It was the call which every family with a member of the military fears. For newly minted Camden High head football coach Brian Rimpf, the news came after a month and two days after he was named head football coach at Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, N.C.
A trio of Kershaw County teams earned spots in the South Carolina High School League state basketball tournament which opened on Monday with the Camden girls, which finished fourth in Region 4-AAA, traveling to meet Region 3 champion Newberry.
All three Kershaw County high school wrestling teams will have wrestlers vying for a spot in next weekend's South Carolina High School League State Individual Championships to be contested in Anderson beginning next Friday.
The vacant head football coach/athletic director positions at Camden and North Central high schools could be filled as early as tonight at this evening's regularly scheduled meeting of the Kershaw County School Board of Trustees.
Placing three players in double figures, led by Malik Green's 19 points, Camden moved into sole possession of second place in the Region 4-AAA boys' basketball standings with a 71-58 win over Indian Land on Friday night in Lancaster County.
Monday: Pee Dee Preseason Invitational Tournament in Kelleytown (Camden vs. Chesterfield -5 p.m.); Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash at North Central High School (Camden Military Academy vs. North Central - 5 p.m.); Lee Central vs. North Central - 7 p.m.)
Camden High girls' basketball team took a giant step toward making their first state tournament appearance since the 2002-03 season with a 41-28 win over visiting Chester on Tuesday on the Michael G. Culp Court.
North Central will be at home for Saturday's start to the AA-A Upper State wrestling tournament. The only change is that the Knights will host three teams at the Castle rather than the entire 16-team field.