Both Camden and North Central are still alive in the South Carolina High School League volleyball playoffs.
Jimmie Gary missed three games and went to a tie-breaker before winning last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.
It took five games to do it, but the North Central volleyball team overcame the second round jinx as the Lady Knights won the fifth-game tie-breaker against visiting Christ Church, 15-7, to propel them into Monday's third round of the class A state tournament.
Monday: North at North Central in class A state volleyball playoffs (6 p.m.)
It looks like someone will have to bring the banner heralding North Central's girls' volleyball region championships, down from the rafters again, to add "2011" to the program's ever-growing list.
Dennis Lami missed just one game to win last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.
The Camden High volleyball team celebrated its annual "Dig Pink" night with a sweep over Irmo and Cardinal Newman last Wednesday night inside the Dog Pound at CHS.
Tuesday: Darlington at Camden (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden at Lancaster (XC - 5 p.m.); Region 3-A Cross Country Championships at North Central (XC – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Wilson Hall (XC - 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (GTEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Irmo at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.)
S.R. Johnson turned in a perfect sheet and correctly selected all 15 winners in last week's Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest.
The Lugoff-Camden Elks Lodge is once again sponsoring its annual Soccer Shoot.
The Kiwanis Club of Camden has joined with the Kershaw County Recreation Department in putting on the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest, which is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Field 2 at the Larry Doby Athletic Complex in Camden.
Tuesday: Camden at Hartsville (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); North Central, Camden Military Academy at Camden (XC – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Dutch Fork (GTEN – 5 p.m.); C.A. Johnson at North Central (VB – 6 p.m.); Dutch Fork at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.);
Led by winning runs from Jordan Woody and Clark Joseph, Camden High scored a sweep in winning last Thursday's Kershaw County cross country championships.
Why do they play the first four games when a 15-point tie-breaker will do?
Former Camden High two-sport standout Robert Council was named as the most outstanding player in Morgan State University's 14-9 win over Howard in the 40th annual New York Urban League Football Classic played on Sept. 25 at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
Louis Clyburn had a good feeling as he led North Central back onto the field for the second half of Friday's game with in-county rival Camden Military Academy. Across the way, his opposite number and CMA head coach Will Rice, was hoping against hope that his Spartans could finish the job.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (G – 4 p.m.)
Lugoff-Elgin finished second with Camden High a spot behind in third place in an 11-team boys' cross-country meet hosted by CHS on Wednesday at Historic 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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