There is the line of thinking which goes along with a game like this; is says, when you have nothing to lose, there is no reason to leave anything in the bag.
One by one, they entered the Wellness Center at Camden High School (CHS). Each one with an ear-to-ear grin as they exchanged fist bumps or handshakes with a group of coaches who were hurriedly assembling a Monday practice plan which, a few hours earlier, was not needed.
Upon first glance, Alyssa Melton is not the most imposing young lady you will ever run into.
As they made their way onto the bus early Saturday morning, the Camden Military Academy football players and coaching staff knew what they were in for in terms of how long a trip it would be to Rabun Gap, Ga.
Minutes after the executive committee of the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) upheld Camden High School (CHS) football team's ban prohibiting the Bulldogs from playing in the 2014 AAA state playoffs, as well as from participating in any 2105 jamboree, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said the appeal process will continue.
Nothing takes the wind out of team sails like ending a half like missing out on a scoring chance inside the opposition's one yard line.
Lugoff-Elgin provided the scare on Halloween, but didn't deserve the treat.
CHAPIN – Throughout what was three-game win streak, ball security and finding a balance on offense between the run and the passing games led Camden to making a run at the Region 4-AAA title.
No trick. No treat.
Nobody has been able to slow McBee down since a season-opening 42-12 loss to AAA Lakewood in August.
Things like this happen when you are on a roll. And no team is rolling along any better than the North Central volleyball squad.
A team which will include Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD attorneys, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews and CHS head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal will appeal the Bulldogs football team's post-season ban before the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) Executive Committee at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbia.
Too little, too late. That's what it felt like for Demon fans at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium Friday night. On homecoming, Ridge View used a ground and pound attack in the second half to outlast the hosts in a tightly contested game, 24-16.
Grown men had tears in their eyes. Hugs were exchanged freely while friends, family and fans wrapped themselves around a Camden football team like, possibly, never before.
Sometimes, you just tip your hat, give credit where it is due and live to fight another day.
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.
An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.
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