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.
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.
North Central tuned up for last Saturday's Carolina Challenge volleyball tournament by breezing to a three-sets, 25-7, 25-15 and 25-16, win over visiting Central of Pageland on Thursday night in a Region 4-AA volleyball match.
Cheraw proved to be a mere bump in the road for North Central as the Lady Knights crushed visiting Braves in three sets, 25-7, 25-16 and 25-18, on Tuesday night in a Region 4-AA volleyball match played inside The Castle in Boonetown.
One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.
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