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Central High School Athletic Trainer, Sammie Jones, Makes an Effort to Keep Student Athletes Safe

Central High School Athletic Trainer, Sammie Jones, Makes an Effort to Keep Student Athletes Safe

Karleigh Schwarzl, Staff Writer

December 1, 2018

Central High School's athletic trainer, Sammie Jones, is known and loved by all the student athletes across the school. She assists with injury prevention, emergency care, injury evaluations-- along with diagnosis-- and helps with the players' rehabilitation of energy. Jones moved to Chattanooga,...

The Girls’ Basketball Team Aims to Score Big During the 2018-2019 Season

The Girls’ Basketball Team Aims to Score Big During the 2018-2019 Season

Abby Young, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Basketball season for Central High School's Lady Pounders has once again commenced, and the team is ready and raring to compete. This season, the team is focusing on improving from last year. Coach Rick May is instructing the 11 players with his abundant knowledge and experience from 37 years of...

The Boys Basketball Team Introduces Brand New Line Up In hopes of a Successful Season

The Boys Basketball Team Introduces Brand New Line Up In hopes of a Successful Season

Meghan Duncan, Sports Editor

November 26, 2018

"Our Boys Basketball team will have a brand new look this year since we lost the majority of our players from the 2017-2018 varsity team," revealed Head Basketball Coach Rick Rogers. According to Rogers, the team will mainly rely on Jermichael Walker to be the point guard, as senior T.J Payne is out...

Pounder Cross Country Team Ends Season Well

Pounder Cross Country Team Ends Season Well

Celisia Snakenberg, Sports Writer

November 2, 2018

Central's cross country team had their last meet on Wednesday, October 24. This region meet was located at Camp Jordan in East Ridge, Tennessee. Many high school teams were represented, teams as far as Cookeville and as close as Soddy Daisy. Although none of the Pounders made it to State, they competed...

Football: Pounders on Top After Win Over East Hamilton

Football: Pounders on Top After Win Over East Hamilton

Celisia Snakenberg, Sports Writer

October 17, 2018

The Central Pounders football team came out victorious against the East Hamilton Hurricanes on Friday, September 14. Since East Hamilton is a major rival of Central, this was a huge win for the Pounders. "Last week was a big, important regional game. It was a game that could've decided where the playoff...

The Lady Pounders Prevail Against The East Ridge Pioneers

The Lady Pounders Prevail Against The East Ridge Pioneers

September 25, 2018

The Central Pounders and the East Ridge Pioneers have been rivals for as long as anyone can remember. This rivalry shows in every sport they play whether it is basketball, football, or soccer. However, it especially shows in volleyball. This past Thursday, the Lady Pounders and the Lady Pioneers went...

Off to a Rough Start, Central Volleyball Team Has Hope for Rest of the Season

Off to a Rough Start, Central Volleyball Team Has Hope for Rest of the Season

Celisia Snakenberg, Sports Writer

September 11, 2018

The Central Pounders' volleyball team has strived for a successful season and will continue to keep up an encouraging attitude until the end. Holly Ware, the head coach, has great pride in the team. She believes they can beat anyone as long as their focus is on the game. "We tend to beat ourselves...

Pounders Football Team Has Early Success On Creating Central’s Legacy

Pounders Football Team Has Early Success On Creating Central’s Legacy

Meghan Duncan, Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

The 2018-2019 football season is starting off with a huge victory over Sequoyah High School, 37-9. Not so new, returning head football coach Curt Jones, has led the team with two wins making Central's ranking 2-1. "It feels amazing to be back at Central after several years and to help these kids achieve...

New Season, New Coach

New Season, New Coach

Celisia Snakenberg, Sports Writer

August 28, 2018

In their first game of the season, the Pounders defeated Walker Valley on Thursday, August 16. With many key players, such as Michael McGhee, Tracy Odom, Jaheim Jones, and Hunter Jones, they were able to win with a score of 40-28. "What stood out to me was our defense. We held them off really w...

Rick May Celebrates His 400th Win and Assesses His Successful Coaching Career

Rick May Celebrates His 400th Win and Assesses His Successful Coaching Career

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

On February 16, Central's girls basketball team achieved a new milestone for their coach. The Lady Pounders beat the Howard Hustlin' Tigers 44-8 during the District 5-AA tournament to give coach Rick May his 400th career victory. "The fact that it was my 400th win reminded me that I've been coaching...

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