Having seen teammate Robert Gardner carried off the mat with what turned out to be a severe neck injury at the Carolina Invitational on Jan. 19, Camden Middle School wrestlers Sylvester (S.J.) Lucas and Clinton (C.J.) Jones had no other choice than to go out and win the event for their injured teammate.
There was nothing else she could do or say, other than suiting up herself to try and help even things out.
On what turned out to be D.J. Wilson's welcome to the big-time party, Lower Richland stole the cake and then ate it, too.
For at least this night, the bitterness of a Camden versus Lugoff-Elgin contest took a back seat to the big picture.
What better way to kick off the New Year than with having a couple winners come out of your barn.
Bernie Dalton had the best seat in the house when it came to being there for Pierrot Lunaire's unlikely run to the 2012 Eclipse Award for steeplechase horse.
Seeing as how visiting Westwood suited up just seven players for Tuesday's game with Camden, it can be surmised that the Lady Bulldogs' plan of attack was to get the guests into foul trouble and, run them until their tongues were hanging down to the floor.
Rather than subject his team to the confines of the gym for practice on a sunny Sunday afternoon, Camden High basketball coach Ron McKie took his squad to the school's adjoining athletic complex to work out in the great outdoors.
In the days leading up to last year's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe downplayed his team's chances at winning the statewide event.
Steeplechase horses in the Carolinas whose owners and trainers have an eye cast on the early season openers now have a place to give their horses a final go 'round prior to the races which count.
It's getting harder and harder to pick and choose your sports heroes these days.
In those old-time Westerns, the Calvary always waited until the end of the movie to come in and save those in distress.
Switching out five new players at a time, Eau Claire wanted to wear down North Central. And, as the minutes started to dwindle, so did the Lady Knights' energy.
Had it been a game of craps, Lugoff-Elgin would have rolled snake eyes.
There would have been much easier circumstances for Lugoff-Elgin assistant boys' basketball coach Garrett Knight to have made his head coaching debut than the one he found himself in on Tuesday.
The South Carolina High School League state baseball and softball playoffs are scheduled to begin tonight and Thursday, respectively.
An athlete from Camden High winning a state championship in the pole vault would have gotten you laughed out of meets a little more than ...
Without a chance to budge from third place in Region 4-AA and with a state tournament opener on deck Tuesday, North Central head baseball coach ...
A slow start gave way to a big finish for North Central which used Tyler Faulkenberry's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth ...
In the days between his team's 5-0 loss to Indian Land on March 21 and the time leading up to Tuesday night's rematch ...
Not everything one hears from the lips of a teacher or mentor, necessarily, has to be the only way to accomplish a task.
If ever a young lady can live up to the Boy Scout's motto of being prepared, it is Alexis McLeod.
It started out as a series of whispered rumors before gaining a full head of steam.
If the same opportunity presented itself, again, it was decision which Denny Beckley would make each and every time.
Changing the lineup resulted in a change --- for the good --- in fortune for North Central.
Having had the road to the National Steeplechase Association end here, Camden will now serve as the jump-off point for the nation's best jump ...
Known as America's "First Lady of Steeplechasing," the late Marion duPont Scott had a profound impact on the sport she loved and for a ...
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