This is a high-wire act which the Flying Wallendas might not want to touch.
COLUMBIA --- Suddenly, that 5-1 start to the season seems so long ago.
This could be a week in which Camden learns plenty about itself.
Improving its playoff stock, the Camden High girls' tennis team knocked off Westwood, 5-1, in a Region 4-AAA match played in Blythewood on Tuesday night.
Waiting more than two hours due to a scheduling snafu and then, having to deal with a rowdy River Bluff student section which lined the court, Camden overcame that set of circumstances to leave Lexington County with a 3-2 win last Tuesday in a Region 4-AAA volleyball match.
Camden punched its ticket into the AAA state girls' tennis tournament with a 4-2 victory over Dreher in a conference match played last Thursday at the CHS courts.
Through the season's first seven games, Camden has been the ultimate escape artist thanks to getting three of its five victories by three points or less.
In the process of applying the brakes on a 10-game skid in conference games with last week's 34-33 win over A.C. Flora, Camden also found out a little something about itself.
The Camden High School athletic department is offering young girls a chance to get an up-close view of the Lady Bulldogs' volleyball team.
Receiving the type of consistent effort she was looking for, Camden High volleyball head coach Paige Wilson received just that from her team in a pair of wins last week.
On an afternoon when their two seniors were given the day off, the Camden High tennis team had more than enough talent on hand to upend Lower Richland, 5-1, last Wednesday in a Region 4-AAA match played in Columbia.
COLUMBIA -- It's a mantra which football coaches preach on the practice field, in the locker room and, on the sidelines: "Don't take a play off."
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.
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.
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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