Central High

  • Eagles to host first playoff game Thursday

    Progressive Journal Correspondent
    By virtue of last Tuesday’s home win over Cheraw, Central’s baseball team finished in second place in Region 4AA and will host a first round playoff game this Thursday, April 25. They will entertain Fairfield Central in the first ever meeting of the teams on the baseball diamond.

  • Lady Eagles finish first in region

    Central’s Lady Eagles softball team split their two region games last week and finished fourth in Region 4AA and will play their first playoff game on the road Wednesday, April 24 when they travel to Pelion for a 6 p.m. game.
    In their first game last week the Lady Eagles defeated the visiting Cheraw Braves 16-5 in five innings Tuesday, April 16.
    Taylor Lowery was the winning pitcher striking out four and walking three.

  • Seegars and Evans players of the week

    Progressive Journal Correspondent
    Jakia Seegars and Nathan Evans were named Central’s softball and baseball players of the week for their performances last week.
    In the Lady Eagles’ two games Seegars had three hits in six at bats, had three runs batted in and also played good defense.

  • JV Eagles finish season 7-7

    Central’s junior varsity baseball team finished their season last Wednesday, April 17, losing to Andrew Jackson at home by a score of 12-2 in five innings.
    With two outs, Andrew Jackson scored six runs to take a commanding lead in the first inning.
    “This is by far the worst we have played all season,” Coach Trent Usher said. “We made errors in the field, running the bases and mental errors. Teams are to improve as the season progresses, but that wasn’t the case with us.”
    Central had only four hits in the game with three coming from Cole Hudson with two RBI’s and one by Mason Arant.

  • Burch and Myers lead CHS past Indian Land

    Junior Robbie Burch and senior Kelton Myers had clutch hits in the fifth inning to help Central defeat the visiting Indian Land Warriors 10-4 last Friday.

    The Eagles led going into the fifth inning only to have the Warriors rally to knot the score at 4-4. In the home half of the fifth Myers gave his team a 6-4 lead after blasting a towering two-run homer over the centerfield fence into the pine trees.

  • Lady Eagles lose region games to IL and Buford

    Central’s Lady Eagles softball team lost both of their region games last week, falling to Buford on Tuesday and Indian Land on Friday.

    The losses drop Central’s record to 4-4 in the region and 10-12 overall heading into the final week of the regular season.

    The Lady Eagles will host Cheraw today, Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. and travel to Andrew Jackson this Friday for a 6 p.m. game to complete their region games.

    They will finish the regular season next Monday, April 22 with a non-region game at McBee.

  • Eagle golfers lose two

    Progressive Journal Correspondent
    Central’s golf team lost both of their three-team matches last week.  Buford and Chesterfield finished ahead of Central last Tuesday at Lancaster Country Club.
    Individual scores for the Eagles were Samantha Melton 47, Jerry Withrow 51, Drey Cryster 51, and David Dale 53. Central’s team score was 202.
    Andrew Jackson finished first with a score of 166, Chesterfield came in second with 168, and Central was last with 213 at Chesterfield on Thursday, April 11.

  • Belk and Myers players of the week

    Carlee Belk was the lone bright spot for the Lady Eagles who suffered two region losses last week, both of them shutouts. The Lady Eagles had only four hits in the two games and Carlee had two of them.
    “Carlee was our only player who got hits in the game against Buford,” Lady Eagles’ coach Kevin Thurman said. “She is a steady player who does a great job at her catcher’s position.”

  • Rain players havoc at spring break baseball tournament

    Central High School’s baseball team made their annual spring break trip to Myrtle Beach to play in the Mingo Bay Baseball Classic last week and faced disappointment both on the field and off.

    The Eagles lost their first two tournament games each by one run in extra innings and Thursday’s and Friday’s games were rained out.

  • Cato and Caldwell players of the week

    Brandi Cato and Sam Caldwell were named the softball and baseball players of the week for their performances in last week’s spring break tournaments at Myrtle Beach.
    Cato batted .467 in the Lady Eagles’ five tournament games. She also played defense at her first base position.
    “Brandi has played four years for us and has been solid for us at first. A senior, she is a great team leader,” Coach Kevin Thurman said.