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Central High

  • Lady Eagles’ season comes to a close

    The Central High Lady Eagles were eliminated from the state playoffs by the Mid-Carolina Lady Rebels by a score of 11-1 on May 3 in Prosperity, after the game was postponed due to rain on Monday night.

    The Lady Eagles had defeated Abbeville on April 30 for the rematch opportunity against Mid-Carolina, after falling to them 4-2 in the first round.

    Eighth-grade pitcher, Hannah Killough, who ended the season 11-11, was the losing pitcher allowing 11 runs off eight hits in the six-inning game. Killough had two strikeouts and walked five batters.

  • Mid-Carolina slams Eagles’ playoff hopes

    After two days of rain delays, the Central Eagles traveled to Prosperity May 4 to take on Mid-Carolina in the third game of the district state playoffs.

    They were slammed 14-3 in the five-inning game.

    The Rebels defeated the Eagles on April 28 in the first round by a score of 9-1. The Eagles’ win on April 30 at home against Pendleton set up the rematch against Mid-Carolina.

    Tyriq Baker took the mound loss, going 3 1/3 innings and allowing 11 hits and 10 runs. He struck out one and walked one.

  • Central Eagles fall to Cheraw, defeat McBee

    By JERRY ‘SHUG’ HAIGLER

    For the Progressive Journal

    In a critical region game Friday night, April 15, Central fell to Cheraw in a defensive battle 2-1.

  • Central's cool runners win county championship
  • Central Eagles improve region record to 4-1

           The Central High Eagles traveled to Buford Oct. 16 to take on the Yellow Jackets and brought home a 35-14 victory over what was the only undefeated team in the region.

    The win improved the Eagles’ region record to 4-1 with one region game left to play.

  • Junior Eagles pick up fourth victory against Buford

          The Junior Eagles hosted Buford’s junior varsity squad Oct. 15 and picked up their fourth win of the year by a score of 24-18.

  • Eagles win region matchups with Rams and Yellow Jackets

    Central opened its region basketball schedule last week and posted home victories over Chesterfield and Buford.
    Clinging to a slim 42-40 lead after three quarters the Eagles outscored county and region rival Chesterfield 19-7 in the final quarter on the way to a 61-47 win over the visiting Rams last Tuesday night.
    Sophomore Dre’ Linton’s 16 points led the Eagles in scoring followed by Mitch Meadows, 15;
    Deaven Johnson, 10: Sam Caldwell and Josh Kelty, six each; and Andarius Melton and Travis Dickey, four each.

  • Lady Eagles defeat Buford in region action

    Central’s Lady Eagles basketball team whipped visiting Buford Friday night 63-57 to even their region record at 1-1 and 2-6 overall.
    The freshmen backcourt combo of Malia Rivers and Bianca Wallace combined for 51 of the Lady Eagles’ 63 points. Central led 20-16 at the end of the first quarter but were outscored 23-9 by the visiting Lady Yellow Jackets taking a 39-29 lead into the locker room at the half.

  • JV’s break even against Rams, Jackets

    Central’s junior varsity basketball team tasted defeat the first time this season Monday, Jan. 7, losing at Chesterfield as they fell to the Chesterfield Rams 49-46.
    Scoring for the Eagles were Dre’ Linton, 19; Travay Hatten, 12; Tristian Stewart, nine; D.J. Drake, five; Tebiaus Melton and Keenan Lowery, four each; and Dante Blakeney, De’Quan Tatem, and Calrico Miller, one each.

  • New Heights girls win first two games

    The New Heights Lady Hawks basketball team won their first two games of the year by defeating North Central and McBee last week.
    The Lady Hawks opened the season Monday, Dec. 2 by beating visiting North Central 39-10.
    “This was our opening game and I thought we played a good game. Our defense played an outstanding game. We came ready to play,” Lady Hawks Coach Shanitha Hamilton said.