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Demons can't climb out of early hole

CHAPIN --- Long after the mat had been rolled up and the Chapin celebration had subsided, members of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team emerged from their locker room in the bowels of the Chapin High gym accompanied by head coach Ted Monroe.

February 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Camden and North Central get new head football coaches and ADs

The search is over for the dual posts of head football coach/athletic director at Camden and North Central high schools.

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Decision day draws near for CHS, NC posts

The vacant head football coach/athletic director positions at Camden and North Central high schools could be filled as early as tonight at this evening's regularly scheduled meeting of the Kershaw County School Board of Trustees.

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demon wrestlers romp to tourney wins

When you are the new kid picking a fight with the neighborhood bully, you had better be packing a wallop or else, you suffer the consequences.

February 07, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons fix flaws, de-claw Falcons, 52-46

Showing that they can play at a more moderate pace than the up and down the court style which they favor, Lugoff-Elgin used a more determined second half effort to come away with a 52-46 win over visiting Darlington Tuesday night.

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


After strong start, L-E girls fall, 74-39

Points have been at a premium for the Lugoff-Elgin girls this season. So when the Lady Demons hung up a 25 spot in the first half of Tuesday's game with visiting Darlington, it was another sign that the re-tooled squad is coming around.

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Signing day being a flip and a Saintly haul

Surprises and signing day go hand-in-hand. For one reason or another, a high school senior who has been committed to one school can be flipped to another while others hold their ground.

February 03, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs fail to close in 60-52 loss

Three times in the closing six minutes of play, Camden made it a potential one-possession game after visiting Fairfield Central had extended its lead into double figures. On each occasion, however, the Bulldogs were unable to regain the upper hand.

January 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs come up short in 46-43 loss

If only there were a copier for live events then, maybe, the Camden girls' basketball team would be going into this week breathing a little easier.

January 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Beckley on S.C. Select team staff

For years, the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association (SBCA) all-star weekend has been plagued by defections --- for one reason or another --- and monetary concerns in taking five baseball teams and coaches to Myrtle Beach for several days in early June.

January 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Second half surge key for Lady Bulldogs

Following a first half in which the two sides combined to score 62 points with Camden leading visiting North Central, 32-30, NC head coach Mitch Lowder left the locker room at halftime thinking defense.

January 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Tale of two starts helps Dogs to get past North Central

When North Central has been at its best, a solid start out of the blocks has helped pave the way for wins. Then, there are nights like Monday against Camden.

January 27, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons hold off Dogs for season sweep

Combating a much taller opponent in Lugoff-Elgin, you can only imagine what was going through Camden High coach Ron McKie's head when his two tallest players were both tagged with their second personal fouls in the opening five minutes of Saturday's game.

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs top short-handed L-E

For a coach whose team is already short on numbers, playing three games in the same week is bad enough. When you have two contests coming within 20 hours of each other, the task become even more menacing.

January 24, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Knights run out of gas in being dealt 54-40 setback

Anyone within earshot could have given the North Central girls' basketball team a heads up as to what was to be the points of emphasis for Wednesday's practice.

January 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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Drakeford, Knights reach for the stars

In his first season in the NFL, Tyronne Drakeford helped the San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX. Now the retired cornerback hopes to bring ...

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Williamson is on a mission to prove that he is back and better than ever

With his first pass attempt of the 2016 season, North Central quarterback Michael Williamson hooked up with Markell Portee on a 10-yard fade pattern pass ...

August 18, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs give away no secrets in a 7-7 tie with AJ

Fans attending Friday's 42nd annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree waited out a lightning delay to see what type of offense first-year Camden head ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons overcome mistakes and Knights

This is why you play scrimmages or, in this instance, a jamboree.

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Foundation laid, L-E will keep on building

Matt Campbell is a "what have you done for me lately" kind of a guy. And as he enters his third season as head coach ...

August 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs hoping to go on the defensive in 2017

These are usually the days when a new head coach cites the familiar refrain that he wishes he had more time to get everything he ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Heart and soul

Frightening sights are not uncommon on the football field. Freak injuries can come with something as simple as a cleat which gets caught in the ...

August 11, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Meet Dr. Jekyll and … Dr. Jekyll

All last summer, the signs and words all pointed toward Chandler Price being the person who would step under center as Lugoff-Elgin's starting quarterback ...

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


The times are a changin'

For years, while other sporting and social events welcomed technology with open arms, the Carolina Cup languished while being forced to play catch-up.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Ellis steps down as CEO, Cushman returns to fold

Dr. Nick Ellis, who became the first Chief Executive Officer for the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup steeplechase races in Camden with his hiring in ...

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


It’s all Greek to her

For as long as Maggie Speaks can remember, summer meant traveling with her family for a beach vacation before returning home and preparing for the ...

July 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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