It had hardly been the most jovial of weeks for Camden girls' basketball head coach Natalie Jeffcoat as the flu bug struck her and her three children. On top of that, the Lady Bulldogs lost their first game of the young season to Lakewood on Wednesday.
It had only been eight days, but it seemed like forever.
Andy Johnson just smiled when asked about the halftime adjustments which he made when he got his North Central basketball team inside the locker room at halftime of Wednesday's game at Lugoff-Elgin.
Hammond opened its game at the Camden Military Academy with a 17-0 run and coasted to an 85-22 win over the Spartans in a Saturday matinee played at the White Field House.
Part roller derby. Part bar room brawl.
Sometimes, the less said the better.
After putting in countless hours during what was a wet summer, the Camden High girls' basketball team reaped the rewards of their hard work on a late autumn night when drops of rain fell from the sky.
If you are old enough to remember when a record would skip and play the same part of the song over and over again on a record player, you can probably sympathize with the plight which Camden head coach Ron McKie found himself in on Tuesday.
While it may not have been on the flat track, The Elkstone Group LLC's Bodie Island roared to a 2 ¾-length win a short trip from where he was developed when he jumped his way to victory in the $20,000 Hobkirk Hill Starter Allowance at the Nov. 23 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden.
Consider the debt partially paid back.
When officials with the National Steeplechase Association and the Colonial Cup decided to add an additional race to Saturday's 44th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup race card, few would have known the difference it would make to, at least, one person.
Everyone wants to dance with the homecoming queen. But getting that chance is usually reserved for the guy who brought her to the ball.
Spaces are filling up quickly for world champion hunter rider Liza Towell Boyd, her father, Jack Towell, and The Camden Hunt's hunter/jumper clinic to be held at the Towell family's Finally Farm in Camden on Nov. 29 and 30.
Kelli Murphy has done about all that a high school golfer can do over a career which has one chapter left to be written in it.
Should either of the four Grade I winners from this year win the $100,000 Colonial Cup Steeplechase, it would go a long way toward swaying the voters when it comes time to select the 2013 Eclipse Award winner for steeplechasing.
SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.
SUMTER – There were two ways in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team could have responded to Sunday's gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss (see story, Page 9) to Inman in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.
SUMTER -- Kershaw County Post 17 staved off elimination in the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Chapin-Newberry on Monday afternoon at Riley Park.
SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.
Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.
It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.
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