By TOM DIDATO
Along with their colleagues, the Ballers' 11 and under squad, the T-ballers 14 and under AAU basketball team did clean up work in neighborhoods for the United Way. The two teams will also host a fundraising "Short Stacks for Change" pancake breackfast on Saturday, May 14 from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Fatz Cafe in Camden. Tickets for the breakfast are $7 each which includes one short stack of pancakes, sausage links, fruit cup and choice of coffee, tea, milk or juice. Tickets may be purchased from team members as well as at Fatz Cafe ...
Monday: North Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 4 p.m.); South Pointe at Camden Military Academy (TEN – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Ridge View (G – 4 p.m.); Lower Richland at Camden Military Academy (BB – 5 p.m.); Covenant Christian at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 6:15 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Blythewood (BB – 6:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Blythewood (SB – 7 p.m.); North Central in Region 3-A Golf Tournament at Chester (TBA)
Bolstered by a pair of wins in their final two regular season games, the North Central baseball team will enter next week's class A state tournament with a full head of steam.
Hartsville came to Camden and played the Bulldog jayvee baseball team at Legion Field and the Red Foxes left with a 12-11 loss last Monday.
Skipper Branham scored a hole-in-one while playing a round of golf at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden last Thursday.
Monday: Camden at Blythewood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Timmonsville at Camden Military Academy (BB – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Columbia (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at A.C. Flora (SB – 6 p.m.); Providence Athletic Club at Lugoff-Elgin (BSOC – 6:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Chapin (BB – 7 p.m.); Dreher at Camden (GSOC – 7 p.m.); Camden, Lugoff-Elgin in Hartman Invitational Golf Tournament (TBA)
When Stephen Burnham's line drive clanged off the light tower in right field, the sound was not exactly a death knell for Camden's chances of downing rival Lugoff-Elgin.
"There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open."
Monday: Camden at Hammond (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (TEN – 4:15 p.m.); Blythewood at Camden (TEN - 4:30 p.m.)
COLUMBIA – Opportunities earned, opportunities taken and opportunities missed.
The Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball teams will participate in this week's Forest Acres Classic, to be held at A.C. Flora High School's Falcon Field, beginning Tuesday and continuing through Friday.
Ever the gentleman and sportsman, Camden's Dr. Paul Joseph Sr. was ready to congratulate one of his two playing partners, Al Underwood and Larry Conger, when the three golfers made their way onto the green at the eighth hole at the Camden Country Club last Monday to get what was an apparent hole-in-one ball.
Tyler Bowers struck out six batters in a three-inning stint as host North Central shut out Camden Military Academy, 12-0, in Saturday's opening day of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash being played in Boonetown.
Hopefully, the weather forecasters will be wrong on their prognostications of rain for the early to middle part of this week as all four of Kershaw County's baseball teams will be involved in pre-season tournament play which began last Saturday and will continue throughout this week.
Regardless of what the weatherman says, Kershaw County's four high school baseball teams will open their seasons with a trio of pre-season tournaments starting Saturday and continuing throughout next week.
The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.
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