Unlike some student-athletes who make sports their first priority when choosing a college, Miranda Brown was ready to put athletics in her rear-view mirror after choosing to attend Columbia College.
Rebounding from a tough, one-run loss to non-region rival Hartsville on Thursday, the Camden High baseball team bounced back to close out Region 4-AAA foe Westwood in six innings one night later.
Don't look now, but after a 1-3 start to the season, the Camden High tennis team is now above the .500 mark for the first time this season after a 5-1 dismantling of host Hartsville in Monday's non-region match played in Darlington County.
Now this is how you cap off a high school career.
Snapping a two-match goal-less skid, the Camden High boys' soccer team broke into the win column with a 3-1 victory over visiting Westwood in a wild match played last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
Dogs stomp Redhawks: Facing a first-year Westwood tennis program which has been struggling in its first matches, Camden High head coach Roger Smoak saw Thursday's home match as the perfect opportunity to give some of his regulars a rest, shake up the rotation and get several of his reserves valuable court time.
Dreher scored three times in the first 18 minutes of play and never looked back in handing visiting Camden a 4-0 loss in a Tuesday night boys' soccer match played in Columbia.
Nearly four hours after it started, host Dreher was the one left standing as the Blue Devils outlasted visiting Camden, 4-3, in a Region 4-AAA boys' tennis match played on a chilly Tuesday evening in Columbia.
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.
Camden High School will send 10 wrestlers --- including three Region 4-AAA champions --- into the state AAA Upper State wrestling championships to be held on Feb. 20-12 at West-Oak Middle School.
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