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.
tchers in Region 4-AAA squaring off against each other while throwing for two of the top-three ranked teams in class AAA baseball, all indicators pointed toward Camden's game with visiting Chapin being a low-scoring affair.
Richland Northeast scored a goal in the final minute of the first half of play and made it stand for the second 40 minutes in taking a 1-0 win over visiting Camden in a key Region 4-AAA match played Tuesday in Columbia.
Playing their fourth match in five days and facing a strong and experienced Dreher squad, the Camden boys' soccer team came out on the short end of a 7-1 score in a Region 4-AAA contest played last Friday night in Columbia.