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Central High

  • Central rallies for Usher's first win

    Trent Usher got his first victory as Central High School’s football coach Friday, a 21-18 come-from-behind win over McBee.

    Unlike previous games this season, each time McBee scored, Central answered – a sign of an improving football team, Usher said.

    Still, the Eagles are “doing the little things wrong,” Usher said. The defense contains opponents on first and second downs, but allows long third-down plays, often for touchdowns.

    “That is our Achilles’ heal,” Usher said.

  • Central celebrates academic achievement in sporting way

    By KIM MANGUM
    For the Progressive Journal
    Central High celebrated fifty-one seniors Friday as they signed their letters of intent to attend college or enter the military.
    “It is important to recognize the academic achievements of our seniors.  Typically, the public only sees athletes signing letters of intent.  Academic pursuits are just as important,” said Quincy Smith, guidance counselor for the senior class.

  • Poor putting hurts Central High School

    NORTH AUGUSTA – Central High School finished seventh out of 11 teams in the state’s AA golf tournament at Mount Vintage Golf Club last week.
    Christ Church won the two-round event, posting a 304, 310 for 614 stroke total.
    Central had rounds of 375 and 357 for a 732 total. Buford, which finished second to Central in the 4AA regional match, was sixth in the state meet at 348-369 for a 717.
    Central’s David Oliver finished 17 with rounds of 78, 85 for a 163. Par was 72 strokes.

  • Editor's Column: Don’t mess them up

    With 27 years of coaching experience, and a spot in the South Carolina Coaches Hall of Fame, Central’s Chuck Hartman has seen more than his share of top flight high school golfers.
    So when Hartman uses words such as unbelievable to describe this year’s team, you know his golfers are special.
    David Oliver, Noah Johns, Chance Horton and Connor Cryster totaled 646 strokes for two rounds at White Plains Country Club last week to give Hartman his 20th regional championship and extend his streak of making the state championship to 27 years.

  • Silent bats stop Central’s softball title quest

    Central fell two runs and another victory short last week of competing for the Class AA title. 
    A 2-1 loss to Ninety-Six eliminated Central which was trying to reach the state championship from the losers’ bracket.
    Central needed two wins over Ninety-Six to make the Class AA finals.
    The finals began Monday with Ninety-Six facing Latta.

  • Central golfers shoot career bests to claim region title

    Central golfers posted individual and team bests last week, capturing the Region 4-AA golf title at White Plains Country Club.
    Overall, Central golfers won the region title with a two-round total of 646 strokes. Their 327 round on the first day of the tournament was their best team performance of the year.

  • Central wins District III, advances to Upper State tourney

    Back-to-back innings against Landrum propelled Central into the Upper State championship last week.
    Landrum, runner-up in AA softball last, needed only one win to keep its hopes of another shot at the state title.  
    Central needed two wins to stop Landrum and win the District III title. 
    An 11-0 shutout by Landrum earlier in the tournament had dropped Central into the losers’ bracket.
    The teams tied 4-4 through seven innings.

  • Eagles celebrate senior night

    Central's seniors were honored at the team's first playoff game against Fox Creek.

  • Central golfers top Chesterfield in region play

    Central’s golf team won two regional matches and played in a North Carolina tournament last week.
    On April 1, Central had a 171 to beat Chesterfield, which had a 175, at the Green River Golf Club. 
    Leading Central was David Oliver with a 39, followed by Noah Johns, 40; Chance Horton, 43; and Connor Cryster, 49.
    On April 3, the team played at the Springtime tournament in Monroe. Central finished 14th out of 17 teams with a 361. Oliver finished tied second in the 18-hole tournament with a round of 85.

  • Central stumbles with back-to-back losses

    BUFORD – Central’s quest for an undefeated softball season ended last week with back-to-back loss to region foes Buford and Chesterfield.
    Buford snapped Central’s undefeated season with a 3-1 win at home last Wednesday.
    “Buford just outplayed us; it is just that simple,” said Eagles’ coach Eddie Rivers.
    Central pitcher Hannah Killough struggled to find her rhythm.