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Today's Sports

  • 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.

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  • “Moose” wins state in 800 meter...

    Central High School senior Mustapha Elgazar ended his high school running career at Spring Valley High School May 14 by winning the state championship in the 800 meter run in Class 2A.

    To honor his accomplishment, residents and fans welcomed him and his teammates back to the community Saturday evening with escorts of fire trucks, law enforcement and other rescue vehicles through downtown Jefferson and Pageland.

  • Rivers to play at J.C. Smith

    By ROBERT HOWEY

    The Lancaster News

     

  • Lady Eagles’ season comes to a...

    The Central High Lady Eagles were eliminated from the state playoffs by the Mid-Carolina Lady Rebels by a score of 11-1 on May 3 in Prosperity, after the game was postponed due to rain on Monday night.

    The Lady Eagles had defeated Abbeville on April 30 for the rematch opportunity against Mid-Carolina, after falling to them 4-2 in the first round.

    Eighth-grade pitcher, Hannah Killough, who ended the season 11-11, was the losing pitcher allowing 11 runs off eight hits in the six-inning game. Killough had two strikeouts and walked five batters.

  • Mid-Carolina slams Eagles’...

    After two days of rain delays, the Central Eagles traveled to Prosperity May 4 to take on Mid-Carolina in the third game of the district state playoffs.

    They were slammed 14-3 in the five-inning game.

    The Rebels defeated the Eagles on April 28 in the first round by a score of 9-1. The Eagles’ win on April 30 at home against Pendleton set up the rematch against Mid-Carolina.

    Tyriq Baker took the mound loss, going 3 1/3 innings and allowing 11 hits and 10 runs. He struck out one and walked one.

  • Central Eagles fall to Cheraw,...

    By JERRY ‘SHUG’ HAIGLER

    For the Progressive Journal

    In a critical region game Friday night, April 15, Central fell to Cheraw in a defensive battle 2-1.