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Today's Sports

  • Local teacher takes her rocket...

    Christian Stokes is humble, competitive, and has a super strong right arm.
    She recently finished her first season with the Scrap Yard Dawgs, a women’s professional softball team based in Conroe, Texas. She was near flawless defensively at shortstop.
    Can her throwing skills be adapted to other sports?
    Can she move from the softball diamond to the Olympic track and field arena?

  • Central gives max effort in...

    SALUDA – Central quarterback Quan Chambers still had his helmet on as the team gathered for its post-game huddle against Saluda. 

    Chambers, a senior, did not want the game to end. 

    On the final play of his high school football career, Chambers came up two yards short of giving Central one more shot at the end zone and the possibility of advancing in the state AA playoffs.

    It had been a wild final three minutes of the game, following Jeremiah Stevens’ go-ahead touchdown for Saluda, and a 24-21 lead. 

  • Cross-county teams struggle at...

    By JANET HAIGLER

    For the Progressive Journal

    COLUMBIA – Central’s cross-country team struggled Saturday, placing 11th in the boys’ race and tenth in the girls. 

    Freshman E.J. Threatt was 19th,, missing making All-State by four spots. His time was 17:36. Teammate Edgar Guzman was 34th (18:34), Tevin Cannon 53rd (19:26), Zykeim Bracey 87th (21:05), and Walker Kirkley 88th (21:19). There were 113 runners in the boys race.

  • Central High School basketball...

    Nov. 28 Central at McBee

    Dec. 5 McBee at Central

    Dec. 11 Marlboro County at Central 

    Dec. 12 Cheraw at Central

    Dec. 15 Andrew Jackson at Central

    Dec. 18-20 Darlington Holiday Tournament

    Dec. 27-29 Chesterfield Holiday Tournament

    Jan. 2 Central at Chesterfield

    Jan. 3 Nation Ford at Central 

    Jan. 5 Lee Central at Central 

    Jan. 8 Central at Marlboro County

    Jan. 12 Central at Buford

    Jan. 16 North Central at Central 

  • Central facing Saluda in AA...

    Central will face the No. 3 team in Class AA when the Eagles travel Friday to Saluda in the first round of the playoffs.
    Central coaches had anticipated traveling as the third-place finisher in the region.
    But after a tie-breaking procedure among Cheraw, Chesterfield and Central, the Eagles finished fourth, facing Saluda, one of four No. 1 seeds in the Upper State bracket.
    Central may be without the “heart and soul” of its team, senior running back/linebacker Jaekwon Hickman.

  • Central runners qualify for...

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s boys and girls cross-country teams have qualified for the South Carolina State Meet to be held Saturday in Columbia.
    In the qualifying race Oct. 28 the girls finished ninth out of 24 teams with a total time of 2:04:27. The boys were in eleventh out of 29 teams. Their total time was 1:36:33.
    Ninth grader E.J. Threatt was 14th in a field of 200 runners at 17:31:84.

  • Junior Eagles fall to Forest...

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central High’s Junior Eagles lost to Forest Hills, 16-6, last Thursday for a 7-2 season record.
    Forest Hills scored first on a 60-yard pass play. With the two-point conversion Forest Hills led 8-0.
    Fred Rivers set up the Junior Eagles’ lone touchdown on a 50-yard run to the Forest Hills one in the third quarter. Jalen Robinson scored on the next play. The conversion attempt failed.

  • Central’s football seniors star...

    Central High School celebrated Senior Night last Friday, honoring its senior fall athletes, cheerleaders and band members during halftime.
    Before and after halftime, seniors on the football team had their time to shine in a 30-14 win over region rival Buford.
    It was likely the Central seniors final time playing at home.  
    The win – the Eagles are now 5-4 – keeps Central in contention for a third place finish in the region.

  • Cross country girls win region

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    The Central High girls’ cross-country country team won its first Region IV 2A championship last week at North Central High School.
    Four Eagles runners were named to the All-Region team: LaDaisha Louallen, who placed second (23:10), Kirsten Dale, third (23:42), Lizzie Outlaw, sixth (25:17) and Isabella Moseley, seventh (25:32).
    The pack of Outlaw, Mosely and Leaird was the key to Central’s victory.

  • Junior Eagles defeat Buford, win...

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s junior varsity football squad defeated Buford, 32-0, to win the region title.
    The Eagles are 7-1 and undefeated in region play. Central finishes the season 6 p.m. Thursday against Forest Hills of North Carolina.
    Against Buford it took Central just minutes to score on Kaleo Chambers’ 15-yard run. Quarterback Shy McManus added the two-point conversion.