As far as first nights go, this was not one which opened to rave review for Kershaw County basketball squads.
It has been one whale of a start to 2013 for several former Camden Bulldog football players. And, the fun may not be over, yet.
After winning their first two games in the Farm Bureau Classic over Berea (in overtime) and host Chesterfield, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team came up agonizingly short in their quest to return home with the tourney title.
Allen Jenerette had a fairly easy trip in winning the 220-pound weight division in helping Lugoff-Elgin to a fourth-place finish in last weekend's USMC Seahawk Slam held at Hilton Head High School.
On a night in which Lugoff-Elgin was without its leading scorer for the entire night, North Central head coach Mitch Lowder wondered where his team, which played so well in the first half, went for the final two quarters.
This is one Christmas present which the Lugoff-Elgin basketball team will not have to return.
Ron McKie remembers the night as if it were yesterday.
North Central rebounded from a one-point loss to Buford on Tuesday night with a 71-46 win over visiting Camden Military Academy on Friday night.
There isn't enough sugar in a candy store to have made this medicine go down.
If steam actually could come out of a person's ears, then the smoke emanating from those of Natalie Jeffcoat could have steamed up half the windows in downtown Camden.
Lake Wateree area businessman and former Clemson football standout Stacy Seegars was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in a weekend celebration held on campus earlier this fall.
There are ways to get your teams' attention and then, there was the nugget which Camden head coach Ron McKie threw out to his team as they were clinging to a 62-61 lead over host Lugoff-Elgin with 2.9 seconds left in Friday's first of two meetings between the two rivals.
As has been her team's M.O. since taking over the reins to the Camden's girls basketball team, Natalie Jeffcoat has put the "run" into the Runnin' Lady Dogs.
Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are presenting the Stephen Carmon Baseball Camp to be held on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.
The Camden Police Officers Association will host a card of professional wrestling, featuring TNA star Gunner, on Saturday, Dec. 1 at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden.
When he left Camden High School following his graduation in 2009 to continue his academic and basketball pursuits, Evrik Gary needed only to hop on I-20 East and head for Florence and Francis Marion University. Among the reasons he chose to attend FMU was the school's proximity to his home and family in Camden.
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.
Mother Nature must be a football fan. How else can you explain the dip in temperatures which occurred just in time for the start of pre-season football practice in Kershaw County last Friday.
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