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CENTRAL'S LADY POUNDERS BASKETBALL TEAM SCORES A WIN AGAINST HOWARD -- Freshman Aaliyah Walker dribbles down the court for a layup.

The Lady Pounders Basketball Team Scores a Win Against Howard

Karleigh Schwarzl, Sports Editor March 2, 2021

This year has been a challenging one for the Lady Pounders, but it has allowed the team to learn to overcome and adapt. Challenges arose with the introduction of new coaches and the raging pandemic, but...

2021 MISS CENTRAL COURT NOMINATIONS SHINE LIGHT ON SCHOOL -- From left to right, Seniors Dallana Nolasco, Ashlee Smith, Africa Phinezy, Madison Taylor, Destiny Smith, and Ashley Lackey were chosen to be on the Miss Central Court.

2021 Miss Central Court Nominations Shine Light On School

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Despite the ongoing changes that have been occurring this year, Central is still keeping the traditions going. One of the Central's main traditions is the annual selection of senior girls for the Miss...

2021 MR. CENTRAL COURT -- From left to right, Seniors Tanner Salinas, Grayson Catlett, and Blake Catlett were elected to the 2021 Mr. Central Court.

Central Announces Nominees for 2021 Mr. Central Ballot

Bailey Brantingham, Editor March 1, 2021

This year, one important tradition that Central faculty wanted to keep running despite other cancellations was the Mr. and Miss Central court. The Mr. and Miss Central court gives students the excitement...

CENTRAL BASKETBALL ADVANCES TO 6AA QUARTERFINALS -- Senior Jaylin Teague drives in a regular season game vs. Howard

Central Boys’ Basketball Advances to District 6AA Quarterfinals

Luke Keown, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Entering the final stretch of the regular season, the Pounders looked to finish strong ahead of the district tournament. Central started this final stretch against the Howard School. The team worked...

POUNDERS PREPARE FOR 2021 SOCCER SEASON -- Coach Tim Browder and Central soccer players gather before they start practicing to discuss their goals.

Players and Coaches Prepare for 2021 Soccer Season

Landon Cook, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

The boys' soccer team is back and playing in the 2021 season, barring any setbacks. Returning Coach Tim Browder will be looking to achieve success after the previous season was cancelled after only two...

COVID-19 TESTS NOW AVAILABLE AT CENTRAL -- Above is a image of the COVID-19 virus that has impacted the world for roughly a year.

Central to Provide Optional COVID-19 Tests on Campus

Grayson Catlett, Columnist February 24, 2021

As the pandemic continues, almost reaching a year since its beginning, Central is implementing optional COVID-19 tests that students and staff can take during office hours. The tests will be administered...

CENTRAL STUDENTS TAKE BENCHMARKS IN THE MIDST OF ONLINE LEARNING -- An English 9 student reviews their first benchmark test of the semester.

Central Students Take Benchmarks in Midst of Online Learning

Bailey Brantingham, Editor February 23, 2021

Over the course of this year, many schools have done the best that they can to make the school year feel like normal. Hosting clubs and sporting events as often as possible are just some of the ways that...

BLACK HISTORY MONTH -- Madam C.J. Walker was one of the pioneering figures in black hair care.

The History Behind Black History Month

Mackenzie Farner, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

The annual recognition of black history started in 1926 as a week long celebration by Carter G. Woodson Ph.D. Later on, Woodson realized that there was very little offered in the education system about...

GABRIELLA GRAY MAKES HISTORY -- Sophomore Gabriella Gray talks to Coach Ryan Mallory for a strategy to win her match.

Sophomore Gabriella Gray Becomes First Female Wrestler in Chattanooga to Qualify for State Tournament

Haroun Ghazi, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Central’s wrestling program continues to grow and make history. Last year, the program featured the first female wrestler in Central’s history. Foreign exchange student Anna Markstrom was the first...

KARA ('04) AND MARK ('02) SERVE AS NURSES FOR LIFE FORCE -- The Eidsons stand in front of a LIFE FORCE helicopter with their daughter.

Alumni Spotlight: Kara (’04) and Mark (’02) Eidson Serve as Flight Nurses For Life Force

Sarah Katheron Latham, Assistant Editor February 22, 2021

As many students are looking towards the future, there are many Central graduates who they can look to as an example. Countless Central Alumni are making a difference in the world.  This includes Kara...

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