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Demons drop Dogs, take Clash at the Castle title

In a match which could have easily been wrestled in Kershaw County, Lugoff-Elgin won the Clash at The Castle crown at Westwood High School last Friday by defeating rival Camden, 64-15, in the championship match of the one-day event contested in Blythewood.

December 29, 2017 | | Sports


Dogs, Demons win Chesterfield openers

Both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin advanced into the winners' bracket after Wednesday's first round of the 18th annual Chesterfield High School Basketball Classic. The eight-team event is a boys-only tournament.

December 28, 2017 | | Sports


NC boys top Camden for third

North Central used a 12-9 fourth quarter run to break a 29-29 tie after three quarters to defeat Camden, 41-38, in Wednesday's boys' consolation game of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic.

December 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs wear down NC; capture tourney title

Venus Sumpter is hardly the most intimidating player on the basketball court.

December 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Demons win waiting game, MCCU crown

At a time of year in which patience is in short supply --- whether on the part of shoppers waiting in store lines or, children counting the days, hours and minutes until Christmas Day, --- Lugoff-Elgin showed plenty of fortitude of its own in facing the deliberate offensive attack posed by Laurence Manning Academy in Wednesday's boys' championship of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic.

December 22, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CHS wrestlers stop Newberry; L-E climbs to second in poll

Camden improved to 5-4 in dual wrestling matches as the Bulldogs split a pair Tuesday night in Chapin.

December 22, 2017 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Basketball Classic at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden (3:30 p.m. Lugoff-Elgin vs. North Central girls; 5 p.m. Laurence Manning Academy vs. Camden girls; 6:30 p.m. Lugoff-Elgin vs. North Central boys; 8 p.m. Laurence Manning Academy vs. Camden boys); Camden, A.C. Flora, Richland Northeast at North Central (WR - 6 p.m.)

December 19, 2017 | | Sports


Ditch delay fails to slow down Dogs; Late rally leads NC girls past L-E

Thanks in part to the helping hand provided by a Good Samaritan, the Camden boys' basketball team was able to make its way to Crestwood High School in time for Friday's scheduled game with the Knights.

December 19, 2017 | | Sports


Demons win numbers game; take own tourney

Both host Lugoff-Elgin and Cane Bay --- led by former L-E head coach Tim Wash --- had nine wrestlers advance into the semifinals of Saturday's final day of the 26th annual Demon Holiday Classic wrestling tournament presented by the Connell Law Firm.

December 19, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


MCCU Holiday Classic hoops tourney on deck

The third annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Basketball tournament will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 19-20, at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden.

December 15, 2017 | | Sports


L-E calls Gators’ bluff

Coaches love to say that no one contest is bigger than any other. The one-game, one-match at a time approach has been part of their vernacular since the first time they have stepped in front of a microphone or, before any gathering.

December 15, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Dogs knock off third-ranked Lakewood

On the day in which Lakewood moved into the third spot in the latest 4A state boys' basketball coaches poll, Camden brought the Gators down to earth with a 51-47 victory in a Wednesday night game played on the Michael G. Culp Court inside the Dog Pound.

December 15, 2017 | | Sports


Demons roll in Cane Bay; set to host 34 teams this weekend

Call it a February feel in December.

December 12, 2017 | | Sports


Demons follow familiar script to knock off Bulldogs, 59-53

Hollywood could not have scripted a remake as close to the original as that which Lugoff-Elgin displayed Friday night.

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Lady Bulldogs rally for 47-42 win

Playing with a late game lead has been a blessing and a curse for the Camden girls' basketball team. Sending players to the free throw line has been akin to getting a root canal for Lugoff-Elgin.

December 12, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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This week in KC sports

Upper State semifinals (Boys basketball - 7 p.m.)

February 20, 2018 | | Sports


County wrestlers headed for state

Led by seven qualifiers from Lugoff-Elgin High School, 17 wrestlers from Kershaw County high school wrestling program will compete in this weekend's South Carolina ...

February 20, 2018 | | Sports


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


Jefferson selected to AAA All-State team

Camden High senior Cam Jefferson was named to the South Carolina Basketball coaches Association AAA All-State Boys Basketball team for the 2017-18 season.

February 16, 2018 | | 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


Knights, CHS girls upended

And then there was one.

February 16, 2018 | | 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


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