LEXINGTON --- The Lugoff-Elgin defense played one of its better games of the season, although the score certainly did not show it.
Will Rice must feel a little like a restaurant host. When two people leave, two more are seated.
As expected, Monday was not the best of practices at Camden, which was coming off its first win of the season, a 46-35 victory over rival Lugoff-Elgin.
In a game filled with uncertainty, the only sure thing surrounding the Camden vs. Lugoff-Elgin football rivalry is that the following week might be the best time for an opponent to catch one of the two rivals.
It's easy to get up for a game against your arch-rival; any team can do that for the span of a week.
Lessons learned in the late summer heat and the coolness of the fall should benefit both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high school girls' soccer program come the start of practice for the spring season in the winter.
On a night of firsts, Camden got the one which mattered most.
File this in the "Looks can be deceiving" file.
That season-opening loss to Cardinal Newman seems like a lifetime ago for North Central.
This is no time for Camden Military Academy to let its collective guard down.
In a colorful series in which games have decided region champions, playoff seedings or, the opportunity to earn a post-season berth, tonight's Camden at Lugoff-Elgin football game may be the most intriguing of all.
Instead of chasing and kicking an inflated ball on a precisely measured field, Kelli Murphy decided she was better suited to smacking around a smaller ball, made out of pressurized cores coated with a urethane compound covered in dimples.
Last Wednesday, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn was not satisfied with the effort his team was giving in practice. So, a halfway into things, he blew the whistle and the Knights started all over again, without questioning why.
FLORENCE -- A tale of two halves.
Playing on its biggest stage of the young season, Lugoff-Elgin looked every bit the part of a performer ready for their turn in the spotlight.
It may have made for a messy scorebook but Camden Highbaseball coach Denny Beckley came out clean when asked his plan of attack in Monday's game with Ridge View in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament.
Randy Stokes looked at his team playing four games in as many days this week combined with four games scheduled for next week and knew one thing: he needed to stretch out his pitching staff without overburdening his team's young arms.
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.
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