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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.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • Central, Woodland meet in softball playoffs

    For the Progressive Journal

    The Central High School softball team went 2-2 last week, with wins over Buford and McBee and a doubleheader loss to Forest Hills.
    Central finished the season Monday against North Central. The playoffs begin Thursday at Woodland. Game time is 5 p.m.

  • Central opens baseball playoffs on the road

    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s baseball team travels to Gray Collegiate today for the first post-season playoff game.
    Central will then play either Chesnee or South Christian on Thursday, depending who wins.
    Team are eliminated from the tournament when they lose two games.
    In the season finale against Lewisville, Central stranded 13 runners in a 9-7 loss.

  • Central’s JV softball tops Chesterfield

    Special to the Progressive Journal

    The Central Eagles JV softball team and Chesterfield recently battled back and forth for a 10-8 Eagles’ win.
    The game was tied 7-7 with Central batting in the bottom of the sixth. Carrie Brandon singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring one run.  Central added three more runs in the inning.
    Central took the early lead, scoring on an error in the first inning.