COLUMBIA -- As has been his policy following away games, Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley waits until his team boards the bus for the return trip home before talking to his players.
COLUMBIA – Opportunities earned, opportunities taken and opportunities missed.
COLUMBIA – Looking for redemption a day after his team opened play in the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic with a 17-4 loss to tournament host A.C. Flora on Tuesday, all Camden head coach Denny Beckley received Wednesday afternoon was more heartburn.
COLUMBIA – At an hour of the day when some people were finishing lunch, the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team was putting the final touches on a busy Wednesday morning/early afternoon at the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic.
On a day of racing which some could argue was wind-aided by a steadily swirling breeze, Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races had a bit of everything for everyone.
Having successfully cleared the final of 14 fences aboard Sunshine Numbers, jockey Jody Petty took a peek back to check on the rest of the field in Saturday's 79th running of the $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup (Gr. III) Steeplechase.
While both he and his team would like to be playing tennis rather than postponing matches due to this week's rains, Camden High head coach Roger Smoak is looking forward to next week's spring break.
On a rainy Thursday morning, the sky never looked so beautiful from Rafael "Ray" Fernandez's perspective.
How and when does a single trump a grand slam?
Before rumors begin swirling as to a possible jockey controversy involving who would ride Sunshine Numbers in Saturday's $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III), Arch Kingsley wanted to get the word out that he did not plan to upset the apple cart when it came to the hometown horse which he trains.
One-by-one, they walked in step behind one another around the shedrow.
It is now down to a five-horse race.
It has been a memorable 2011 for John Fort's Peachtree Stable. And, the year has not even reached the quarter pole.
The Camden High junior varsity baseball team split a pair of games with Darlington and Lakewood last week.
After downing Ridge View in a pre-season tournament played earlier this year, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer team knew the Blazers had redemption on their minds in last Tuesday's conference match at L-E Stadium.
Louis Clyburn had a good feeling as he led North Central back onto the field for the second half of Friday's game with in-county rival Camden Military Academy. Across the way, his opposite number and CMA head coach Will Rice, was hoping against hope that his Spartans could finish the job.
FLORENCE -- Another close encounter with the win column for Lugoff-Elgin, but it ends with the same result. Just like in last week's 21-14 loss to Nation Ford, this game ended with a tight, hard fought loss.
Trailing 22-16 in the first set of Tuesday's Region 4-AA show with visiting Andrew Jackson, North Central volleyball coach Andy Johnson took a look at the scoreboard and, as always, noticed that aside from the score the only numbers in the time section were those counting down the one minute allowed for a time out.
There's gold in the clay of the Bluegrass State.
On a day on which Paige Wilson was forced to miss practice, members of her Camden High volleyball team were being interviewed by a reporter from WLTX TV 19 in Columbia after an online poll conducted by the station rated the Lady Bulldogs as the top team in the Midlands heading into the upcoming season.
There was a time when a volleyball match with Lugoff-Elgin meant the opposing team's bench players would see plenty of action on the court.
One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.
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.
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.
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