Coming into pre-season camp prior to his junior season at Camden High School, Tyrel Smith was a player the football staff thought could be a good player but one without a true position.
D.J. Wilson has always stood out above the crowd. But it was not until the fifth grade when he had a birds-eye view of life.
Back in early December, this might have looked like a second quarter score from a Camden boys basketball game.
Just when it looked as if the Camden girls were going to end a frustrating season on a high note and with a two-game win streak, a once-dormant Chapin squad pulled the rug out from under the feet of the Lady Bulldogs.
For most of his young life, Chase Truesdale spent his falls playing football before switching over the basketball in December.
Camden High School will host a "5 on 5 from 10 to 10" basketball marathon to be played on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. inside the school's Gym. School clubs will play on a rotating basis throughout the day. The event will conclude with an alumni game at 7 p.m. featuring members of Bulldogs' 2008-09 AAA state championship team.
VCU signee Tevin Mack had 26 points to lead host Dreher to a 61-48 victory over Camden in a Region 4-AAA boys' basketball game played Tuesday night in Columbia.
Camden, which finished second in Region 4-AAA, will meet Belton-Honea Path, the third-place finisher Region 3, in Saturday's first round of the AAA Upper State wrestling tournament at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill.
Camden dropped both ends of a doubleheader to visiting Lower Richland on Friday night inside the Dog Pound.
Camden High School will send 10 wrestlers --- including three Region 4-AAA champions --- into the state AAA Upper State wrestling championships to be held on Feb. 20-12 at West-Oak Middle School.
Rather than staying in their locker room for halftime, the Richland Northeast girls made a U-turn, came back through the Camden High gym and regathered in the school's commons area.
Gone are the hockey-like line changes. So, too, are extended minutes on the court for most of the non-starters on the Camden boys basketball team which has gone to a more traditional substitution pattern under interim head coach Ron McKie Jr.
The Camden High wrestling team will travel to Columbia this afternoon for the two-day, 32-team Dreher Invitational.
Ron McKie Jr. would make a terrible "spin doctor" on one of the many Sunday morning TV talk shows in which men and women try to convince viewers that the news and facts may not be as good or, as bad, as they may seem.
With her team coming off back-to-back wins in the post-Christmas Lake Marion Invitational and with games against region and state heavyweights Lower Richland and Dreher coming up, Camden girls' basketball head coach Natalie Jeffcoat felt Tuesday night would be the perfect time for her team to make a statement that the Lady Bulldogs were back.