By TOM DIDATO
It is always nice when a rebuilding season turns out to be one of the best in school history.
The May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash will usher in the 2012 pre-season tournament action for Kershaw County teams.
Ron McKie knows that high school all-star games can bring out the best or, sometimes the worst, in a basketball player.
When you spend your weekends racing motorcycles on road courses, you always return to the exact spot from which you started.
While the start of the regular season for Kershaw County high school spring sports teams does not begin until the first week of March, that will not stop at least four programs from getting a head start to their respective campaigns by playing in pre-season tournaments.
Kershaw County high school baseball fans can get a sneak peek of their favorite team(s) on Saturday at the Camden High School Baseball Jamboree.
Camden's basketball seasons could not have ended in a more frustrating fashion as both the Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs were victims of late-game 3-point shots in Tuesday's doubleheader with visiting Darlington.
The Wateree Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 2012 banquet on Thursday, March 1 at The Camden Shrine Club.
Both Lugoff-Elgin and North Central dropped conference doubleheaders in and around the Columbia area Friday night.
After his team lost to Hartsville last Friday night, Camden High boys' basketball coach Ron McKie said his team needed to sweep its next two games in order to have a good chance of returning to the AAA state playoffs.
North Central nearly erased a 16-point fourth quarter deficit, only to come up three points shy of a huge comeback in a 69-67 loss to visiting McBee last Friday night in a Region 3-A boys' basketball game played at The Castle.
PITTSBURGH – Camden native and former Camden High Parade football All-American Bobby Engram has been named the wide receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh.
McBee junior Rashad Reed outscored North Central junior Jeremy Fowler, 34-31 in the points battle, as Reed and visiting McBee escaped from The Castle in Boonetown with a 69-67 victory on Friday night.
How long has it been since North Central opened the football season with a victory? Well, the last school which the Knights beat to kick off a campaign is no longer in existence.
As if this pre-season has not been a rush job already for interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas, he had one week less than normal to work with in preparing the Demons for tonight's Week Zero game with Camden in the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic.
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.
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