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Spring football, hoops and softball on tap this weekend
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MARKELL PORTEE will close out his high school career playing in Sunday’s Battle in the Castle at North Central.

Camden High School will close its spring football practice session with the annual Gold and Black Spring Game to be played Friday, May 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Zemp Stadium.

The team will be divided up into two squads --- Gold and Black --- and will play a condensed game. 

At 8 p.m., the third annual Camden High School football alumni flag football game will take place.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the gate to benefit the Sterling Felder Foundation which supports local youth sports. Commemorative T-shirts benefitting the Sterling Felder Foundation will be sold for $15.

Spring football, softball make for busy day in Boonetown: It will be a full afternoon and early evening of sports at North Central High School on Friday, May 17.

At 2 p.m., football fans can get a sneak peek at the 2019 Knights’ football team when the squad concludes spring practice with its spring game inside Knights Stadium.

At 3:30 p.m., the scene shifts to the softball field for the student vs. faculty softball game. At 5 p.m., those in attendance can participate in a softball home run hitting contest. The entry fee is $5 for six swings and 15 swings for $10. There will be a cash prize awarded for the most home runs hit in the event.

The day concludes at 5:30 p.m. with members of the Lady Knights 1999 class A state championship softball team facing an alumni softball squad.

The day of football and softball is being sponsored by the North Central High School softball team.

Senior basketball players return to the hardwood: North Central High School will host the inaugural Battle in the Castle senior all-star basketball game on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. inside The Castle in Boonetown.

Boys and girls basketball players from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin, North Central, Andrew Jackson and McBee will play in the event. Since there were not enough senior girls’ players from the five teams to form two squads, several underclassmen will participate.

In both instances, two captains will draft their team. The afternoon will feature a slam dunk contest for the boys and a 3-point shooting contest for both girls’ and boys. Players who have signed to play basketball in college will also be acknowledged.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. A concession stand will be in operation for the games.