In spite of his team's being shut out by fourth-ranked Chapin, 9-0, last Friday night and then by A.C. Flora, 6-0, Tuesday, Camden baseball coach Denny Beckley is hardly singing the blues.
Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak is a proponent of the saying that once you fall off a horse, get back on it as quickly as possible.
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.
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.
There was hardly a word said as to last fall's 2-8 campaign before, during or after Camden's spring football practice for the 2013 season.
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