You would think this would be the week in which Jimmy Neal would turn himself into a street corner preacher and talk to his team about retribution and, an eye for an eye.
Even though the calendar has turned to October, signifying the second half of the high school volleyball season, Camden head coach Paige Wilson is still making changes to her starting rotation.
The Camden High School volleyball program will host its annual "Dig Pink" Match on Wednesday, Oct. 9 when Cardinal Newman and Irmo come into the Dog Pound for a non-conference tri-match.
All members of the Camden High School Bulldog Club are invited to attend a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in the school library.
SUMTER --- So much for that post-rivalry letdown.
It may not be on the same scale as an overzealous reveler on New Year's Day, but Camden, too, could be feeling the effects of a hangover.
After having opened conference play with losses to A.C. Flora and River Bluff, the Camden girls' tennis team found their way into the win column with a 4-3 road victory on Tuesday against Dreher at the Columbia Tennis Center.
After a wet and relatively cool summer, Mother Nature brought the heat just in time for the cross country season.
It took more than three hours to complete, and it was decided by a first doubles, but the Camden girls' tennis team notched their first victory of the season last Thursday with a 4-3 win at Hartsville.
KELLEYTOWN --- Not that Hartsville needed any help, but Camden gave the defending AAA state champions plenty of it.
Confidence is contagious. And, Jimmy Neal is hoping it spreads over his team like a case of a winter cold.
It seems like forever since the Camden High volleyball team did not have someone waiting in the wings who was ready to step in and become the Lady Bulldogs' 'go-to' player.
All Jimmy Neal was missing was the top hat, vest, spats on his shoes and a cigar dangling from his mouth.
Jimmy Neal is not a big believer in a team which has one full game under its belt having the advantage over one which is making its season debut.
Having been on Cheraw's side of the field so often in the first half that the Camden offense could have claimed squatters' rights, the Bulldogs had only a 7-0 lead to show for it at halftime of Friday's season opener at Zemp Stadium.
It used to be that a baseball game with Lower Richland meant the reserves would see as much, if not more, action on the field than would the starters.
How good a night was it for the Camden High boys' soccer team?
A pair of Camden High track athletes established new school standards in their events while five Lady Bulldogs enhanced their stock following their performances in last weekend's 23rd annual Taco Bell Classic hosted by Spring Valley High school.
Roberto Pena scored in the seventh minute of play in Camden High's Saturday afternoon soccer match with visiting Camden Military. That would be all the scoring which Bulldog goalkeeper Richard White would need.
Should the Camden baseball team be forced to take to the road for a possible first round AAA state playoff game, the Bulldogs can look back on games like this and find out why they occupied the visiting dugout as opposed to their own digs at American Legion Park.
Hunter Webb headed a rebound from a shot from off the foot of teammate Moises Mata with eight minutes left in regulation to lift the Camden High boys' soccer team to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over host Buford last Wednesday.
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