Even world record-holders need someone to push them to along in their quest to be the best they can be.
Like a cold car engine which takes a few tries before starting up, Lugoff-Elgin's Jo Jo Pellegrino coughed and sputtered for the better part of three quarters of Friday's non-region game with rival Camden.
Sometimes, players have a way of making their coaches look prophetic.
In Las Vegas, the main event on the boxing card usually takes to the ring near the 10 p.m. hour.
As steep as the learning curve was for the Lugoff-Elgin football team this past season, it may be an even greater challenge for the Demons' wrestlers, which will open a new chapter in the program's rich history tonight when York and 2009 4A state champion Rock Hill come into the Demons Den.
In this season of hope, Richard Boucher is not so much banking for a miracle as he is wishing for the recovery of a friend, regardless of how long the wait.
The Camden-based Demon Dogs 14U travel baseball team finished with a 2-2 record at the South Carolina Winter State Championship Tournament played in Lexington on Nov. 13-14.
Sometimes, Plan B works out fine. And, for the Camden Middle School football team, Plan C was no slouch, either.
If it had been a Broadway show, last year's inaugural Camden Spring Fling Horse Show at the South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) in Camden, which played to rave reviews, would have been taken on the road.
Dalzell – Country singer Kenny Chesney got it right with the song, "The Boys of Fall." It doesn't matter your age, male or female, it is what the students of Thomas Sumter Academy feel.
Camden resident and steeplechase jockey Jorge Torres was listed in critical condition on Tuesday morning, according to a spokesperson at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Staring down at 97 yards and a Lugoff-Elgin defense, which was trying to hold onto a 24-21 lead with less than six minutes remaining in Friday's state class 4A playoff opener, Ashley Ridge quarterback Cameron Cox saw more than green and brown grass in front of him.
Brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the 70s made Saturday's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races seem likes it older colleague, the Carolina Cup. Thanks to the Salute to the Military theme, Cup officials estimated the crowd to be in the neighborhood of 12,000, making it one of the best-attended editions of the Camden fall classic.
Satchel Paige, it was not.
Seeing is not believing. Just ask Sumter or several other Lugoff-Elgin opponents from the recently completed regular season.
With the start of the regular season right around the corner, several Kershaw County spring sports teams will get a jump on their campaigns by playing in pre-season tournaments beginning this weekend in baseball, boys' soccer and girls' soccer.
Before enrolling at Camden High School as a freshman in 2010, Mauric James had never played a down of organized football.
Some people are born to run. Others get their calling to take to the streets in different ways.
John Clarke has spent a good portion of the past several months knocking on doors in and around Kershaw County. But he is not seeking votes nor is he running for public office.
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