http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en 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> “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>