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Central High

  • Central rallies for Usher's first win

    Trent Usher got his first victory as Central High School’s football coach Friday, a 21-18 come-from-behind win over McBee.

    Unlike previous games this season, each time McBee scored, Central answered – a sign of an improving football team, Usher said.

    Still, the Eagles are “doing the little things wrong,” Usher said. The defense contains opponents on first and second downs, but allows long third-down plays, often for touchdowns.

    “That is our Achilles’ heal,” Usher said.

  • Central’s JV softball tops Chesterfield

    By KIM MANGUM
    Special to the Progressive Journal

    The Central Eagles JV softball team and Chesterfield recently battled back and forth for a 10-8 Eagles’ win.
    The game was tied 7-7 with Central batting in the bottom of the sixth. Carrie Brandon singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring one run.  Central added three more runs in the inning.
    Central took the early lead, scoring on an error in the first inning.

  • Chesterfield stays atop region, stops Central 4-2

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    CHESTERFIELD – Central loaded the bases three times last Friday but failed to score, losing to Chesterfield 4-2.  The game was for first place in the region.
    Chesterfield scored early with two runs each in the first and second inning. Ryan Eason, Central’s starting pitcher, Eason allowed four runs on six hits in 1.1 innings of work.
    Quan Chambers relieved Eason, pitching 4.2 innings of scoreless ball and allowing just one hit.

  • Central softball drops 2

    By KIM MANGUM
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s softball team lost two games last week, 4-1 to Cheraw and 8-3 to Chesterfield.
    The regular season concludes with a doubleheader at Forest Hills on Thursday and a single game against North Central on Monday.
    Central and Cheraw were tied, 1-1 going into the seventh inning. Cheraw scored three runs in the top of the seventh for the win. Central’s only run came in the fourth inning when Kylie Sims hit into a fielder’s choice to score a run.

  • Eagles head to coast for tournaments

    Central High School’s baseball and softball teams are headed for the beach.
    It’s a work-play spring break. Both teams are playing in tournaments in Myrtle Beach.
    Coaches Mitch Leaird and Katie Carnes said it is a chance to give their teams a break from region play and possibly change things up.
    Leaird’s baseball team is need of more pitching. For Carnes, it is a chance for her softball team to recharge, preparing for the final four region games of the season.

  • Central’s softball offense struggles

    By KIM MANGUM
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s varsity softball team went 1-2 last week.
    The win was an 8-3, eight-inning outing against Cheraw.
    Hannah Killough was the winning pitcher as well as hitting the game-winning RBI – connecting on her first pitch for a single in the eighth inning. She allowed seven runs on eight hits, 11 walks and 11 strikeouts. Leah Segall was Central’s leading hitter, with four hits in five at-bats.

  • Central drops region foes

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s baseball took two wins before the spring break, beating Cheraw in extra-innings and then Andrew Jackson.
    Catcher Curt Chapman hit home runs in each game for the Eagles.
    Central needed eight innings to beat Chraw, 8-7. Quan Chamber pitching four innings in relief, holding Cheraw to two runs on two hits. He struck out four.
    Chapman, Kevon Wall and BR Hatcher hit home runs for Central in the third inning.

  • Central splits games with region foes Andrew Jackson, Chesterfield

    Central’s baseball team went 3-1 in recent action, sweeping Lee Central in a doubleheader, defeating Andrew Jackson, but losing a one-run decision to Chesterfield.
    Against Andrew Jackson, Jamie Parks and Ryan Eason combined for a one hitter. Parks gave up the lone run in the fourth inning.
    Against Lee Central, Central unleashed its bats early with a flurry of run-scoring doubles in the first game, a 14-5 decision. In the second game Central continued to hit strongly for a 15-3 decision. 

  • Junior Eagles win tournament

    The Central’s JV baseball team won its home tournament on March 17, defeating Andrew Jackson, 5-0, and Chesterfield, 8-0. Chesterfield was second, followed by Cheraw, Andrew Jackson, and Buford.
    In the first game against Andre Jackson, Landon Hicks pitched five scoreless innings for Central, allowing 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out one. Hicks has not allowed any runs in the 17 innings he has pitched this season.
    In the second game, Central shutout Chesterfield, 8-0. Buddy Faile was the winning pitcher, allowing no runs, two hits, and struck out four.

  • Killough throws perfect game

    Hannah Killough threw a perfect game for Central last week, a 16-0 decision over Lee Central.
    The game was halted after three innings. 
    Killough struck out seven, allowed no runs, hits or walks. The Central defense was also errorless.
    It was a doubleheader sweep for Central as it defeated Lee Central 17-1 in the first game.
    In regional action, Chesterfield defeated Central 7-4.
    The Central Junior Varsity softball team defeated McBee 16-2 and lost to Chesterfield 13-12 last week.