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Dogs looking to get their offense in gear

Now that Camden has shored up its defense, it is time for the offense to get its act together.

October 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights taking on opportunistic BHS

As he watches Buford game film, North Central head coach Tyronne Drakeford sees a Yellow Jacket team which seems to have it hands already on the door knob each time opportunity knocks.

October 13, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E’s Campbell earns berth in Shrine Bowl

Lugoff-Elgin senior offensive lineman Wyatt Campbell has been named to the 44-player South Carolina Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas' football team

October 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


FC defense helps send Bulldogs to fifth straight loss

WINNSBORO --- After all the fireworks in this game a season ago, this one was a dud: And for Camden, in more ways than one.

October 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs’ defense faces stern test from FC

What will they do for an encore?

October 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


L-E looks to help its postseason stock

When his team's offense scored 14 points in the opening nine-plus minutes in last week's game with Lakewood, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Matt Campbell was optimistically thinking that the Demons' game-opening struggles were over.

October 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights are finally home, for a change

It has been seven weeks since North Central has played a home football game. Don't expect visiting Cheraw to be rolling out the welcome wagon for Tyronne Drakeford's team tonight.

October 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ in line for another region volleyball title

Don't go handing the Region 4-AA volleyball championship trophy over to Buford just yet.

October 06, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Crisis Management

It was a long shot at best but given the circumstances, it was one which Lakewood felt was best to take.

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


Prime Time

It was just your regular Sunday night at Chicago's Checkerboard Lounge. That is, it was if your idea of ending your weekend was attending a Muddy Waters show for a few bucks.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Camden ready to get its annual blues check-up

They have played on the big stage which required the main stretch of Broad Street in Camden to be shut down for most of the night. They have played on a little cubbyhole with a patch of grass tucked in between buildings downtown.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Campbell looks for fast start out of box for L-E

Supposedly, there's no crying in baseball. And there are no bullpens in football but if there were …

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Recharged NC hoping to slow down Stallions

While none of North Central's away football games require lengthy drives, there is still no place like home.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA heads to Asheville in search of first win in league opener

Heading into last Friday's game at Green Sea-Floyds, the last thing Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice knew the hosts needed was any help from the Spartans.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


North Myrtle Beach scores in waves sending Dogs to fourth straight loss

LITTLE RIVER --- Brian Rimpf had the wide-eyed look of a little kid who had successfully made his way crossing the street in the middle of rush hour traffic.

September 26, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


Payne’s recruiting journey closes after his signing with Crusaders

Not all high school student-athletes enjoyed being wooed by college coaches and being told how great they are and what the school and the program ...

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Small ball carries Dogs into round 3

In what amounted to a chess match on hardwood, Ron McKie played Clinton head coach Eddie Romines like Bobby Fischer.

February 20, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs repel Trojans in round one, 82-44

Knowing all too well the mindset of a four seed when taking on a region champion, Camden boys' basketball coach Ron McKie warned his squad ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden’s Ayers brings complete package with him to The Citadel

Before Ryland Ayers signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing days at The Citadel, Camden High head football coach Brian ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Quick start carries Falcons over Demons, 67-52

COLUMBIA --- Making its first appearance in state postseason play in eight seasons, Lugoff-Elgin showed signs of rust in Wednesday's 4A Lower State tournament opener ...

February 16, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Branham ‘centered’ on new position at Mars Hill

When college recruiters darkened Matt Campbell's door to check on Lugoff-Elgin's senior football prospects, most came to look into the situation along the ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Camden girls finish in third after 41-27 setback

Heading into Thursday's regular season finale with visiting Columbia, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat said the temptation was there to slow the game ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Bulldogs ‘Cam do’...

In the span of just a few minutes, Camden showed why it could stick around in the AAA boys' state basketball playoffs or, could find ...

February 13, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Chapin proves to be Demons’ kryptonite, again

One by one, eyes red and swollen, they emerged from the mini gym at Lugoff-Elgin High School following a lengthy team meeting conducted by head ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lakewood gets past Lady Demons, 40-27

Von Duncan is no different than any other coach who wants nothing more for her Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team than to put all facets of ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Gators take a bite out of L-E, 59-51

Proving it can get it done with defenders in their face as well as with unobstructed looks at the basket, Lakewood used its length to ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs win Region 4 crown

Taking matters into their own hands, the Camden boys' basketball team left Indian Land with a win and the Region 4-AAA championship on Tuesday night.

February 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Sports


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