Before they ever stepped on the field to begin practice for their first season, the River Bluff boys' soccer team was already ranked first in the AAA state soccer poll.
When you have been coaching for better than 40 years, you have a feel as to how to handle your squad and what it will take for that group to be successful.
Never has a soft pop fly to center looked prettier.
If he had his druthers, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak would rather ease into the start of the season before heading into conference action.
One out and one strike away from getting out of the sixth inning with a 4-1 lead over two-time defending AAA state champion A.C. Flora, Camden saw its lead evaporate with one swing of the bat from Donald Gillepsie.
With the gusting wind virtually turning the tennis ball into a badminton shuttlecock, Camden overcame the conditions and some unsettling play in the second set to come away with a 6-0 home court win over 4A Sumter on Wednesday.
Having won their first two games by shutout and playing to a scoreless draw in their third contest, the Camden High girls' soccer team fell to AAAA state power Bluffton, 3-0, to finish second in the Michael Nash Memorial Soccer Tournament hosted by North Myrtle Beach High School last weekend.
Former Camden High basketball standout and Francis Marion University graduate student Evrik Gary was honored on Monday as the Peach Belt Conference's Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 23.
Before enrolling at Camden High School as a freshman in 2010, Mauric James had never played a down of organized football.
CHESTER -- Time to add some new names to the old marquee.
Greenville outscored visiting Camden, 27-8, over the final 11 minutes of play to advance to the third round of the AAA state basketball playoffs with a 41-34 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Throughout its second half of the season run to a AAA state playoff berth, Camden has relied on Josh Sumpter to do its heavy lifting.
There is digging yourself an early hole and then there is the plight which the Camden girls found themselves in on Monday.
Stepping back inside after getting some fresh air outside the Camden High gym, Natalie Jeffcoat probably wished her team could have done the same earlier Monday evening.
Monday was supposed to have been the day in which the Camden basketball team was to implement the game plan for Tuesday night's scheduled game with Chapin.
So much for a "ho-hum" victory over Westwood.
Of all his team's losses this season, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak said this one stung the most.
First-year schools and their athletic teams are not supposed to be this good.
Pitching on just four days' rest is not common in high school baseball. But recently, Camden's Grey Hoke has been anything but ordinary.
Both the Camden High boys and girls track teams are off to strong starts to the year and they are making preparations for a strong showing at the Region 4-AAA championship meet to be held later this month.
Camden rebounded from Thursdays' 10-0 conference loss to A.C. Flora by shutting out Carolina Forest, 2-0, in Friday's opening round of the Airport Select Invitational boys' soccer tournament.
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