With spring break over, the North Central softball team needed to get back to winning games after losing two of three, including their first in Region 3-AA play, in the week leading up to having a week off.
In a season of firsts, this is the biggest of them all ... so far.
It just might be time to break out the rabbit's foot, find a four-leaf clover or, taking a page from "Major League," sacrifice a live chicken because doing everything in reverse did not work for North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash.
And then, there was one.
North Central continued to score runs in bunches and still sits atop the Region 3-AA softball standings after a pair of conference victories over Columbia High and Fairfield Central last week.
For the first time in its brief history, the North Central High School tennis team is above the .500 mark.
The North Central baseball program will hold a two-day, spring break mini-camp on Monday and Tuesday, April 1 and 2, in Boonetown.
There is nothing like hot pitching to warm up a cold night.
This was about as perfect a start as a first-year coach would want for his team.
There is nothing like a win the day after a loss to take that bad taste out of your mouth.
While it was hardly an artistic success, North Central stayed atop the Region 3-AA softball standings with a 31-21 win over visiting Eau Claire in a game played last Friday night in Boonetown.
Usually, non-conference games in the middle of league play is a time for baseball coaches to give their second or third starters and/or relievers some valuable time on the mound.
On a night in which his team committed three first inning errors which led to five Pelion runs while leaving 10 runners on base in a 7-5 loss to the Panthers last Thursday, North Central baseball coach Robbie Cash was not about to let his players take the brunt of the criticism.
This was hardly your typical non-conference baseball game.
North Central opened its softball regular season with a split of its first two contests.
Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.
Michael Williamson has yet to take a snap in a high school junior varsity or varsity football game. In fact, he has yet to enter the hallways of North Central High School for a class.
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