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.
Even though the calendar has turned to October, signifying the second half of the high school volleyball season, Camden head coach Paige Wilson is still making changes to her starting rotation.
The Camden High School volleyball program will host its annual "Dig Pink" Match on Wednesday, Oct. 9 when Cardinal Newman and Irmo come into the Dog Pound for a non-conference tri-match.
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.
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.
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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