the cross-rival rivals on Tuesday.

December 12, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cheers to you

It's game day at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the National Football League's Carolina Panthers. In preparation to take the field, the necessary equipment --- uniforms, boots, eye liner and makeup --- is applied to their bodies.

December 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Vols take down L-E girls, 59-33

Facing an Andrew Jackson team which played for last season's AA state championship, the Lugoff-Elgin girls learned a couple hard lessons in Thursday's 59-33 setback.

December 08, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


AJ’s quick start helps sink Demons

In between the incessant shrills of officials' whistles and an endless procession to the foul line, Andrew Jackson and Lugoff-Elgin tried to play a basketball game Thursday night.

December 08, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS alters Sunday baseball camp

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

December 08, 2014 | Tom Didato | Seasonal Sports


Keeping up with the Joneses

When given the option, Will Jones could have stayed for his senior year at Lugoff-Elgin High School and played out his final season of football for the Demons after his father, Scott Jones, retired as the school's head football coach and athletic director last July.

December 05, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Kohn signs deal with Braves

Less than seven weeks after having signed a major league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, Camden native Michael Kohn was signed to a minor league contract by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

December 05, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


Feels like home

Sometimes, all it takes is just one look for a new place to feel like your new home away from home.

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


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McCray ready to play where he is needed for Tigers

Every new coach needs players that he can rely on from day one and who will be there through thick and thin.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Davis finds her niche on the pitch; signs on with Coker

Having been a cheerleader and also playing volleyball, Roana Davis was not looking for a new sport as she was preparing to enter her freshman ...

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Webb’s soccer adventure leads to USC-Sumter

Coaches like to talk about the kids they coach who would try and knock down a brick wall, if asked.

May 25, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Baseball, softball players collect postseason laurels

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin baseball players will play in this week's South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game while a Camden High softball player ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Season of change

Nearly 30 players from six different high schools answered the call when the rain-abbreviated tryouts for the Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mills has change of heart; signs with Emmanuel

There are no game films for tennis coaches to watch in preparing for an upcoming opponent. The first time they see their foe for that ...

May 22, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Getting defensive helps Ellis land spot at USC-L

As he and assistant coach Kenny Galdeen looked for answers to help solidify his team's defense in the spring of 2017, Camden High girls ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Three Kershaw County players earn All-State baseball honors

Lugoff-Elgin teammates Zac Branham and Jake Laffin and North Central's Cam Holley were named to the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-State baseball teams.

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Wanna bet? Don’t hold your breath

When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that states outside of Nevada would be able to legalize sports gambling, there was one school of thought here ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Sprucing up the place

As he walked around the Zemp Stadium playing field prior to his team's football game with Camden in 2013, then-Lower Richland head football coach ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden


Got rings?

Too large to crawl in through a window and not allowed to have a key to its two doors, if given the chance, Seth Branham ...

May 15, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


St. James ends Demons’ season

It came earlier than they would have wanted it to but, when the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team gathered for the final time to listen to head ...

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


In lofty company

Maggie Speaks, more than anybody, knew how big a deal it was.

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Keen changes course, signs to run cross-country at Presbyterian

in a competitive setting? Enough to have said no to the University of South Carolina's Honors College --- after she was accepted into it --- in ...

May 11, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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