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.
It would be easy for Camden and head coach Jimmy Neal to look to the heavens and ask, "Why us?"
Bargain basement purchases, horses with Camden ties and an Irish import making its first start over fences on this side of the Atlantic. What more could you ask for in a jump race?
Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.
Officially, Minimambo carried jockey Rosemary Homeister and 120 pounds on her back in Saturday's fifth race, a $16,500 maiden claimer run at Tampa Bay Downs.
Five novice jumpers are expected to take the starter's flag for Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race after entries were accepted Monday by the National Steeplechase Association.
An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.
Everything about it reeked of "trap" game. But Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley would have none of that talk following his team's 3-2 come-from-behind victory over visiting Dreher Friday night.
Given the harsh winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, there was more than a bit of concern as to how many horses would be ready and headed for the Saturday's March 28 running of the $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race in Camden.
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