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.
When you are a first-year franchise, rivalries are few and far between.
A trio of steeplechasers --- each with Camden connections --- were named as the three finalists for the 2012 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing.
Just as a mechanic puts a car on the lift to see what is wrong with a vehicle in need of repair, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat tinkered with her team's problems during halftime of Friday's game with A.C. Flora.
In preparation for Friday night's visit from A.C. Flora, Camden head coach Ron McKie put his starting five to work by trying to break the Falcons' press which was set up by his second group.
Every Way celebrated the final day of her 2-year-old campaign by ending the old year with a victory.
It has been one whale of a start to 2013 for several former Camden Bulldog football players. And, the fun may not be over, yet.
Proving that even the basketball gods get time off for the holidays, North Central was able to put aside the ghosts of close games past for, at least, one night.
When you are a club program which depends on sponsors and, sometimes, money out of your own pocket in order to survive, every dollar and/or small bit of spare change can mean that you live to see another practice or competition.
After having been split into four classifications --- five, if you include the Big 16 in 4A --- the South Carolina High School League is considering splitting its member football schools into five classifications beginning with the 2014-15 academic year.
Ron McKie remembers the night as if it were yesterday.
On a night in which Lugoff-Elgin was without its leading scorer for the entire night, North Central head coach Mitch Lowder wondered where his team, which played so well in the first half, went for the final two quarters.
This is one Christmas present which the Lugoff-Elgin basketball team will not have to return.
There isn't enough sugar in a candy store to have made this medicine go down.
If steam actually could come out of a person's ears, then the smoke emanating from those of Natalie Jeffcoat could have steamed up half the windows in downtown Camden.
On a day in which temperatures hovered in the 50s and, at times, featured swirling winds, the undercard at Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup races at the Springdale Race Course was equally varied.
If this gig as a trainer doesn't pan out, Jimmy Day may want to think about becoming an investment broker. But given success on the race course, don't look for a switch to happen anytime soon.
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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