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  • 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.

  • Former Central volleyball star named varsity coach

    Central’s first game under new coach Logan Parker is Aug. 20 against South Pointe Christian School.

    Former Central High School two-sport standout standout Logan Parker is the Eagles’ new volleyball coach.
    Parker played volleyball and softball for Central, graduating in 2009. She was setter on volleyball and second baseman in softball. She was a big hitter in both sports, leading the softball team in batting average. When she graduated, she signed a softball scholarship with Florence-Darlington Technical College.

  • Central searching for a quarterback

    With spring practice over, and the team in the middle of 7-on-7 drills, Central coaches are still searching for a key ingredient for the 2018 football season – a quarterback.
    Central went 8-5 last year with senior Quan  Chambers taking most of the snaps. It was suppose to be Kevon Wall’s final season at quarterback, but a shoulder injury limited his throwing. Wall moved to wide receiver and Chambers from wide receiver to quarterback.
    Yet, when Chambers need a breather or was banged up, it was Wall who played quarterback.

  • Central softball gets hall-of-fame coach

    Central High School’s new softball coach brings hall- of-fame credentials to the job and he already knows most of his players.
    Eddie Rivers, Central’s basketball coach, will coach basketball and softball next season for the Eagles.
    Rivers is a member of the North Carolina Softball Coaches Hall of Fame.
    At Forest Hills High School in Monroe he had a 388-290 record covering 30 seasons and was named conference coach of the year five times and Union County coach of the year six times.

  • Baseball Under the Lights

    Baseball Under the Lights is 6 p.m. Friday at Central High School.
    Admission is $3.
    Red team members are: Skylar Walters, Sarah Morataya, Madeline Haigler, Caleb Martin, Bazial Thomas, Rashawn Rivers, Austin Palo, Frankie Louallen, Cody Eason and Sheila Butler.
    Blue team members are: Kameron Robinson, Thomas Stegall, Rylan Moore, James Palo, Monique McManus, Nathan Miles, Jacob Graves, Indyria Tyson, Isabella Sellers, Angel Morataya, Christopher Chambers, Daniel Barcenus, Zayden Rivers.

  • Pageland runners 5th in 4x400m relay

    Five Central and New Heights Middle athletes qualified for last Saturday’s track meet in Columbia: Jaquel Funderburk, alternate in the 4x400 meter relay; Miquel Funderburk, third leg of relay; Tevin Cannon, second leg of relay; Brandon Edmonds, final leg of relay, also 400 meter run and long jump; and Ay’den Chambers, first leg of relay.
    Edmonds was seventh in the long jump at of 20 feet, 7 inches, sixth in the 400 in 51.26.1
    The 4x400 meter relay finished fifth at 3:30.

  • Eagles’ track team off to state meet

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central High’s track team roller-coaster season ends May 11 with several athletes competing in the state championship meet at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
    Coach Billy Blakeney compared to the season to a roller coaster because  there have been  “high hills and low valleys.”
    One high is it is a young team with a “solid group of New Heights Middle School kids led by Ay’den Chambers,” he said.

  • Central falls in softball district championship

    By KIM MANGUM
    Special to the Progressive Journal

    Central’s softball team advanced to the District VII championship, but couldn’t stop Johnsonville, losing 9-0.
    Cheraw won the District III championship, Buford won the District II championship and Andrew Jackson the District IV championship.

  • Gray Collegiate ends Central’s baseball season

    By Janet Haigler
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s baseball season ended Saturday with a 6-5 loss to Gray Collegiate Academy of Columbia.
    In the double-elimination regional tournament Central lost to Chesnee, 4-1 on Friday.
    Central opened the tournament with a 4-2 win over Gray Collegiate Academy.

  • Game Stats: April 24, 2018

    Central Varsity Baseball

    April 19

    Lewisville 9, Central 7

    Central 102 031 0 – 7 11

    Lewisville 440 010 x – 9 9

    Central defense: Jake Savage 1.1 innings, 7 runs, 5 hits, 4 walks; Ryan Eason 4.2 innings, 2 runs, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk.