https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en Finding hope through football https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/finding-hope-through-football <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc09037_justice_cunningham_instructs.jpg" alt="Justice Cunningham, right, gives some instruction at Operation Hope Community Programs’ third annual Football Camp Saturday at Central High School. After graduating from Central, Cunningham played football for the USC Gamecocks before playing professionally for the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Rams." title="Justice Cunningham, right, gives some instruction at Operation Hope Community Programs’ third annual Football Camp Saturday at Central High School. After graduating from Central, Cunningham played football for the USC Gamecocks before playing professionally for the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Rams." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em><strong>By Kim Smith Mangum</strong><br /> For the Progressive Journal<br /> </em><br /> Operation Hope Community Programs&rsquo; third annual Football Camp put 65 children through the paces on Saturday.<br /> Organizer Jeff Blakeney said the free camp is an effort to teach campers on football drills, learn the game&rsquo;s basic fundamental, and to develop social skills.<br /> &ldquo;We put a lot of emphasis on heads-up tackling and proper techniques,&rdquo; Blakeney said. &ldquo;<br /> Baseball Under the Lights: A Special Night for Special Students https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/baseball-under-lights-special-night-special-students <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/6-12_pageland_baseball_under_the_lights_crop_5813_austin_palo_gets_a_high_five_and_he_cross_home_plate_from_centrals_kevon_wall._.jpg" alt="Kevon Wall, left, gives Austin Palo a high five as he crosses home plate. " title="Kevon Wall, left, gives Austin Palo a high five as he crosses home plate. " align="left" hspace="6" width="109" height="85" /><p> Baseball Under the Lights was recently held at Central High School. Athletes from the school helped the Red and Blue team members with their hitting, fielding and running of the basepaths.</p> Chesterfield County Special Olympians compete https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/chesterfield-county-special-olympians-compete <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5-22_pageland_sports_special_olympics_2.jpeg" alt="Winners at the recent state Special Olympics meet at Ft. Jackson from left, Devon Litchard of Central High School, Catina Lucky, Bishopville; Jasmime Pegues of Long Middle School. " title="Winners at the recent state Special Olympics meet at Ft. Jackson from left, Devon Litchard of Central High School, Catina Lucky, Bishopville; Jasmime Pegues of Long Middle School. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <em>From release&nbsp;</em></p> <p> The Chesterfield County School District received 19 gold medals, five silver metals, five bronze metals and one fourth place ribbon in the recent Special Olympic Summer games in Columbia.&nbsp;</p> <p> The unified team won a gold in the 4x100 meter relay. Team members were Sandy Melton (Chesterfield High), Tye Price (Chesterfield High), Nathan Gibson (Connections Academy) and Wyatt Litchard (New Heights).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Athletes competed in Track and Field events at Blythewood High School May 13.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> South Pointe Christian Academy honors athletes https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/south-pointe-christian-academy-honors-athletes <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5-22_pageland_sports_south_point_baseball_.jpg" alt="The South Pointe Christian Academy recently honored its baseball team. The most valuable players were Drew Jenkins and Ethan Wise. The offensive players of the season were Matthew Rollings and Ellis Woolley and the defensive players of the season were Tyler Castle and Jerry Withrow." title="The South Pointe Christian Academy recently honored its baseball team. The most valuable players were Drew Jenkins and Ethan Wise. The offensive players of the season were Matthew Rollings and Ellis Woolley and the defensive players of the season were Tyler Castle and Jerry Withrow." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /> Alumni compete in baseball-softball game https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/alumni-compete-baseball-softball-game <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc08332_russell_nicholson_jumps_shane_middleton_slides_into_home.jpg" alt="Russell Nicholson jumps as Shane Middleton slides into home." title="Russell Nicholson jumps as Shane Middleton slides into home." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /> Pageland runners 5th in 4x400m relay https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/pageland-runners-5th-4x400m-relay <p> Five Central and New Heights Middle athletes qualified for last Saturday&rsquo;s track meet in Columbia: Jaquel Funderburk, alternate in the 4x400 meter relay; Miquel Funderburk, third leg of relay; Tevin Cannon, second leg of relay; Brandon Edmonds, final leg of relay, also 400 meter run and long jump; and Ay&rsquo;den Chambers, first leg of relay.<br /> Edmonds was seventh in the long jump at of 20 feet, 7 inches, sixth in the 400 in 51.26.1<br /> The 4x400 meter relay finished fifth at 3:30.<br /> Pageland runners 5th in 4x400m relay https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/pageland-runners-5th-4x400m-relay <p> Five Central and New Heights Middle athletes qualified for last Saturday&rsquo;s track meet in Columbia: Jaquel Funderburk, alternate in the 4x400 meter relay; Miquel Funderburk, third leg of relay; Tevin Cannon, second leg of relay; Brandon Edmonds, final leg of relay, also 400 meter run and long jump; and Ay&rsquo;den Chambers, first leg of relay.<br /> Edmonds was seventh in the long jump at of 20 feet, 7 inches, sixth in the 400 in 51.26.1<br /> The 4x400 meter relay finished fifth at 3:30.<br /> Baseball Under the Lights https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/baseball-under-lights <p> Baseball Under the Lights is 6 p.m. Friday at Central High School.<br /> Admission is $3.<br /> Red team members are: Skylar Walters, Sarah Morataya, Madeline Haigler, Caleb Martin, Bazial Thomas, Rashawn Rivers, Austin Palo, Frankie Louallen, Cody Eason and Sheila Butler.<br /> Blue team members are: Kameron Robinson, Thomas Stegall, Rylan Moore, James Palo, Monique McManus, Nathan Miles, Jacob Graves, Indyria Tyson, Isabella Sellers, Angel Morataya, Christopher Chambers, Daniel Barcenus, Zayden Rivers.</p>