Central High

  • Central salutes volleyball seniors

    By Ken Buck

    Special to the Progressive Journal

    The Central High Eagles volleyball team closed out the region portion of their schedule Thursday night with a Senior Night 3-0 win over visiting Cheraw, securing third place and a playoff berth in the process.

    Central dropped the Lady Braves 25-17, 25-14, 25-14 on a night when the Eagles relied heavily on the seniors on the team.
Senior Emily Kennington helped to lead Central with six kills and eight assists while senior Anna Rollins added six kills.

  • Burnett races to county title

    CHERAW — South Pointe’s Sam Burnett raced to first place in the Chesterfield County Cross Country Championship on Thursday at the Cheraw State Fish Hatchery, beating second place Robert Slack of Cheraw by 35 seconds.

    Burnett, a senior, ran the 3.1-mile course in 18:04 to win the individual title in a meet in which Cheraw dominated for the team title. After Burnett, Cheraw placed the next six runners and won the meet with a team score of 21 points ahead of South Pointe with 47 and Central with 66. Chesterfield High School did not compete.

  • Lineman Rivers played for state title

    Again we travel back over 20 years to find this week’s

    “Where Are They Now?” athlete. Eddie Boan Rivers played in both

    the offensive and defensive lines. Rivers was a member of the 1987

    Central team which was the first to play for a state championship.

    Rivers graduated from Central in 1988 and attended

    Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College for two years. Eddie is the son

    of Tillie and the late E.D. Rivers. He and his wife Melissa have two

  • Junior Eagles manhandle Warriors 33-0

    Central’s junior varsity football team made it look easy

    Thursday night, improving their record to 6-1 with a 33-0 shutout over visiting

    Indian Land.

    Receiving the opening kickoff the Eagles scored on their first

    play from scrimmage coming on Des Wright’s 58-yard run with only 35

    seconds gone off the clock. Jonathan Horne split the uprights to give his

    team a 7-0 lead.

    Horne, also playing defense, intercepted a Warriors’ pass to

  • Rams JVs whip Central’s “B” team 32-6

    Clinging to a 12-6 halftime lead, Chesterfield scored three

    second-half touchdowns and defeated the Eagles “B” team 32-6.

    Taking advantage of an interception deep in Eagle territory, the

    Rams scored on a 7-yard run to take a 6-0 lead. On the first play of the

    second quarter, the Rams found the end zone on a 40-yard screen pass,

    increasing their lead to 12-0.

    Central scored its only touchdown of the game on Darrick

    Clyburn’s 32-yard run with 2:18 left in the half.

  • Eagle eye on Mardu Smith and Tevus Funderburk

    In the Eagles’ 47-21 win over Indian Land Friday, two players played

    a large part in the victory.

    Senior Mardu Smith was the offensive player of the game. “Road

    Runner” carried the ball 14 times for 126 yards and scored three

    touchdowns. He also caught three passes.

    “All the credit goes to the offensive line,” he said. “The success of the

    running game begins with them. They are the straws that stir the drink.

  • Warriors no match for Eagles

    Central took sole possession of first place in Region IV 2A Friday night, routing the previously unbeaten Indian Land Warriors 47-21 on their home field in front of a large crowd. Both teams entered the game 2-0 in region action and 7-0 overall.

  • Eagles scalp undefeated Indian Land

    The top-rated Central Eagles soared early and stayed in control for a 47-21 Conference IV-AA football win over Indian Land at IL’s Reservation on Friday night.

    The 8-0 Eagles used early turnovers to forge a 33-7 halftime edge and cruised to the 26-point win over the previously unbeaten Warriors.

  • Eagles dominate Lee Central

    Central came out of the locker room ready to play their first road game in six weeks by jumping to a 41-0 lead at halftime and coasted to a 47-0 region win over home standing Lee Central last Friday night.

    Head coach Joey Mangum commented after the game, “I was concerned coming into this game. We didn’t have a good week of practice in some areas of our game, but we came out tonight and executed well and played a good game. Everyone got to play. We still have some players who are hurt but hopefully we will have them back soon.”

  • Joey Covington played defense

    This week we spotlight a young man who played on the Eagle defensive

    line and graduated in 1992. Joey Covington played strictly defense for

    Central at defensive end and also in the interior line. He also ran track for the


    Joey and his wife, Shareca, are the parents of four children and also

    have one grandchild. The son of Dorothy and James Covington, Joey lists

    his hobbies as fishing, hunting, and attending his son’s football

    games. The Covingtons attend Word of Life Church in Cheraw. Joey is