There's gold in the clay of the Bluegrass State.
By TOM DIDATO
After playing visiting East Clarendon to a standoff in a scoreless first quarter, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn briefly thought of reworking his team's schedule the next time around.
Sometimes good, just isn't good enough.
Hartsville unleashed its big red and black threshing machine and put it a nearly identical effort against Camden as it did a year ago.
On a hot Tuesday afternoon, Will Rice was putting his Camden Military Academy football team through the paces in preparation for tonight's season-opener at North Myrtle Beach Christian School (NMBCS) while looking down a clipboard and a piece of paper with the names of his players written in pen.
Facing a pass-happy Nation Ford offensive attack, what could possibly be the best sight for Lugoff-Elgin's sore eyes tonight would be the Falcons to "have to" rather than "want to" go up top.
Like an image seen in a car's rear-view mirror, Camden's view of the back of Brian Rivers' jersey got smaller and smaller with each passing carry.
With Region 4-AA being a seven-team circuit, it means that each team will play six conference games. With that being the case, it leaves teams just four --- rather than the regular five --- out-of-league contests.
On a day on which Paige Wilson was forced to miss practice, members of her Camden High volleyball team were being interviewed by a reporter from WLTX TV 19 in Columbia after an online poll conducted by the station rated the Lady Bulldogs as the top team in the Midlands heading into the upcoming season.
There was a time when a volleyball match with Lugoff-Elgin meant the opposing team's bench players would see plenty of action on the court.
One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.
FLORENCE -- Maybe it was an omen of what the rest of the evening held in store for Camden as its team buses were stuck in the middle of I-20 after an overturned van brought eastbound traffic to a halt near Darlington early Friday evening.
FORT MILL -- It was a bitter homecoming Friday night for Lugoff-Elgin interim head coach Dave Thomas as the visiting Demons were shut out by Fort Mill. The hosts jumped out front early and were never threatened on their way to a 41-0 victory.
Sometimes, you just can't win for losing.
If there is any sport which can test a person's soul, golf would have to be at or near the top of the list.
Talking to Brooke Dixon, you get the feeling that no matter what school at which level recruited her or, offered her a chance to play for their program, that she was going to hold out as long as she could for her dream school.
Just like his broken-in glove, Cole Irick found the perfect fit for a college where he can continue both his academic and baseball-playing endeavors.
In this era in which virtually any game can be seen on television at almost any time, sports other than the big three of baseball, football and basketball have found their own niche with either longstanding or, new fans.
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