On a day of racing which some could argue was wind-aided by a steadily swirling breeze, Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races had a bit of everything for everyone.
Having successfully cleared the final of 14 fences aboard Sunshine Numbers, jockey Jody Petty took a peek back to check on the rest of the field in Saturday's 79th running of the $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup (Gr. III) Steeplechase.
While both he and his team would like to be playing tennis rather than postponing matches due to this week's rains, Camden High head coach Roger Smoak is looking forward to next week's spring break.
On a rainy Thursday morning, the sky never looked so beautiful from Rafael "Ray" Fernandez's perspective.
How and when does a single trump a grand slam?
Before rumors begin swirling as to a possible jockey controversy involving who would ride Sunshine Numbers in Saturday's $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III), Arch Kingsley wanted to get the word out that he did not plan to upset the apple cart when it came to the hometown horse which he trains.
One-by-one, they walked in step behind one another around the shedrow.
It is now down to a five-horse race.
It has been a memorable 2011 for John Fort's Peachtree Stable. And, the year has not even reached the quarter pole.
The Camden High junior varsity baseball team split a pair of games with Darlington and Lakewood last week.
After downing Ridge View in a pre-season tournament played earlier this year, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer team knew the Blazers had redemption on their minds in last Tuesday's conference match at L-E Stadium.
Nobody has ever accused Camden's American Legion Park of being a launching pad for baseballs.
The Camden High junior varsity baseball team won two of their past three games, sandwiching a loss to Sumter with victories over Hartsville and Lugoff-Elgin.
Fortunately for Lugoff-Elgin golf coach Mike Robinson, when Henry Spaulding and his son Cory were looking for a school for the younger Spaulding to enroll in after moving to South Carolina, they found a home and a good fit when they visited the West Wateree area of Kershaw County.
Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.
Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.
Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.
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.
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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