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Today's Sports

  • Move over football, Monday...

    By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    The Pageland Parks and Recreation Department continues to host adult volleyball each Monday night at the Pageland Community Center.

    “Everyone enjoys the adult volleyball. We have a diverse group,” Parks and Recreation Department Director Andre Singleton said.

    People come from Darlington, McBee, Chesterfield and other surrounding areas to play.

  • Cross-country teams expected to...

    When the Central High School cross-country girls’ 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.

    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’s.

    Eighth-graders Mya McManus and Isabella Mosely are returning for their second year; and Lizzie Outlaw is the up-and-coming seventh-grader.

  • Deadline Aug. 19 for Eagles...

    From release

    Anyone interested in joining the Touchdown Club or being an All Sports Booster, can contact the following:

    • Coach Craig Hatcher at (843) 680-1204 or (843) 672-6115 (work);
    • Courtney Usher Brown at (843) 622-5820; or
    • Michelle Hatcher at (843) 622-0793.

    Past members will be contacted in the upcoming days.

  • Central Dixie Pre-Majors are...

          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.

    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.

  • Volleyball camp prepping girls...

    By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    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.

    This camp, as well as an upcoming one, will help students prepare for official tryouts scheduled for August 1-2.  Jessica Banks of Lancaster was the camp instructor.

  • Operation Hope football camp
  • Dixie Youth Belles are District...

    By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    The Jefferson Dixie Youth Belles (15 and under) softball team brought home the District 5 Championship last week.  The tournament was held June 18-21 in Lancaster.

    In game one, Jefferson defeated Union County by a score of 11-1 in five innings.  Jefferson had seven hits, including a walk-off homerun by Chesney Miller to end the game. 

  • Football camp teaches life...

    By KEVIN SMITH

    For the Progressive Journal

    The Central High School football stadium welcomed 70 children to Operation Hope Community Programs’ football camp June 19.

    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.

  • Pageland Dragway race results

    The following are results from the Pageland Dragway races:

    June 10

    •  Gamblers race:  The winner was Jeremy Barbee of Stanfield, N.C. Runner-up was Robert Anderson, of Cassette.

    June 11

  • Baseball foes find common ground...

    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.

    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 32nd South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association’s North/South All-Star Baseball games.