Gone are games which count with League III rivals Sumter, Hartsville, Cheraw and Manning-Santee. In fact, that circuit is now in Kershaw County's rear-view mirror.
When Roger Smoak called his friend and Chapin High boys' head tennis coach, John Rodgers, to congratulate him on the Eagles' third consecutive AAA state championship, the veteran Bulldog boss heard the phrase which would make any coach feel good, at first, before cringing after thinking about it for a while.
The Carolinas Hound Show held on May 12 at the Springdale Race Course, brought together fox hunts from North and South Carolina. Hound breeds, including English, American, Crossbred and Penn-Marydell, were judged on conformation according to breed standards. Camden hound Midnight was judged champion brood bitch.
While the Camden High golf team missed earning a spot in this week's AAA state golf championship held at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University, the two-day event did have a Bulldog presence along the Grand Strand.
Things opened up much differently for Jonathan Sheppard than they finished in Saturday's 71st running of the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville.
As he prepared to tack up Cougar at Heart for a mid-Monday morning gallop at the Springdale Race Course, Brian Crowley peered beneath the neck of the 5-year-old mare and pointed a finger across the way to the vacant stall 618 which was occupied by Arcadius.
While a win Tuesday would not have changed anything from a loss to Chapin in the 2010 AAA state championship match, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak felt a lot better about his team's chances at downing the Eagles in Camden than he may have about winning at a neutral site in Sumter two years ago.
In trying to possibly avoid getting into the same bracket as defending state champion Hilton Head, Airport, reportedly, used an intentional own goal in a win over Dreher which sent the Eagles to Camden for Monday's first round AAA state girls' playoff match.
DARLINGTON – When we last left the Darlington vs. Camden baseball series, Jake Ansley threw a no-hitter against DHS in a tidily played 2-1 Bulldog victory in the next-to-last game of the Region 6-AAA season between the two sides played at American Legion Park.
Having little choice but to go to the front, Willie McCarthy took Baltic Shore to point in Saturday's $50,000 Queen's Cup MPC Chase.
Sarah Andrews was closing the deal on her becoming an incoming freshman at Columbia College this fall when an admissions counselor at the school saw that the soon-to-be Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate had played volleyball for the Lady Demons.
Hide the kids.
CHAPIN --- For one split second, all that Camden had done wrong in Thursday's AAA state playoff opener at Chapin looked like it might be swept under the rug.
It is time to crank up the buses for the post-season.
Flash Mash, a graduate of Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables in Camden, tracked down Well Deserved in deep stretch to win Saturday's 16th running of the $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes at the Keeneland Race Course in Versailles, Ky.
SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.
SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.
SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.
SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.
Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.
It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.
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