While there may not be a horse with Camden connections in Saturday's 137th running of the Kentucky Derby that hardly means there will not be a local presence on the grounds of Churchill Downs this weekend.
As hard as his team worked to score nine runs in the first two innings of Monday's District 1-A elimination game with visiting Williston-Elko, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash was not about to let the effort go down the drain.
Doing everything but grabbing the brass ring on the merry-go-'round which was the base paths, North Central left the barn door open for Christ Church's horses to get loose.
Due to Thursday's rains, last night's District 6-4A softball game between Lugoff-Elgin and Sumter, in Sumter, was postponed until tonight at 6 p.m.
Keeneland's Polytrack and grass racing surfaces continued to be good to horses with Camden's connections as the Kirkwood Stables-prepared Winter Memories took last Thursday's $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (Gr. III).
The world of sports is dominated in the South by high school and collegiate athletics, and it always has been.
They stay in local hotels for several nights in a row. They eat in local restaurants, spend money at area stores and establishments and fill their tanks in Camden-area gas stations. They provide a needed boost to the local economy during their travels to Kershaw County.
While some players sign letters-of-intent to play sports at the college of their choice, when Brandon Faulkenberry decided to attend USC-Lancaster and play baseball at the school, he was guaranteed nothing.
By TOM DIDATO
For the better part of the past three seasons, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes could have saved himself the trouble of writing Jacob Murphy's name atop his team's batting order if he just bought a rubber stamp with the shortstop's name on it.
The Camden High junior varsity baseball team lost their season finale, 7-3, against Darlington last Monday.
When you have been swinging a golf club since the age of two, breaking the habit is not the easiest thing in to do.
Austin Hill probably would like to avoid having collisions like the one which the Spring Valley reliever had with his first baseman, Evan Polk, on Tuesday night.
Long after the fans and both teams had left Optimist Field, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes walked his family to their car in the parking lot. On the way back to turn the lights off at the field, he stopped to talk to the school's athletic director, Scott Jones, and assistant football coach Calvin McRoy.
How firm was Will Dorton's commitment to play baseball at the College of Charleston?
After the heartbreak of a 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats one week earlier, the Camden Military Academy football team righted the ship on Saturday with a 20-12 win over the visiting New Covenant Knights.
After four-plus days of rumors, hearsay and innuendo, the Camden High School football team is still waiting to hear from the South Carolina High School League (HSL) as to any penalties stemming from last Friday night's post-game fight involving the Bulldogs and visiting Dreher at Zemp Stadium.
Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.
As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.
COLUMBIA --- Spring Valley made a late surge in the first half and never looked back defeating visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 40-14, in a Region 4-4A game played Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.
It should have been a night in which the Camden High football locker room was hopping. Instead, the silence coming from the south corner of Zemp Stadium was deafening.
It was not going to happen on their watch.
This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.
Parris Island can be hell on earth for most United States Marine Corps recruits who are sent there for boot camp as they learn the ropes as to what it takes to be a Marine.
Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.
It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.
For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.
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