Central High

  • Eagles swept in Farm Bureau

    Eagles winless in Farm Bureau Classic
    Central High School’s boys basketball team had a rough time last week, losing all three games in the Farm Bureau Insurance Basketball Classic played in Chesterfield.
    Monday, Marlboro County outscored Central 19-2 in the first quarter and coasted to a 55-25 win over the Eagles. Scoring for Central were Jalen Covington 9, Jiwan Funderburk 7, and Quentin Wallace 3, while Radford Robinson, Josh Kelty, and Deaven Johnson each had 2 points.

  • Central's wrestlers have some fancy moves

    The Central High Eagles completed last week in the Ram Rumble hosted by Chesterfield High School, the five-time 1A champions. The meet included 10 teams including several powerhouse squads. In the first match of the day, Central squared off against Loris, the defending 2A champion.
    The Central grapplers faced a series of teams during the meet.

  • Eagle wrestlers off to 4-0 start

    By Shug Haigler

    Progressive Journal

    Central’s wrestling team in only its second season of competition has gotten off to a 4-0 beginning this season. The Eagles return all but one wrestler from last year’s team.

  • JV's win 3 games, improve to 6-0

    By Shug Haigler

    Progressive Journal

    Central’s junior varsity won 3 games last week to improve their overall record to 6-0. The Junior Eagles began the week Tuesday with a home win over Chester 58-53. The Cyclones led 39-32 after three quarters, but Central outscored the visitors 26-15 in the final quarter to secure the win.

    Deavan Johnson led Central with 20 points followed by Mitch Meadows 12, Ryheem Lockhart 9, Dillon Jackson 6, Deontae Chambers 5, Doran Robinson 4, and Deion Rushing 2.

  • Rivers leads Lady Eagles in victories

    By Shug Haigler

    Progressive Journal

    After Chester’s Lady Cyclones blew the Lady Eagles away Tuesday night, they bounced back with wins over Chesterfield Friday and Great Falls Saturday to even their record at 3-3 for the year.

    Tuesday, Chester outscored Central 25-4 in the second quarter on their way to a 70-22 victory. Scoring for Central were Danielle Moore 7, Malia Rivers 5, Dearo Nivens and Candice Wright 3 each, and Cherrie Thompson and Nikki Eddie each with 2.

  • Eagle Basketball

    By Shug Haigler

    Progressive Journal

    The inability to convert free throws from the foul line proved to be Central’s downfall in their 62-57 loss in Tuesday’s game against Chester at home. The Eagles were able to connect on only 11 of 28 free throws including 4 of 17 in the first half.

    Quentin Wallace led his team with 16 points followed by Radford Robinson 10, Jiwan Funderburk 8, Debias Tyson, Jalen Covington and Chris Meadows 5 each, Sam Caldwell 4, and Josh Kelty 3.

  • JV’s on a 3-0 roll

     Central’s junior varsity basketball team started the season last week on a positive note winning all three games played.


    The Junior Eagles defeated visiting McBee last Wednesday 41-26. Leading 16-9 at the half, Central outscored the visitors 15-7 in the third quarter to take command of the game.

    Cornelius Miller and Deaven Johnson led the scoring with 10 points each, followed by Dillon Jackson and Mitch Meadows 4 each, Deontae Chambers, Deaven Coleman, and Trey King 2 each, and Dorian Robinson and Elontae Meadows 1 each.

  • Wallace’s buzzer-beater nips Panthers

     Junior Quentin Wallace sank a 3-point shot as time expired to give the Eagles a 57-56 win over McBee in the season opener at home Wednesday night.

    The Panthers had taken a 56-54 lead with 0:03 remaining in the game. Taking the ball out of bounds, Radford Robinson hurled the ball over half the length of the court to Jiwan “Handz” Funderburk who passed the ball to Wallace to sink the game-winning shot.

  • Lady Eagles defeat Great Falls for first win

     After losing their first two games of the season, the Lady Eagles earned their first win Saturday with a 48-44 victory at Great Falls.  Seventh-grader Malia Rivers paced Central with 27 points, followed by Danielle Moore 15, Cherrie Thompson 4, and Candice Wright and Dearo Nivens 1 each.

    Wednesday the Lady Eagles lost their season opener at home to McBee 68-37. The Lady Panthers raced to a 33-15 halftime lead in route to the win.

    Moore led the Lady Eagles with 13 points followed by Nivens 8, Wright and Rivers 5 each, Thompson 4, and Monique Little 2.



    sign to get update

    The town of Pageland will update the state championship sign to honor Central High School’s 2010 title.

    The Eagles defeated Dillon High School on Dec. 4 to win the championship, their first since 2003. The Town Council will take up the sign job at a meeting tonight.

    “We’re going to replace the sign,” Mayor Brian Hough said. “Now we have the justification to repaint it.”