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Central High

  • Central volleyball tourney

    Central plays defending state champion St. Joseph’s in the opening round of the AA tournament on Wednesday.
    “We know our playoff game against St Joseph’s isn’t going to be easy by any means,” said Central coach Logan Parker.
    “We’re going on the road to play the defending AA state champions. Luckily though, we have had experience playing tough teams all season long in our region play.”

  • Central’s running, kicking game shine

    Coaches are paid to worry.
    Worry can turn to misery when things go bad.
    When things are going well, coaches worry things will quickly change.
    Central football coach Trent Usher had the worries last Friday when Central surged to a 17-0 lead over Andrew Jackson.
    “You always want to score, but are we scoring too quick?” Usher said. Would his team let up?

  • Central boys region champs

    Two pairs of runners helped Central reclaim the 4-AA Regional cross-country title.
    EJ Threatt, the defending champion, and Edgar Guzman finished one-two over the 5,000-meter course to lead Central on Thursday.
    The duo of Walker Kirkley and Gavin Edwards clinched the title, however, finishing 14th and 15th, giving Central a team score of 39 points, five points better than runner-up Andrew Jackson.
    Buford won the girls title with Central finishing second.
    Threatt led from start to finish on the course at Central High School.

  • Runaway champs: Central claims unofficial county title, holds Chesterfield scoreless

    Simply put, everything came together for Central last Friday in its rivalry game with Chesterfield.
    Offensively, it was running back by committee, four Eagle backs scored.
    Defensively, Central held Chesterfield to 106 yards.
    But most importantly, the Central team held Chesterfield scoreless for a 49-0 win.
    The shutout makes Central the unofficial Chesterfield County champions. Central beat Cheraw 33-13 earlier in the season. The last time Central defeated both its county rivals was in 2012.

  • 5 points, three losses

    Football games seldom come down to just one or two plays, but coaches from Chesterfield, Central, Cheraw, and McBee point a handful of plays and penalties last Friday that were the difference.
    The results?
    Central lost to Buford, 14-12.
    Cheraw lost to Lake City, 39-37.
    McBee lost to Blacksburg, 28-27.
    Five points, three losses.
    Chesterfield lost to North Central 47-20.

    Central falls to Buford

  • Central’s pass defense exposed in 41-21 loss to North Central

    Elijah Blakeney’s pick-six interception gave Central an immediate lift Friday against North Central, but the Eagles then made mistakes of their own, four of them crucial, in a 41-21 loss to North Central.
    Three of the mistakes were in pass coverage. North Central’s Avante Reynolds hit receiver Markell Portee with 41- and 63-yard touchdown receptions in the first quarter. In the third quarter, Jaylen  Wood threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Seantrell Davis-Wren.

  • Central all abuzz for homecoming

    It’s time to “Buzz Off” as Central celebrates homecoming this week.
    “Buzz Off” is this year’s homecoming theme as Central plays the Buford Yellow Jackets in a key region game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
    Other homecoming activities open to the public include the annual Powder Puff football game at 6 p.m. Wednesday and homecoming parade, 4 p.m. Friday in downtown Pageland. 
    Campus events include the Faculty vs. Student Volleyball game on Tuesday, and the Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday.

  • Central tops Lee Central, falls to Lewisville

    Kylie Sims was a perfect 20-for-20 on serves in second game of Central’s three-set victory over Lee Central last week.
    The Eagles won the second set 25-2 as Sims did not miss a serve. For the match she connected on 25 of 25 serves.
    Central lost a three-set match to Lewisville later the week. A Monday match against South Pointe Christian was cancelled due to the weather.  

    Sept. 19
    Central 3, Lee Central 0  
    25-8, 25-2, 25-5

  • Central unleashes big-play offense

    It took Central and Lewisville almost an hour last Friday to complete the first quarter of football.
    Central scored on big plays, barely taking any time off the clock. Lewisville responded with passes. Each incomplete pass stopped the clock.
    With 6:21 remaining in the first quarter it was still a close game after Demetric Hardin’s 80-yard kickoff return brought Lewisville within eight points, 20-12.
    A 3-yard pass from Curt Chapman to a leaping John Haigler and then a 53-yard run by Jemiah Smith gave Central a 34-12 lead at the end of the quarter.

  • Governor’s School best on Central’s course

    The Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville swept the recent cross-country meet at Central High School.
    The Governor’s School won the boys’ and girls’ team titles, as well as placed runners first in the boys’ and girls’ race.
    Brendan McManamon won the boys’ race over the 5,000 meter course in 17:11, followed by EJ Threat of Central in 18:06.
    Central’s boys’ team finished second in the meet.