Central High

  • Where are they now? Shanethia Johnson

    This week we only go back 17 years to profile our “Where Are They Now?” athlete. Shanethia “Squeaky” Johnson was an outstanding female athlete for the Lady Eagles playing both volleyball and basketball. She earned all-region honors in basketball her junior and senior years. Her senior year at Central, “Squeaky” was the recipient of the prestigious Griggs/Bolton Athletic Award given annually to the most outstanding female and male senior athlete.

  • Ashley Chambers signs with Yellow Jackets

    Central High’s Lady Eagle softball player Ashley Chambers signed last Thursday to play softball for the Florence Darlington Stingers next year. The signing took place at Central.

  • Lady Eagles undefeated in region

    The Lady Eagles of Central High School proved they were worthy of being ranked #1 in Class 2A softball last week by polishing off Indian Land and Cheraw last week to end the regular season 10-0 in Region 4AA.

  • CHS baseball loses to Buford and Cheraw to finish third in region

    Central’s baseball team started the week tied for first place in Region 4AA and ended it in third place and facing a first-round playoff game on the road.

  • Lady Eagles sweep the region with an 8-0 record

    The Central Eagle varsity softball team won their third consecutive Region 4AA championship by posting wins over Buford and Andrew Jackson last week. The Lady Eagles raised their region record to a perfect 8-0 in the region and 15-2 overall.
    Playing at Buford on Tuesday, April 5, the Lady Eagles got a two-run homer from Daisy Funderburk and a three-run homer from Emily Kennington to prove the difference in Central’s 5-4 win.

  • CHS Eagles beat division rivals Andrew Jackson in baseball

    Senior left-hander Shane Middleton pitched two complete games last week defeating region foes Indian Land and Andrew Jackson. This gave the Eagles sole possession of first place in Region 4AA setting up a battle for the top spot tonight (Tuesday) as Central hosts the Cheraw Braves at 6 p.m.
    Tuesday, Middleton allowed Indian Land six hits as the Eagles won the road game 8-2. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.

  • Eagles golfers still looking to improve

    Central High’s golf team might have played a little better this past week, but still have a way to go according to Coach Chuck Hartman.

    “In tournaments this year, we have faced 2 of the top 5 teams in Class 2A in Aynor and Pelion,” said Hartman, “and we didn’t play very well. We have our work cut out for us to know where we stand among the top teams. Academic Magnet High School might possibly be the top team in 2A this year.”

  • JV team wins 1, loses 1

    Central’s junior varsity softball team split their two games last week losing at Chesterfield Monday and bouncing back Tuesday to down Buford.

                Monday, the Junior Lady Eagles lost to the Lady Rams 10-4. Taylor Lowery was the losing pitcher surrendering 12 hits, striking out 3, and walking 2.

                Rhakel McBride led Central with 3 this while Jamyia Tyson, Regine Raley, and Amanda Clark each had 1 hit.

  • Carnes' walk-off grand slam smacks Jackets

    Central’s Lady Eagles trailed the Buford Yellow Jackets at home 10-8 entering the bottom of the seventh inning to set the stage for an exciting finish to the first region game for both teams. The Eagles scored a run to trim the Jackets’ lead to 10-9. Under a light rain falling and with the bases loaded with one out, senior Katie Carnes stepped up to the plate and launched a long drive over right centerfield to give the Lady Eagles a 13-10 win.

  • Hunter's 2 out,3-run double stuns Yellow Jackets

    Central senior Tyler Hunter cracked a 2-out double in the bottom of the seventh inning to drive in 3 base runners to defeat the visiting Buford Yellow Jackets last Tuesday night in the region opener for both teams.

    Buford took a 5-0 lead with single runs in the first and third innings and 3 in the fifth inning. Central scored 1 run in the fifth inning on Mardu Smith’s single that scored Sam Caldwell who had walked. Caldwell added a 2-run single in the sixth to trim the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 5-3.