Central High

  • Funderburk played & softball for Lady Eagles

    We only go back 10 years to profile this week’s “Where Are They Now?” athlete. Stacy Funderburk played both volleyball and softball for Central’s Lady Eagles.

  • Athletes honored at awards ceremony

    Central High School honored its athletes last Thursday evening for their 2010-2011 accomplishments in all sports except football. Those athletes were recognized in March during the state championship ring ceremony.
    Following the invocation led by student body president-elect J.R. Mangum, athletic director Joey Mangum welcomed everyone to the program and praised the volunteer coaches for all the support they give to the various sports’ programs. He also thanked the parents for allowing their children to participate in Central High athletics.

  • Wright signs with Florence Darlington Tech

    Candice Wright, a senior on the Lady Eagles’ 2011 2A state championship team, has signed to play with the Florence Darlington Stingers softball team.
    “I really like the coach,” Wright said. “He is a very nice man. The school has a solid softball program and they have a very pretty campus. I’m really excited and looking forward to playing college softball. Also, Ashley Chambers has signed to play there as well, so we will still be playing together.”
    Wright continued, “I enjoyed playing sports at Central and I’m sure I will miss my teammates and the coaches. Once an Eagle, always an Eagle!”

  • Where are they now?

    This week’s “Where Are They Now?” profile athlete Will Funderburk played receiver on the football team and outfield on the baseball team. He played varsity football for three years and baseball for two years.
    Funderburk was named an Athlete Scholar by the South Carolina High School League his senior year. He was also named to the Central High School Wall of Fame by the teachers. He graduated from Central in 2002.
    Will attended the University of South Carolina earning his B.S. Degree in sports entertainment and management in 2006. He is employed by Dupont in Monks Corner, S.C.

  • Thurman named 2A softball Coach of the Year

    By leading his Central Lady Eagles to their first state championship win, head coach Kevin Thurman has been selected 2A Coach of the Year by The High School Sports Report for 2011.
    “It certainly is an honor that I wasn’t expecting,” Thurman said. “Most of the credit should go to our other coaches and especially to the players who had a tremendous year.”

  • Honors keep coming in for Carnes

  • Robinson signs with Gray Military

    Central running back Radford Robinson has signed to play football for Gray Military, a first-year program in Columbia. This is a new prep school that will field their first team this fall.
    Robinson played three years of varsity football for the Eagles earning all-region honors his junior and senior years. Last year Robinson had 16 rushing touchdowns and ran for more than 1700 yards.

  • Central and Lancaster split doubleheader

    Central and Lancaster split a Pre Majors Dixie Boys baseball doubleheader last Wednesday evening at Central.
    The Red Team from Central won the first game 13-3 in four innings. Robbie Burch was the winning pitcher hurling three innings, allowing two hits and striking out four.
    Hitting safely for Central were Burch with two hits and two RBI’s; Trey Sowell with one hit and one RBI; Bradley Brown and Nathan Evans with one hit each; Angelo Mason with one hit (triple) and three RBI’s and Nick Knotts with one hit and one RBI.

  • Jefferson Dixie Boys win 1, lose 2 games

    The Jefferson Dixie Boys baseball team defeated Cheraw last Tuesday and lost a doubleheader at McBee on Friday to see their season record fall to 2-3 for the year.
    At the game with Cheraw, Jefferson won by a score of 11-1 in six innings. Cole Hudson pitched three innings and was the winning pitcher.
    Leading hitters were Javonte Parks with three hits and three RBI’s; Nolan Thurman with two hits and two RBI’s; Trent Steen with one hit and one RBI and Deonte Blakeney, Nick Martin, T. J. Miles, and Deion Mason with one hit each.

  • Where are they now?

    For our “Where Are They Now?” athlete this week we go back fifteen years to profile one of the best female athletes to play for the Lady Eagles. Angie Nicholson played both softball and volleyball while a student at Central High School. She earned all-region in both sports as a junior and senior and was named all-state in both sports as a senior.