There was a rush to get everything done for senior night. After that, the buzzword for North Central was patience.
Closing its regular season with a five-inning, non-conference doubleheader with Buford, the North Central baseball team split Wednesday's twinbill in Lancaster County.
First, it was a winning season. Then, came a first-time berth in the state playoffs.
With spring break over, the North Central softball team needed to get back to winning games after losing two of three, including their first in Region 3-AA play, in the week leading up to having a week off.
In a season of firsts, this is the biggest of them all ... so far.
It just might be time to break out the rabbit's foot, find a four-leaf clover or, taking a page from "Major League," sacrifice a live chicken because doing everything in reverse did not work for North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash.
And then, there was one.
North Central continued to score runs in bunches and still sits atop the Region 3-AA softball standings after a pair of conference victories over Columbia High and Fairfield Central last week.
For the first time in its brief history, the North Central High School tennis team is above the .500 mark.
The North Central baseball program will hold a two-day, spring break mini-camp on Monday and Tuesday, April 1 and 2, in Boonetown.
There is nothing like hot pitching to warm up a cold night.
This was about as perfect a start as a first-year coach would want for his team.
There is nothing like a win the day after a loss to take that bad taste out of your mouth.
While it was hardly an artistic success, North Central stayed atop the Region 3-AA softball standings with a 31-21 win over visiting Eau Claire in a game played last Friday night in Boonetown.
Usually, non-conference games in the middle of league play is a time for baseball coaches to give their second or third starters and/or relievers some valuable time on the mound.
If imitation is, indeed, the sincerest form of flattery, North Central's offense could see pressure coming from all across the field from the Timmonsville defense tonight when the nights make the trip to the Pee Dee for their second game of the season.
If this is how North Central plays when it is jittery, just think of what the Lady Knight volleyball team will do once it settles down.
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