As he watched clips from his team's first four games of the season, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn noted that with a little luck, here or there, his team could well be carrying a 4-0 record into tonight's annual battle with rival Andrew Jackson rather than the 2-2 record which the Knights sport.
Three days after having won their own tournament, the North Central volleyball team kept on winning by sweeping three sets from visiting Pelion on Tuesday night inside The Castle in Boonetown.
Posing for a team photo after winning their own tournament is becoming routine for the North Central volleyball team.
It has been more than two decades since MC Hammer was last seen on the record charts. That has not stopped Louis Clyburn from reviving hammer time in Boonetown.
It took a soon-to-be 4A foe to do it, but North Central's volleyball team's season-opening win streak came to an end in a 2-0 loss to Westwood on Tuesday night.
North Central will host the eighth annual Carolina Challenge Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21 at The Castle in Boonetown.
Here we go again.
In spite of being one of the smaller schools invited to Saturday's Sumter Spike-Off volleyball tournament, North Central still managed to knock off its share of larger programs en route to a third-place finish in the 15-team event.
Two matches. Four sets. A perfect start.
Talk about getting more bang for your buck.
If there is a benefit to having an early bye week, it may be that football is still center stage and, regardless of the outcome of your first game, there is, virtually, an entire season left to be played.
In a day and age in which winning seasons can come and go with virtually each graduating senior class, it's nice to know some things never change.
Louis Clyburn could only shake his head and try not to laugh as he saw the torso of William Jenkins laying in the end zone with the football.
Having been an assistant coach at four different colleges, Louis Clyburn knows a little something about recruiting football players to a school.
Some people are tougher to please than others.
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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