During the course of practice last week, Camden starting senior cornerback Clayton Mitchum was forced to miss two days due to illness. That opened the door for Darius "Pooh" Smith to get some reps at the position.
trip to the capital city proved beneficial for the Camden High girls' tennis team which evened its Region 4-AAA mark at 1-1 following Tuesday's 6-0 win over host Lower Richland.
As expected, Monday was not the best of practices at Camden, which was coming off its first win of the season, a 46-35 victory over rival Lugoff-Elgin.
Led by a fourth-place finish from Jordan Woody, the Camden High girls' cross-country team finished third in a six-team meet run on Monday at Historic Camden.
After battling through the heat and humidity which greeted them in their season-opening meet at Chapin, the Camden High cross country teams fared much better in last week's second outings in a ofur-team event hosted by Richland Northeast,.
It took going to first doubles, but the Camden High girls' tennis team collected their first win of the season with a 4-3 victory over host Hartsville in a Wednesday match which started in the afternoon and was not completed until past 8 p.m.
After having their season opening match rained out against Blythewood, the Camden High girls tennis team dropped a pair of matches to host West Florence last Tuesday and to Darlington in Thursday's home opener.
There may not be a right or a wrong time for a bye week. But this is about as a good a time as any for the Camden football team to have one.
One of the several facts which have become evident in the first two weeks of the Camden football season is that the Bulldogs have been slow coming out of the blocks.
Like most Camden High athletic programs, the girls' tennis team knows that it has a tough task ahead of themselves in making the move to Region 4-AAA.
FLORENCE -- You do the math.
When the dust had settled following his team's 51-38 loss to Cheraw in last Saturday afternoon's season opener, Camden head football coach Jimmy Neal said there was plenty to build on.
For the past four seasons, when the Camden High volleyball team convened for pre-season practice, they may as well have spent a half-day designing a conference championship T-shirt. That was how certain it was that the Lady Bulldogs were going to win the Region 6-AAA title.
CHERAW – Final exams are not supposed to be given on the first day of school.
Before last week's spring break, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak had one goal for his team. When the Bulldogs returned from having had 12 days off, Smoak wanted to finish the season by winning their last five matches.
In what could be termed the calm before the storm, Camden kicked off a week which would determine its 3A baseball playoff fate by returning home from Hartsville with a 4-1 non-conference victory on Tuesday night.
Looking no worse for the wear after having enjoyed an 11-day layoff, the Camden High girls' soccer team returned to the pitch with a 2-1 win over Westwood Tuesday night in a Region 4-AAA match played in Blythewood.
There is one school of thought that goes along the lines of using your big gun to get you into the playoffs and then, worry about the rest later.
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