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.
One line, plenty of waiting.
After having finished as the Region 3-A runner-up, the North Central softball team looked forward to hosting last Thursday's first round game against a team they had seen twice this year.
There are gut-wrenching ways to end your season and then, there is how North Central's 2013 baseball campaign came to an end.
Even the best tightrope walkers stub their toe every now and then.
Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.
An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.
(7 p.m.); 13 – at Buford; 16 – at Chesterfield; 18 – Andrew Jackson; 20 – Indian Land (7 p.m.); 24 – Cheraw; 27 – at Central
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