While members of the Camden Shrine Club may have their collective fingers crossed in hopes of good weather for the charitable organization's 36th annual Shrine Club Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 12, Camden High head coach Jimmy Neal is not leaving anything to chance.
AIKEN -- The Kershaw County American Dixie Boys All-Star team's post-season run came to an end with a loss to North Augusta in the state championship tournament played in Aiken from July 16-18.
Let's see Austin Brown try and put this honor on his mantle.
Some teams are just too special to fade away. And, this special group of young men was just that.
Nereid, a 3-year-old filly developed in Camden at the barn of Mickey Preger Jr., finished in a dead-heat win with Cambina in Sunday's $250,000 American Oaks (Gr. 1) race at Hollywood Park.
Nothing beats experience and maturity when it comes to producing in a big game and/or a key situation.
Sometimes, even the host of a party wants to receive an engraved invitation.
Despite falling to Goose Creek, 3-1, in the second round of the state American Legion baseball playoff series, Kershaw County Post 17 still has another shot to earn a berth in the state tournament which open Friday at Charleston Southern University.
Just how important was this game for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team?
If the Dixie Youth Sub-District A tournament at Camden's Woodward Park turns into an arms race, KC West has shown that it has a rather deep arsenal.
The Kershaw County American Dixie Boys baseball team put on a dominating performance in roaring to the Sub District A Tournament crown in York last week by outscoring the opposition by a combined 51-10 count.
It was a winning and profitable weekend for several Camden-developed runners who made their way onto the race tracks at Delaware Park and Chicago's Arlington Park.
Goose Creek defeated host Murrell's Inlet, 10-5, Monday night and advanced to play Kershaw County in the second round of the American Legion state playoff series which opens tonight (Tuesday) at Goose Creek High School.
Once the dust had finally settled, a sandstorm blew in.
By forfeiting Friday's scheduled fifth game of its first round state American Legion playoff series game and giving the series to Kershaw County, the Lowcountry Heat saved wear and tear to the arms of the Post 17 pitching staff.
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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