There was, basically, one path which Camden needed to block in order to come away with a victory over visiting Newberry on Tuesday night.
As he made his way from the gym to the locker room at halftime of Tuesday's game with visiting Newberry, Camden head coach Ron McKie overheard some of his players talking about being worn out.
This was one instance in which a player did not have to be told what to do more than once by a head coach.
Like a boxer who doesn't bother to touch gloves to start a fight, A.C. Flora got right down to it and delivered an early knockout punch to host Lugoff-Elgin.
Kip Elser, who develops and preps yearlings and 2-year-olds at his Camden-based training facility, Kirkwood Stables, served as a panelist at the Summerhill Stud'ss Ready to Run Gallops in South Africa earlier this fall.
Once forcing Lugoff-Elgin to abandon its zone scheme to go to a man-to-man defense, Camden went for the kill.
Even for an opening night, this was a bit discouraging.
C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor
Breaking Cardinal Newman's unrelenting full-court press was the easy part. It was the finishing which gave the North Central girls fits.
A pair of right-handed pitchers will figure prominently into the Lugoff-Elgin at Camden basketball game to be played inside the Dog Pound on Friday, Dec. 9.
Collectively, it was hardly the best of seasons for Kershaw County's three public high school football programs which combined to win seven (see accompanying note) games in 2011.
ways and byways --- not to mention the parking lots --- on Friday to kick off the holiday shopping season, there will be those cars which will take to the dirt and the air while weaving their way around traffic.
The $100,000 TD Bank Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup feature highlighted Saturday's six-race card, which included five steeplechases races and one on the flat and brought the curtain down on the 2011 National Steeplechase Association campaign.
With three fences left to be jumped, Xavier Aizpuru was done with trying to hold back Tax Ruling.
(Editor's note: Don Clippinger is the media consultant for the National Steeplechase Associaton. Here, he gives Colonial Cup fans an outlook of the 12 entries into Saturday's $100,000 feature chase. He also included odds, if pari-mutuel wagering were allowed in South Carolina.)
Protecting the perimeter has been a credo for armies through the ages. And if that strategy is good enough to prevent enemy invasions, it is good enough for a softball team.
Adding injury to injury on top of insult, Lugoff-Elgin head baseball coach Randy Stokes refused to play the "woe is me" card following his team's fourth straight loss.
It was meant to be nothing more than an innocent off-season bullpen session. But for Kenneth Prince it turned out to be a season-ender.
If there was a recurring theme for Lugoff-Elgin in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic, it was the Demons' having their share of chances to pull out wins in three of their games, only to have nothing to show for those efforts in the win column.
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