Cobbler Cheerleaders Win Spirit of Six Award

By Christian Frederick After a solid outing by the Cobbler girls basketball team at the state tournament, the cheer team was selected to win the Spirit of Six award for girls basketball. This is the third year in a row Central has been awarded the Spirit of Six for either boys or girls basketball. During halftime of the championship game between Aberdeen Central and the … Continue reading Cobbler Cheerleaders Win Spirit of Six Award

Boys’ State Basketball Wrap-Up

By Austin Lammers S.F. Roosevelt 63, RC Central 52 The Central squad met Sioux Falls Roosevelt in the first consolation round at the Sioux Falls Arena on Friday. The fifth-seeded Rough Riders looked to bounce back after a loss at the hand of Pierre on Thursday, and Central looked to keep the momentum after surprising first-seeded Sioux Falls Washington with a close game. After trailing … Continue reading Boys’ State Basketball Wrap-Up

My Brackets are Busted and My Life is Over

By Ben Newman The NCAA Men’s 2016 Basketball Tournament began yesterday with a bang, and the bang was my bracket predictions exploding. When they call it March Madness they’re not kidding. The most exciting part of the tournament (other than rooting for your favorite team) is filling out a bracket. Well after Day 1 almost everyone’s bracket is busted. Of all the brackets submitted only … Continue reading My Brackets are Busted and My Life is Over

Central Boys Battle SF Washington, Come Up Short in 64-55 Loss

By Austin Lammers After clinching the final spot in the State tournament last Tuesday, the Central boys looked to upset the #1 seed Sioux Falls Washington Warriors on Thursday, kicking off their State bid at the Danny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. Justin Kraemer led the Cobbler offense in the first half, scoring 13 (4/5 FG, 3/4 3pt). However, Washington star point guard Sam … Continue reading Central Boys Battle SF Washington, Come Up Short in 64-55 Loss

Aero Amo Wrestles at NCAA National Tournament

By David Geditz Aero Amo, an accomplished alumnus for the Central High School wrestling program, has taken his first NCAA Division II regional title as a sophomore for Augustana University. In his high school wrestling career Aero amassed more than 200 wins, placing 6 times and winning a state title his senior year. Aero has been wrestling at Augustana for three years. During Aero’s first … Continue reading Aero Amo Wrestles at NCAA National Tournament

Cobbler Boys Prevail Over Mitchell, Seal a Spot at State

By Austin Lammers The Cobbler squad’s season was on the line Tuesday night, the same line Dylan Hay enjoys sinking baskets behind. Central faced Mitchell Tuesday night with a bid to the state tournament at stake. It was win-or-go-home, and the energy in the Naasz was nothing short of anxious. The energy from the players, however, was nothing short of flaming. “It was the idea … Continue reading Cobbler Boys Prevail Over Mitchell, Seal a Spot at State

Cobbler Boys Defeat Raiders

By Austin Lammers Raider week proved to be no disappointment for Central High School. Following a dramatic girl’s win Thursday night, Kailleb Walton-Blanden led the Cobbler boys to a 59-54 victory over a 7-8 Stevens Raider team. With the Central crowd sporting red polos and Khakis for “Jake from State Farm” night, ensuring a win was the only thing on the Cobblers’ mind. During the … Continue reading Cobbler Boys Defeat Raiders

Cobbler Boys Split Games against Sturgis, Gillette

By Austin Lammers The Cobbler boys basketball team split the weekend with a 74-35 win over Sturgis and a 71-60 loss to Gillette. Thursday, the Cobblers traveled to play a district game against Sturgis. The Cobblers ran away with the game early, outscoring the Scoopers 38-18 in the first half, eventually returning to Rapid City with a 74-35 win. Kailleb Walton-Blanden led the Cobbler squad … Continue reading Cobbler Boys Split Games against Sturgis, Gillette

Boys Run Over Douglas for First Win

By Austin Lammers The Rapid City Central Cobblers Boys team snatched their first win on Tuesday night in a 64-42 victory against Douglas. Offensively, it was a night for Central’s guards. Kailleb Walton-Blanden led with 15 points, shooting 4/6 from the field and 6/8 from the free throw line. Connor McCormick finished with 10 points and 3 assists, also snagging 3 steals. Dylan Hay had … Continue reading Boys Run Over Douglas for First Win

Cobbler Boys Drop Home Openers

By Austin Lammers Mitchell 77 Cobblers 62 Friday, Central Boys Varsity Basketball took on Mitchell, kicking off their home opening weekend at the Naasz. Senior Justin Kramer finished with 17 points and 4 assists, shooting a nice 55% from the field. Senior Connor McCormick ended with 12 points and 7 rebounds, also hitting 4/4 free throws. Sophomore Kailleb Walton-Blanden scored 10 points, with 5 assists, … Continue reading Cobbler Boys Drop Home Openers

Senior Aaron Beaird Meets the Demands of Wrestling

By Avery Freed Most of the students and faculty at Central High School know who Aaron Beaird is. Even if you aren’t familiar with the name, you would certainly recognize him you saw him. At 6’2″ and 285 pounds, he’s hard to miss. However, that same stature that causes him to stand out in the halls is perfect for his current position as Central High’s … Continue reading Senior Aaron Beaird Meets the Demands of Wrestling

Cross Country Runner Addie Straatmeyer Loves What She Does

By Avery Freed Addie Straatmeyer has had a rough Cross Country season. After spending the summer recovering from a knee injury, she started the season strong and ready to compete, with her eyes set on another state championship. Unfortunately, about four weeks ago, she suffered yet another knee injury that caused her to sit out on the past few meets. But now, after some rest, … Continue reading Cross Country Runner Addie Straatmeyer Loves What She Does

Students Score Free Tickets to Girls’ State Tournament

Money will be no obstacle for 200 students attending the girls’ state basketball tournament on Thursday. A private donor has generously purchased 200 student tickets to the game, which takes place across the street at the Civic Center at 7:00. Students who want one of the tickets simply have to head to room 102 of the Civic Center between 5:30 and 7:30pm the night of … Continue reading Students Score Free Tickets to Girls’ State Tournament

Wrestlers finish with silver at State; Amo, Heidinger win titles

The Central Cobbler wrestlers, while a tad disappointed with not winning a state championship, made their school proud with a second place team finish at State. The two senior wrestlers, Aero Amo and Alan Heidinger, each won individual state titles in their weight classes and Jarran Jensen finished second in his–congratulations, guys! Thanks to Kendsy Chilstrom, Rachel Labauch, and Alysia Hunter for their excellent pictures. … Continue reading Wrestlers finish with silver at State; Amo, Heidinger win titles

Live(Artificially) Strong: A look at what Lance Armstrong’s situation means to sports

By Robbie Freidel and Daniel Lang The use of performance enhancing drugs has dated back to the first Olympic Games when Greek runners used opium concoctions to gain the upper hand in foot races. Since then, the worldwide use of such drugs has only increased. Professional cycling, among many other sports, is now an event dominated by the use of these drugs. As of August … Continue reading Live(Artificially) Strong: A look at what Lance Armstrong’s situation means to sports