Cary Phillips has been the head coach of the North Central boys' basketball team for all of five games. But he already knows his team needs to get off to better starts to avoid beginning behind the 8-ball.
North Central opened defense of its Region 4-AA wrestling championship by sweeping a Tuesday night tri-match at Central.
Lugoff-Elgin bounced back from last Thursday's loss to Andrew Jackson by knocking off host North Central, 69-59, in Tuesday's boys' basketball action at The Castle in Boonetown.
Having opened the season ranked 15th among the state's AA and A wrestling programs, North Central is off to a quick start to the 2014-15 season.
North Central placed three scorers in double figures but it was not enough for the Knights' boys basketball team to pick up their first win in three tries as Lewisville downed Cary Phillips' squad, 78-61, last Friday night in Richburg.
It was almost as if the officials at Tuesday's AA Upper State championship volleyball match between North Central and host Liberty wanted to see how much emotional stress the visiting Lady Knights could handle.
Nothing takes the wind out of team sails like ending a half like missing out on a scoring chance inside the opposition's one yard line.
North Central will travel to Liberty on Tuesday to play for the AA Upper State volleyball championship.
Things like this happen when you are on a roll. And no team is rolling along any better than the North Central volleyball squad.
Sometimes, you just tip your hat, give credit where it is due and live to fight another day.
Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.
As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.
How long could tonight's North Central at Indian Land football game last? To hear NC head coach Louis Clyburn tell it, fans could return to the cars with the engines still hot from the drive to the contest.
Like the song says, sometimes "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."