There were two things which Camden baseball coach was looking to get out of Thursday's non-region game at Fairfield Central. First, he wanted to come out of Winnsboro with the victory. Next, he wanted to give several of his pitchers some much-needed time on the mound.
It is going to take a strong, if not an experienced, team to stop Chapin from winning a fourth consecutive state class AAA tennis championship come May.
Westwood threw a scare into Camden before throwing a pitcher whose repertoire did not consist of a constant diet of off-speed offerings.
As a tie match drew to a close in regulation play, all signs pointed to this one going to penalty kicks.
After having to score seven times in the seventh inning to come away with a win over eighth-ranked Dreher last Friday, the Camden softball team made things a lot easier on themselves and head coach Lynn Looney on Tuesday.
A five-minute first half flurry, in which they scored three goals, was all the Camden High boys' soccer team needed in a 3-0 win over visiting Westwood on Tuesday.
Dreher pumped in four first half goals and that was more than enough as the visiting Blue Devils blanked Camden, 4-0, in a Region 4-AAA boys' soccer match played Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
Denny Beckley is hoping that his Camden High baseball team can find the grit and determination which it displayed in winning all three games in a pre-season tournament.
In what amounted to a battle of wills, Camden played with more of a sense of urgency than did visiting Dreher in last Thursday's tennis match played at the CHS Athletic Complex.
Jazzmine Devlin's goal in the opening minute of overtime broke a 1-1 tie and gave Camden, perhaps, its biggest victory in the history of women's soccer at the school with a 2-1 victory over eighth-ranked Dreher on Friday night in Columbia.
Camden scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh to turn an 8-2 deficit into a 9-8 win over visiting Dreher in Friday's night Region 4-AAA softball game.
There were plenty of built-in excuses for the Camden tennis team as they prepared to take on host Blythewood on Wednesday.
Using an 11-run fourth inning, Camden improved to 2-0 in Region 4-AAA softball play following a 16-0 win over Lower Richland in a Tuesday night game played in Hopkins.
Scoring six times before intermission, Camden rolled to an 8-0 win over visiting Lower Richland in a Region 4-AAA girl's soccer match played at Zemp Stadium on Tuesday.
Bryan Nolasco, Jerry Jones and Clark Joseph scored a pair of goals each as the Camden boys' soccer team rolled to a 10-1 win over host Lower Richland in a Region 4-AAA match played in Hopkins on Tuesday.
Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.
Receiving a total of 18 personal-best performances, the Camden High boys and girls' track teams ran to sixth and seventh place finishes, respectively, in Saturday's 15-team Silver Fox Invitational at Dutch Fork High School.
Despite peppering the Dreher goal, the Camden boys' soccer team could not find the back of the Blue Devil nets with any of their shots as the visiting Blue Devils downed Camden, 4-0, last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
Camden's strong start to the softball season continued on Saturday with the Lady Bulldogs finishing with a 3-1 record and taking second place to host Lewisville in the Lewisville Lions Tournament played in Richburg.
Having come close to a no-hitter, Camden's Kennedi Stokes was forced to settle for the pitching victory as the Camden softball team stayed unbeaten through three games with an 8-1 win over visiting Dreher on Friday night.
Everything about it reeked of "trap" game. But Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley would have none of that talk following his team's 3-2 come-from-behind victory over visiting Dreher Friday night.
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