Having that one "go to" player can sometimes be a double-edged sword.
Buford downed North Central, 53-32, in last Saturday's third place game in the girls' portion of the Comporium Classic basketball tournament played at Andrew Jackson High School in Kershaw.
Of all the headaches, fears and concerns which come with the territory when you are a high school head football coach and athletic director, one at or near the top of the list is field maintenance.
A tough week only got tougher on Friday night as the North Central girls dropped a 69-38 decision to visiting archrival Andrew Jackson.
North Central tuned up for this weekend's Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling tournament at Lugoff-Elgin with a pair of wins on Wednesday night.
North Central outscored visiting McBee, 16-12, in overtime to record a 65-61 win over the Panthers in a Tuesday night game played at The Castle in Boonetown.
Taking the early lead and not giving it up, the North Central boys' basketball team evened its record after two games with a 61-51 victory over host McBee in a non-region game played last Thursday night.
On a day which started with so many unknowns, North Central High wrestling coach Jason Brazell received many answers he was looking for on Saturday.
After struggling on offense in a season-opening loss to Buford, the North Central girls found what it was searching for on that end of the floor, only to come up short in a 38-31 loss to McBee last Thursday.
When the North Central High School Competitive Cheerleading Team headed to the 2012 AA state championship at Bi-Lo Arena in Greenville, the squad was entering uncharted territory.
CHESTERFIELD – While Chesterfield, as a whole, may not be a team which would pass many "eye tests," the Rams are downright eye-popping in the skill positions.
When the Chesterfield coaches watched North Central's 19-0 loss to Fairfield Central last week, members of the Rams' staff probably scratched their heads as to that the Knights would try next.
There is an old sports adage about how tough it is to beat the same team three times in one season.
Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.
An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.
(7 p.m.); 13 – at Buford; 16 – at Chesterfield; 18 – Andrew Jackson; 20 – Indian Land (7 p.m.); 24 – Cheraw; 27 – at Central
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