Unknowingly, Jimmy Neal may have been speaking for both himself and Lugoff-Elgin head coach Scott Jones when the Camden boss talked about tonight's Wateree River Rivalry at Zemp Stadium.
In each of North Central's first three games of the season, the Knights have out-gained the opposition in total yards. Still, Louis Clyburn's team finds itself searching for that first victory of the season.
Will Rice is glad that his defense will not have to face another Wing-T offense this week when Camden Military Academy travels to meet East Clarendon.
Awesome Bet, developed in Camden at Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables, finished second behind Prayer for Relief in Saturday's $500,000 Super Derby at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.
Maybe, this trading one opponent for another is not the best idea.
Just when it looked like North Central was going to make its move against rival Andrew Jackson, the Volunteers came up with a trump card.
IRMO – One offense was balanced. The other simply struggled to move the chains.
Like a poker player not satisfied with the cards he drew the first few turns around the table, Lugoff-Elgin football coach Scott Jones has used this week of practice to shuffle the deck for what he hopes will be a winning hand.
He smiled as he talked about his current team and his former team, which will meet tonight for the third time on the football field since Louis Clyburn left as head coach at Andrew Jackson after one season to take the reins at North Central, which is a hop, skip and a jump from his boyhood home.
Thanks to last Friday's thunderstorm north of Kershaw County, an error in scheduling and a fortuitous opening, the Camden Military Academy football team will play a game tonight.
Patrons who are on the mailing list for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races should be receiving their invitations to this year's event sometime this week as officials at the race office were putting the invites into the mail on Tuesday afternoon.
When then-junior Chad Hampton ran off with the class A state boys' cross country title in 2009, he put North Central on the state running map.
Faye Wakefield missed just one game, but still had to go to the tie-breaker before winning the last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.
Two days after being waived by the New England Patriots, former Camden High and Clemson standout Thomas Austin was signed by the Houston Texans as part of their 53-man roster.
Through the first two games of the season, North Central has amassed nearly as many yards in total offense as it did during its entire 2009 campaign. At least, that is the way it seems to third-year Knights head coach Louis Clyburn.
Now, this is a way to celebrate a region championship.
Life can sometimes throw a curveball at you, even if you are a one-time baseball player-turned-distance runner.
If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.
Like an animal captured from the wild only to be held captive in a cage, Ross Hough spent his sophomore baseball season at Camden High School sitting in the dugout and waiting to hear his name called by head coach Denny Beckley to enter the game as a courtesy or, a pinch runner.
Facing Blythewood for the second time in four days, Lugoff-Elgin head softball coach James Marlow knew the importance of picking up a win at Blythewood on Friday. A victory over the Bengals would mean the Lady Demons would need just one win in their final two region games to claim the Region 4-4A championship outright.
No baseball coach ever tells his pitcher that he needs to be close to perfect in their final pre-game talk in order for their team to have a chance at coming away with a victory.
It looks like the Clyburn family will be on the lookout for new babysitters.
Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.
Entering Monday's Region 4-4A softball showdown with visiting Blythewood, Lugoff-Elgin knew it had to put last Friday's win over Spring Valley behind them and be ready to play with the defending Region 4 champions in town.
Suddenly, things are getting a bit cramped in the back seat.
Needing something to do to relieve the boredom and kill time during what was a lightning-induced delay of more than 90 minutes, members of the Lugoff-Elgin and Spring Valley baseball teams joined together for an impromptu dance off beneath the press box at Optimist Field Friday night.
Monday: North Central, Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (BB - 6:30 p.m.); McBee at Camden (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 6:30 p.m.)
Aiden Baker Crouse is a Micromax Rotax Kart Racer. The 10-year old, a student at Union Elementary has been making a name for himself in the racing world. He is the son of Jason and April Crouse of Vale, North Carolina.
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