Fortunately or, unfortunately, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak knows how things work in regard to the tennis program at Chapin.
It was far from their best match of the season, but you won't hear Roger Smoak complaining too much about Camden's 5-1 tennis victory over host Sumter in a Wednesday match which was postponed from a day earlier due to rain.
Camden High School will recognize its 1988 and the 1989 AAA state championship baseball teams when the school celebrates Dogfest on Saturday, April 5 at American Legion Park in Camden.
Unlike some student-athletes who make sports their first priority when choosing a college, Miranda Brown was ready to put athletics in her rear-view mirror after choosing to attend Columbia College.
Rebounding from a tough, one-run loss to non-region rival Hartsville on Thursday, the Camden High baseball team bounced back to close out Region 4-AAA foe Westwood in six innings one night later.
Don't look now, but after a 1-3 start to the season, the Camden High tennis team is now above the .500 mark for the first time this season after a 5-1 dismantling of host Hartsville in Monday's non-region match played in Darlington County.
Now this is how you cap off a high school career.
Snapping a two-match goal-less skid, the Camden High boys' soccer team broke into the win column with a 3-1 victory over visiting Westwood in a wild match played last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
Dogs stomp Redhawks: Facing a first-year Westwood tennis program which has been struggling in its first matches, Camden High head coach Roger Smoak saw Thursday's home match as the perfect opportunity to give some of his regulars a rest, shake up the rotation and get several of his reserves valuable court time.
Dreher scored three times in the first 18 minutes of play and never looked back in handing visiting Camden a 4-0 loss in a Tuesday night boys' soccer match played in Columbia.
Nearly four hours after it started, host Dreher was the one left standing as the Blue Devils outlasted visiting Camden, 4-3, in a Region 4-AAA boys' tennis match played on a chilly Tuesday evening in Columbia.
Before they ever stepped on the field to begin practice for their first season, the River Bluff boys' soccer team was already ranked first in the AAA state soccer poll.
When you have been coaching for better than 40 years, you have a feel as to how to handle your squad and what it will take for that group to be successful.
Never has a soft pop fly to center looked prettier.
If he had his druthers, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak would rather ease into the start of the season before heading into conference action.
Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.
Receiving a total of 18 personal-best performances, the Camden High boys and girls' track teams ran to sixth and seventh place finishes, respectively, in Saturday's 15-team Silver Fox Invitational at Dutch Fork High School.
Despite peppering the Dreher goal, the Camden boys' soccer team could not find the back of the Blue Devil nets with any of their shots as the visiting Blue Devils downed Camden, 4-0, last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
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