Central High

  • Event rewards good students

    By Gary Phillips

    Progressive Journal Editor

  • Softball teams step up to bat

    The softball teams at Central High face a busy schedule the next two
    weeks in preseason tournaments and scrimmage games while preparing for
    the upcoming softball season.
    Today (Tuesday) the Lady Eagles varsity team will scrimmage the Lady
    Trojans of Northwestern High School in Rock Hill around 5:30 p.m.
    March 3, 4, and 5 they will be playing in a preseason tournament at the
    Lancaster Complex in Lancaster against yet to be determined opponents.
    The Lady Eagles will open their regular season March 15 with a home

  • Pitching and defense will be vital for Eagles’ baseball

    As Coach Mitch Leaird enters his 15th year as head coach of the Central Eagles baseball team he knows for a successful season it will take more than having 11 of his 13 players as returning lettermen, which includes his entire starting line-up.
    “How we pitch and play defense will determine how good we can be this
    spring,” said Leaird. “Shane Middleton (left-hander) and Des
    Blakeney (RHP) will provide the most experience on the mound. Middleton
    pitched in most of our key games last year.”

  • Where are they now?

    Lowery was all-region volleyball player for Lady Eagles

    an MVP
    in ’87

    This week we feature another outstanding female as our “Where Are
    They Now?” athlete, going back 23 years to find her.
    Michelle Lowery played volleyball and softball for the Lady Eagles and
    also was a cheerleader. As a senior Michelle earned all-region honors in
    volleyball and was named MVP by her teammates.
    After graduating from Central in 1987, Lowery attended

  • Central Eagles Senior Night
  • Lady Eagles end season 6-16

    Central’s Lady Eagles finished their season last week with region losses to Indian Land and Cheraw to finish the year 2-8 in region play and 6-16 overall.
    Playing Indian Land at home Tuesday the Lady Warriors bolted to a 21-5 lead after one quarter and outscored Central 47-11 in the second half to cruise to a 68-27 win.
    Scoring for Central were Dearo Nivens 10, Cherrie Thompson 7, Danielle Moore 6, and Candice Wright and Malia Rivers 2 each.

  • JV’s split final two games-finish 13-5

    Central’s junior varsity basketball team completed their season last week losing to Cheraw and defeating Indian Land to finish the year with a record of 13-5.
    Hosting the Indian Land Warriors Tuesday, the Junior Eagles built a 34-18 halftime lead, but had to hold off a second half Warrior rally to escape with a 55-52 victory.
    “After leading by 16 at the half, I guess we were over-confident, but managed to hold on,” said Coach Jeff Blakeney.

  • Eagles end disappointing season 4-17

    Central’s varsity boys ended a disappointing season last week with two more losses to finish 0-10 in Region 4AA and 4-17 overall.
    Hosting Indian Land Tuesday, the Warriors led 29-19 at halftime, outscored the Eagles 37-16 in the third quarter, and rolled to a convincing 87-49 win.
    Scoring for Central were Jiwan Funderburk 10, Radford Robinson and Quentin Walker 9 each, Jalon Covington 7, Darius Melton 6, Sam Caldwell 3, Josh Kelty and Tron Miller 2 each, and Debias Tyson 1.

  • School Board OKs heat repair at Central High


    The school system Central High School will get its heat fixed. The Chesterfield County School Board last week authorized the replacement of boilers that heat about 40 classrooms of the school building at a cost of $30,000. “We have what I would consider a critical issue at Central High School,” Rick Hammond, the school system’s director of maintenance and transportation, told the School Board. That older part of the school is heated by four boilers.

  • Eagle wrestlers prepare for upper state final

     Central’s wrestling team has two weeks to get ready for the Class 2A upper state finals February 18 and 19, which will be hosted by Crescent High School.

    “We have five young men who have stuck with us all year and have done a great job,” said Coach Dr. Judd Starling.