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Today's Sports

  • Central golfers shoot career...

    Central golfers posted individual and team bests last week, capturing the Region 4-AA golf title at White Plains Country Club.
    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.

  • McBee playing for state title...

    McBee is one win away from repeating as the Class A state baseball champ.
    McBee faces Green Seas Floyds tonight on the road.
    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.

  • Silent bats stop Central’s...

    Central fell two runs and another victory short last week of competing for the Class AA title. 
    A 2-1 loss to Ninety-Six eliminated Central which was trying to reach the state championship from the losers’ bracket.
    Central needed two wins over Ninety-Six to make the Class AA finals.
    The finals began Monday with Ninety-Six facing Latta.

  • Editor's Column: Don’t mess...

    With 27 years of coaching experience, and a spot in the South Carolina Coaches Hall of Fame, Central’s Chuck Hartman has seen more than his share of top flight high school golfers.
    So when Hartman uses words such as unbelievable to describe this year’s team, you know his golfers are special.
    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.

  • Williams’ winning jumps propel...

    Chris Williams of McBee won the high and triple jumps at the state championship this past weekend, as the Panther boys placed third overall in the Class A meet.
    It was the best showing by a Chesterfield County school.
    Central was fifth in the AA boys’ meet and Chesterfield finished 13th.
    In the girls’ competition, McBee finished 14th in the Class A meet. Cheraw was 18th in the AAA meet. Chesterfield was 21st and Central 28th in the AA meet.

  • Jason Hicks Memorial run May 25

    The ninth annual Jason Hicks Memorial 5k/3.1 mile race is May 25 at the Pageland Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Online registration for the 5k is $25, plus a small sign-up fee.  Online registration ends May 24.
    To register online, go to www.jasonhicksemorial.com/5k-info.html
    Late registration is at the community center from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
    The race starts at 9:30 a.m.  Post-race festivities begin at 11 a.m.

  • McBee seeks pitching consistency

    McBee’s quest for a second consecutive state baseball title will likely come down to consistency and pitch count.
    McBee played Dixie Monday in the Upper State playoffs.  McBee, 20-4, entered the game as the top-ranked team in class A baseball. Dixie was second at 14-5.  
    A win advances McBee to the Upper State championship on Wednesday.
    A loss drops McBee into the losers’ bracket and a Tuesday game.
    “This is our biggest game of the year,” Lloyd said Sunday.  

  • Central wins District III,...

    Back-to-back innings against Landrum propelled Central into the Upper State championship last week.
    Landrum, runner-up in AA softball last, needed only one win to keep its hopes of another shot at the state title.  
    Central needed two wins to stop Landrum and win the District III title. 
    An 11-0 shutout by Landrum earlier in the tournament had dropped Central into the losers’ bracket.
    The teams tied 4-4 through seven innings.

  • Eagles celebrate senior night

    Central's seniors were honored at the team's first playoff game against Fox Creek.

  • McBee lone county baseball team...

    Staff report

    McBee, the defending Class A champion, is the only Chesterfield County baseball program with a chance of advancing past a regional bracket.
    McBee played Williston-Elko on Monday for the second time in the District 1-A, double-elimination bracket.
    On April 25, McBee defeated Williston-Elko at home, 10-0. Clark Kirkley and Matt Urbaniak held Williston-Elko to one hit.
    Central and Cheraw won first-round playoff games, but then dropped two straight games to end their seasons.