One call. One shot. One changed game.
There were Camden-related fingerprints all over the most prized hardware possessions at Churchill Downs last weekend.
On Saturday, hounds from fox hunts located in North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia, will be kenneled at the Springdale Race Course for the annual Carolina Hounds Show.
Who needs two when nine will do?
As Kyle Ham was about to talk about his signing to play football at Gray Military Academy, his former high school coach, Scott Jones, wanted to add one last comment about his three-year starter at Lugoff-Elgin.
A tear slowly made its way down Lilith Boucher's left cheek as she stood inside the shedrow at her barn on the grounds of the Springdale Race Course Tuesday morning while talking about her friend and former rider, Jorge Torres.
Quickly but surely, they came off the court in rapid succession starting with Jo Jo Tiller, who needed just 33 minutes to put away his first singles opponent from Cane Bay.
On Saturday, May 14, hounds from fox hunts located in North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia, will be kenneled at the Springdale Race Course for the annual Carolina Hounds Show.
While there may not be a horse with Camden connections in Saturday's 137th running of the Kentucky Derby that hardly means there will not be a local presence on the grounds of Churchill Downs this weekend.
As hard as his team worked to score nine runs in the first two innings of Monday's District 1-A elimination game with visiting Williston-Elko, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash was not about to let the effort go down the drain.
Doing everything but grabbing the brass ring on the merry-go-'round which was the base paths, North Central left the barn door open for Christ Church's horses to get loose.
Due to Thursday's rains, last night's District 6-4A softball game between Lugoff-Elgin and Sumter, in Sumter, was postponed until tonight at 6 p.m.
Keeneland's Polytrack and grass racing surfaces continued to be good to horses with Camden's connections as the Kirkwood Stables-prepared Winter Memories took last Thursday's $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (Gr. III).
The world of sports is dominated in the South by high school and collegiate athletics, and it always has been.
They stay in local hotels for several nights in a row. They eat in local restaurants, spend money at area stores and establishments and fill their tanks in Camden-area gas stations. They provide a needed boost to the local economy during their travels to Kershaw County.
Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.
Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.
Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.
Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.
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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