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Today's Sports

  • BFFS: Volleyball teammates are...

     By JERRY ‘SHUG’ HAIGLER

    For the Progressive Journal

    When the Lady Eagles take to the volleyball court this Thursday for their last high school game of the year, four senior players will be recognized for what each of them have contributed to the team throughout their individual careers at Central High School.

  • Braves defeat Eagles

     By JERRY ‘SHUG’ HAIGLER

    For the Progressive Journal

    The visiting Cheraw Braves scored the winning touchdown with 11:11 remaining in the game and made the two point conversion to hand the Eagles a 14-7 loss Friday. The win gives the Braves first place in Region 4AA. 

    Cheraw improved to 4-0 in region play while Central fell to 3-1.

  • Volleyball team gets first win

     By JERRY ‘SHUG’ HAIGLER

    For the Progressive Journal

    Central Eagles’ volleyball team got their first win Oct. 9 against South Pointe at home. 

    Central won the first set 25-19 with South Pointe taking the next one 25-18. The third set went to the Lady Eagles 25-13 and they sealed the match with set four 25-22.

  • Cross country teams host meet

     Central Eagles’ cross-country team hosted a meet Oct. 7 at the school. 

    Six schools participated in the event. South Pointe Christian came in number one with a team time of 1:39:22. Central came in second at 1:39:37; and Buford finished third with a time of 1:42:43.

  • Eagles suffer two losses in...

     Playing in the Marlboro County Jamboree last Friday in Bennettsville, a missed extra point was the difference in the battle between the Central Eagles and the Darlington Falcons with the final results of the two-quarter game 21-20. 

    Daquan Baker-Moore scored two of Central’s touchdowns and Dadric Miller got into the end zone once.

    Central head coach Craig Hatcher said, “Darlington had a good team and an especially good quarterback and receiver. 

  • Caldwell signs with Florence-...

     Recent Central High School graduate Sam Caldwell signed a letter of intent last Tuesday, Aug. 12, to play baseball for the Florence-Darlington Technical College Stingers.

    Caldwell played baseball four years for the Eagles as well as playing five years on the golf team, and three years of football and basketball. He is the son of Charles and Angie Caldwell of Pageland.

  • County prepping for football...

     By KIMBERLY HARRINGTON

    For the Progressive Journal

    Coaches throughout the county are gearing up for the annual kickoff Football Jamboree.

    At a meeting last week at Chesterfield High School, Jimmy Weatherford, athletic director, revved up the coaches for the upcoming games.

    The Jamboree will be held Aug. 16 at Chesterfield High School.

  • Dixie youth eliminated from state

     After losing to Dillon 7-5 in their first game of the state tournament, Jefferson’s Dixie Youth Majors bounced back with 12 hits last Sunday to defeat Belton 9-3 in Florence, S.C.

    Will Atkinson led the team with three hits, one run, followed by Trent Neuberth with two hits, two runs, and Chance Jordan with two hits.  

  • Central falls to Summerville in...

     After winning one game and losing one on the first day of the state playoffs last weekend in North Charleston, Central defeated Greer 7-5 on Sunday, July 13, to stay in contention for the title before falling to Summerville on Monday.

    Sam Caldwell came in to pick up the pitching win for Central. Central scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second, and two in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead. Greer answered in the fifth inning with five runs to knot the score 5-5.

  • Jefferson Ponytails finish...

     The Jefferson Ponytails saw their hopes for a state title fade last Thursday in Bluffton as they fell to Aynor 6-0 in the final game of the tournament. Jefferson won their first three games before losing to Lancaster and Aynor.

    Sunday evening, July 13 Jefferson faced Pageland in their second game of the tournament and came away with a 21-3 victory in a four-inning game Genger Jenkins pitched the entire game and was the winning pitcher with four strikeouts, four walks, and gave up only one hit.