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Today's Sports

  • A tale of two playoff games

    Central won its first basketball playoff game in eight years – a 57-53 first-round win over Saluda – but couldn’t maintain that momentum into the second round of the Upper State AA playoffs. 

    Greenville Tech scored 21 points in the third quarter en route to a 52-42 win at home on Saturday. 

    “We were not mentally prepared,” Central coach Charles Brown said of the Greenville Tech game. 

    It was a fast-paced game for both teams. Usually an up-tempo game favors Central.

  • Softball team sweeps scrimmage

    By KIM MANGUM

    Special to the Progressive Journal

    Central’s softball team prepared for the March season opener with a four-game sweep in recent scrimmage.

    Highlights include:

    • Hannah Killough, who hit her first grand slam home run in a 4-2 win over Lake View. She also struck out eight as the winning pitcher. 

  • Central-Saluda tangle again

    By JANET HAIGLER

    For The Progressive Journal 

    This time the tie-breaking procedure favored Central, but the post-season opponent will be the same. 

    Central’s boys’ basketball team plays Saluda 6 p.m. Wednesday – the school the football team lost to in the first round of the playoffs.

    Central was 13-8 this basketball season while Saluda was 11-10. 

  • Central football honors

    All Region selections

    Chosen by coaches from the other schools in the region. 

    Jacob Aldridge-defensive line

    Dajon Funderburk-defensive line

    Jaekwon Hickman-linebacker

    Ty Miller: running back, linebacker (2)

    Quan Chambers-defensive back

    Kevon Wall-running back, defensive back (2)

    BR Hatcher-offensive line

    Zach Harris-offensive line

    Devin Rushing-offensive line

    Curt Chapman-wide receiver

    2017 stats

    Lamar 28, Central 0

  • Central fights for 2nd place in...

    Central closes out its basketball regular season this week, facing Buford tonight at home and at North Central on Friday.
    The boys’ team is tied with Cheraw for second place. If Central finishes second in the region it would host a home playoff game.
    Last week the boys’ team was 1-1.
    Lee Central’s 81-45 victory gave the Stallions’ head coach Laverne Knox’ his 500th career win. Knox has been the only varsity boys’ head coach at Lee Central since the school opened 18 years ago.

  • Flag football registration

    From release
    Operation Hope is holding registration for its flag football league.
    The co-ed league is for children ages 4 to 14.
    The league’s goal is to provide a safe, positive, competitive and family friendly environment to learn the game of football.  The non-contact format teaches a safe way to learn, practice and play the game.
    The season is March through April. Cost is $50 which includes reversible jersey and flags. 

  • Home-court playoff game on the...

    With four regular season games remaining, Central continues to hold second place in the boys region. A second-place finish would earn the Eagles a home game for the first round of the playoffs.
    Last week the boys’ team went 2-1 with the loss a two-point decision to region leader Lee Central.
    Overall, Central is 10-7 and 6-3 in the region.
    The 52-50 loss to Lee Central showed Central the intensity needed to play its best basketball, said coach Charles Brown.

  • South Pointe Christian...

    South Pointe Christian School honored its seniors Jan. 20 during its homecoming celebration.
    The seniors were escorted on the floor by their parents.  Seniors include Savanna Bradley, Tyler Castle, Drew Jenkins, Ryan Naito, Tanner Peyton, Anna Raynor, Zachary Tremblay, Ethan Wise and Jerry Withrow.   A video clip of each senior was shared with the audience.
    South Pointe Christian School’s junior varsity boys, varsity boys and varsity girls played against Calvary Christian School of Myrtle Beach.

  • Central’s Hatcher blue, and grey...

    The official stats for the recent annual Blue-Grey All-American high school football game in Jacksonville, Fla., will list identical attempts for the long snapper on each team:
    ◆ Four snaps for points after touchdowns.
    ◆ Three snaps for punts.
    ◆ Two snaps for field goal attempts.
    The roster, however, will list only one long snapper – Central High School’s B.R. Hatcher, No. 25 for the Grey team and No. 71 for the Blue team.
    Hatcher found himself in the odd position of playing for both teams in the Jan. 13 game.

  • Eagles face Vols, Stallions this...

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central High School’s boys team faces a key regional game this week against Lee Central.  
    The boys are 8-6 overall and in second place in the region at 4-2.
    Central plays at Andrew Jackson tonight.
    On Wednesday, regional leader Lee Central comes to Central for a game delayed by last week’s snow. Lee Central brings a nine game winning steak and is 11-2 overall.