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Central High

  • 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.

  • Lady Eagles face tough teams at Myrtle Beach

    Central’s Lady Eagles’ softball team made a good showing against some quality softball teams in a spring break tournament last week at Myrtle Beach.

    “Two of our three losses were by one run,” Lady Eagles head coach Kevin Thurman said. “We gave ourselves a chance to win Friday, but came up short. The experience we gained by playing good teams like we did should help us with our remaining region schedule as well as the playoffs.”

  • Seegers clutch hit lifts Lady Eagles over AJ

    Sophomore Jakia Seegars laced a two-out single to center field in the bottom of the eighth inning to score Taylor Lowery and Carlee Belk with the tying and winning runs last Tuesday night as the Lady Eagles defeated the visiting Andrew Jackson Volunteers 6-5.

    The win left Central and Andrew Jackson tied for first place in region play with records of 4-1.

  • Funderburk and Lockhart are players of the week

     This week our softball player of the week is Daisy Funderburk, third baseman for the Lady Eagles softball team.

     “She had an outstanding week with her bat and made several outstanding plays in the field,” Coach Kevin Thurman said. “She went four-for-eight at the plate and made two outstanding plays at third, going back twice on pop flies to the outfield making over-the-head catches both times.”

  • JV Eagles lose three

    Central’s junior varsity baseball team lost three games last week and saw their record fall to 5-7 for the year.

    The Junior Eagles began the week with Chesterfield on Wednesday and lost 5-2. John Rollings was the losing pitcher. Hitting safely for Central were Cole Hudson with two hits and two RBI’s; Javonta Parks and Dusty Burch with one hit each and D.J. Drake with two hits.

  • Central golfers drop two matches

    Central High School’s golf team lost both of their golf matches last Tuesday and Thursday.

    The Eagles lost to Buford 154-186 at White Plains Country Club in Pageland on Tuesday, March 26. Individual scores in the nine-hole match were David Dale 45, Drey Cryster 45, Lucas Eubanks 46 and Ryan Graves 50.

    In a three-way match Thursday, Andrew Jackson finished with a team score 160, Cuthbertson (North Carolina) 166 and Central 201. Individual scores for Central were Samantha Melton 44, Dale 51, Cryster, Eubanks, Graves and Jerry Withrow with 53 each.

  • Rollings no hitter lifts JV Eagles over Cheraw

    Right-hander John Rollings tossed a 9-0 no-hitter for the Junior Eagles baseball team against the visiting Junior Braves from Cheraw last Thursday night in the second game of a double header.

    Rollings struck out three and did not walk a batter in his masterpiece as the junior varsity team raised their record to 5-3 for the year. Rollings’ teammates gave him all the runs he needed by starting with four runs in the first inning and adding five more in the five-inning game.

  • Eagle golfers finish third

    The Central High School golf team finished third behind Chesterfield and Cheraw in a three-team golf match last Tuesday, March 19. Team scores were Chesterfield 167, Cheraw 176 and Central 200.
    Samantha Melton led Central with a 43 in the nine-hole match played at White Plains Country Club.
    “I’ve said all along that we have a young team and young teams go through a learning process,” Coach Mike Connelley said. “The kids are trying hard.”