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Cardinals swoop on NC girls for sweep

Progress, like beauty, is sometimes in the eye of the beholder.

December 22, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Cavs start and finish strong to hand Demons 61-42 loss

When you have a new coach, sometimes you need to walk before you can run.

December 17, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Baker's bucket gives Lady Demons a sweet win

Shortly before she got loose for what was a game-winning layin, Kirsten Baker sat on the Lugoff-Elgin bench with an ice bag atop her head following a spill after being fouled with 1:41 left in Tuesday's game against visiting Richland Northeast.

December 17, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons hang on for 59-50 win over Camden

Even though her team's score in Friday's win over rival Camden was nearly identical to that of Tuesday's 58-50 victory over Lancaster, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan said the difference in play and emotion was off the charts.

December 13, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs breeze past ice cold-shooting Demons, 47-34

It stood out like an elephant in a dog show.

December 13, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights soar past Eagles

As luck would have it, Katie Bradley's 12-foot jumper came after the horn signaling the end of the first half had sounded.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Mat Dogs score first win of season

The Camden High wrestling team scored their first win of the season on Wednesday in Columbia by thumping Keenan, 48-12.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Governor's School can't slow down high-flying Knights

Well before his team headed to the locker room to dress for Tuesday's game with the visiting Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, North Central boys' basketball coach Chad Dixon passed along this message, "We're not going to win 100 to 40 this time," he said.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Fund established to benefit injured jockey Torres

Saturday will mark four weeks since Cassatt resident and apprentice steeplechase jockey Jorge Torres was critically injured in a fall from his horse at the Nov. 13 Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.

December 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Men of iron keeping records in the family

Even world record-holders need someone to push them to along in their quest to be the best they can be.

December 08, 2010 | Tom Didato | Sports


Pellegrino leads Demons past Dogs in OT, 69-60

Like a cold car engine which takes a few tries before starting up, Lugoff-Elgin's Jo Jo Pellegrino coughed and sputtered for the better part of three quarters of Friday's non-region game with rival Camden.

December 06, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E weathers early storm to upend Lady Bulldogs, 54-45

Sometimes, players have a way of making their coaches look prophetic.

December 06, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons' rally is too late in 36-27 loss to Bearcats

In Las Vegas, the main event on the boxing card usually takes to the ring near the 10 p.m. hour.

December 03, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons jump into the fire which is the 4A wrestling ranks

As steep as the learning curve was for the Lugoff-Elgin football team this past season, it may be an even greater challenge for the Demons' wrestlers, which will open a new chapter in the program's rich history tonight when York and 2009 4A state champion Rock Hill come into the Demons Den.

December 01, 2010 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Boucher hopes, prays for Torres to recover from injury

In this season of hope, Richard Boucher is not so much banking for a miracle as he is wishing for the recovery of a friend, regardless of how long the wait.

November 26, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Bowers' 2 TD passes help Knights ease past CMA

Louis Clyburn had a good feeling as he led North Central back onto the field for the second half of Friday's game with in-county rival Camden Military Academy. Across the way, his opposite number and CMA head coach Will Rice, was hoping against hope that his Spartans could finish the job.

September 15, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports


West Florence sloshes its way to a 12-6 win over Demons

FLORENCE -- Another close encounter with the win column for Lugoff-Elgin, but it ends with the same result. Just like in last week's 21-14 loss to Nation Ford, this game ended with a tight, hard fought loss.

September 15, 2014 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Slow-starting Lady Knights regroup to sweep AJ

Trailing 22-16 in the first set of Tuesday's Region 4-AA show with visiting Andrew Jackson, North Central volleyball coach Andy Johnson took a look at the scoreboard and, as always, noticed that aside from the score the only numbers in the time section were those counting down the one minute allowed for a time out.

September 12, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Back in the saddle, again

If they decide to make another Mission Impossible sequel, the producers may want to take a look at using Liza Boyd to play some type of a role in the movie.

September 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Bluegrass Gold

There's gold in the clay of the Bluegrass State.

September 10, 2014 | Tom Didato | Tennis


Lady Bulldogs set lofty goals for '14

On a day on which Paige Wilson was forced to miss practice, members of her Camden High volleyball team were being interviewed by a reporter from WLTX TV 19 in Columbia after an online poll conducted by the station rated the Lady Bulldogs as the top team in the Midlands heading into the upcoming season.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons eye continued success

There was a time when a volleyball match with Lugoff-Elgin meant the opposing team's bench players would see plenty of action on the court.

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


Thing looking up for Lady Knights

One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.

September 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


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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