en Jefferson Dixie Youth ‘O’Zone team is runner’s up in World Series <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="148" height="85" /><h4> &nbsp;</h4> <style type="text/css"> @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }</style> <h4> <span style="font-size:20.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt; line-height:115%;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">By JERRY &lsquo;SHUG&rsquo; HAIGLER</span></h4> <h4> <span style="font-size:20.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt; Haigler’s “Love of the Game” Award goes to Sowell <img src="" alt="Jerry &quot;Shug&quot; Haigler, left, stands with Trey Sowell, the first recipient of the &quot;Love of the Game&quot; award." title="Jerry &quot;Shug&quot; Haigler, left, stands with Trey Sowell, the first recipient of the &quot;Love of the Game&quot; award." align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><h4> &nbsp;</h4> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; Eagles finish 2-2 in Mingo Bay Classic <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Playing in their annual spring break baseball tournament at Myrtle Beach High School in Myrtle Beach last week, Central High School split their four games winning two and losing two in the Mingo Bay Classic.</span></p> <p class="p1"> The Eagles played their first game March 3<span class="s1">0 defeating the Keenan Raiders of Columbia by a score of 8-6.</span></p> Blakeney’s two-run homer lifts Eagles to win Junior Dante Blakeney blasted a two-run home run over the right center field fence in the home half of the fifth inning to lift Central to a 3-2 region win over the visiting North Central Knights March 27. The win improved the Eagles’ overall record to 6-5 and 3-3 in Region 4AA. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead scoring a run in the third inning. The Knights tied the game with a run in the fourth. The visitors took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth setting up Blakeney’s game-winning homer in the bottom of the inning. Lady Eagles fall to Knights In their only game last week, the Lady Eagles fell to the North Central Lady Knights at home March 27, 22-7. Central sent three pitchers to the mound during the game, but they couldn’t stop the bats of the Lady Knights. Sarah Stegall went four innings giving up nine hits, eight runs (four earned), struck out four and had one base on balls. Kassie Mann came in relief for two innings and allowed seven hits, nine runs (eight earned) and two base on balls. Pitching one inning, Hannah Killough gave up two hits, five runs (three earned) and three base on balls. Patriots split double header On March 24, the South Pointe Patriots traveled to Fountain Inn to play Fountain Inn Christian Academy in a doubleheader. South Pointe lost the first game 4-3 and won the second 5-4. Game one: Freshman Ethan Wise was the starting pitcher, going five innings, striking out three, giving up four hits, four walks and two earned runs. The game was knotted up 3-3 after five innings. Riggins came on in relief. A sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh would score the winning run. Junior center Hunter Tremblay led the offense with a double and single, going 2-4. Terry signs to play for SMU <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Central High senior Matthew Terry signed a letter of intent to play golf for Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg. </span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Eagles fly past Rams <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Central High&rsquo;s boys basketball team sprinted to a 20-8 first quarter lead and led 31-23 at halftime to cruise to a 76-48 win over the Chesterfield Rams in the region opener for both teams Dec. 16 on the Eagles&rsquo; home court.</span></p> <p class="p1"> Dante Blakeney led the Eagles with 19 points followed by Travay Hatten with 17; Triston Stewart, 12; Dequan Tatum, 10; Brandon Tyson, nine points; Keanon Lowery, six; and Kevon Wall, three points.</p>