Central High

  • 5th inning runs lift Rams over Eagles

    Clinging to a 3-1 lead, Chesterfield scored 5 runs in the fifth inning to lift the visiting Rams to an 8-2 non-region win over Central last Tuesday evening. The big hit in the inning was a 3-run homer over the left centerfield fence by Rams’ first baseman, Seth Truesdale.

  • Where are they Now?

    This week we profile Wanda Rivers as this week’s “Where Are They Now” athlete. She is the twin sister of last week’s feature Lady Eagle, Rhonda Rivers. Wanda was a good volleyball and softball player for Central High twenty-five years ago. She graduated in 1983.

    Wanda is the daughter of Harold and the late Mary Lou Rivers. She and her husband Philip Carr reside in Harrisonburg, VA and are the parents of three daughters. They are members of Westside Baptist Church. Employed by AG Forte in Linville, VA, Wanda enjoys music and loves to sing.

  • Lady Eagles win softball tournament championship

    Central’s Lady Eagles softball team won 5 games last week to win the Lancaster County pre-season tournament.

    The team won their first game Thursday with an 8-0 victory over North Central. Katie Carnes was the winning pitcher allowing no runs, 3 hits, and struck out 7 in 4 innings of work. Leading hitters were Emily Kennington 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI; Candice Wright 2 hits, 2 RBI’s; Ty Ellis 1 hit; Micala Knight 1 hit, 1 RBI and Brittany Hubbell 1 hit, 2 RBI’s.

  • JV softball team wins 2-loses 2 in tournament

    Central’s junior varsity softball team played in a preseason tournament Feb. 25 and 26 at Buford High School and broke even at two and two.

    The Junior Lady Eagles lost their first game to Andrew Jackson 11-1 as the Lady Vols pitcher hurled a no-hitter. Taylor Lowery was the losing pitcher.

    In the first of three games Saturday, Central lost to host Buford 7-3. Hitting safely for the Eagles was Amanda Clark with 2 hits. Regine Raley and Lowery each had one.

  • Eagle golfers set to defend 2a State title

    Eagle golfers set to defend 2A state title Central High golf coach Chuck Hartman must have had a smile on his face a few weeks back as he welcomed back a veteran team that won the school’s fifth 2A state championship last year.

    Hartman is beginning his 25th year as head golf coach and has guided the Eagles to eighteen region titles to go along with the 5 state trophies.

  • Lady Eagles make strong showing in preseason

    Playing in a tournament at Freedom Park in Florence, Central’s Lady Eagles made a strong showing. They played four scrimmage games with each one lasting an hour. Central defeated Bishop England, South Florence, Fort Dorchester and Wando.
        “Overall I thought we did a good job for it to be early in the year,” said Coach Kevin Thurman. “We still have a couple of problem areas, but with practice they can be corrected.”

  • Veteran lineup back for '11

    The 2011 softball season is off and running and according to Coach Kevin Thurman there are a lot of high expectations for this year’s Lady Eagles though he cautions against those expectations.
        “Yes, we do return a lot of players off a very good team from last year, but after all, this is a new season,” said Thurman.

  • Eagles prepare for preseason tournament

    Eagles prepare for preseason tournament
    Central’s baseball team had two scrimmage games last week in preparation for a preseason tournament this week.
        Last Monday at McBee, the Panthers scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to slip past the Eagles 3-2.
        “We didn’t get the job done swinging the bat,” said Coach Mitch Leaird. “We had only three hits so we need to do much better at the plate and I’m sure we will.”

  • Where are they now?

    Rivers was recipient of Griggs/Bolton Award

        Going back over 25 years this week we profile another athlete on a list of outstanding females who played sports at Central High School.
     Rhonda Rivers was a three-sport athlete for the Lady Eagles playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was named all-conference in softball her senior year and also received the prestigious Griggs/Bolton Athletic Award given annually to the outstanding senior male and female athlete. Rivers graduated from Central in 1983.

  • Miss CHS pageant

    Fifteen Central High School girls will compete in the Miss Central High School Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19. This is the first Miss CHS Pageant since 1997.
    The contestants will be scored on an interview conducted the morning of the pageant and on a group dance, sportswear competition and evening gown competition during the event. The 15 will then be narrowed down to five finalists who will be judged on their answers to a single question.
    Admission is $5, children under 6 will be admitted free.