https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en Chesterfield can’t find consistency, falls to Buford https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/chesterfield-can%E2%80%99t-find-consistency-falls-buford <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/9-18_pageland_sports_keshaun_brown_66_of_buford_came_out_this_scramble_with_the_ball_for_buford.jpg" alt="Keshaun Brown (66) of Buford came out this scramble with the ball for Buford. For more photos from the game, see page 8." title="Keshaun Brown (66) of Buford came out this scramble with the ball for Buford. For more photos from the game, see page 8." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> On the opening kickoff last Wednesday Chesterfield showed what is possible.&nbsp;</p> <p> C.J. Johnson took the ball from the Buford returner, and raced down the right sidelines before being tackled just two yards shy of the goal.&nbsp;</p> <p> James McBride went the final distance for the Chesterfield score.&nbsp;</p> <p> Then came the first of many costly Chesterfield miscues. The snap was bobbled and the extra-point kick failed.&nbsp;</p> New Heights Middle defeats Long https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/new-heights-middle-defeats-long <p> New Heights Middle School started its football season off with a big win, defeating Long Middle School 32-12.&nbsp;</p> <p> With several returning starters experience paid off for New Heights.</p> <p> &ldquo;Daniel Leaird showed that experience the most at quarterback,&rdquo; said coach Billy Blakeney. He completed all five passes, three for touchdowns.&nbsp;</p> <p> Leaird threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Raymond. Zack Sowell added a two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead after one quarter.&nbsp;</p> White Plains returns to Bermuda greens https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/white-plains-returns-bermuda-greens <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_2239_0.jpg" alt="White Plains Country Club in Pageland has gone to TifEagle Bermuda for its greens. Bermuda grass is more heat tolerant. " title="White Plains Country Club in Pageland has gone to TifEagle Bermuda for its greens. Bermuda grass is more heat tolerant. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> White Plains Country Club in Pageland has come full circle.&nbsp;</p> <p> When the course opened Sept. 1, 1966, it had nine holes. The greens were seeded with Bermuda grass, specifically Dwarf Tifton.&nbsp;</p> <p> Somewhere along the way, the greens were reworked, reseeded with bentgrass.</p> <p> Now the 18 greens are seeded with TifEagle Bermuda. A two-month reseeding project started July 4 is now finished and golfers are reporting consistent greens speeds.&nbsp;</p> <p> Many golf courses in the region have made the transition from bentgrass to Bermuda.&nbsp;</p> 'We wanted it more' https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/we-wanted-it-more <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/9-11_pageland_sports_centrals_dejon_funderburk_wraps_up_cheraws_zion_baylor.jpg" alt="Central&#039;s Dejon Funderburk wraps up Cheraw&#039;s Zion Baylor during the county rivals’ matchup last week." title="Central&#039;s Dejon Funderburk wraps up Cheraw&#039;s Zion Baylor during the county rivals’ matchup last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Central&rsquo;s defense scored two touchdowns.<br /> Central&rsquo;s offense had two long-strike scores, a 72-yard run by JR Reid and a 70-yard pass from running back Sebastian Richardson to receiver Ron Benjamin.<br /> But it is an eight-minute, 80-yard drive in the fourth quarter that excites Central coach Trent Usher.<br /> &ldquo;We just kept pounding. We didn&rsquo;t do anything fancy,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We wanted it more than they did.&rdquo;<br /> Friday Night Lights – Sept. 11, 2018 https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/friday-night-lights-%E2%80%93-sept-11-2018 <p> <strong>Central 33, Cheraw 13</strong><br /> Central 0 26 0 7&ndash;33<br /> Cheraw 0 7 0 6&ndash;13<br /> Cheraw- Jalen Coit 27 pass from Tyson Hall (Dyson kick)<br /> Central-JR Reid 72 run, (kicked blocked)<br /> Central-Xavier Clyburn 14 interception return (pass failed)<br /> Central-Fred Rivers 62 fumble return, (pass failed)<br /> Central-Ron Benjamin 70 pass from Sebastian Richardson (Richardson run)<br /> Central-Curt Chapman 2 run, (Autry kick)<br /> Cheraw-Cam Bowen 27 pass from Anthony Waymers (kick failed)<br /> McBee still looking for win; Chesterfield again falls to rival https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/mcbee-still-looking-win-chesterfield-again-falls-rival <p> McBee extended its string of one-sided losses Friday, falling to Hannah Pamplico, 36-9.<br /> In four games this season, McBee has allowed an average of 47 points per game, while scoring just a touchdown per game.<br /> First-year coach Johnny Kline said last Friday&rsquo;s game was the best McBee has played this year, and his squad is making steady improvement.<br /> What hurt McBee the most was turnovers, the worst a fumble on first-and-goal from the Hannah Pamplico 8.<br /> Central nears mid-point of volleyball season https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-nears-mid-point-volleyball-season <p> Central won the deciding fifth set against Chesterfield last week to improve to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the region.<br /> Coach Logan Parker said the game with Chesterfield was the best her team has hit this season. Payton Evans came off the bench to lead the team with seven kills. &ldquo;We had more kills than any other game,&rdquo; Parker said.<br /> Evans played in the deciding fifth set which Central won, 27-25.<br /> Earlier in the week, Central lost to Buford in four sets.<br /> Central plays Andrew Jackson on Tuesday and McBee on Wednesday.<br /> Usher set for SCFCA Hall https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/usher-set-scfca-hall <p> <strong>By Robert Howey</strong></p> <p> <em>Landmark News Service</em></p> <p> Former Central High School head football coach Al Usher is one of 10 inductees into the 2018 South Carolina Football Coaches Hall of Fame class.</p> <p> Usher led Central to state titles in 1989 and 1997 and six Upper State crowns. In 27 seasons he won 261 games.&nbsp;</p> <p> This is the fifth class to be inducted into the SCFCA Hall of Fame. The ceremony is Dec. 7 at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach.</p>