This was hardly the start to the second half of the season which Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was looking for from his team.
Due to a traffic tie-up on Interstate 20, A.C. Flora arrived late for Friday's game against Camden at American Legion Park, thereby delaying the start.
It's a game like this which has a coach hoping his team does not develop bad habits.
One night after suffering a one-run loss to rival Lugoff-Elgin, the Camden baseball team may have let that one setback turn into two as the Bulldogs were throttled by Chapin, 10-0, in a game stopped in the sixth inning by the 10-run rule.
Fortunately or, unfortunately, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak knows how things work in regard to the tennis program at Chapin.
It was far from their best match of the season, but you won't hear Roger Smoak complaining too much about Camden's 5-1 tennis victory over host Sumter in a Wednesday match which was postponed from a day earlier due to rain.
Camden High School will recognize its 1988 and the 1989 AAA state championship baseball teams when the school celebrates Dogfest on Saturday, April 5 at American Legion Park in Camden.
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.
It should have been a night in which the Camden High football locker room was hopping. Instead, the silence coming from the south corner of Zemp Stadium was deafening.
Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.
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