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.
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.
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.
An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.
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