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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.

Central’s Lady Pounders Basketball Wraps Up Season; Sophomore Ja’kiyah Robinson Named 6-AA All District

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...

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...

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...

CENTRAL'S BASEBALL PLAYERS PREPARE FOR 2021 SEASON -- Senior Jailon Jackson steps up to the plate.

A Look Into The 2021 Baseball Season

Landon Cook, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

The 2021 Baseball season is one to look forward to. Coming off a cancellation of last year's season, Baseball Coach Glenn Carter hopes to be able to play a full season with the young roster he has composed. The...

ATHLETES PREPARE FOR 2021 TRACK SEASON -- Central athletes will be using the track above to prepare for the upcoming season. File photo from 2019.

Central’s Track and Field Members Hopeful for 2021 Season

Haroun Ghazi, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

Athletes and coaches share the same stress when it comes to sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many athletes across all sports have all shared the same question: will sporting events still be held...

CENTRAL SOFTBALL PLAYERS AND COACHES PREPARE FOR 2021 SEASON-- The Central softball field photographed in 2020.

Softball Coaches and Players Prepare for 2021 Season

Luke Keown, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

With the softball season nearing, Central's softball coaches and players are preparing for a successful season. Over the offseason, the softball program went through a coaching shake-up. The team saw the...

POUNDERS VICTORIOUS AGAINST DISTRICT RIVAL -- Senior Donovin Taylor looks up the court.

Central Basketball Reigns Victorious Over District Rival Pioneers

Luke Keown, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

With only three weeks remaining in the 2020-21 season, the boys' basketball team (3-6) sought to finish the season on a high note. On Monday, January 25, the Pounders traveled to East Ridge High School...

A WRESTLING UPDATE -- Senior Roby Thomas attempts to pin his opponent to the ground.

An Update for the 2020-21 Wrestling Season

Haroun Ghazi, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of daily life for almost a year now. While many people have adjusted to try to normalize the way people do things, others are still having...

THE LADY POUNDERS LOOK TO MAKE PROGRESS -- Junior Alexis Kennedy shoots a free throw against Boyd Buchanan.

The Central Girls’ Basketball Team is Looking Up

Karleigh Schwarzl, Sports Editor January 28, 2021

The girls basketball team has had a rough start to their season. Connecting as a team has been a challenge, especially as COVID-19 rages on. The team's already limited time together was cut short again...

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