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

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

Cobblers Up Close: Connor McCormick

  By Austin Lammers Twelve years ago, Connor McCormick first stepped into Naasz Gymnasium to watch the Central Cobblers basketball team. As he entered, his eyes widened and his breath halted while he took in the atmosphere of a high school arena, which, to a six-year old, can be quite exhilarating. The stands were full, the band was loud, and anticipative energy electrified the building. … Continue reading Cobblers Up Close: Connor McCormick

Cobblers Up Close: Abby Johnson

By Jensen Wright Leadership is a key aspect of any successful sports team. Often times you find leaders in more experienced players, so when it is found in such a young player like Abby Johnson, it’s nothing to be ignored. Starting varsity for our girls’ basketball team as a sophomore was one of her first great accomplishments since transferring from Douglas. Abby has now become … Continue reading Cobblers Up Close: Abby Johnson

Student’s Apology a Voluntary Gesture

By Avery Friedt Every morning, right when second block starts, virtually every classroom tunes in to the morning announcements. What did we see Tuesday morning? Senior Drew Stephens making a public apology for his actions at the girls’ basketball game Monday night. While Drew’s apology was completely voluntary, done because he felt the people he offended deserved it, some viewed the broadcasting of such a … Continue reading Student’s Apology a Voluntary Gesture

Cobblers Up Close: Tanner Sumption

By Avery Friedt Even if you don’t know Tanner Sumption personally, you’ve definitely seen him around. Standing 6’7, with bright red hair, he’s hard to miss. While his height may cause him to stand out in the halls, it makes him fit in perfectly on the basketball court as Central’s starting power forward. In basketball, power forwards, or posts, are usually the second tallest players … Continue reading Cobblers Up Close: Tanner Sumption