When your substitutes play as much as your starters, it's because of one of two things; either you are very good or, well ... you are struggling.
For some high school basketball players, the season does not begin until the coach opens the door to a warm gym the first day or so in November.
It's not often that a team gets a chance to exhale when competing for a berth in the state championship as compared to trying to secure a slot in the Upper State tournament.
One call. One shot. One changed game.
There were Camden-related fingerprints all over the most prized hardware possessions at Churchill Downs last weekend.
On Saturday, hounds from fox hunts located in North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia, will be kenneled at the Springdale Race Course for the annual Carolina Hounds Show.
Who needs two when nine will do?
As Kyle Ham was about to talk about his signing to play football at Gray Military Academy, his former high school coach, Scott Jones, wanted to add one last comment about his three-year starter at Lugoff-Elgin.
A tear slowly made its way down Lilith Boucher's left cheek as she stood inside the shedrow at her barn on the grounds of the Springdale Race Course Tuesday morning while talking about her friend and former rider, Jorge Torres.
Quickly but surely, they came off the court in rapid succession starting with Jo Jo Tiller, who needed just 33 minutes to put away his first singles opponent from Cane Bay.
On Saturday, May 14, hounds from fox hunts located in North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia, will be kenneled at the Springdale Race Course for the annual Carolina Hounds Show.
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.
Bargain basement purchases, horses with Camden ties and an Irish import making its first start over fences on this side of the Atlantic. What more could you ask for in a jump race?
Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.
Officially, Minimambo carried jockey Rosemary Homeister and 120 pounds on her back in Saturday's fifth race, a $16,500 maiden claimer run at Tampa Bay Downs.
Five novice jumpers are expected to take the starter's flag for Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race after entries were accepted Monday by the National Steeplechase Association.
An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.
Everything about it reeked of "trap" game. But Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley would have none of that talk following his team's 3-2 come-from-behind victory over visiting Dreher Friday night.
Given the harsh winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, there was more than a bit of concern as to how many horses would be ready and headed for the Saturday's March 28 running of the $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race in Camden.
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