Usually, people give you presents on your birthday. Monday night, birthday boy John Bowers gave a gift to the North Central baseball team and their fans.
Fairfield Central spoiled North Central's chance of playing for the Region 3-AA softball title as the host Griffins handed the Lady Knights a 7-6 loss in Monday's conference finale.
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.
With four games last week, the North Central softball team knew it was in for a tough stretch with three of their opponents sitting in the top 10 in the state rankings.
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.
Lewisville used a four-run second inning to break a 1-1 tie and would pull away for a 7-1 win over visiting North Central in a Thursday night non-region baseball game.
Doing all their offensive damage in the first two frames, North Central washed the bad taste from last Thursday's one-run loss to Fairfield Central from its mouth by thrashing visiting Keenan, 13-1, on a sun-splashed early Tuesday evening game in Boonetown.
If you are going to split a pair of games in one week, you want to win the one that counts.
Fairfield Central scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to rally from a 4-3 deficit and hold on for a 6-5 win over North Central in a Region 3-AA baseball game played Thursday night in Boonetown.
Making the most of eight hits, Lewisville pinned a 14-3 loss on North Central in a non-region baseball game played Monday night in Boonetown.
With their bats dormant for five frames, North Central exploded for nine runs in the top of the sixth and escaped from Eau Claire with a 9-3 victory in a Region 3-AA baseball game played in Columbia on Friday night.
Meeting with his team following their 5-2 loss to visiting Pelion on a cold evening in Boonetown, Robbie Cash told his North Central baseball squad that the Panthers were "ripe for the picking."
Despite the cold weather and rain, the North Central girls finally got to play some softball in their preseason Beat Cancer with a Bat tournament.
That steamroller which is the North Central High volleyball team showed no signs of slowing down in a 3-1 win over Indian Land in a match played last Thursday in Lancaster.
Trailing 22-16 in the first set of Tuesday's Region 4-AA show with visiting Andrew Jackson, North Central volleyball coach Andy Johnson took a look at the scoreboard and, as always, noticed that aside from the score the only numbers in the time section were those counting down the one minute allowed for a time out.
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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