Derek Belton had not been able to smile like this after a game since the last time his Lugoff-Elgin basketball team played Chesterfield, some 339 days ago.
Knowing his team trailed, 6-0, before the first two wrestlers took to the mat on Wednesday, Lugoff-Elgin wrestling coach Even Moxie hardly had a warm, fuzzy feeling about how that night's pairing with visiting Rock Hill would turn out.
There were several reasons for the Wooten family to give thanks last Thursday, not the least of which were the recent showings of several of their stables' graduates on the race course.
Before the doors to the National Steeplechase Museum (NSM) were officially opened on the night before the 1998 Colonial Cup, a call was sent out to anyone and all persons involved in the sport who would like to donate memorabilia to the still-unopened facility.
It was called, by many in the horse racing industry, the most anticipated maiden race in the history of the sport.
This time, Matt McCarron said, there will be no turning back. In 2008, the now 41-year-old Maryland resident stepped away from competitive riding only to return to the saddle a year later. There is no chance of the three-time National Steeplechase Association earnings champion rider making another comeback. As he packed his tack for the final time after riding Rainiero to a second-place finish behind Sunshine Numbers in Saturdays $20,000 Hobkirk Hill, McCarron slammed the ...
Maybe, there's more to having horse sense than people give it credit for. How else would be explain how on the final day of his riding career, riding on a horse which was running last at the 17th and final fence in Saturday's $100,000 Colonial Cup steeplechase that Matt McCarron would win the Camden fall classic? The only explanation is that Demonstrative had to know something was up and needed to do something about it ...
Nobody blinked. Last Tuesday, 12 horses were nominated into the 43rd running of the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup. Eight days later, every one of the dozen is headed into Saturday's 2 ¾-mile steeplechase at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. The feature chase will be the fourth of six races in the final National Steeplechase Association meet of the season. The first race will meet the starter's flag at 12:30 p.m. All five ...
There have been days when, long after the North Central football team has come off the practice field, that the lights inside the old gymnasium at the school were still burning.
I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor If it was only as easy as a baseball manager looking down his bench and calling on a pinch-hitter to take a shot at getting a hit in a key situation. Sure, there were options available to trainer Richard Valentine for a jockey to hop aboard Demonstrative for the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Stakes at Belmont Park on Sept. 27. But, Valentine surmised, it was not worth the trouble and/or ...
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.
Checkmate. It took North Central more than 38 minutes to get back to a stalemate, tying Friday's AA Upper State Division II playoff opener with visiting Andrew Jackson at 14-all. All it took for the Volunteers' Quadarius Fair to end the good feelings in Boonetown were a scant 21 seconds. Fair, AJ's 6-foot-4 junior wide out, answered a game-tying 18-yard interception return for a touchdown by NC's Darius Brown by returning the ensuing kickoff for ...
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. The two rival schools are separated by a few miles and players from both sides are more than ...
In the days and weeks following the passing of Jimmy Creed Jr. last October, Camden County Club head professional, Matt McCarley, racked his brain as to what would be the most fitting tribute to his close friend and one of the club's most popular members.
There was hardly a word said as to last fall's 2-8 campaign before, during or after Camden's spring football practice for the 2013 season.
When Freedom Child was declared a non-starter in the Wood Memorial on April 6, the 3-year-old's shot at the Kentucky Derby went by the boards.
It was as gentle a demotion --- if there is such a thing --- as anyone could expect to receive when they were presented with the bad news.
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