Forsaking the X's and O's with his team trailing visiting Dutch Fork, 51-28 at intermission, Lugoff-Elgin boys basketball coach Derek Belton appealed to his team's pride during his halftime talk.
Like a bright, neon sign which seems to keep blinking in the back of one's mind, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan could not forget the pasting which her team took when they traveled to play Dutch Fork earlier this month.
Comfort is knowing that even though your team only scores one fourth quarter basket, you still win a game by double figures.
Here's a simple math equation.
Some things never change.
Rarely does a college women's basketball coach get a second look while attending a high school girl's game.
Several years ago, Ted Monroe was having a conversation with a high school coach from the Upstate whose team had just won a state championship in football.
On a night in which Camden High would rename the basketball court in memory of its former girls basketball coach Mike Culp, the current edition of the Lady Bulldogs looked like one of Culp's versions of the Runnin' Rockettes in Friday's 61-47 loss to visiting Marlboro County.
Fittingly, the one shot which Camden hit from beyond the 3-point arc on Friday night on the Coach Michael G. Culp Court was waved off due to a traveling violation.
What's the best way to cool off a hot shooter? Easy, don't let him get his hands on the ball.
Faced with a dilemma which comes with the territory when playing Spring Valley, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan was not ready to slow Tuesday's contest against the guests to a crawl as did Blythewood in a 40-8 loss to the Lady Vikings last week.
As a three-sport athlete --- and a state champion in each --- in the late 1950s at Camden High, the 6-foot-4 John Speaks stood above the crowd.
On the football field, it sometimes takes a 300-pound behemoth to be able to move Vonnie Holliday. Off the gridiron, however, the smallest person or a cause in need of help can thrust the Camden native into action like no offensive lineman can do to the 6-foot-5, 285-pounder.
Tuesday: North Central, Dreher at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden at Lakewood (BB – 6 p.m.); Spring Valley at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); North Central at C.A. Johnson (BB – 6:30 p.m.)
Returning to his native Ireland prior to Christmas, Desmond Fogarty saw his homeland blanketed by snow, making traveling in the region a bit dicey.
Some people are born to run. Others get their calling to take to the streets in different ways.
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