• Flag football registration

    From release
    Operation Hope is holding registration for its flag football league.
    The co-ed league is for children ages 4 to 14.
    The league’s goal is to provide a safe, positive, competitive and family friendly environment to learn the game of football.  The non-contact format teaches a safe way to learn, practice and play the game.
    The season is March through April. Cost is $50 which includes reversible jersey and flags. 

  • Dixie Youth sign ups for spring

    JEFFERSON – Jefferson Dixie Youth registration for spring softball and baseball is through March 2 for boys ages 3 to 14 and girls ages 3 to 18.  The registration fee for Wee Ball, Tee Ball and Sweet Teas is $45. All other divisions is $55. 


    Two long runs and a crushing defense propelled Pageland’s  9-10 year-old all-stars to a state championship Saturday  – the second straight for the town’s youth league.
    The Pageland all-stars defeated Chester, 14-0.
    Last year the 7-8 year-old all-stars defeated Abbeville, 30-6. Seven of the players from last year’s championship team were on this year’s championship team.

  • Youth football team to play for championship Saturday

    A Pageland youth football team is again playing for the state championship.
    Pageland’s 9-10 year-old team defeated Beaufort County 30-6 Saturday to advance to the state championship.
    Pageland plays the winner of the Abbeyville-Chester game at noon at Bluffton High School near Hilton Head on Saturday.
    One-third of the 21-member Pageland team played on the 7-8 year-old team that won the state championship last year.

  • Register now for Jefferson recreational basketball

    Jefferson Recreation basketball signups for boys and girls ages 3 to 12 are under way and run through Nov. 10. Registration fee is $30.
    Registration is at the town hall from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. For details, call Tommy Catoe at (843) 680-2289.

  • Running for Operation Hope

    By Kevin Smith
    For the Progressive Journal

    Around 30 runners and walkers turned out for the first Back-to-School 5K Run/Walk on Aug. 12 where Operation Hope Community Programs distributed backpacks and school supplies to more than 100 local children.

  • Jefferson Dixie Youth Belles advance in state tourney

    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 in sub-district tourney

    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 Saturday

    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 District 2 tourney

    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.