When you are a guest in a stranger's house, nothing makes you feel more welcomed than the host taking a moment to stop by and introduce himself to you.
Should Camden, which is ranked 17th in the latest AAA scmatc.com poll, finish in fourth place in Region 4-AAA, the Bullldogs will head to Region 3 champion Union County for Saturday's AAA Upper State wrestling tournament opener.
It was a road which Camden had been down twice before this season and each time, the Bulldogs arrived at a dead end.
Seeing as how Dreher starts three players who check in at better than 6-feet tall, it puts the onus on the Lady Blue Devils' opponents to make the best of their looks at the basket. In all likelihood, the first shot may well be the only one each trip down the floor.
Just when Camden thought it had a big fish on the end of its line, the Bulldogs left it get away.
Looks don't come much clearer than this.
Facing the meat of the Chapin order in what amounted to the bottom of the ninth inning, Camden was unable to complete the upset of the second-ranked Eagles.
Coming off a one-sided loss to powerful Dreher three nights earlier, Camden girls' basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat was interested to see how her team would respond with soon-to-be 4A entry Westwood in town for a rainy Friday night contest.
When Westwood came out in a 2-3 zone and stayed in that defensive scheme throughout the night, Camden head coach Ron McKie must have felt like a kid who found a leftover gift from Santa behind the tree.
Camden's players and several of its fans seated in the rows behind the Lady Bulldogs' bench found out just what Natalie Jeffcoat's breaking point was during Friday's game with River Bluff.
For better or for worse, the Camden boys' basketball team will not play in a post-Christmas tournament.
Camden kicked off Region 4-AAA action with a 65-50 loss to host A.C. Flora in a Tuesday night contest played in Columbia.
Avenging their only loss in three starts this season, the Camden boys basketball team handed host Lakewood a 52-42 defeat on Wednesday night in Sumter.
After putting in countless hours during what was a wet summer, the Camden High girls' basketball team reaped the rewards of their hard work on a late autumn night when drops of rain fell from the sky.
If you are old enough to remember when a record would skip and play the same part of the song over and over again on a record player, you can probably sympathize with the plight which Camden head coach Ron McKie found himself in on Tuesday.
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.
For several weeks, Camden was missing something. And, it perplexed the Bulldogs' coaching staff.
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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