DARLINGTON – When we last left the Darlington vs. Camden baseball series, Jake Ansley threw a no-hitter against DHS in a tidily played 2-1 Bulldog victory in the next-to-last game of the Region 6-AAA season between the two sides played at American Legion Park.
CHAPIN --- For one split second, all that Camden had done wrong in Thursday's AAA state playoff opener at Chapin looked like it might be swept under the rug.
With the AAA state tournament coming up next Thursday, the last thing Roger Smoak and his Camden High tennis team needs is a late-season slip-up.
Last Tuesday night in Hartsville, the Camden High boys' soccer team survived a physical game against the host Red Foxes and came home with a hard-earned 2-1 Region 6-AAA victory.
These are the days when you don't mind your team not being at full-strength.
For whatever reason, Camden has had more than its share of pitchers having to deal with first inning issues along with spells in which the defense has been the team's Achilles' heel.
Jake Ansley arrived at American Legion Park on Tuesday a bundle of nervous energy and with a sore right elbow.
Make it a four-peat.
With storm clouds gathering and rain on the way, the Camden High tennis team could ill afford to waste any time in Tuesday's match at A.C. Flora.
The Camden High baseball team is honoring all KCRD T-Ball teams at tonight's 6:30 p.m. home game against Fairfield Central.
After having been postponed due to weather on its first try this season, the annual Camden High School Alumni Baseball Game will be played on Saturday, April 14.
Playing without starting third singles performer, Nelson Semple, the Camden High tennis team rolled into this week's spring break with a 4-2 win over Hartsville in a match played last Thursday at the CHS Athletic Complex.
After an uneven start to the season, the Camden High tennis team downed Wilson and Lugoff-Elgin on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, to extend their win streak to four matches with one more contest left before taking next week off for spring break.
When in doubt, stick to what you do best.
Jake Ansley belted Camden's first home run of the season in helping lead the Bulldogs to their sixth straight win in Wednesday's 4-2 non-region victory over visiting Dreher.
Chalk it up to the wooden bats. Better yet, give the credit to the two pitchers.
So much for a "ho-hum" victory over Westwood.
Of all his team's losses this season, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak said this one stung the most.
First-year schools and their athletic teams are not supposed to be this good.
Pitching on just four days' rest is not common in high school baseball. But recently, Camden's Grey Hoke has been anything but ordinary.
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