https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en McBee maintains stranglehold on Class A pennant https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/mcbee-maintains-stranglehold-class-pennant <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5-21-2019_pageland_sports_mcbee_team_photo_from_gsf.jpg" alt="Seniors: Nick Boyle, Dontavs Edwards, Chris Escobar, Clark Kirkley, Connor Kirkley, Billy Lovelace, DJ. Rogers, Jamie Tamburrino and Matt Urbanski. Juniors: Reese Griggs, Graham Newsome, McIver Wallace and Corey Wayne. Sophomores: Brady Boyle, Seth Pittington and Dawson Wellmon. Head Coach: Chris Lloyd. Assistant coaches: Church Hawkins, Leland Huggins, Scot Kirkley, Steve Middleton and Josh Tiller. " title="Seniors: Nick Boyle, Dontavs Edwards, Chris Escobar, Clark Kirkley, Connor Kirkley, Billy Lovelace, DJ. Rogers, Jamie Tamburrino and Matt Urbanski. Juniors: Reese Griggs, Graham Newsome, McIver Wallace and Corey Wayne. Sophomores: Brady Boyle, Seth Pittington and Dawson Wellmon. Head Coach: Chris Lloyd. Assistant coaches: Church Hawkins, Leland Huggins, Scot Kirkley, Steve Middleton and Josh Tiller. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> McBee claimed the S.C. Class A baseball title last week, defeating Green Sea Floyds 7-3.<br /> It was McBee&rsquo;s second straight title and its third in the last four years.<br /> Clark Kirkley pitched a complete game for McBee, giving up three runs on four hits, struck out 10 and walking one.<br /> McBee, the visitors, scored in the top of the first when Connor Kirkley walked, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Clark Kirkley&rsquo;s groundout to the shortstop.<br /> EDITOR'S COLUMN: 11-1 loss pivotal point in McBee’s championship season https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/editors-column-11-1-loss-pivotal-point-mcbee%E2%80%99s-championship-season <p> When McBee was nearly shutout by Heritage of Lynchburg, Va. in the Mingo Bay spring break baseball tournament, Panther&rsquo;s coach Chris Lloyd looked into the eyes of his players.<br /> He could see hurt in their eyes. They were quiet. But Lloyd also saw they were determined.<br /> On the bus trip from Myrtle Beach to McBee, Lloyd told his team &ldquo;you can win the state championship.&rdquo;<br /> It was something that been unsaid, but understood.<br /> Poor putting hurts Central High School https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/poor-putting-hurts-central-high-school <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5-14-2019_pageland_centrals_chance_horton_selected_a_club_0.jpg" alt="Central High’s Chance Horton selects a club. Central finished seventh out of 11." title="Central High’s Chance Horton selects a club. Central finished seventh out of 11." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>NORTH AUGUSTA</strong> &ndash; Central High School finished seventh out of 11 teams in the state&rsquo;s AA golf tournament at Mount Vintage Golf Club last week.<br /> Christ Church won the two-round event, posting a 304, 310 for 614 stroke total.<br /> Central had rounds of 375 and 357 for a 732 total. Buford, which finished second to Central in the 4AA regional match, was sixth in the state meet at 348-369 for a 717.<br /> Central&rsquo;s David Oliver finished 17 with rounds of 78, 85 for a 163. Par was 72 strokes.<br /> Jefferson Dixie program honors Tommy Catoe https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/jefferson-dixie-program-honors-tommy-catoe <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc04405_dylan_tomberlin.jpg" alt="Dylan Tomberlin follows his throw. " title="Dylan Tomberlin follows his throw. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The opening ceremony for Jefferson Dixie Youth&rsquo;s Family Day on Saturday included a surprise &ldquo;Hometown Hero&rdquo; award for Dixie Youth Director Tommy Catoe.&nbsp;<br /> After Catoe recognized the Blue Jay Festival beauty queens, Town Clerk Tammy Withrow announced Catoe was getting a an appreciation award.&nbsp;<br /> Lacey Catoe then gave a short speech thanking Tommy Catoe for his tireless work supporting the youth in Jefferson and surrounding areas.&nbsp;<br /> Central golfers shoot career bests to claim region title https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-golfers-shoot-career-bests-claim-region-title <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5-14-2019_pageland_centrals_david_tucker_chip_a_shot_toward_the_green.jpg" alt="Central&#039;s David Tucker chips a shot toward the green." title="Central&#039;s David Tucker chips a shot toward the green." align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> Central golfers posted individual and team bests last week, capturing the Region 4-AA golf title at White Plains Country Club.<br /> Overall, Central golfers won the region title with a two-round total of 646 strokes. Their 327 round on the first day of the tournament was their best team performance of the year.</p> McBee playing for state title tonight https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/mcbee-playing-state-title-tonight <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5-14-2019_pageland_class_a_mcbees_first_baseman_matt_urbaniak_puts_on_the_tag_on_green_sea-floyds_j._dixon_for_a_pick-off_out._cropped.jpg" alt="McBee&#039;s first baseman Matt Urbaniak puts on the tag on Green Sea-Floyds&#039; J. Dixon for a pick-off out." title="McBee&#039;s first baseman Matt Urbaniak puts on the tag on Green Sea-Floyds&#039; J. Dixon for a pick-off out." align="left" hspace="6" width="224" height="85" /><p> McBee is one win away from repeating as the Class A state baseball champ.<br /> McBee faces Green Seas Floyds tonight on the road.<br /> The Kirkley brothers, Connor and Clark, combined on the mound and at the plate Saturday in a 2-0 shutout in the first game of the Class A championship.</p> Silent bats stop Central’s softball title quest https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/silent-bats-stop-central%E2%80%99s-softball-title-quest <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5-14-2019_pageland_central_girls_celebrate_their_3-2_win_over_batesburg-leesburg_last_wednesday._.jpg" alt="The Lady Eagles celebrate their 3-2 victory over Batesburg-Leesville May 8. " title="The Lady Eagles celebrate their 3-2 victory over Batesburg-Leesville May 8. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Central fell two runs and another victory short last week of competing for the Class AA title.&nbsp;<br /> A 2-1 loss to Ninety-Six eliminated Central which was trying to reach the state championship from the losers&rsquo; bracket.<br /> Central needed two wins over Ninety-Six to make the Class AA finals.<br /> The finals began Monday with Ninety-Six facing Latta.</p> Editor's Column: Don’t mess them up https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/editors-column-don%E2%80%99t-mess-them <p> With 27 years of coaching experience, and a spot in the South Carolina Coaches Hall of Fame, Central&rsquo;s Chuck Hartman has seen more than his share of top flight high school golfers.<br /> So when Hartman uses words such as unbelievable to describe this year&rsquo;s team, you know his golfers are special.<br /> David Oliver, Noah Johns, Chance Horton and Connor Cryster totaled 646 strokes for two rounds at White Plains Country Club last week to give Hartman his 20th regional championship and extend his streak of making the state championship to 27 years.<br />