Denny Beckley is hoping that his Camden High baseball team can find the grit and determination which it displayed in winning all three games in a pre-season tournament.
In what amounted to a battle of wills, Camden played with more of a sense of urgency than did visiting Dreher in last Thursday's tennis match played at the CHS Athletic Complex.
Jazzmine Devlin's goal in the opening minute of overtime broke a 1-1 tie and gave Camden, perhaps, its biggest victory in the history of women's soccer at the school with a 2-1 victory over eighth-ranked Dreher on Friday night in Columbia.
Camden scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh to turn an 8-2 deficit into a 9-8 win over visiting Dreher in Friday's night Region 4-AAA softball game.
There were plenty of built-in excuses for the Camden tennis team as they prepared to take on host Blythewood on Wednesday.
Using an 11-run fourth inning, Camden improved to 2-0 in Region 4-AAA softball play following a 16-0 win over Lower Richland in a Tuesday night game played in Hopkins.
Scoring six times before intermission, Camden rolled to an 8-0 win over visiting Lower Richland in a Region 4-AAA girl's soccer match played at Zemp Stadium on Tuesday.
Bryan Nolasco, Jerry Jones and Clark Joseph scored a pair of goals each as the Camden boys' soccer team rolled to a 10-1 win over host Lower Richland in a Region 4-AAA match played in Hopkins on Tuesday.
Visiting A.C. Flora scored two goals in the opening 15 minutes of play and then, breezed to a 7-0 win over Camden in Friday's Region 4-AAA opening boys' soccer match for both sides.
Facing an undermanned Darlington squad, on the road, on a Monday without his team's first singles player, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak said this non-region match had all the earmarks of a trap contest.
Since it was a pre-season tournament which did not count against his team's record, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak approached last weekend's Florence Tennis Association pre-season tournament seeking to get his young team experience against quality competition.
This was one time that finishing second was not a reason to be disappointed.
It was almost as if the Camden baseball team was playing a game of "first team to 14 runs wins" in romping to three victories in the rain-shortened Pee Dee Pre-Season Baseball Invitational at Kellytown Stadium.
In recent years, Camden's winning the region title in boys' tennis was all but a foregone conclusion. Before head coach Roger Smoak and his teams stepped onto the court for their first match, they all but had the title in their collective back pocket.
After having played football for his first two years at Camden High School, Xavier White decided to hang up his cleats and dive head first into wrestling following his sophomore season.
Due to the threat of inclement weather on Thursday, the Camden Bulldog Club has moved its winter and spring sports "Meet the Bulldogs" to Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Camden High School will host a "5 on 5 at 5:00" basketball marathon to be played on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. inside the school's Gym. School clubs will play on a rotating basis throughout the day.
There is nothing like familir faces to make you feel at home.
D.J. Wilson has always stood out above the crowd. But it was not until the fifth grade when he had a birds-eye view of life.
Camden High School will host a "5 on 5 from 10 to 10" basketball marathon to be played on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. inside the school's Gym. School clubs will play on a rotating basis throughout the day. The event will conclude with an alumni game at 7 p.m. featuring members of Bulldogs' 2008-09 AAA state championship team.
For most of his young life, Chase Truesdale spent his falls playing football before switching over the basketball in December.
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