Bruin booters trip York in region win

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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.

The Bruins relaxed after this goal and allowed York to strike twice to force overtime. Neither team scored in OT, bringing penalty kicks into the equation.

We hope to build on this victory and continue our education as the learning curve climbs upwardly with these boys, LHS coach Bo Sylvia said.

Jackets trip Braves

Buford kept pace in the Conference VIII-AA baseball race, taking a 2-1 home win over Cheraw in nine innings on Tuesday night.

BHS?s Colt Ellis dashed home on a wild pitch to lift BHS to the win. Jackets' right-hander Christian Dickson, in a route job, upped his mark to 5-1 as he struck out 12 and allowed four hits, five walks and an earned run.

Joseph Wright led BHS with two hits, including a double, and scored a run. Dickson also had two hits. Blake Larrimore had a hit and drove in a run. Dillon Hydrick chipped in a hit.

BHS, 8-2, 3-1, ventures to Pageland tonight to face Central which is 4-1 in Conference VIII-AA play.

Lady Bruins win two

The Lancaster High Lady Bruins softball team improved to 9-3, 9-2 in region play, with an 8-2 win over Rock Hill on Wednesday.

Courtney Cauthen hurled a two-hitter and struck out nine in posting the win. She walked four.

McKenzie Humphries, Candice Benson and Anna Howey each had two hits. Cherrell Cousar drilled a double. Courtney Cauthen, Crystal Cauthen and Angel Cox had one hit apiece.

LHS posted a 7-6 road win over York on Tuesday. Courtney Cauthen struck out 10 and allowed seven hits and four walks.

Cherrell Cousar led the offense with an inside-the-park home run and three runs batted in. Angela Faile and McKenzie Humphries each had a hit and drove in a run. Anna Howey and Candice Benson each added a hit for LHS.

LHS hosts Clover tonight in Region III-AAAA play.

Cougars top Bruins

York exploded late to take a 10-1 Region III-AAAA baseball win over the Bruins on Tuesday night.

York held a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning, but ignited to take the nine-run win.

Nick Ferguson, who went 5.2 innings, took the loss, allowing six runs, one earned run, four hits and four walks. He struck out nine. Evan Byrd worked 1.1 innings in relief and yielded four runs, a hit and three walks. Byrd fanned four.

Jimmie Jordan led the Bruins' offense with two hits and drove in a run. Josh Warfield also had a hit. LHS is 4-5 in region play.

Cheraw defeats BHS

Cheraw, up 2-1, tallied four runs in the seventh inning to take a 6-2 win over host Buford on Tuesday afternoon.

BHS hurler Jena Hallman, 9-8, took the loss, posting 12 strikeouts. She allowed six hits and five walks.

Lindsey Pressley had a triple and drove in a run. Madisson Finley doubled and had a RBI.

The Lady Jackets visit Central of Pageland in Conference VIII-AA play today at 6 p.m.

Lady Vols fall

Andrew Jackson fell to 11-7, 3-2, dropping a 5-2 home loss to Central on Tuesday night in Region VIII-AA softball play.

Chelsea Vincent took the loss, going 9.2 innings and striking out 17 batters. She allowed five hits and four walks. Tristan Faile went a third of an inning and struck out two.

Lauren Kirk led the AJ attack with two hits and scored twice. Tristan Faile had a RBI for the Lady Vols.

Warriors rally by WC

The Indian Land boys soccer team rallied from a 1-1 halftime draw to take a 7-5 win over Westminster Catawba on Tuesday.

Anthony Sweatt paced the Warriors? effort with four goals. Luke Lambert, Darryl Smith and Alfredo Lavieri added one goal each.

IL picked up the pace in the second half and spread the field to gain the upper hand.

Westminster only had 11 players, so opening the field quickly proved to tire and frustrate them,? Cole said.

IL coach Adam Cole praised the defensive work of Brandon Smith, Jacob McIntosh, Carson Thomas and Aaron Sutton.

IL golfers win

The Indian Land golf team evened its record at 4-4, shooting a 173 to defeat Camden Military, 180, and McBee, 183. Chase Hunter led IL with a 34.

Brandon Thomas and Clay Holcomb each shot 46. Zach Brigman shot a 47.

IL girls booters fall

Westminster Catawba downed Indian Land in girls soccer 3-0 on Tuesday. Lady Warriors' keeper Brittani Kronquist had a solid match with 27 saves.

Brooke Adams, Karaline Berei and Amber Smith led the IL defense. Elizabeth Rowe had a solid match at the center midfield position.