Central High

  • Veteran lineup back for '11

    The 2011 softball season is off and running and according to Coach Kevin Thurman there are a lot of high expectations for this year’s Lady Eagles though he cautions against those expectations.
        “Yes, we do return a lot of players off a very good team from last year, but after all, this is a new season,” said Thurman.

  • Eagles prepare for preseason tournament

    Eagles prepare for preseason tournament
    Central’s baseball team had two scrimmage games last week in preparation for a preseason tournament this week.
        Last Monday at McBee, the Panthers scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to slip past the Eagles 3-2.
        “We didn’t get the job done swinging the bat,” said Coach Mitch Leaird. “We had only three hits so we need to do much better at the plate and I’m sure we will.”

  • Where are they now?

    Rivers was recipient of Griggs/Bolton Award

        Going back over 25 years this week we profile another athlete on a list of outstanding females who played sports at Central High School.
     Rhonda Rivers was a three-sport athlete for the Lady Eagles playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was named all-conference in softball her senior year and also received the prestigious Griggs/Bolton Athletic Award given annually to the outstanding senior male and female athlete. Rivers graduated from Central in 1983.

  • Miss CHS pageant

    Fifteen Central High School girls will compete in the Miss Central High School Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19. This is the first Miss CHS Pageant since 1997.
    The contestants will be scored on an interview conducted the morning of the pageant and on a group dance, sportswear competition and evening gown competition during the event. The 15 will then be narrowed down to five finalists who will be judged on their answers to a single question.
    Admission is $5, children under 6 will be admitted free.

  • Event rewards good students

    By Gary Phillips

    Progressive Journal Editor

  • Softball teams step up to bat

    The softball teams at Central High face a busy schedule the next two
    weeks in preseason tournaments and scrimmage games while preparing for
    the upcoming softball season.
    Today (Tuesday) the Lady Eagles varsity team will scrimmage the Lady
    Trojans of Northwestern High School in Rock Hill around 5:30 p.m.
    March 3, 4, and 5 they will be playing in a preseason tournament at the
    Lancaster Complex in Lancaster against yet to be determined opponents.
    The Lady Eagles will open their regular season March 15 with a home

  • Pitching and defense will be vital for Eagles’ baseball

    As Coach Mitch Leaird enters his 15th year as head coach of the Central Eagles baseball team he knows for a successful season it will take more than having 11 of his 13 players as returning lettermen, which includes his entire starting line-up.
    “How we pitch and play defense will determine how good we can be this
    spring,” said Leaird. “Shane Middleton (left-hander) and Des
    Blakeney (RHP) will provide the most experience on the mound. Middleton
    pitched in most of our key games last year.”

  • Where are they now?

    Lowery was all-region volleyball player for Lady Eagles

    an MVP
    in ’87

    This week we feature another outstanding female as our “Where Are
    They Now?” athlete, going back 23 years to find her.
    Michelle Lowery played volleyball and softball for the Lady Eagles and
    also was a cheerleader. As a senior Michelle earned all-region honors in
    volleyball and was named MVP by her teammates.
    After graduating from Central in 1987, Lowery attended

  • Central Eagles Senior Night
  • Lady Eagles end season 6-16

    Central’s Lady Eagles finished their season last week with region losses to Indian Land and Cheraw to finish the year 2-8 in region play and 6-16 overall.
    Playing Indian Land at home Tuesday the Lady Warriors bolted to a 21-5 lead after one quarter and outscored Central 47-11 in the second half to cruise to a 68-27 win.
    Scoring for Central were Dearo Nivens 10, Cherrie Thompson 7, Danielle Moore 6, and Candice Wright and Malia Rivers 2 each.