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Today's News

  • Pitching vital for Bruins

    New Lancaster High School baseball coach Brett Blackmon said pitching is pivotal in the Bruins’ hopes for the 2009 season.

    Blackmon, who came to LHS from Great Falls, will look to a staff of seven pitchers this spring.

    Blackmon, 247-194 in 20 seasons as a prep head coach, has senior returnee Mike Catoe, an all-region pick, as the Bruins’ top pitcher, followed by junior returnee Trevor Hammond, a right-hander.

    Sophomore lefty Trai Sanders and sophomore right-hander Ron Trapps round out the rotation.

  • State champion U15 stars honored

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission honored The 2008 U15 all-star soccer team Wednesday night at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

    The Lancaster County all-stars captured the U15 state soccer championship back in December at Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex in Rock Hill.

    The Lancaster County stars defeated Western District champion Pickens 2-1 to claim the state crown.

    The Lancaster County stars were led by veteran soccer coach Johnny Dukes.

  • Warriors Classic champs

    KERSHAW  The Indian Land High School boys soccer team has already met a team goal for the 2009 Warriors’ season.

    Indian Land set winning the second annual Rose City Classic as a goal and the Warriors reached it in impressive style in the two-day tournament which opened Friday at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The IL booters blanked 2008 tournament champion Andrew Jackson 2-0 to take the title and earn the right to host the 2010 boys preseason soccer tournament next March.

  • BHS drops two in Lake Murray play

    Buford dropped its second straight loss in the Lake Murray Classic, falling to Dreher 4-0 on Friday night.

    Colt Ellis, who worked 5.1 innings, took the loss, allowing five hits, no walks and four earned runs.

    Justin Altman went two-thirds of an inning and allowed a hit and a walk.

    Ellis had two hits to lead the Buford offense. Cheyne Horton and Jacob Jamison each had a hit for the Jackets.

    On Thursday, BHS dropped a 3-1 loss at Chapin.

  • Lancers split in weekend series

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers baseball team salvaged a split of its four-game weekend series at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.

    The 7-3 Lancers, after being swept on Saturday, returned the diamond favor with the host Knights.

    USCL opened with a 3-1 win and then downed Surry 8-1.

    In the opener, Evan Jumper’s three-run double in the opening inning gave the Lancers all the runs they would need in the two-run win.

  • Davis upbeat about Buford Lady Jackets softball team

    BUFORD New Buford High School softball head coach “C” Davis is optimistic about the Lady Jackets’ chances this season.

    Davis, an assistant with the program, has a solid team which features six returning starters, including ace junior pitcher Jena Hallman and her batterymate, seasoned junior catcher Leslie Pressley, the Best Offensive Player Award winner last spring.

  • Familar foes seek title

    It may be one of the greatest understatements of all times.

    In introducing Great Falls’ John Smith and Calhoun County’s Zam Fredrick at Wednesday’s state championship press conference, S.C. High School League official Roger Hazel said “we have two coaches here that are familiar to this setting.”

  • IL quartet places in state

    The Indian Land Warriors had four of nine wrestlers place in the Class A-AA state tournament at Lexington High School.

    The Warriors’ effort was highlighted by a pair of state runner-up finishes on Saturday to cap the two-day event.

    The Warriors finished sixth in the Class A-AA state field.

    IL senior Dillon Creed, a 145-pound competitor, placed second, falling by two points.

  • Lady Jackets top Lady Vols

    The Buford Lady Jackets launched regular-season softball play in impressive fashion, taking a 3-2 win over county rival Andrew Jackson on Tuesday.

    The fifth-rated Lady Vols held an early 2-0 lead, but BHS rallied for the one-run win.

    BHS’s Lindsey Pressley scored the winning run after walking in the fourth and taking second on a wild pitch. She stole third and came home when winning hurler Jena Hallman put down a sacrifice bunt.

  • Teaching life skills

    This year in the classroom, the county’s 900-plus fourth-graders become acquainted with astronomers such as Galileo Galilei and Edmund Halley for the first time.

    Outside the classroom – at the pool inside the Gregory Health and Wellness Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, they become  acquainted with “Miss Anne.”

    Miss Anne is Anne Small, a certified Red Cross swim instructor and aquatics director at USCL.

    Years from now, these students might not recall