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Lady Bruins fall short in bid

By Dylan Knight

Lancaster battled Spartanburg to the wire, but the host Lady Vikings held on for a 46-42 win over the Lady Bruins in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State girls basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.

Lancaster, the No. 4 seed out of Region III-AAAA, challenged the Lady Vikings, champions of Region II-AAAA, to the final horn.

"Our girls showed a lot of heart and I'm proud of them," Lancaster High School coach Ronnie Robinson said.


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Jackets' Morris signs with Newberry

By Robert Howey

BUFORD – Buford High School’s JoJo Morris has kicked his way to college.Morris, whose strong leg has had a major impact on Jackets’ football and soccer, will continue to do the same at Newberry College.Morris has signed a scholarship with the Indians to battle for the kicking chores at the South Atlantic Conference school.A three-sport standout at BHS, Morris has had plenty of opportunity to showcase his kicking prowess.


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Rape wins in SMC debut

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Former Lancaster High Bruins’ baseball standout Marc Rape hurled a shutout in his Spartanburg Methodist pitching debut on Tuesday.Rape, in a doubleheader with the Limestone junior varsity team, went six innings for his first win. The right-hander hurled a two-hitter in the 4-0 win.The win was the first half of a Pioneers’ sweep.Rape, who also played Legion baseball for Lancaster Post 31, was the Class A-AAAA MVP in the annual North-South All-Star baseball game at Myrtle Beach.LHS went 18-11 and earned a No.


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Rucker, South swap revenge wins

By Eric Rowell

Roundball revenge highlighted play in the packed Lancaster High School gym on Thursday night when middle school rivals A.R.


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Teams launch playoff hopes

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Lancaster County high school basketball teams open the playoffs this week.A trio of county girls teams launch play Tuesday night.Indian Land, the defending Class A Upstate champ, opens defense of its title as it treks to Calhoun County for an opening round clash. IL is the third seed out of Conference III-A, while Calhoun County is the runner-up in Conference IV-A. The IL vs. Calhoun County winner advances to face the Calhoun Falls vs.


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Lions - Foster signs with Coffeyville

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RICHBURG – Lewisville High School’s Dion Foster hopes to play football for Clemson or South Carolina one day. If he does, he’ll have taken the long road to one of his home-state universities.Foster signed Wednesday with Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. At one point, Foster was going to be placed in the school by Auburn, but decided against the move.“That lets me weigh by options,” Foster said. “I want to be able to look at Clemson or USC.


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Defense keys Bruins' sweep

By Robert Howey

FORT MILL - Lancaster, sparked by tough defense, capped Region III-AAAA regular-season basketball play with a sweep of Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill on Friday night.

Defense played a key role in the Bruins' league wins.

The playoff-bound Lady Bruins used sticky defense to deliver a 51-41 win in the varsity opener. The LHS boys, in the nightcap, made key defensive stops in downing the scrappy Falcons in a 68-62 overtime win to complete the varsity broom job.

The boys' game was tight throughout and went to OT deadlocked at 55-all.


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Vols, Jackets register solid region victories

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Andrew Jackson and Buford capped regular-season Conference VIII-AA basketball play with impressive wins on Wednesday night.The Jackets, on BHS Senior Night, wrapped up their season with a second win over playoff-bound Lee Central, the two-time defending Class AA state champion.AJ, on a road trip to Cheraw, registered a 58-48 win over the Braves.BHS’s 53-45 win coupled AJ’s victory put the Vols in a three-way tie for second place with Lee Central and Cheraw.LC, for the Class AA Lower State playoffs, took the second seed since the S


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Fletcher's Wingate-bound to play football

By Robert Howey

Lancaster High School football standout Robert Fletcher, with the stroke of a pen to sign his name, made Bruins’ football history Wednesday afternoon.Fletcher, a four-year member of the Bruins’ football team, signed scholarship papers in the LHS conference room to continue his football career at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C.Fletcher’s signing marks the first LHS football signing under second-year Bruins’ coach Bennie McMurray.“It’s an honor,” Fletcher said. “This is a great opportunity.


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Lady Warriors rally for 59-50 win

By Ernie Rowell

INDIAN LAND – Indian Land’s playoff-bound Lady Warriors solidified their Class A Upper State postseason basketball bid with a 59-50 basketball win over North Central in their Conference III-A regular-season finale.The Lady Warriors’ win gave IL a split after the North Central boys took a 57-43 win over the Warriors in the nightcap.In the opener, the IL girls finished fast for the nine-point win over the Lady Knights.The contest was deadlocked at 20-all after one period and the IL girls held a 31-29 edge at the half.The Lady


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