When you have a football team which has only been in pads for some 10 days playing an opponent with two full games under its belt, the last thing you want is to get off to a slow start.
COLUMBIA -- Little did Spring Valley wide out Craig Steedley realize that when he dragged his feet inside the end zone in laying out to make a 19-yard touchdown reception in the waning seconds of the first half of Friday's game with visiting Lugoff-Elgin, he took down the hosts' upset plans with him.
When does the home field not come with its built-in advantage?
Never underestimate the power of momentum.
After traveling to the Grand Strand last week, North Central will take its non-conference tour of the Palmetto State to Greenville tonight to meet St. Joseph's Catholic school for the second time in as many years.
When Ninepins was at his peak in the 1999 and 2000 National Steeplechase Association seasons, Arch Kingsley was aboard the gelding for his three biggest wins.
Three weeks ago, West Florence head football coach Trey Woodberry was sitting in the catbird's seat. Since then, the West Florence head football coach has seen his quarterback position turn into a game of musical chairs.
Before the first volleyball was rolled out and the nets put up, Jessica Mullins found out that being a high school head coach entails much more than just teaching the game and mapping out a game plan.
J W Blue, owned by Stuart Grant and bred by the Elkstone Group, which owns the Camden Training Center, finished third in Saturday's 142nd running of the $1 million Travers Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.
Had they been in the business world, Camden's starters would have been paid less than a half-day's wages for their work on Friday night.
Week one of the 2011 regular season started off the same way last year did for the Lugoff Elgin Demons, with a loss to Fort Mill.
For countless reasons, strange things tend to happen during the first game of the season.
For the first 43 of the 48 minutes of last week's season-opening 20-16 loss to Spring Valley, Camden looked as if it was ready to put another notch in its belt against a 4A opponent.
It is almost apropos that Lugoff-Elgin will kick off its 2011 football season against a Fort Mill offense which operates out of the "pistol" formation.
Fantastic Song, a 2-year-old Lemon Drop Kid - Fantastic Shirl by Fantastic Light colt broke his maiden on his first time out by winning a $55,000 maiden special weight race on Saturday at the Saratoga Race Course.
Perched in front of their dugout, members of the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team started leaning as they prepared to rush the field after Bradwin Salmond's diving grab of Mark Allen Nash's liner to right field put the locals on the door step of a long-awaited trip to the state American Legion tournament.
Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.
One night after heavy rains in the Georgetown area forced the postponement of Tuesday's game two of the state American Legion second round playoff series between Kershaw County and host Georgetown, weather problems stopped the following evening's game dead in its tracks.
It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.
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