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  • Pageland runners 5th in 4x400m...

    Five Central and New Heights Middle athletes qualified for last Saturday’s track meet in Columbia: Jaquel Funderburk, alternate in the 4x400 meter relay; Miquel Funderburk, third leg of relay; Tevin Cannon, second leg of relay; Brandon Edmonds, final leg of relay, also 400 meter run and long jump; and Ay’den Chambers, first leg of relay.
    Edmonds was seventh in the long jump at of 20 feet, 7 inches, sixth in the 400 in 51.26.1
    The 4x400 meter relay finished fifth at 3:30.

  • Pageland runners 5th in 4x400m...

    Five Central and New Heights Middle athletes qualified for last Saturday’s track meet in Columbia: Jaquel Funderburk, alternate in the 4x400 meter relay; Miquel Funderburk, third leg of relay; Tevin Cannon, second leg of relay; Brandon Edmonds, final leg of relay, also 400 meter run and long jump; and Ay’den Chambers, first leg of relay.
    Edmonds was seventh in the long jump at of 20 feet, 7 inches, sixth in the 400 in 51.26.1
    The 4x400 meter relay finished fifth at 3:30.

  • Baseball Under the Lights

    Baseball Under the Lights is 6 p.m. Friday at Central High School.
    Admission is $3.
    Red team members are: Skylar Walters, Sarah Morataya, Madeline Haigler, Caleb Martin, Bazial Thomas, Rashawn Rivers, Austin Palo, Frankie Louallen, Cody Eason and Sheila Butler.
    Blue team members are: Kameron Robinson, Thomas Stegall, Rylan Moore, James Palo, Monique McManus, Nathan Miles, Jacob Graves, Indyria Tyson, Isabella Sellers, Angel Morataya, Christopher Chambers, Daniel Barcenus, Zayden Rivers.

  • Central falls in softball...

    By KIM MANGUM
    Special to the Progressive Journal

    Central’s softball team advanced to the District VII championship, but couldn’t stop Johnsonville, losing 9-0.
    Cheraw won the District III championship, Buford won the District II championship and Andrew Jackson the District IV championship.

  • Eagles’ track team off to state...

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central High’s track team roller-coaster season ends May 11 with several athletes competing in the state championship meet at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
    Coach Billy Blakeney compared to the season to a roller coaster because  there have been  “high hills and low valleys.”
    One high is it is a young team with a “solid group of New Heights Middle School kids led by Ay’den Chambers,” he said.

  • Gray Collegiate ends Central’s...

    By Janet Haigler
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s baseball season ended Saturday with a 6-5 loss to Gray Collegiate Academy of Columbia.
    In the double-elimination regional tournament Central lost to Chesnee, 4-1 on Friday.
    Central opened the tournament with a 4-2 win over Gray Collegiate Academy.

  • Central opens baseball playoffs...

    By JANET HAIGLER
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s baseball team travels to Gray Collegiate today for the first post-season playoff game.
    Central will then play either Chesnee or South Christian on Thursday, depending who wins.
    Team are eliminated from the tournament when they lose two games.
    In the season finale against Lewisville, Central stranded 13 runners in a 9-7 loss.

  • Central, Woodland meet in...

    By KIM MANGUM
    For the Progressive Journal

    The Central High School softball team went 2-2 last week, with wins over Buford and McBee and a doubleheader loss to Forest Hills.
    Central finished the season Monday against North Central. The playoffs begin Thursday at Woodland. Game time is 5 p.m.

  • Game Stats: April 24, 2018

    Central Varsity Baseball

    April 19

    Lewisville 9, Central 7

    Central 102 031 0 – 7 11

    Lewisville 440 010 x – 9 9

    Central defense: Jake Savage 1.1 innings, 7 runs, 5 hits, 4 walks; Ryan Eason 4.2 innings, 2 runs, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk.

  • Central softball drops 2

    By KIM MANGUM
    For the Progressive Journal

    Central’s softball team lost two games last week, 4-1 to Cheraw and 8-3 to Chesterfield.
    The regular season concludes with a doubleheader at Forest Hills on Thursday and a single game against North Central on Monday.
    Central and Cheraw were tied, 1-1 going into the seventh inning. Cheraw scored three runs in the top of the seventh for the win. Central’s only run came in the fourth inning when Kylie Sims hit into a fielder’s choice to score a run.