Central High

  • Why are they now?

                This week we travel back almost thirty-five years to find our “Where Are They Now?” athlete. He played on the last Pageland Tiger team (1975) under Coach Bill Few and the first Central Eagle team under Coach Al Usher in 1976.

                Doug Houston was a versatile athlete playing quarterback, receiver, and defensive back in football, golf four years, and baseball one year. He was named best defensive back his senior year.

  • Eagles finish 18th in field of 26

    Central’s golf team opened their season last Thursday and Friday in the Bengal Invitational which was played at Cobblestone Country Club in Blythewood, S.C. The team had a score of 321 on Thursday and 320 Friday. The Eagles finished 18th in a field of 26 teams.

  • Lady Hawks whip Chesterfield in season opener

    The New Heights Lady Hawks opened their 2011 softball season last Monday in Chesterfield and came home with a 13-6 win.

    Jazmyn Baker pitched her way out of trouble several times and was the winning pitcher allowing 3 hits and striking out 5. Shontrina Blakeney led the Hawks with 3 hits. Also hitting safely were Bridae Brown, Tyesha Shaw, and Deja Moree with 2 hits each. Baker, Ashlynn Freeman and Stephany Pena each had 1 hit.

    Thursday’s game with Long Middle of Cheraw was rained out and will be made up at a later date.

  • Brown blanks Yellow Jackets

    Sophomore right-hander Bradley Brown scattered 8 hits over 4 innings to pace Central’s junior varsity baseball team to a season opening 15-0 win over the visiting Buford Yellow Jackets last Monday evening. The game was called after 4 innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Brown struck out 3 and walked 1.

  • 5th inning runs lift Rams over Eagles

    Clinging to a 3-1 lead, Chesterfield scored 5 runs in the fifth inning to lift the visiting Rams to an 8-2 non-region win over Central last Tuesday evening. The big hit in the inning was a 3-run homer over the left centerfield fence by Rams’ first baseman, Seth Truesdale.

  • Where are they Now?

    This week we profile Wanda Rivers as this week’s “Where Are They Now” athlete. She is the twin sister of last week’s feature Lady Eagle, Rhonda Rivers. Wanda was a good volleyball and softball player for Central High twenty-five years ago. She graduated in 1983.

    Wanda is the daughter of Harold and the late Mary Lou Rivers. She and her husband Philip Carr reside in Harrisonburg, VA and are the parents of three daughters. They are members of Westside Baptist Church. Employed by AG Forte in Linville, VA, Wanda enjoys music and loves to sing.

  • Lady Eagles win softball tournament championship

    Central’s Lady Eagles softball team won 5 games last week to win the Lancaster County pre-season tournament.

    The team won their first game Thursday with an 8-0 victory over North Central. Katie Carnes was the winning pitcher allowing no runs, 3 hits, and struck out 7 in 4 innings of work. Leading hitters were Emily Kennington 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI; Candice Wright 2 hits, 2 RBI’s; Ty Ellis 1 hit; Micala Knight 1 hit, 1 RBI and Brittany Hubbell 1 hit, 2 RBI’s.

  • JV softball team wins 2-loses 2 in tournament

    Central’s junior varsity softball team played in a preseason tournament Feb. 25 and 26 at Buford High School and broke even at two and two.

    The Junior Lady Eagles lost their first game to Andrew Jackson 11-1 as the Lady Vols pitcher hurled a no-hitter. Taylor Lowery was the losing pitcher.

    In the first of three games Saturday, Central lost to host Buford 7-3. Hitting safely for the Eagles was Amanda Clark with 2 hits. Regine Raley and Lowery each had one.

  • Eagle golfers set to defend 2a State title

    Eagle golfers set to defend 2A state title Central High golf coach Chuck Hartman must have had a smile on his face a few weeks back as he welcomed back a veteran team that won the school’s fifth 2A state championship last year.

    Hartman is beginning his 25th year as head golf coach and has guided the Eagles to eighteen region titles to go along with the 5 state trophies.

  • Lady Eagles make strong showing in preseason

    Playing in a tournament at Freedom Park in Florence, Central’s Lady Eagles made a strong showing. They played four scrimmage games with each one lasting an hour. Central defeated Bishop England, South Florence, Fort Dorchester and Wando.
        “Overall I thought we did a good job for it to be early in the year,” said Coach Kevin Thurman. “We still have a couple of problem areas, but with practice they can be corrected.”