http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en Move over football, Monday nights are for volleyball http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/move-over-football-monday-nights-are-volleyball <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/volleyball_boys.jpg" alt="Lamez Seegars eyes the ball during an adult volleyball game, which are held on Monday nights at the Pageland Community Center. " title="Lamez Seegars eyes the ball during an adult volleyball game, which are held on Monday nights at the Pageland Community Center. " align="left" hspace="6" width="142" height="85" /><p> By KEVIN SMITH</p> <p> For the Progressive Journal</p> <p> The Pageland Parks and Recreation Department continues to host adult volleyball each Monday night at the Pageland Community Center.</p> <p> &ldquo;Everyone enjoys the adult volleyball. We have a diverse group,&rdquo; Parks and Recreation Department Director Andre Singleton said.</p> <p> People come from Darlington, McBee, Chesterfield and other surrounding areas to play.</p> Cross-country teams expected to vie for region title http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/cross-country-teams-expected-vie-region-title <p> When the Central High School cross-country girls&rsquo; team begin its season soon, fans will see a young team as it will consist of three freshmen, two eighth-graders and a seventh-grader.</p> <p> The roster has been set with ninth-graders Kirsten Dale, Payton Evans and Amber Leaird beginning their third year. Dale is the top returner having run in the low 23&rsquo;s.</p> <p> Eighth-graders Mya McManus and Isabella Mosely are returning for their second year; and Lizzie Outlaw is the up-and-coming seventh-grader.</p> Deadline Aug. 19 for Eagles Touchdown Club, All Sports Booster http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/deadline-aug-19-eagles-touchdown-club-all-sports-booster <p> From release</p> <p> Anyone interested in joining the Touchdown Club or being an All Sports Booster, can contact the following:</p> <ul> <li> Coach Craig Hatcher at (843) 680-1204 or (843) 672-6115 (work);</li> <li> Courtney Usher Brown at (843) 622-5820; or</li> <li> Michelle Hatcher at (843) 622-0793.</li> </ul> <p> Past members will be contacted in the upcoming days.</p> 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" width="271" height="85" /> 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>