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Lady Bulldogs set lofty goals for '14
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FAITH GRANT SHOULD BE a force along the net for the Lady Bulldogs this fall. - photo by Photo by BowTie Photography
On a day on which Paige Wilson was forced to miss practice, members of her Camden High volleyball team were being interviewed by a reporter from WLTX TV 19 in Columbia after an online poll conducted by the station rated the Lady Bulldogs as the top team in the Midlands heading into the upcoming season.For a team looking for a pre-season spark and, perhaps, its own identity, this jolt of enthusiasm was just what the veteran CHS head coach said her team needed. Wilson said after the surprise announcement was made to the team, the girls enjoyed their best practice of the pre-season.“I think it got them fired up,” Wilson said of the unexpected honor. “I think it got our girls pumped up and they want to live up to the vote.”A season ago, Camden’s run of conference titles came to an end when it finished second behind Chapin in Region 4-AAA. The Lady Bulldogs breezed past Woodruff in their state tournament opener before seeing their season come to an end in a second round loss Pickens.Wilson and company have come back fortified in 2014 with a 16-player roster which, Wilson said, is the largest she can remembers since taking over the Lady Bulldog reins for a 1994 season in which the program won the second of its three straight AAA state crowns.This squad has a little bit of everything.