Blythewood cops region golf crown

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LHS girls place third

By The Staff

Blythewood captured the Region IV-AAAA golf tournament with a 351 total over 18 holes at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday.

The tournament was originally set for Wednesday, but moved to Lancaster following a rain out last Wednesday.

The Lady Bengals were led by Kelsey Badmaev, who shot a 76.

Lancaster High School’s Haley Heath was second with a 78. LHS finished third in the five-team field with a 389 total.

Spring Valley carded a 367 to place second overall.

South Pointe was fourth with a 395 and Ridge View had a 452.

In addition to Heath, Alexandria McCain shot a 90 and Carly Funderburk posted a 108.

Rachel Hovis followed with a 113 and Carley Snyder had a 124 for the Lady Bruins.

The LHS girls, with their third-place finish, qualified to play in the Class AAAA state tournament Oct. 26-27 at Three Pines Country Club in Woodruff.

Lancaster High coach Joe McCain said the Lady Bruins’ finish reflects its progress.

“Our team continues to make improvements and find the determination to win. For many of our players, this was their first time experiencing the pressure of a major tournament. I was pleased everyone kept their composure and concentrated on their game. The rest of this week will be preparing for next week’s tournament. The experience we gained today will certainly help us in the state tournament next week.”

McCain praised the LGC staff for its effort in helping with the tourney.

“I would also like to thank Phil Small, Clyde Adams and the staff at the Lancaster Golf Club for allowing us to host this tournament. The course was in great condition and all of our participating schools had positive comments about the course,” he said. “I would also like to thank the LHS Booster Club and Founders for helping host the tournament.”

South wins over BMS

The South Middle School Mustangs improved to 5-1 on the football season with a 44-12 win over Buford Middle at Jackets Stadium on Monday.

The game was played Monday after a rain out last Thursday.

The Mustangs were paced by Rashaun Cloud, who scored three touchdowns in South’s 32-point win.

Cloud had a 50-yard scoring run and a punt return for a touchdown. Cloud also ran 70 yards for a score.

South Middle running back Jimmy Hill dashed 44 yards for a score and Dreshun Stewart rambled 37 yards for a touchdown. Mustangs’ quarterback Dre’ Bailey hit Jacoby Funderburk on a touchdown pass in the second half.

Terrell White scored on three two-point conversions and Hill also tallied on a conversion run for the Mustangs.

Kaderrious Truesdale picked off a pass for the Mustangs.

Buford Middle School, which fell to 1-5 on the season, was led by Dee Williams who scored a pair of touchdowns for the Jackets.

South Middle is in action again Thursday when the Mustangs face city rival A.R. Rucker at 5:30 p.m.

The game, set for Memorial Stadium, has the Rams as the home team. Rucker, in its first meeting with the Mustangs this season, posted a 14-6 win over South.

Buford Middle travels to Indian Land Middle School on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Lady Mustangs VB win

The South Middle School volleyball team improved to 10-5 on the season Monday with a 3-0 win over county foe Indian Land Middle School.

The SMS girls also received a forfeit from Fairfield Middle School of Winnsboro. South is scheduled to play at North Central Middle School today.