http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en Lady Hawks win one, lose two http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/lady-hawks-win-one-lose-two-0 <p> The Lady Hawks defeated South Pointe High School March 24 20-8 behind the pitching of Chesney Miller. She also blasted her first home run.<br /> &ldquo;We played a well-rounded, comeback game,&rdquo; said coach Carnell Walker. &ldquo;The girls really knuckled down for the win.&rdquo;<br /> Central Boys named first place in region http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-boys-named-first-place-region <p> Central&rsquo;s baseball team took sole possession of first place in Region 4AA March 21 by defeating its host Buford Yellow Jackets 6-2.<br /> The Eagles improved their record to 2-0 in region play and 4-1 overall.<br /> Junior left-hander Trey Sowell picked up his second complete game win on the young season.<br /> Central took an early commanding lead scoring four runs in the third inning. Dante Blakeney stroked a one-out triple to right centerfield. Cody Hall followed with a base-on-balls.<br /> Central Boys' JV stings Yellow Jackets http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-boys-jv-stings-yellow-jackets <p> With weather conditions forcing cancellations of two of the Junior Eagles&rsquo; baseball games last week, the team was finally able to take the field at home March 20th against Buford.<br /> Central defeated the Junior Yellow Jackets 5-4 to improve its record to 2-0.<br /> Central managed only one hit in the game coming off the bat of John Rollings, who also had three RBI&rsquo;s. The Junior Eagles scored four runs in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead and was able to hold off their opponent for the win.<br /> New Heights Ladies lose to Darlington http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/new-heights-ladies-lose-darlington <p> The New Heights Lady Hawks saw their record dip to 2-1 losing at Darlington last week in a high-scoring contest of 16-15.<br /> Chesney Miller was the losing pitcher giving up seven walks and having three strikeouts.<br /> Eagles win two, lose one in tournament http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/eagles-win-two-lose-one-tournament <p> After defeating Lancaster 17-7 in their first tournament game on March 1, the Eagles came back Tuesday night and handed Great Falls a 17-1 trouncing, before allowing Andrew Jackson to edge them out 2-1 Wednesday.<br /> In their win over Great Falls, the Eagles scored 10 runs in the first inning in the lopsided 17-1 win over the Red Devils.<br /> Junior south-paw Trey Sowell allowed Great Falls only one run in the five-inning game. Sowell whiffed 11 Red Devils and did not issue any base-on-balls.<br /> Chappell defends title, wins gold again http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/chappell-defends-title-wins-gold-again <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wrestling.jpg" alt="Central High senior Daquan Chappell defended his title successfully in Anderson on March 1. From left are his mother, Ann, Daquan and his father, Derwayne." title="Central High senior Daquan Chappell defended his title successfully in Anderson on March 1. From left are his mother, Ann, Daquan and his father, Derwayne." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> High School senior Daquan Chappell successfully defended his state wrestling title in the 113-pound class at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson March 1. Chappell won his first match on Friday evening defeating his opponent 12-4. Saturday morning, he put away his next opponent 17-4.<br /> Saturday afternoon, Daquan faced his toughest match yet, but met the challenge and defeated his challenger from Liberty High School 6-5 to bring home his second gold medal in two years.<br /> Daquan&rsquo;s record for the year was an impressive 30-2.<br /> Cash cheered for Eagles http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/cash-cheered-eagles <img src="http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cheerleader_april_cash.jpg" alt="April Cash" title="April Cash" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> This week we go back 21 years for our profile athlete. April Cash was a cheerleader for the Central Eagles three years, cheering for both the football and basketball teams.<br /> While a student at Central High School, Cash was a member of the Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, and D.A.R.E., graduating with honors in 1993. She continued cheering at Spartanburg Methodist College, where she earned an associate&rsquo;s degree in 1995. In 2002, Cash received her Bachelor of Science from USC-Spartanburg.<br /> Usher given prestigious award for service http://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/usher-given-prestigious-award-service <p> <br /> Former Central High School head football coach Al Usher was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association on Saturday, February 21, at the Ocean Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. This award is given annually to deserving individuals.<br /> Usher was head coach for Central football 27 years and during those years his teams won 261 games and lost 82, averaging nine wins per season. Usher&rsquo;s teams won two state 2AA championships, coming in 1989 and 1997.<br />