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Today's Sports

  • 10 martial arts students get...

    By KEVIN SMITH
    For the Progressive Journal

    Pageland Martial Arts held a rank testing on June 30, giving students a chance to demonstrate what they have learned.
    Ten students received belts – white, orange or blue – in a July 7 ceremony.

  • Jefferson Dixie Youth Belles...

    CHERAW – The Jefferson Dixie Youth Belles (16U) are competing in the State Dixie Youth tournament through Wednesday.
    Eight South Carolina teams are vying for a berth to the Dixie Youth World Series tournament which is held the last weekend in July in Sumter.
    Latta, Six Mile, Florence, Jefferson, Cheraw, Lake Marion, Union and Goose Creek each won district tournaments.
    Jefferson was 1-1 in the opening round of the tournament and played Florence on Monday.

  • Dixie Baseball All Stars compete...

    The Dixie Youth Sub-District Baseball All Star Tournament was held this past week. Pageland fielded three teams and Jefferson fielded four.

  • Speed and Agility Camp this...

    By Kevin Smith
    For the Progressive Journal

    Operation Hope Community Programs will partner with former South Carolina Gamecock Toby Cates and former Clemson Tiger Sadot Chambers to sponsor a Speed and Agility Camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 18 years of age. The camp is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Central High School. Cost is $15 per child.
    Operation Hope Community Programs Inc. is a nonprofit organization that desires to uplift, inspire and empower youth though community outreach.  

  • Jefferson Belles All-Stars win...

    The District 2 Dixie Youth Softball All Star tournament was June 17-23 in Camden. All age group divisions participated, including Darlings (8 and under), Angels (10 and under), Ponytails (12 and under) and Belles (16 and under). Pageland fielded one Darlings team and one Angels team.  Jefferson fielded a team in all four divisions. The Jefferson Belles took the top spot in their division. Teams from Lancaster won the other three divisions. Winners will represent the district July 7-12 at the State Dixie Youth Playoffs in Cheraw.

  • Operation Hope summer camp is a...

    Jeff Blakeney and Calvin Covington may not be celebrity brothers, but they are a big hit with young children in the Pageland area.
    Blakeney and Covington are co-founders and operators of Operation Hope Community Programs Inc.  The two brothers have a vision and a mission to bring hope and positivity to children in the local communities.
    With this concept in mind, and as part of their community programs, they are sponsoring a two-week summer camp for children ages six through 12.

  • Football camp next on agenda for...

    By KEVIN SMITH
    For the Progressive Journal

    Operation Hope Community Programs will be holding its second annual Football Camp at Central High School Saturday, June 17. The camp is free and open to all children. Last year’s camp featured instruction from several college and NFL-level players.

  • All Star softball tournament set...

    Jefferson Dixie Youth will send teams to the All Star District Softball Tournament June 17-21 at the Larry Doby Complex, 1400 Old River Road, Camden.
    The Darlings All Stars, a coach pitch team with coaches Chris Quick, Elizabeth Quick, Joy Sullivan and Kelly Lloyd, will face off against Dentsville at 11 a.m. June 17. There are 10 teams in the bracket, including Pageland and Chesterfield All Stars.

  • Truesdale named Central...

    Molly Cassidy Truesdale was introduced as Central High School’s new varsity volleyball coach Tuesday, May 31 at the school.
    “Coach Truesdale will be an asset to our volleyball program,” Central High Principal Judd Starling said. “She was a multi-sport athlete at Chesterfield High School and has worked with our JV and varsity programs here at Central. She has proven herself as a great classroom teacher and we are excited about seeing her bring her enthusiasm to the volleyball court.”

  • Eagles’ JV basketball coach...

    Central High School announced last week that Charles Brown will become the head coach of the Eagles’ basketball team. He will replace retiring coach Mike Connelley, who has led the Eagles for the last five years. Brown has been the junior varsity basketball coach for the past four years, as well as an assistant varsity coach.