Nothing to win. Nothing to lose.
It would be easy for Camden and head coach Jimmy Neal to look to the heavens and ask, "Why us?"
When you have played nine games and have nothing to show for your hard work and effort on Friday nights, it is not easy to return to the practice field the following Monday.
With one last chance to get that first victory, Camden Military Academy head football coach Will Rice tried to tug at his players' emotions for Saturday's season finale.
Of all the times for an injury to strike, this was the worst.
Early last week, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn was feeling pretty good about his team's ability to host a first round state playoff game with a victory in either of the Knights' final two regular season games.
The destiny of a football team sometimes has an interesting way of revealing itself.
Who could have blamed Westwood for looking a bit confused as they took the field for the final play of the game on Friday.
This is one game ball which Camden head coach Jimmy Neal wants the referee to return to him after the final horn sounds.
Nobody will ever accuse Columbia High head coach Kemper Amick of ducking people.
It has been 13 games since McBee has come out on the long end of a final score. The last time that happened? In week five of the 2011 season in a 40-22 win over … the Camden Military Academy.
Like sands through the hour glass so are Lugoff-Elgin's chances of earning a post-season playoff berth, not to mention picking up that elusive first win of the season.
An ultra-successful summer is turning into a special fall for Kelli Murphy.
Having already missed the mark on one extra point kick attempt, Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice went for the win rather than to try and extend Saturday's game with the Raleigh Titans to another set of downs.
Kyle Miller beat Camden rival Clark Joseph to the finish line by five seconds to help lead Lugoff-Elgin to a second-place finish in Wednesday's four-team cross country meet hosted by Camden High on the grounds of the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park.
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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