It's cold and flu season for horses, too.
Following a season in which all three Kershaw County high school volleyball teams finished in the top two of their respective regions --- with Camden and North Central capturing conference titles --- it should come as no surprise that when it came time for post-season honors to be handed out, players from these teams earned state and league laurels.
wo springs ago, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes decided to put then-sophomore Devin Walker behind the plate to handle a veteran group of hard-throwing pitchers, three of whom signed to pitch at the collegiate level including current USC closer Forrest Koumas.
The $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup has attracted 13 accomplished nominees, promising a large and talented field for the year's final major steeplechase race on Saturday, Nov. 19.
You only have one chance to make a first impression and Fidel Wise took full advantage of his this past season.
Without hesitation, Scott Jones decided to go for the two-point conversion and the possible win after Lugoff-Elgin closed to within 20-19 with 66 seconds left to play in Friday's season finale against Sumter.
Three horses with Camden connections will take to the famed course at Churchill Downs for this weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships which will be run on Friday and Saturday in Louisville.
This, to put it mildly, has not been one of the most fun seasons to be a Lugoff-Elgin football player, coach or fan.
C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor
Being a social studies teacher, Stephen Sutusky has a keen appreciation for history.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Old Towne Tavern on Broad St. in Camden.
Kentucky in October has been good to Frank and Daphne Wooten of Frank Wooten Stables in Camden.
No coach is ever fully prepared to deliver that final, end of the year post-game speech when in the midst of a state playoff run.
FLORENCE -- Sometimes a win is just not meant to be.
ENNETTSVILLE – Walking into his team's locker room at halftime of a 7-7 game with host Marlboro County on Friday night, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal must have thought he was having a déjà vu.
How long has it been since North Central opened the football season with a victory? Well, the last school which the Knights beat to kick off a campaign is no longer in existence.
As if this pre-season has not been a rush job already for interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas, he had one week less than normal to work with in preparing the Demons for tonight's Week Zero game with Camden in the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic.
Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.
Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.
Jimmy Neal has been around Camden High football long enough to know what is thought to be a harbinger of bad things for the upcoming regular season is winning your portion of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.
Since last Tuesday's scheduled scrimmage with Hartsville and Lower Richland was cancelled by that day's storm, Lugoff-Elgin entered Friday's 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree with one scrimmage under its belt.
It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.
For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.
Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.
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