Central High

  • 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.

  • 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.