On a night in which North Central needed a win in a big way, the Knights went big in a 26-14 homecoming win over visiting Eau Claire on Friday.
It has been a circuitous trip, but former Camden High standout Thomas Austin is back in the Carolinas.
Ridge View put a damper on homecoming at Lugoff-Elgin as the Blazers defeated the Demons, 40-28, behind big plays on offense and special teams.
It seemed as if every time Ross Hough looked out over center, all he saw was a vast expanse of green grass.
For a team still searching for that first win, a week off can be a good thing or, a bad one.
New student orientation, at most schools, is held either in the final few day(s) leading up to the new school year or, on the first day of classes.
Five years ago, when he was the head coach at Andrew Jackson, Louis Clyburn saw the Volunteers score the first touchdown of the night against Eau Claire, which proceeded to fold up like a card table.
It will be homecoming at Camden High tonight, but the football game will give the Bulldog faithful a look into the future.
Noble Tune, a 2-year-old colt by Unbridled's Song, looks as if his next start may well be in the $1 million Juvenile Turf race at the 2012 Breeders' Cup to be run at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Looking into his players' eyes told Louis Clyburn all he needed to know as to the character of his North Central football team.
HOPKINS --- When the clean-up crew gets to the visitors' locker room at Lower Richland High School, there is a good chance they may find some items left behind by the Camden football team from halftime of Friday night's game.
COLUMBIA -- Richland Northeast came up with some big plays early and held on to defeat Lugoff-Elgin in Friday's Region 4-AAA opener at Harry Parone Stadium, 21-14.
Now that conference play is here, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Scott Jones has used the week heading into tonight's Region 4-4A opener at Richland Northeast to give his entire team a facelift.
Camden wants what Lower Richland already has.
If there was any good which came out of last week's 39-0 loss to Keenan for North Central, it was the fact that the Knights got a feel for the speed of some of the teams they will face in Region 3-AA over the next four weeks.
Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.
Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.
If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.
Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.
Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.
No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.
It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.
Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.
Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.
Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.
Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.
Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)
Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.
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