Camden will send 20 athletes into Saturday's AAA state qualifier after 11 Lady Bulldogs and nine members of the boys' teamcame home from last Wednesday's Region 4-AAA championships at Lower Richland High School with top four finishes in their respective events.
Not wanting to go an entire week between the end of the regular season and the start of the AAA state playoffs, Camden has found a niche game with Hartsville which allows both teams to get their respective houses in order before the post-season.
Forty-pitch first innings are hardly harbingers for success but Camden and Devin Beckley were able to overcome a shaky start and held onto first place in the Region 4-AAA standings with a come-from-behind 8-5 win over Richland Northeast on Tuesday.
Only trailing an A.C. Flora squad which is ranked among the top five in the last AAA state boys' soccer poll, 1-0 at halftime, Camden High head coach Mark Chickering was hopeful that his team might still be able to pull the upset Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
Distance runners Garrett Lawson and Julia Keen set new Camden High School records in the 3,200-meter runs at last weekend's 24th annual Taco Bell Classic track meet hosted by Spring Valley High School.
It had been sixteen days since their last competition due to the weather cancelation of the Silver Fox Invitational but the Camden High track teams showed no signs of sluggishness as they easily won their second home meet of the season last Thursday afternoon at the CHS Track and Field Complex.