Mitch Lowder laughed when talking about an honor which has been 32 years in the making.
Usually, signing day allows a high school student-athlete time to look back and reflect on what led up to this special occasion.
The 79th annual Hunter Trials, sponsored by the Camden Hunt, will take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., at Hunter Trial Hill on Knights Hill Road, across the street from the Springdale Race Course.
After having played football for his first two years at Camden High School, Xavier White decided to hang up his cleats and dive head first into wrestling following his sophomore season.
Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.
Growing up, Brandon Bowers was told by his coaches that he was too small to be any good at sports.
There is nothing like familir faces to make you feel at home.
Coming into pre-season camp prior to his junior season at Camden High School, Tyrel Smith was a player the football staff thought could be a good player but one without a true position.
There were times this season in which bench was a lonely place for the Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team.
Someone must have forgotten to tell both Dutch Fork and Lugoff-Elgin that Friday's season-ending contest played inside the Demons Den had nothing at stake other than pride.
D.J. Wilson has always stood out above the crowd. But it was not until the fifth grade when he had a birds-eye view of life.
Back in early December, this might have looked like a second quarter score from a Camden boys basketball game.
Just when it looked as if the Camden girls were going to end a frustrating season on a high note and with a two-game win streak, a once-dormant Chapin squad pulled the rug out from under the feet of the Lady Bulldogs.
For most of his young life, Chase Truesdale spent his falls playing football before switching over the basketball in December.
To some, he was a grab you by your shirt football coach who used toughness to get his point across to a young high school player on a blistering hot summer day. To others, he was a school administrator who ran a tight ship. To all, though, he was as loyal a friend as you ever want to have on your side.
On a day in which temperatures hovered in the 50s and, at times, featured swirling winds, the undercard at Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup races at the Springdale Race Course was equally varied.
If this gig as a trainer doesn't pan out, Jimmy Day may want to think about becoming an investment broker. But given success on the race course, don't look for a switch to happen anytime soon.
Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.
An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.
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