LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Grand Champion Professional Hunter title at the Alltech National Horse Show, 129th edition, is one of the country's most coveted awards, and this year it went to Camden's Liza Boyd aboard Casallo.
When his regular rider went down with an injury in the race before the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Stakes at Belmont Park in September, trainer Richard Valentine was left to having to scratch Demonstrative minutes before the Grade I feature.
IRMO -- One last chance to get a win. But unfortunately, it is also one last chance to realize it was never meant to be.
Sitting behind his office desk, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn simply shook his head and smiled when asked if he was aware of some of the things being said between members of his team and players from Andrew Jackson, which comes to Boonetown for tonight's first round AA Upper State Division II playoff contest.
It is not the easiest of tasks when your playoff chances have been exhausted and you have yet to win a game this season.
With a roster which includes just one player who checks in at taller than 6-foot-6, Palmetto State Rizers' head coach Harvin Council has adjusted his game plan to fit his personnel.
Noble Tune, a 2-year-old colt by Unbridled's Song, will run in Saturday's $1 million Juvenile Turf race at the 2012 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park. The race is scheduled to go off at 2:50 p.m.
C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor
When North Central High graduate Devin Lee and his wife and Lugoff-Elgin graduate, Nikia Knox-Lee, purchased the Palmetto State Rizers, they said it was important that they try and give the American Basketball Association franchise a presence in their home county.
CHAPIN -- Given the chance to use an escape clause, which was losing starting quarterback Josh Council with three winnable games left in the Region 4-AAA season, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal refused to play with "what if" card.
COLUMBIA -- If effort somehow equaled victories, then Lugoff-Elgin may have gotten their first win of the season on Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.
You don't become aa successful a coach as Paige Wilson is by leaving things to chance.
North Central will host its first state playoff game since the 1994 season when the Knights welcome arch-rival Andrew Jackson to Boonetown for Friday's first round AA Division II Upper State contest.
Louis Clyburn has been told by several people about when, in 1984, North Central played and lost a game to eventual state champion Woodruff, 34-7, in the third round of the state class AA playoffs.
Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.
Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.
If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.
Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.
Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.
No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.
It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.
Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.
Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.
Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.
Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.
Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)
Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.
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