http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en “Moose” wins state in 800 meter run http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/%E2%80%9Cmoose%E2%80%9D-wins-state-800-meter-run <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/elgazar.jpg" alt="Shown center is Mustapha Elgazar, state winner, with coaches, from left, Ann Mueller, Billy Blakeney, Joel Dale and Laura Wright." title="Shown center is Mustapha Elgazar, state winner, with coaches, from left, Ann Mueller, Billy Blakeney, Joel Dale and Laura Wright." align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> Central High School senior Mustapha Elgazar ended his high school running career at Spring Valley High School May 14 by winning the state championship in the 800 meter run in Class 2A.</p> <p> To honor his accomplishment, residents and fans welcomed him and his teammates back to the community Saturday evening with escorts of fire trucks, law enforcement and other rescue vehicles through downtown Jefferson and Pageland.</p> Rivers to play at J.C. Smith http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/rivers-play-jc-smith <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rivers_signs.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="95" height="85" /><p> By ROBERT HOWEY</p> <p> The Lancaster News</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Lady Eagles’ season comes to a close http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/lady-eagles%E2%80%99-season-comes-close <p> The Central High Lady Eagles were eliminated from the state playoffs by the Mid-Carolina Lady Rebels by a score of 11-1 on May 3 in Prosperity, after the game was postponed due to rain on Monday night.</p> <p> The Lady Eagles had defeated Abbeville on April 30 for the rematch opportunity against Mid-Carolina, after falling to them 4-2 in the first round.</p> <p> Eighth-grade pitcher, Hannah Killough, who ended the season 11-11, was the losing pitcher allowing 11 runs off eight hits in the six-inning game. Killough had two strikeouts and walked five batters.</p> Mid-Carolina slams Eagles’ playoff hopes http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/mid-carolina-slams-eagles%E2%80%99-playoff-hopes <p> After two days of rain delays, the Central Eagles traveled to Prosperity May 4 to take on Mid-Carolina in the third game of the district state playoffs.</p> <p> They were slammed 14-3 in the five-inning game.</p> <p> The Rebels defeated the Eagles on April 28 in the first round by a score of 9-1. The Eagles&rsquo; win on April 30 at home against Pendleton set up the rematch against Mid-Carolina.</p> <p> Tyriq Baker took the mound loss, going 3 1/3 innings and allowing 11 hits and 10 runs. He struck out one and walked one.</p> Central Eagles fall to Cheraw, defeat McBee http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-eagles-fall-cheraw-defeat-mcbee <p> <span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 20pt; line-height: 115%;">By JERRY &lsquo;SHUG&rsquo; HAIGLER</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 20pt; line-height: 115%;">For the Progressive Journal</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 20pt; line-height: 115%;">In a critical region game Friday night, April 15, Central fell to Cheraw in a defensive battle 2-1. </span></span></p> Central High School honors fall sports athletes http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-high-school-honors-fall-sports-athletes <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/captainawards.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> Central High School athletes who were involved in fall sports were honored at an awards ceremony Feb. 9 in the commons area of the school.</p> <p> Students who participated in cross-country, football and volleyball were recognized and received awards.</p> <p> Athletic director Mitch Leaird welcomed the athletes, their family and friends. Leaird said113 Central students participated in fall sports, which is 20 percent of the student population, and that the ceremony is a time to honor all the athletes and recognize certain students who were chosen for individual awards.</p> Central's cool runners win county championship http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/centrals-cool-runners-win-county-championship <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/girls_team_champs.jpg" alt="Central girls team champs. Shown, from left, are Amber Leaird, Payton Evans, Isabella Mosley, Mya McManus, and Kirsten Dale. " title="Central girls team champs. Shown, from left, are Amber Leaird, Payton Evans, Isabella Mosley, Mya McManus, and Kirsten Dale. " align="left" hspace="6" width="91" height="85" /> Central Eagles improve region record to 4-1 http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-eagles-improve-region-record-4-1 <p> <span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 20pt; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Central High Eagles traveled to Buford Oct. 16 to take on the Yellow Jackets and brought home a 35-14 victory over what was the only undefeated team in the region. </span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 20pt; line-height: 115%;">The win improved the Eagles&rsquo; region record to 4-1 with one region game left to play.</span></span></p>