http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en Eagles overcome county rival Rams http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/eagles-overcome-county-rival-rams <p> After having a week off for winter break, the Central Eagles basketball team hosted the Chesterfield Rams Tuesday, Jan. 3, and started the new year off with a 72-62 win.<br /> Chesterfield jumped out to a 15-13 lead in the first period, but the Eagles bounced back in the second stanza putting 21 points on the board to the Rams&rsquo; 14 to take a 34-29 lead into the locker room at halftime.&nbsp;<br /> The Rams scored 18 points and the Eagles 17 during the third quarter, but Central outscored Chesterfield 19-15 in the final period to seal the win.<br /> Central Lady Eagles drop three games http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-lady-eagles-drop-three-games <p> Central&rsquo;s Lady Eagles endured three losses in their last games, two of them against region foes.&nbsp;<br /> At Andrew Jackson on Friday, Dec. 16, the Lady Volunteers dominated the region game in a lopsided victory as they pounded the Lady Eagles 84-23.<br /> The Lady Eagles kept it close in the first period falling behind 11-6, but Andrew Jackson overpowered Central in the second period 22-5 to end the half with a 33-11 lead.<br /> The Lady Volunteers continued dominating in the third quarter posting a 28-3 rout and finished the final stanza going 23-9.<br /> Eagles defeat Cheraw in first region game http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/eagles-defeat-cheraw-first-region-game <p> The Central High School Eagles traveled to Cheraw Dec. 13 and downed the Braves 54-49 in their first region game of the year.</p> <p> The Eagles led 13-10 after the first quarter and headed to the locker room at half time with a 28-23 lead.</p> <p> After the third quarter, the Eagles upped their lead to 43-30, but the Braves fought back in the final period to close the gap, outscoring the Eagles 18-11.</p> Lady Eagles fall to Lady Braves in overtime http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/lady-eagles-fall-lady-braves-overtime <p> The Lady Eagles of Central High School traveled to Cheraw Dec. 13 and fell to the Lady Braves in a close 49-45 region opener.</p> <p> Cheraw went ahead in the first quarter 12-8, but Central fought back to hold a 20-19 lead at the half.</p> <p> Both teams scored 10 points in the third period and Cheraw outscored Central 13-12 in the fourth to tie the game at the end of regulation.</p> <p> The Lady Braves scored seven points to the Lady Eagles&rsquo; three in overtime to give them the victory.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wildcats celebrating great season http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/wildcats-celebrating-great-season <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/soccer_wildcats.jpg" alt="The Pageland Parks and Recreation soccer team, the Wildcats, won all eight games in which they played during the season. The coaches, Jessica Cruz and Stephanie Smith, would like to thank the team for doing such a great job, showing outstanding sportsmanship, and the parents for their support." title="The Pageland Parks and Recreation soccer team, the Wildcats, won all eight games in which they played during the season. The coaches, Jessica Cruz and Stephanie Smith, would like to thank the team for doing such a great job, showing outstanding sportsmanship, and the parents for their support." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Junior Eagles lose to Great Falls http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/junior-eagles-lose-great-falls <p> Playing just one game last week, Central High School&rsquo;s junior varsity basketball team lost to Great Falls on Dec. 6 in a low-scoring 24-16 game.</p> <p> The Junior Eagles trailed 9-3 after one period of play, but managed to score six points the second period to go into halftime tied at 9-9.</p> <p> In the second half, Great Falls outscored Central 15-7 to seal the win.</p> <p> Brandon Edmond led the Junior Eagles with nine points, followed by Trey Robinson with five points and Jemiah Smith two.</p> Eagles begin season with two wins http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/eagles-begin-season-two-wins <p> Central High School&rsquo;s basketball team got the season off to a good start as it won both of their games last week.</p> <p> On Dec. 6, the Eagles defeated Great Falls at home 45-35. The Eagles were down 12-8 after the first quarter, but outscored the Red Devils 10 points 13-3 in the second period to go into the half with a 21-15 lead.</p> <p> The Eagles remained hot in the third quarter overpowering Great Falls 16-7. The Eagles scored only eight points to the Red Devils&rsquo; 11 points in the last quarter to make the final score 45-35.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Eagles corral the Stallions with seconds to go http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/eagles-corral-stallions-seconds-go <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/eagles_celebratebw.jpg" alt="The Central High School Eagles football team celebrate after winning just in the nick of time against Lee Central Friday night as there were only seconds left on the clock before they scored to win by two points. The Eagles go into the playoffs with a 7-3 record. " title="The Central High School Eagles football team celebrate after winning just in the nick of time against Lee Central Friday night as there were only seconds left on the clock before they scored to win by two points. The Eagles go into the playoffs with a 7-3 record. " align="left" hspace="6" width="197" height="85" /><p> The Central High Eagles traveled to Bishopville on Nov. 4 and corralled the Lee Central Stallions in a thrilling last minute play.</p> <p> The Eagles won 34-32 on Kevon Wall&rsquo;s 13-yard pass to Jay&rsquo;Qua Clyburn with only 43 seconds remaining in the game.</p> <p> The Eagles finished their regular season 7-3 and will begin playoffs on Nov. 18.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Central got on the scoreboard first with 9:48 still on the first quarter clock when Tyquadrick Miller plunged into the end zone from one yard out.</p>