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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-Cheraw rivalry tied, 20 wins apiece

    When Central travels to Cheraw Friday it will be the 41st meeting of the two football teams. The series is tied 20-20, with Central holding the edge 20-19 on regular season games. 

    Cheraw eliminated Central in the fourth round of the state playoffs 21-0 in 2007 to balance the scales.

    Game time is 7:30 p.m.

  • Central runners tackle unfamiliar course

    By JANET HAIGLER

    For the Progressive Journal 

    Central’s cross-country teams again posted top finishes, competing against nine schools in the Great Falls meet Sept. 5.

    The boys finished second and the girls were third. 

    The Governor’s School of Science and Math won the boys’ race with a score of 23. Central had 83, and Lancaster was third at 104.

    Central’s E. J. Threatt finished second at 18:58. Edgar Guzman was eighth (20:22) and Walker Kirkley ninth (21:05.)

  • Central Volleyball teams fall to Andrew Jackson

    By JANET HAIGLER

    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s varsity volleyball team lost three straight sets to Andrew Jackson,  25-8, 25-9, and 25-3, on Aug. 29.

    “Andrew Jackson has a great program, but it wasn’t fun to lose that big!” said Cenral coach Molly Truesdale. “I was proud of my girls for keeping their heads up throughout all three sets and never giving up.”

    The Junior Lady Eagles fell to the Junior Lady Volunteers in straight sets, 25-17 and 25-13.

  • Central cross-country runners win opening race

    Central’s cross country boys team is off to a winning start.

    Central won an eight-team meet at Lancaster High on Aug. 29. E.J. Threatt had a personal best time of 18.25 to lead the group of 88 runners.  Temmate Edgar Guzman came in third at 19.03. Other Central finishers were Walker Kirkley, fifth; Tevin Cannon, 12th and Gavin Eubanks, 23rd. 

    The Eagles’ combined time was 1:39:32, with Lugoff Elgin coming in a close second at 1:40:33. Lancaster was third at 1:41:40.

  • Third-down woes again plague Central

    Central High School again failed to do the little things needed to win a football game, falling to Forest Hills of Marshville, N.C., 28-12, last week. 

    Forest Hills scored on runs of 59, 54, and 76 yards. The Yellow Jackets, 1-2, added an 87-yard pass for their final score. 

    Central fell to 0-2. The Eagles scored after Sheldon Moree recovered a Yellow Jacket fumble at their own 4. Eagles’ quarterback Quan Chamber went behind the right side of his line for the touchdown. 

  • Forest Hills 28, Central 12

    Central High School lost to Forest Hills, 28-12 Wednesday at Marshville, N.C. The game was changed due the possiblity of bad weather Friday. Central is now 0-2, Forest Hills, 1-2.

  • Lamar blanks Central, 28-0

    Jacquez Lucas ran for two touchdowns and quarterback Rashard Coleman passed for two touchdown as Lamar (2-0) shutout Central (0-1). It was the first game for new Central coach Trent Usher, who was promoted from defensive coordinator last spring.  Usher said he was nervous before the game, but that feeling ended with the first plays.

  • Central Volleyball off to slow start

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    The Central volleyball season started last week with the varsity losing two matches and the junior varsity going 1-1.
    The varsity team lost to South Pointe Christian and Cheraw.

  • Central JV football wins opener

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s junior varsity football squad got its season started in the right direction, defeating Lancaster Junior Bruins 24-14 last week.
    “It was a great win tonight,” said Central head coach Johnny Kline. “It was a good opening game to build off of and if we continue to work, it can be a great year for the team.”