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Bruins wing Eagles in rain-shortened win

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster High School baseball team made the most of a rain-shortened game, taking a 7-1 road win over Clover in Region III-AAAA play Friday night.

LHS hurler Evan Byrd, 2-0, worked five frames for the win, allowing five hits, two walks and a run. He struck out one.

LHS, 7-9, 5-5, was led by Bryan Gainer, who had two hits, including a double, and drove in five runs. Nick Ferguson, who had a RBI, had two hits as did Michael Catoe and Jimmie Jordan. Josh Warfield had a hit and Brion Strothers drew a walk and scored twice.


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Bruin booters trip York in region win

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster High soccer team posted its first region win, taking a 3-2 home victory over York on Tuesday night.

The match was decided on penalty kicks as? Drew Christensen, Michael Simpson, Charlie Harrell, and Matt White scored to give LHS the win.

LHS keeper O'Neal Simpson made two brilliant stops to aid the win.

LHS held a 1-0 halftime lead as White tallied on an assist from Graham Taylor. In the second half, White struck again only two minutes into the second half on an unassisted goal.


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Bassmasters launch 2008 season

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster Bassmasters, an area sportfishing club, opened its 2008 season with a pair of tournaments.

The Bassmasters’ opener was March 1 at Lake Murray where Craig Denton won first place and Chad Sims finished second. Denton and Sims were also the team winner at the Midlands tournament. Sims was the non-boat winner.

Bobby Reeves reeled in the big fish.

The club’s second tournament was held March 29 at Wateree Marina at Liberty Hill.


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Multi-Cultural Information Center to hold open house at new location

By Johnathan Ryan

The Multi-Cultural Information Center is hoping that its new location will further its purpose of helping ethnic groups better assimilate to life in Lancaster County.

On Saturday, the organization will hold an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. at its new location – a mobile classroom at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School. The organization is renting the mobile classroom from the school district.

Attendees can get information about the center’s English as a second language programs, basic computer classes and referral services for civic and professional needs.


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Crusaders sign Threatt

By Robert Howey

BUFORD – For Buford High School senior volleyball player Taylor Threatt, she needed only one visit to decide on her college journey.Threatt, a standout student and volleyball player at BHS, signed with North Greenville University in Tigerville where she will play the next four seasons for the Crusaders’ volleyball team.“When I visited there, it felt right,” Threatt said.


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Dixie Hall inducts Solesbee, two programs

By Robert Howey

Lancaster Dixie Softball turned an impressive triple play Saturday morning as the 2008 season began at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

A Lancaster area softball trio, in a rare, but impressive way, joined elite company.

The late Chuck Solesbee along with the Lancaster Southern Belles/Debs program and the Lancaster Dixie Softball U-12 program were inducted into the Dixie Softball Inc. Hall of Fame.

“For this district, this is truly an honor to have all three join the hall of fame,” said District II Dixie Softball Director Tommy Bailey of Chester.


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Trueheart eyes elite game

By Robert Howey

Lancaster High School senior girls’ basketball player Miteka Trueheart said during her Lady Bruins’ career she’s seen the program rise.

Trueheart, a five-year member of the LHS girls varsity team, is part of a new level for the program.

Trueheart has been selected to play in the annual Carolinas All-Star Classic to be held Saturday at Bobcats Arena in Charlotte.

Tipoff for the game, which features the top senior girls players in the Carolinas, is 12:30 p.m.


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Jackets' rally tops Warriors

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Buford High catcher Leslie Pressley’s two-run double highlighted a three-run seventh-inning rally which lifted BHS to a 6-5 comeback softball win over rival Indian Land on Friday at the Lady Warriors’ field.

IL led 5-0 at one point, but BHS kept chipping away with a single run in the fourth, two more in the fifth and three in the seventh.

Pressley scored what proved to be the decisive run, tallying on a wild pitch after her key double.

In the IL seventh, the Lady Warriors got a runner on, but she was later picked off by Pressley.


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Bruins hoping soccer playoff run continues

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ soccer team has been in postseason play for three seasons running.

The LHS girls, led by coach Lara Johnson, hope to keep the streak going this spring.

“Every year we set a goal to make it to the playoffs,” Johnson said. “This year is no exception.”

The Lady Bruins have their share of veterans who hope to lead LHS back to the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs.

Senior players include Danielle Belk, Paige Brumfield, Lindsey Lyles, Elizabeth Simpson and Tesha Tipton, the team’s goalie.


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Foursome's 147 tops Easter field

By The Staff

The winning foursome earned $1,000 in the fifth annual Saturday Before Easter Omega golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday.

The winning foursome included Larry Westcott, Gary Greene, Wayne Gilliam and Jarvis Jenkins who posted a 147 (72-75).

“This is a strong score considering the format called for the best two scores on each hole to be used,” said LGC pro Phil Small.

Westcott had a banner day as he was the close-up winner on No. 7 ($100) and No. 13 ($100 and a Playstation 2).


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