CHARLOTTE – O'Brien Schofield heard all the rumors. But they did him no good as he was lying on the ground after having been injured during the first practice leading up to the 2010 Senior Bowl game in Mobile, Ala.
This past football season saw plenty of new faces play key roles for all four Kershaw County high school football programs.
Times are tough for recent college graduates and their quests to find meaningful employment in their chosen field.
Ready to stick with a 2-3 zone defense which caused visiting Cardinal Newman troubles in the first half, North Central's best-laid defensive plans were thrown out with the bath water in a sloppy second half stretch.
Progress, like beauty, is sometimes in the eye of the beholder.
When you have a new coach, sometimes you need to walk before you can run.
Shortly before she got loose for what was a game-winning layin, Kirsten Baker sat on the Lugoff-Elgin bench with an ice bag atop her head following a spill after being fouled with 1:41 left in Tuesday's game against visiting Richland Northeast.
Even though her team's score in Friday's win over rival Camden was nearly identical to that of Tuesday's 58-50 victory over Lancaster, Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball coach Von Duncan said the difference in play and emotion was off the charts.
It stood out like an elephant in a dog show.
As luck would have it, Katie Bradley's 12-foot jumper came after the horn signaling the end of the first half had sounded.
The Camden High wrestling team scored their first win of the season on Wednesday in Columbia by thumping Keenan, 48-12.
Well before his team headed to the locker room to dress for Tuesday's game with the visiting Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, North Central boys' basketball coach Chad Dixon passed along this message, "We're not going to win 100 to 40 this time," he said.
Saturday will mark four weeks since Cassatt resident and apprentice steeplechase jockey Jorge Torres was critically injured in a fall from his horse at the Nov. 13 Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.
Even world record-holders need someone to push them to along in their quest to be the best they can be.
Like a cold car engine which takes a few tries before starting up, Lugoff-Elgin's Jo Jo Pellegrino coughed and sputtered for the better part of three quarters of Friday's non-region game with rival Camden.
It was meant to be nothing more than an innocent off-season bullpen session. But for Kenneth Prince it turned out to be a season-ender.
As spacious as American Legion Park is, Richland Northeast could have almost done without the outfield grass in topping host Camden, 5-2, in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic championship game Thursday night.
If there was a recurring theme for Lugoff-Elgin in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic, it was the Demons' having their share of chances to pull out wins in three of their games, only to have nothing to show for those efforts in the win column.
On an unseasonably cool mid-April night, Zac Bowers and Grey Hoke provided wood for the fireplace.
By TOM DIDATO
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