Posing for a team photo after winning their own tournament is becoming routine for the North Central volleyball team.
It has been more than two decades since MC Hammer was last seen on the record charts. That has not stopped Louis Clyburn from reviving hammer time in Boonetown.
It took a soon-to-be 4A foe to do it, but North Central's volleyball team's season-opening win streak came to an end in a 2-0 loss to Westwood on Tuesday night.
North Central will host the eighth annual Carolina Challenge Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21 at The Castle in Boonetown.
Here we go again.
In spite of being one of the smaller schools invited to Saturday's Sumter Spike-Off volleyball tournament, North Central still managed to knock off its share of larger programs en route to a third-place finish in the 15-team event.
Two matches. Four sets. A perfect start.
Talk about getting more bang for your buck.
If there is a benefit to having an early bye week, it may be that football is still center stage and, regardless of the outcome of your first game, there is, virtually, an entire season left to be played.
In a day and age in which winning seasons can come and go with virtually each graduating senior class, it's nice to know some things never change.
Louis Clyburn could only shake his head and try not to laugh as he saw the torso of William Jenkins laying in the end zone with the football.
Having been an assistant coach at four different colleges, Louis Clyburn knows a little something about recruiting football players to a school.
Some people are tougher to please than others.
North Central High School senior Grayson King and junior teammate Broderick Gaither were each named to class AA All-State baseball teams.
Trailing 22-16 in the first set of Tuesday's Region 4-AA show with visiting Andrew Jackson, North Central volleyball coach Andy Johnson took a look at the scoreboard and, as always, noticed that aside from the score the only numbers in the time section were those counting down the one minute allowed for a time out.
One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.
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