Don't look now, but after a 1-3 start to the season, the Camden High tennis team is now above the .500 mark for the first time this season after a 5-1 dismantling of host Hartsville in Monday's non-region match played in Darlington County.
District winners in the Kershaw County School District's Superintendent's writing competition were recognized at the March 18 school board meeting. The program helps strengthen students' writing and communications skills. Pictured left to right: Sawyer Reeves, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, 6th grade winner; Justin McCaskill, Jackson School, 5th grade winner; Mara Jones, school board chairperson; Blease Campbell, Lugoff Elementary School, 4th grade winner; Sara Grace Wohlwinder, Camden Middle School, 8th grade winner; Taylor Church, Blaney Elementary School, 3rd grade winner; Ron Blackmon, school board member; and Maddie Richburg, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, 7th grade winner.
We hear lots of talk, especially around election time, about improving schools in South Carolina. What we don't hear much about is what a truly world class school would look like, or how we would go about creating such a thing.
March 26, 2014|
By Phil Noble
C-I contributing columnist
With their bats dormant for five frames, North Central exploded for nine runs in the top of the sixth and escaped from Eau Claire with a 9-3 victory in a Region 3-AA baseball game played in Columbia on Friday night.
Dogs stomp Redhawks: Facing a first-year Westwood tennis program which has been struggling in its first matches, Camden High head coach Roger Smoak saw Thursday's home match as the perfect opportunity to give some of his regulars a rest, shake up the rotation and get several of his reserves valuable court time.
Blythewood rallies to beat Lady Demons: Blythewood pushed across a run in the top of the seventh to get past host Lugoff-Elgin, 2-1, in a Region 4-4A softball showdown played Friday night at Lady Demon Field.
Monday: Camden at Hartsville (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Lancaster (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Buford (SB – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at White Knoll (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (GSOC – 7 p.m.); Lewisville at North Central (BB – 7 p.m.)
• A tip of the C-I hat to the 1964 Camden High School marching band on the 50th anniversary of being named "The Greatest Band in Dixie" at that year's New Orleans Mardis Gras. According to former trumpeter Jerry Sheheen, much praise can be heaped upon band director and teacher Bill Basden who was "very well respected and admired by all of those who he taught." It was a thrilling chance for Camden students of the day to visit The Big Easy during one of the most celebrated festivals in America. And we're sure having judges name them the ...