Some sports are games of inches. Wrestling can be one of seconds.
On a night when it should have been hard for him to crack a smile, that is exactly what Rock Hill wrestling coach Cain Beard did when asked to give a preview of tonight's 4A Upper State championship match between visiting and top-ranked Hillcrest and host Lugoff-Elgin, the state's third-ranked team according to the latest scmat.com poll.
If India Robinson never kicked a soccer ball, the chances were pretty good that colleges would still be knocking at her door, trying to attract the Camden High School senior to their institution of higher learning.
Having feasted on Spartanburg for the first course, Lugoff-Elgin still had plenty of room left for Dorman, the day's second course, as the state's third-ranked 4A wrestling team breezed into tonight's third round pairing with Rock Hill following a pair of victories Saturday afternoon.
Shortly after Darius Custard signed his national football letter-of-intent with North Greenville University, the Lugoff-Elgin senior's mother let the cat out of the bag as to her son's thinking about giving up football as a freshman at the school.
Things are starting to fall into place for the North Central girls' basketball team. And with the state playoffs looming around the bend, the Lady Knights' timing could not be any better.
When Lewisville forward and South Carolina State signee Cortell Busby picked up his second foul less than two minutes into Tuesday's game at North Central, he put himself on the bench and out of the game. When he was tagged with his third personal in the waning seconds of the first half, it meant more bench time fors the Lions' leading scorer.
As he took his official visit to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio last weekend, Alvonta` Jenkins got a good look at the campus, met with members of the school's football coaching staff, took in a basketball game and toured the town.
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. The final spread of Camden's 47-28 loss to third-ranked Crestwood on Tuesday on the Coach Michael G. Culp Court was 19 points. Now, the visiting Lady Knights, unofficially, turned seven Camden turnovers into baskets while scoring three buckets on second-chance shots. A quick calculation, leads to Crestwood's having scored 20 points in those two areas alone. That does not factor ...
Some things never change. After closing out their tenure in the AAA ranks with a state championship last year, the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team has not skipped a beat in their first season as a state class 4A entry. On Wednesday night, Evan Moxie's troops sewed up the Region 4-4A championship by pounding Spring Valley, 76-3, and host Ridge View, 70-6, ...
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.
Part roller derby. Part bar room brawl.
Sometimes, the less said the better.
After putting in countless hours during what was a wet summer, the Camden High girls' basketball team reaped the rewards of their hard work on a late autumn night when drops of rain fell from the sky.
If you are old enough to remember when a record would skip and play the same part of the song over and over again on a record player, you can probably sympathize with the plight which Camden head coach Ron McKie found himself in on Tuesday.
While it may not have been on the flat track, The Elkstone Group LLC's Bodie Island roared to a 2 ¾-length win a short trip from where he was developed when he jumped his way to victory in the $20,000 Hobkirk Hill Starter Allowance at the Nov. 23 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden.
Camden High offensive tackle Mauric James was selected to play in the 2013 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Dec. 14.
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