For countless reasons, strange things tend to happen during the first game of the season.
Fortunately, North Central is better equipped to handle having a wrench thrown into its plans for its season opener.
After having his team double their win total from 2009 with a 2-8 season a year ago, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn is not saying that his program has turned the corner. But at least, the Knights have the turn signal on.
When informed that his team was ranked fifth in the pre-season Class A South Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association poll, North Central head coach Andy Johnson just shook his head and smiled.
Count Louis Clyburn among those who were none-too-impressed that Buford's Tyler Jenkins split the uprights from 20 yards away, with no time left on the clock, to give the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 win over North Central in Friday's first game of the 36th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.
They say that you can't fight city hall. That, however, will not stop Louis Clyburn and North Central High School from trying.
The North Central High School athletic department will host its annual Meet the Knights evening, along with Cow Patty Bingo, on Thursday, Aug. 11 at Knights Stadium.
North Central High School will be hosting a mini-cheerleading camp from Monday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 27 inside the school's new gymnasium.
After a season in which they finished third in Region 3-A play, three members of the North Central High School baseball team were accorded all-conference honors by a vote of the league's six coaches.
North Central could not have gotten off to a better start. Now, the Knights just have to work on the finish.
On an evening in which the North Central softball team could have called it a night --- and a season --- after trailing visiting St. Joseph's, 9-0, the Lady Knights made their guests and fans stick around for the long haul.
As hard as his team worked to score nine runs in the first two innings of Monday's District 1-A elimination game with visiting Williston-Elko, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash was not about to let the effort go down the drain.
Cassady Robinson turned in her best pitching performance of the season as North Central downed Region 2 champion Wagener-Salley, 9-3, in Thursday's first round of the District 4-A softball tournament.
Doing everything but grabbing the brass ring on the merry-go-'round which was the base paths, North Central left the barn door open for Christ Church's horses to get loose.
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.