Central High

  • Eagles start the annual gridiron grind

    photos by DON WORTHINGTON/Editor
    The threat of rain could not keep the Central High School football team off the field as it officially began the 2017 season on July 28. The opening practice was limited to helmets, no pads or contact. After stretching the offensive and units practiced individual and team skills. Central’s first jamboree is Aug. 9 in Cheraw.

  • Truesdale named Central volleyball coach

    Molly Cassidy Truesdale was introduced as Central High School’s new varsity volleyball coach Tuesday, May 31 at the school.
    “Coach Truesdale will be an asset to our volleyball program,” Central High Principal Judd Starling said. “She was a multi-sport athlete at Chesterfield High School and has worked with our JV and varsity programs here at Central. She has proven herself as a great classroom teacher and we are excited about seeing her bring her enthusiasm to the volleyball court.”

  • Eagles’ JV basketball coach moves up to Central’s varsity program

    Central High School announced last week that Charles Brown will become the head coach of the Eagles’ basketball team. He will replace retiring coach Mike Connelley, who has led the Eagles for the last five years. Brown has been the junior varsity basketball coach for the past four years, as well as an assistant varsity coach.

  • Central's Lady Eagles still in playoffs

    The Central High Lady Eagles, who finished fourth in the region traveled, to Abbeville April 29 and handed the top-seeded Abbeville Lady Panthers a 5-1 loss behind superb pitching by Sarah Stegall.

    Stegall pitched five innings, striking out five, walking four and allowing only two hits. Hannah Killough came in for the save, striking out three and giving up no hits or walks.

  • Eagles’ track team heading to Upper State contest

    Central High School’s girls’ and boys’ track team advanced to the Upper State finals to be held at Keenan, Saturday, May 6, at noon after competing in the Region IVAA meet on April25 at Buford High.

    The Chesterfield Rams won the boys competition and Andrew Jackson’s Lady Volunteers captured the girls’ top prize. The Eagles came in second and the Lady Eagles placed third in the girls’ contest.

  • Eagles’ season concluded at home in loss to Southside Christian

    The Central High Eagles finished their season April 29 at home in the third game of the State AA playoffs after losing to Southside Christian High School of Simpsonville, 12-2 in a five-inning game.

    The Eagles jumped out to a two-run lead in the bottom half of the first inning, but were held scoreless the rest of the game.

    Southside got on the board with six runs in the third, added four more in the fourth, and sealed the win in the fifth by adding on two more runs.     

  • Central High School honors athletes of fall sports

    Athletes who were involved in fall sports at Central High School were honored at an awards ceremony on Feb. 9 in the commons area of the school.

    The athletes who participated in football, cross-country and volleyball were recognized. All athletes of each sport were received medallions representing their sport. Certain students were honored for individual awards.

  • Lady Eagles finish season with loss at home

    Central’s Lady Eagles hosted North Central last Friday night for Senior Night and ended their season with a loss to the Lady Knights 48-39.

    North Central outscored the Lady Eagles 9-2 in the first quarter and lead 20-12 at the half.

    Central came back in the third period and outscored the Lady Knights 16-14, but were unable to make up the deficit in the final quarter.

  • Eagles on six-game winning streak

    Central High School’s basketball team continued posting wins in the scorebook after winning its last six games.

    The Eagles played at McBee on Jan. 14 and out-scored the Panthers 60-50.

    The Eagles jumped out to a 21-9 lead in the first quarter and held a commanding 31-21 lead at the half.

    At the end of the third period, the Eagles continued to hold the lead with a 43-28 advantage. The Panthers scored 10 points to the Eagles’ five in the last quarter, but were unable to catch up.

  • Lady Eagles fall to Cheraw in last seconds 40-39

    Central High’s Lady Eagles fell to county rival Cheraw in a region game last Friday night, 40-39.

    The Lady Eagles had led most of the game, but the Lady Braves fought back in the last three minutes to erase a five-point deficit to get the win.

    The teams were tied after the first period 10-10 and the Lady Eagles had a one-point advantage at the half 20-19.

    At the end of the third period of play, Central had increased its lead to 33-29, but Cheraw outscored them 11-6 in the final period.