http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Central Dixie Pre-Majors are state runners-up http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-dixie-pre-majors-are-state-runners <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/central_state_runners_up.jpg" alt="Shown, from row, from left, are Tyric Baker, Kevon Wall, Quan Chambers, Walker Kirkley, Tommy Eubanks, Briant Smith and Jemiah Smith. Back row, from left, are coach Daniel kirkley, coach Dante Blakeney, Dusty Burch, Mason Arant, Jacob Aldridge, B.R. Hatcher, Jake savage, Curt Chapman, Trent Neuberth, coach Deion Mason and coach Eddie Savage. Not pictured is Jakob Starling. " title="Shown, from row, from left, are Tyric Baker, Kevon Wall, Quan Chambers, Walker Kirkley, Tommy Eubanks, Briant Smith and Jemiah Smith. Back row, from left, are coach Daniel kirkley, coach Dante Blakeney, Dusty Burch, Mason Arant, Jacob Aldridge, B.R. Hatcher, Jake savage, Curt Chapman, Trent Neuberth, coach Deion Mason and coach Eddie Savage. Not pictured is Jakob Starling. " align="left" hspace="6" width="178" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The 2016 Central Eagles Dixie Pre-Majors traveled to Charleston July 16-18 and came home with the State Runners-Up trophy after playing five games in three days.</p> <p> Central was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award. The team qualified for the state tournament after placing second in the District 3 tournament behind McBee, which won the district title.</p> Volleyball camp prepping girls for tryouts http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/volleyball-camp-prepping-girls-tryouts <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/v-ball.jpg" alt="Central High School volleyball coach Molly Truesdale, center facing, talks to the girls during camp." title="Central High School volleyball coach Molly Truesdale, center facing, talks to the girls during camp." align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><p> By KEVIN SMITH</p> <p> For the Progressive Journal</p> <p> The Central High volleyball program officially kicked off the season last week with a basic skills camp held June 27-30at the Central High School gym.</p> <p> This camp, as well as an upcoming one, will help students prepare for official tryouts scheduled for August 1-2. &nbsp;Jessica Banks of Lancaster was the camp instructor.</p> Operation Hope football camp http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/operation-hope-football-camp <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/football_camp_1.jpg" alt="Operation Hope Community Programs’ football camp drew 70 participants June 19. The camp’s goal was to promote discipline, sportsmanship and physical fitness, as well as teach football techniques. Special coach this year was the Los Angeles Rams’ tight end, Justice Cunningham. Above, shown standing in back, are men who volunteered to help coach. From left are Sadot Chambers, Hampson Blakeney, Jermaine Johnson, Jeff Blakeney, Tee Cunningham, Calvin Covington, Justice Cunningham and Cornelius Chambers with camp participants. " title="Operation Hope Community Programs’ football camp drew 70 participants June 19. The camp’s goal was to promote discipline, sportsmanship and physical fitness, as well as teach football techniques. Special coach this year was the Los Angeles Rams’ tight end, Justice Cunningham. Above, shown standing in back, are men who volunteered to help coach. From left are Sadot Chambers, Hampson Blakeney, Jermaine Johnson, Jeff Blakeney, Tee Cunningham, Calvin Covington, Justice Cunningham and Cornelius Chambers with camp participants. " align="left" hspace="6" /> Dixie Youth Belles are District 5 champs http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/dixie-youth-belles-are-district-5-champs <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/champs_1.jpg" alt="The Jefferson Dixie Youth Belles earned the District 5 championship last week." title="The Jefferson Dixie Youth Belles earned the District 5 championship last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="143" height="85" /><p> By KEVIN SMITH</p> <p> For the Progressive Journal</p> <p> The Jefferson Dixie Youth Belles (15 and under) softball team brought home the District 5 Championship last week.&nbsp; The tournament was held June 18-21 in Lancaster.</p> <p> In game one, Jefferson defeated Union County by a score of 11-1 in five innings.&nbsp; Jefferson had seven hits, including a walk-off homerun by Chesney Miller to end the game.&nbsp;</p> Football camp teaches life skills, too http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/football-camp-teaches-life-skills-too <p> By KEVIN SMITH</p> <p> For the Progressive Journal</p> <p> The Central High School football stadium welcomed 70 children to Operation Hope Community Programs&rsquo; football camp June 19.</p> <p> Organized by Jeff Blakeney and Calvin Covington, the camp featured former Central High athletes who have played in college. Volunteer coaches included Tee Cunningham, Sadot Chambers, Cornelius Chambers, Hampson Blakeney, Jermaine Johnson and current Los Angeles Rams tight end, Justice Cunningham.</p> Pageland Dragway race results http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/pageland-dragway-race-results <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dragway_scott_yates.jpg" alt="Shown center is Scott Yates of Gold Hill, N.C., the June 11 modified winner, with supporters." title="Shown center is Scott Yates of Gold Hill, N.C., the June 11 modified winner, with supporters." align="left" hspace="6" width="174" height="85" /><p> The following are results from the Pageland Dragway races:</p> <p> <strong>June 10</strong></p> <ul> <li> &nbsp;Gamblers race:&nbsp; The winner was Jeremy Barbee of Stanfield, N.C. Runner-up was Robert Anderson, of Cassette.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>June 11</strong></p> Baseball foes find common ground at All-Star Game http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/baseball-foes-find-common-ground-all-star-game <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/blakeney.jpg" alt="Dante Blakeney" title="Dante Blakeney" align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> For the last four years, Central High School senior baseball player, Dante Blakeney, and Chesterfield High School senior, Jeremiah Roscoe, have been on opposite sides of the baseball diamond as they played for their respective teams in Region 4AA.</p> <p> This past weekend, June 10-11, Blakeney and Roscoe were not only teammates, but roommates after being among the best high school seniors of the state chosen to play in the 32<sup>nd</sup> South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association&rsquo;s North/South All-Star Baseball games.</p> Central athletes shinie at sports banquet http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-athletes-shinie-sports-banquet <p> &nbsp;</p>