Whenever there has been a need for assistance at North Central High School, whether athletic- and/or academic-wise, Leonard Price can always be counted on to do more than his fair share for the students.
As hard as it may seem to imagine, there was a time in which Billy Ammons wondered if he would see a fourth season as the head football coach at his high school alma mater, never mind leading Camden High School (CHS) to the 1990 AAA state football championship 15 seasons later.
FORT MILL – Standing inside Indian Land High School's weight room, North Central boys' basketball head coach Andy Johnson just shook his head and grinned as the questions started coming at him.
There was a point in his years at North Central when Clarence Williams was down on himself and wondered what was out there for him, both athletically and academically.
With no playoff spot on the line and with this being the final game of her team's season, Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball coach Von Duncan had one piece of advice before her team took to the court to meet visiting Irmo on Friday.
For the better part of one half, you would have been hard-pressed to find anyone in the Lugoff-Elgin gym who would have told you that visiting Irmo was playing like the nation's 23rd ranked boys basketball team.
C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor
In the 2008-09 high school basketball season, Camden High seniors Jay Council and Evrik Gary helped lead Ron McKie's Bulldogs to a 25-2 record and the AAA state championship.
Evan Moxie is hoping that his Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team has a long memory.
One warm summer day in Elgin, James Reed was having a conversation with his young grandson who was spending part of his vacation from school in South Carolina.
While Lugoff-Elgin stays at home, the Camden and North Central wrestling teams will put on their traveling shoes for Saturday's South Carolina High School League state wrestling championship tournament.
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.
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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