While some players sign letters-of-intent to play sports at the college of their choice, when Brandon Faulkenberry decided to attend USC-Lancaster and play baseball at the school, he was guaranteed nothing.
First, it was the Kershaw County championship which they won last Thursday. Then, on Tuesday, the North Central boys track and field team captured the Region 3-A crown in a meet which they hosted in Boonetown.
North Central's District 1-A baseball tournament opening game at Williston-Elko, originally set for a 5 p.m. start tonight, has been pushed back an hour and to a new location due to Thursday morning's rainstorm.
The North Central softball team earned a state tournament berth which goes with it thanks to a 10-5 conference victory over Great Falls.
Both the North Central girls and boys track teams finished third in a multi-team meet at hosted by Lugoff-Elgin last Thursday night.
While the rest of their North Central teammates were going through their usual pre-game routine in preparation for Wednesday's Region 3-A game against visiting McBee, Grayson King and Andrew Galuppi were nowhere to be seen or found.
Recently, the North Central softball team has not been able to extend Chesterfield to a full seven-inning game.
How and when does a single trump a grand slam?
What's the best antidote for a three-game skid, how about a three-game win streak?
After a one-run loss to Lewisville last Friday night, the North Central softball team lost a pair of 15-0 decisions against Chesterfield and McBee, respectively, on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Looking to play the role of giant-slayer, visiting North Central saw its chance to upset top-ranked Lewisville go up in smoke in the fifth inning of Friday's baseball game played in Richburg.
After a slow start, the North Central softball team roared back, beginning with a five-run third inning, to upend visiting Great Fall, 13-3, last Tuesday night in Boonetown.
After a slow start, the North Central softball team roared back, beginning with a five-run bottom of the third inning, to upend visiting Great Falls, 13-3, last Tuesday night in Boonetown.
Andrew Jackson scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to come away with an 11-10 win over visiting North Central in a non-conference game played Monday night in Kershaw.
Payback, thy name is Andrew Galuppi.
Cary Phillips has been the head coach of the North Central boys' basketball team for all of five games. But he already knows his team needs to get off to better starts to avoid beginning behind the 8-ball.
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