For better or for worse, the Camden boys' basketball team will not play in a post-Christmas tournament.
Camden has a well-deserved reputation for sending out successful four-legged athletes onto race courses. But the stables here also send out those of the human variety.
A literal misstep on Lugoff-Elgin's part turned what could have been a seat-squirming finish into a ho-hum ending.
This was one daily double which never pays off.
Don't let the 25-point margin of victory fool you. That, in not so many words, was Ron McKie's take on Camden's romp over Lugoff-Elgin.
It had hardly been the most jovial of weeks for Camden girls' basketball head coach Natalie Jeffcoat as the flu bug struck her and her three children. On top of that, the Lady Bulldogs lost their first game of the young season to Lakewood on Wednesday.
It had only been eight days, but it seemed like forever.
Andy Johnson just smiled when asked about the halftime adjustments which he made when he got his North Central basketball team inside the locker room at halftime of Wednesday's game at Lugoff-Elgin.
Hammond opened its game at the Camden Military Academy with a 17-0 run and coasted to an 85-22 win over the Spartans in a Saturday matinee played at the White Field House.
Part roller derby. Part bar room brawl.
Sometimes, the less said the better.
After putting in countless hours during what was a wet summer, the Camden High girls' basketball team reaped the rewards of their hard work on a late autumn night when drops of rain fell from the sky.
If you are old enough to remember when a record would skip and play the same part of the song over and over again on a record player, you can probably sympathize with the plight which Camden head coach Ron McKie found himself in on Tuesday.
While it may not have been on the flat track, The Elkstone Group LLC's Bodie Island roared to a 2 ¾-length win a short trip from where he was developed when he jumped his way to victory in the $20,000 Hobkirk Hill Starter Allowance at the Nov. 23 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden.
Consider the debt partially paid back.
On an unseasonably cool mid-April night, Zac Bowers and Grey Hoke provided wood for the fireplace.
By TOM DIDATO
Chalk it up to the wooden bats. Better yet, give the credit to the two pitchers.
Playing football in the fall and basketball in the winter leaves Elliott Campbell precious little time to prepare for baseball season in the spring.
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