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High-flying Foxes next up for Dogs

Confidence is contagious. And, Jimmy Neal is hoping it spreads over his team like a case of a winter cold.

September 06, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


CHS, Wilson look to replace lost firepower

It seems like forever since the Camden High volleyball team did not have someone waiting in the wings who was ready to step in and become the Lady Bulldogs' 'go-to' player.

September 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Defense still main focus for Lady Demons

Looking young enough to still be a player rather than a seasoned third-year head coach, Jessica Mullins, hardly bats an eye when she talks about some of the blows which her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball squad endured since their final match of last season.

September 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Veteran Lady Knights eyeing another region title

In a day and age in which winning seasons can come and go with virtually each graduating senior class, it's nice to know some things never change.

September 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


‘Cooke’ ing up a late-game win

All Jimmy Neal was missing was the top hat, vest, spats on his shoes and a cigar dangling from his mouth.

September 02, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Fort Mill hands Demons 48-17 loss in opener

Capitalizing on turnovers and employing a strong running game, Fort Mill handed Lugoff-Elgin a 48-17 loss in Friday night's season opener for both teams in a game played at L-E Stadium.

September 02, 2013 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Neal, Bulldogs are wary of threat from Goodman, WF

Jimmy Neal is not a big believer in a team which has one full game under its belt having the advantage over one which is making its season debut.

August 30, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons ready to start fresh against Fort Mill

How much importance has Scott Jones and his Lugoff-Elgin football team placed on tonight's season opener against a visiting Fort Mill squad?

August 30, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Jones, Demons are putting pieces back in place

It was not too long ago that Lugoff-Elgin grabbed the attention of 4A football programs when, in 2010, the Demons won the Region 6-4A crown in their first year competing at the state's top level.

August 28, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Westwood edges Demons, 7-6, in MCCU Kickoff Classic finale

A sizeable home crowd got to see Lugoff-Elgin play against someone else for the first time this season under the lights in the finale of last Friday's Mid Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

August 28, 2013 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs cross one from ‘bucket’ list

Having been on Cheraw's side of the field so often in the first half that the Camden offense could have claimed squatters' rights, the Bulldogs had only a 7-0 lead to show for it at halftime of Friday's season opener at Zemp Stadium.

August 26, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Demons open season Friday at home with Fort Mill

Lugoff-Elgin, which fell to Westwood, 7-6, in Friday's eighth annual Mid Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium, will open its regular season on Friday when Fort Mill comes to town for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

August 26, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Cards unkind to NC in 12-6 OT loss

Louis Clyburn could only shake his head and try not to laugh as he saw the torso of William Jenkins laying in the end zone with the football.

August 26, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Ready or not, Dogs open with visiting Cheraw tonight

One of the perks in playing a week zero game is that sometime during the season, your team gets a week off to heal up and coaches can work out any kinks. One of the pratfalls of an early opener is the lack of information on your opponent.

August 23, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Young Knights face tough test against Cards

Having been an assistant coach at four different colleges, Louis Clyburn knows a little something about recruiting football players to a school.

August 23, 2013 | 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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