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LHS honors fall-winter stars

By Robert Howey

Lancaster High School hailed star athletes at the Bruins' annual fall-winter sports awards night Thursday in the LHS auditorium.

Standouts in 11 varsity sports as well as top junior varsity and B-team performers were saluted. Coaches also presented letter plaques and participation certificates.

Senior quarterback Taniel Massey was named the Bruins' football Offensive MVP, while defensive lineman Tyler Canty earned the Defensive MVP.

Junior guard Michael Catoe was selected the boys basketball MVP, and senior Miteka Trueheart reaped the girls basketball MVP.


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Buford looks to make region run

By Robert Howey

A year ago, the Buford High baseball team finished as the Region VIII-AA runner-up.Jackets’ coach Joe Wright said his team can again be in the thick of the battle this spring.“We have a good group of players back this season,” Wright said. “Defensively, we have a sound team and our hitting will come around with some of our younger players gaining experience.


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Saints halt Devils' postseason run

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The Great Falls basketball teams’ seasons ended on a sour note, a game shy of coveted Class A Upper State title tilts at Clemson on Saturday.Calhoun County rolled to a 69-49 win over the Great Falls boys on Wednesday night at Richland Northeast High School.The Saints’ 20-point win sends them to the Class A Upstate championship game for the third straight season.


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Bruins face diamond challenge

By Robert Howey

Over the past two springs, the Lancaster High School baseball team has won 33 games, including 18 victories last season.

With the loss of 11 solid seniors, the Bruins will face a challenge in seeking to continue their diamond success.

"A year ago at this time, we had our share of veterans," said LHS coach Steve Williams, who is 184-176 since becoming the Bruins' baseball coach in 1993. "This year, we're going to look to our seniors to give us solid leadership."


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Pope presented Celebration of Life through Sports Award

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Former Indian Land High School head football coach and athletic director Mike Pope was recently presented the Celebration of Life Through Sports Award from The Sporting News.In The Celebration of Life Through Sports Award, athletics is a way to bring friends, families, and communities together.Three years ago, in a move to save his life, Pope had his legs amputated below the knees. His body was ravaged by diabetes and staph infections.


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County trio advances to state finals

By Robert Howey

Three Lancaster County prep wrestlers advanced to battle for individual state championships this weekend.Lancaster High School’s Dawan Thompson is bound for the Class AAAA state meet at Irmo High School, while Buford has a pair of wrestlers – Lamont McPhearson and Rashad Cunningham – in the hunt for Class A-AA state crowns at Gilbert High School.Thompson, a junior, placed fourth in the Class AAAA Upper State meet on Saturday.He went 3-2 to advance his record to 29-8 for the season.“Dawan wrestled hard and performed wel


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Jackets' Wells all-star coach

By Robert Howey

Lancaster County will have a pair of links to the Palmetto State’s premier high school all-star football games this fall.

Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells will coach in the 61st annual North-South All-Star football game at Coastal Carolina University on Dec. 13.

Lancaster native Keith Crolley, the head football coach at Crestwood High School in Sumter, is a member of the 2008 S.C. Shrine Bowl coaching staff for the 72nd annual game to be played in Spartanburg on Dec. 20 at Wofford College’s Gibbs Stadium.


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Jackets' Wells all-star coach

By Robert Howey

Lancaster County will have a pair of links to the Palmetto State’s premier high school all-star football games this fall.Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells will coach in the 61st annual North-South All-Star football game at Coastal Carolina University on Dec. 13.Lancaster native Keith Crolley, the head football coach at Crestwood High School in Sumter, is a member of the 2008 S.C. Shrine Bowl coaching staff for the 72nd annual game to be played in Spartanburg on Dec.


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Mayer has strong feelings about new Warriors weights

By Robert Howey

Indian Land High School athletic director Mike Mayer ranks the schools new weight facility with the states best.

The Warriors weight room, located in the gym area of the new high school, is complete with new weights.

A total of $29,495 was raised to purchase the new equipment which is featured in the weight room.

Our goal was $30,000 and all this money to pay for the equipment was raised from private donations, said Mayer, who made the first donation of $1,000 a year ago. We raised that $29,000 in about nine months. It was all paid for by the first day of school.


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IL United soccer team showing some progress its indoor soccer league

By Robert Howey

The Indian Land United indoor soccer team took an early exit from the playoffs, but coach Tony Sweatt said the season was a success.

The IL United, in its second season playing in the Charlotte area league, fashioned a 5-2-1 record.

The United went 5-1-1 in regular-season play, but lost to Ardrell Kell 4-0 in the playoffs on Saturday night (Feb. 9) at the Sports Connection in Charlotte. The team finished fourth in a 12-team league heading into postseason play.

The 2006 Indian Land United posted only one win.


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