When his regular rider went down with an injury in the race before the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Stakes at Belmont Park in September, trainer Richard Valentine was left to having to scratch Demonstrative minutes before the Grade I feature.
IRMO -- One last chance to get a win. But unfortunately, it is also one last chance to realize it was never meant to be.
Sitting behind his office desk, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn simply shook his head and smiled when asked if he was aware of some of the things being said between members of his team and players from Andrew Jackson, which comes to Boonetown for tonight's first round AA Upper State Division II playoff contest.
It is not the easiest of tasks when your playoff chances have been exhausted and you have yet to win a game this season.
With a roster which includes just one player who checks in at taller than 6-foot-6, Palmetto State Rizers' head coach Harvin Council has adjusted his game plan to fit his personnel.
Noble Tune, a 2-year-old colt by Unbridled's Song, will run in Saturday's $1 million Juvenile Turf race at the 2012 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park. The race is scheduled to go off at 2:50 p.m.
C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor
When North Central High graduate Devin Lee and his wife and Lugoff-Elgin graduate, Nikia Knox-Lee, purchased the Palmetto State Rizers, they said it was important that they try and give the American Basketball Association franchise a presence in their home county.
CHAPIN -- Given the chance to use an escape clause, which was losing starting quarterback Josh Council with three winnable games left in the Region 4-AAA season, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal refused to play with "what if" card.
COLUMBIA -- If effort somehow equaled victories, then Lugoff-Elgin may have gotten their first win of the season on Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.
You don't become aa successful a coach as Paige Wilson is by leaving things to chance.
North Central will host its first state playoff game since the 1994 season when the Knights welcome arch-rival Andrew Jackson to Boonetown for Friday's first round AA Division II Upper State contest.
Louis Clyburn has been told by several people about when, in 1984, North Central played and lost a game to eventual state champion Woodruff, 34-7, in the third round of the state class AA playoffs.
Nothing to win. Nothing to lose.
Usually, signing day allows a high school student-athlete time to look back and reflect on what led up to this special occasion.
After having played football for his first two years at Camden High School, Xavier White decided to hang up his cleats and dive head first into wrestling following his sophomore season.
Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.
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