The Central Digest

  • There will be home basketball games Thurs. 16 and Fri. 17
  • Order yearbooks online at balfour.com
  • Early bird prom tickets will be sold every Fri. in Feb. for $40
  • The FAFSA deadline is Feb. 1
  • Donate gently used jeans in the armory

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...

New Head Softball Coach, Randy Crawford, Pitches In His Experience For the 2018 Season

New Head Softball Coach, Randy Crawford, Pitches In His Experience For the 2018 Season

Cassandra Castillo, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Central’s softball team has been preparing for their regular season with the help of their new coach, Randy Crawford. He knew Central had a good softball team, so he decided to start his new occupation as Central’s head softball coach. “I heard that the job was opening up, so I spoke to Coach...

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...

Brainerd Brawl Leads to Season Suspension and Concerns For Student Safety

Brainerd Brawl Leads to Season Suspension and Concerns For Student Safety

Meghan Duncan, Sports Editor

February 2, 2018

Students are riled up after a violent fight occurred at a Brainerd High School basketball game against the Austin-East Road Runners. The Panthers were in the lead just before half time when the fight broke out. TSSAA officials state that the two players from each team chased after a loose ball. Shortly...

Central’s Wrestling Team Looks Back on This Season’s Achievements

Central’s Wrestling Team Looks Back on This Season’s Achievements

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

As this year's wresting season comes to a close, our players take this time to reflect on their overall performance. Central's wrestlers have practiced vigorously in preparation for each and every match so that they may fulfill their goal of putting forth optimum effort. "My goals for the season were...

Lady Pounders Basketball Perseveres Towards Improving

Lady Pounders Basketball Perseveres Towards Improving

Matthew Davis, Assisstant Editor

January 25, 2018

Basketball season is in full swing here at Central, but is not going as planned. For the Lady Pounders, the goal is to win the district tournament. "We want to win the district tournament, but have been struggling by not executing very well. We have young players, no seniors, so they don't have much...

Central’s Boys Basketball Team Strives For More Success Despite Mid-Season Struggles

Central’s Boys Basketball Team Strives For More Success Despite Mid-Season Struggles

Meghan Duncan, Sports Editor

January 23, 2018

Central’s Boys Basketball team is mid-season of what seems to be a progressing year. Head Coach Rick Rogers stated that since last season, the team has been working diligently to become the best team they can possibly be before the district tournament in February. “Even though we have the smallest,...

Central Wrestling Team Loses to Walker Valley; Competes Well in Ooltewah Invitation

Central Wrestling Team Loses to Walker Valley; Competes Well in Ooltewah Invitation

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

Central competed in the Ooltewah Invitational on December 2, where Haiden Dill dominated and placed first in his weight class (113). Charles Jones also performed really well at the Ooltewah Invitational, placing fourth in his weight class (285). However, Thursday's match against Walker Valley High...

Central To Receive A Brand New Track

Central To Receive A Brand New Track

Jailon Jackson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

After many months of waiting and fundraising, Central High is finally receiving a new track. Central's current track will be broken down starting in December, followed by the construction of the new track. Central's current track was constructed in 1968. Similar to the original track, the Hamilton County School Board...

Girls Basketball Team Hoping to Improve from Last Season

Girls Basketball Team Hoping to Improve from Last Season

Cassandra Castillo, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

Basketball season has arrived and the Lady Pounders are getting ready for a great season; a season where they hope to be victorious. "I plan to try and separate basketball from all the other aspects of my life. This will halo me not to bring drama to the team and find time to keep my grades up," declared...

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School
Sports