It has been a long time between shutouts for the North Central High football team.
When informed that his team's opponent, Whitmire, carries a 25-game losing skid into tonight's contest with his visiting Knights, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn simply rolled his eyes and smirked.
If you think North Central is sweating out its move into the state class AA volleyball ranks, well, you can put those sports drinks and towels away.
This was not the Cardinal Newman team which North Central and head football coach Louis Clyburn signed up to play last winter.
Some coaches dread playing week zero games. Not Louis Clyburn.
When last season ended and North Central began preparations for its 2012 football campaign, the Knights had 18 rising seniors amongst their ranks. That number has now been reduced by a half-dozen.
Like big-time actors in a low-budget film, many of North Central's starters had but cameo roles in what turned out to be a 20-0 loss to Buford in Friday's opening game of the 37th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree at Zemp Stadium.
As he entered American Legion Park to watch a potential prospect from visiting Orangeburg take on the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion team in a June game, Francis Marion University head baseball coach Art Inabinet got a "two-fer."
All rising ninth graders at North Central High School who are interested in playing junior varsity football this season must report to the field house, located beside the tennis courts at the school, on Monday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. for a mandatory organizational meeting.
Following a regular season in which more than just a few school records fell by the wayside, the North central High School track and field program returned from Saturday's class A state championship meet with a pair of top 15 finishes from the boys' and girls' teams.
Led by player of the year Grayson King, four members of the North Central baseball team were named to the All-Region 3-A squad.
There will be a strong North Central presence at this weekend's class A South Carolina State Track and Field Championships to be held at Harry Parone Stadium on the Spring Valley High School campus in northeast Columbia.
Growing up, Cassady Robinson played in a T-ball baseball league with boys. She also threw the football around with the guys, many of whom she considers some of her closest friends. So, when it came time to make her choice of a college, the North Central High School senior chose … You guessed it, Columbia College.
North Central used seven hits and 10 C.A. Johnson errors to close out its Region 3-A campaign with a 17-5 win over the visiting Green Hornets on Friday night.
After having edged Columbia High, 6-5, in the first game of Thursday's five-inning doubleheader in Boonetown, North Central dropped the back end of the twinbill, 8-7.
Tyler Bowers pitched and hit North Central to a 13-3 win over visiting Eau Claire in a Region 3-AA baseball game played Tuesday night in Boonetown.
Seated beneath a plaque honoring the achievements of his uncle and former North Central and then, Super Bowl champion cornerback Tyronne Drakeford, Omar Johnson smiled as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Methodist College.
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