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Central High

  • 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.

  • BRIEFS

     Championship

    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.”

  • Eagles wrestlers ready for season

    Coach William Kelty enters his fifth year as head coach of Central’s boys’ basketball.  As usual, he has begun practice with a good many junior varsity players.

    “This is nothing unusual for us,” said Kelty, “due to the outstanding success of our football program. Several football players will only have a couple of days practice before our first game. Practice thus far has been a learning experience for players and coaches. It has been fun, but also a struggle.”

  • Eagles finally getting basketball players

    Coach William Kelty enters his fifth year as head coach of Central’s boys’ basketball.  As usual, he has begun practice with a good many junior varsity players.

    “This is nothing unusual for us,” said Kelty, “due to the outstanding success of our football program. Several football players will only have a couple of days practice before our first game. Practice thus far has been a learning experience for players and coaches. It has been fun, but also a struggle.”

  • Lady Eagles shooting for playoffs

    Region 4-2A girls basketball has almost a complete overhaul from last year. Gone are Eau Claire, Keenan and Columbia, all powerhouses in girls basketball.

    “I would say that Lee Central would be the preseason favorite in our region,” said Lady Eagle coach Rhonda Wallace. “The other five spots in the region will be up for grabs. Overall the region looks pretty much equal across the board.”

  • EAGLES BRING HOME TITLE

    Back in 1980, the winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, N.Y., where all eyes focused on a powerful Russian hockey team ranked as possibly the best team ever and considered unbeatable. A game matched the Russians against a very good United States team. Near the end of the game the Americans scored the go-ahead goal. With time running out and the U.S. clinging to a one-goal lead, sportscaster Al Michaels uttered one of the best know phrases in sports, “Do you believe in miracles? YES!” The Americans won.

  • Tadlock played on '97 title team

    We go back just 12 years for this week’s "Where Are They Now?" athlete. Chad Tadlock played on one of Central’s best football teams. The team finished 14-1 overall and whipped Barnwell 21-19 at Williams-Brice Stadium to capture the 1997 2A state championship.

  • Interception clinches Eagles' win

    For the third straight year, the Central Eagles won the Upper State 2A championship, advancing to the state title game to be played Saturday in Columbia.

    Central earned the trip to Columbia by defeating the Woodruff Wolverines 40-34 on the road last Friday evening. Radford Robinson and Mardu Smith combined for 349 yards on the ground and the defense came up with several big stops.

  • Miracle comeback brings home the title

    COLUMBIA -- The Central High Eagles came back from a 17-7 deficit in the final three minutes to defeat Dillon and win the state 2-A championship 20-17 Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.

    Mardu Smith scored the winning touchdown from 1 yard out with 37 seconds left to give Central the title in its third straight championship game versus Dillon.

    A large crowd filled the Central side of the college stadium. The team on Friday got a sendoff from their classmates, the town and four area schools before leaving for Columbia and the state championship game.