http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en Blakeney’s two-run homer lifts Eagles to win http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/blakeney%E2%80%99s-two-run-homer-lifts-eagles-win Junior Dante Blakeney blasted a two-run home run over the right center field fence in the home half of the fifth inning to lift Central to a 3-2 region win over the visiting North Central Knights March 27. The win improved the Eagles’ overall record to 6-5 and 3-3 in Region 4AA. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead scoring a run in the third inning. The Knights tied the game with a run in the fourth. The visitors took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth setting up Blakeney’s game-winning homer in the bottom of the inning. Lady Eagles fall to Knights http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/lady-eagles-fall-knights In their only game last week, the Lady Eagles fell to the North Central Lady Knights at home March 27, 22-7. Central sent three pitchers to the mound during the game, but they couldn’t stop the bats of the Lady Knights. Sarah Stegall went four innings giving up nine hits, eight runs (four earned), struck out four and had one base on balls. Kassie Mann came in relief for two innings and allowed seven hits, nine runs (eight earned) and two base on balls. Pitching one inning, Hannah Killough gave up two hits, five runs (three earned) and three base on balls. Patriots split double header http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/patriots-split-double-header On March 24, the South Pointe Patriots traveled to Fountain Inn to play Fountain Inn Christian Academy in a doubleheader. South Pointe lost the first game 4-3 and won the second 5-4. Game one: Freshman Ethan Wise was the starting pitcher, going five innings, striking out three, giving up four hits, four walks and two earned runs. The game was knotted up 3-3 after five innings. Riggins came on in relief. A sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh would score the winning run. Junior center Hunter Tremblay led the offense with a double and single, going 2-4. Terry signs to play for SMU http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/terry-signs-play-smu <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Central High senior Matthew Terry signed a letter of intent to play golf for Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg. </span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Eagles fly past Rams http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/eagles-fly-past-rams <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Central High&rsquo;s boys basketball team sprinted to a 20-8 first quarter lead and led 31-23 at halftime to cruise to a 76-48 win over the Chesterfield Rams in the region opener for both teams Dec. 16 on the Eagles&rsquo; home court.</span></p> <p class="p1"> Dante Blakeney led the Eagles with 19 points followed by Travay Hatten with 17; Triston Stewart, 12; Dequan Tatum, 10; Brandon Tyson, nine points; Keanon Lowery, six; and Kevon Wall, three points.</p> Lady Eagles defeat Lady Rams in region opener http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/lady-eagles-defeat-lady-rams-region-opener <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Lady Eagles of Central High School defeated Chesterfield&rsquo;s Lady Rams Dec. 16 at home by a score of 55-33 in the region opener for both schools. The Lady Eagles led 25-19 at halftime.</span></p> <p class="p1"> Central was led in scoring by Zakeyiah Leach with 21 points followed by Bianca Wallace with 19 points. Shiyana Threatt had nine points; Kailey Bowman, four points; and Seneca Rushing had two points.</p> JVs whip Chesterfield in opener http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/jvs-whip-chesterfield-opener <p> &nbsp;<b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">By JERRY &lsquo;SHUG&rsquo; HAIGLER</b></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">For the Progressive Journal</span></p> <p class="p3"> Central&rsquo;s junior varsity basketball team won its home opener Dec. 16 whipping county rival Chesterfield 44-34. The Eagles led 12-5 the first quarter and 27-13 at halftime.</p> <p class="p3"> Scoring for Central were Tyquandrick Miller, 13 points; Tydre Joines, six points; Jaekwon Hickman and Jeremiah Tyson, four points each; and Kadrian Moore, three points.</p> Central boys are 2-2 in young season http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-boys-are-2-2-young-season <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Central High&rsquo;s boys&rsquo; basketball team won one game last week and lost two to leave them with a record of 2-2 for the young season.</span></p> <p class="p1"> On Dec. 9, the Eagles lost to their host McBee Panthers 62-51 after defeating them in their home opener the week before.</p>