For at least this night, the bitterness of a Camden versus Lugoff-Elgin contest took a back seat to the big picture.
Monday: North Central, Lower Richland at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.)
Camden saw its two-game win streak come to an end in a 49-43 loss to host Chapin on Friday night.
Ridge View forced 22 turnovers in rolling to a 63-42 victory over visiting Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 4-4A boys' basketball game played on Tuesday in Columbia.
In the days leading up to last year's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe downplayed his team's chances at winning the statewide event.
It's getting harder and harder to pick and choose your sports heroes these days.
Three nights after suffering a tough road loss at Lower Richland, the Camden boys' basketball team rebounded with its best effort of the season.
After having survived a slow start, the Camden boys' basketball team came up just short at the end in their upset bid in a 49-043 loss to Lower Richland on Tuesday night in a game played inside the Diamond Mine in Hopkins.
Monday: Lancaster, Orangeburg Prep at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin, Dreher at Sumter (WR – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Evelyn Mack Academy (BB – 6:30 p.m.)
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.
Ron McKie remembers the night as if it were yesterday.
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.
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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