http://www.thelancasternews.com/sports/rss.xml en Column: Fred was loyal to the loves of his life http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/column-fred-was-loyal-loves-his-life <p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The Lancaster High School basketball season has barely tipped off and already the Bruins&rsquo; girls and boys teams have lost a key player. So have the football and softball programs.</span></p> <p class="p3"> If you&rsquo;re a Bruins&rsquo; fan of any consequence, you know the irreplaceable person in reference. He, of course, is Fred Hicklin, a man for all seasons with the Lancaster Bruins.</p> Small fry stars roll http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/small-fry-stars-roll <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rec_football_5_ern_12012016_color.jpg" alt="Lancaster County small fry all-star running back Kenyan Blair (5) dashes for yardage in his team’s 22-0 win over Fort Mill in the Central District championship game at Chester’s Joe Collins Stadium on Thursday night. The LC small fry stars face Mauldin for the Upper State title on Dec. 10." title="Lancaster County small fry all-star running back Kenyan Blair (5) dashes for yardage in his team’s 22-0 win over Fort Mill in the Central District championship game at Chester’s Joe Collins Stadium on Thursday night. The LC small fry stars face Mauldin for the Upper State title on Dec. 10." align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s3" style="line-height: 20.4px;"><b>CHESTER</b></span><span class="s2" style="line-height: 20.4px;"> &ndash; The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars have earned a bid to the Upper State championship game.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">The small fry stars, ages 9-10, captured the Central District championship with a 22-0 win over Fort Mill on Thursday night at Joe Collins Stadium in Chester.</span></p> Young BHS looks to compete http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/young-bhs-looks-compete <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1699_0.jpg" alt="Buford High School senior player Rhylee Blackmon (1) plays tough defense in the Jackets’ basketball season opener with Cuthbertson on Wednesday night at CHS. Blackmon will be a key player for BHS this season." title="Buford High School senior player Rhylee Blackmon (1) plays tough defense in the Jackets’ basketball season opener with Cuthbertson on Wednesday night at CHS. Blackmon will be a key player for BHS this season." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The 2016-17 Buford High basketball season features a pair of young teams looking to make strides as the season continues.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">The Buford boys, with five returnees, including two starters, are expecting to be young, but improve as the season moves on.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Jackets&rsquo; second-year coach Raheem Waller has returning starters in junior guards Shylyn Wright and Tanner Wallace.</span></p> Bass in final ring clash http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/bass-final-ring-clash <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fuzzy_bass_file_art_1065_color.jpg" alt="Lancaster area pro wrestler Fuzzy Bass battles during a benefit wrestling match in a ring career which spans 22 years. Bass will cap his career Dec. 9 in a benefit match at the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion Building. Doors open at 7 p.m., with bell time at 8." title="Lancaster area pro wrestler Fuzzy Bass battles during a benefit wrestling match in a ring career which spans 22 years. Bass will cap his career Dec. 9 in a benefit match at the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion Building. Doors open at 7 p.m., with bell time at 8." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Independent wrestler Fuzzy &ldquo;the Southern Rebel&rdquo; Bass has finally had enough of cuts, scrapes and bruises.</span></p> <p class="p3"> Bass, 46, will compete in the ring for the last time on Friday, Dec. 9, during a Lynx Wrestling Alliance fundraiser at 7 p.m. to help with the medical bills of Gwen Parker and Brandy Watts.</p> Rec soccer stars advance to state tourney http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/rec-soccer-stars-advance-state-tourney <p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Two Lancaster County Parks and Recreation all-star soccer teams are headed to the state tournament after winning Central District championships in Fort Mill earlier this month.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">The 12U county stars blanked Kershaw County, 9-0 to net a state bid in Sumter.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Sergio Pavon paced the 12U stars with three goals. Jacob Starnes and Joshua Ramirez each tallied two goals.</span></p> Cox helps North in all-star win http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/cox-helps-north-all-star-win <p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Staff Reports</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"> The North All-Stars earned a measure of revenge when the Upstate elite links team topped the South stars at the annual SCACA Girls&rsquo; North-South All-Star golf matches.</p> <p class="p2"> The Ryder Cup style matches were played at Timberlake Country Club&nbsp;in Chapin on Nov. 12.</p> Tigers top Vols, 28-12 http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/tigers-top-vols-28-12 <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/aj_vs_saluda_er_11252016_color.jpg" alt="Andrew Jackson junior linebacker Isaiah Parker (25) puts the wraps on Saluda runner Tyrell Abney (14) in the ninth-ranked Vols’ 28-12 Class AA Upper State second-round playoff loss to the SHS Tigers on Friday night. Saluda, 11-1, hosts Liberty in the Class AA Upstate semifinal on Friday night. Parker had an interception in the AJ loss." title="Andrew Jackson junior linebacker Isaiah Parker (25) puts the wraps on Saluda runner Tyrell Abney (14) in the ninth-ranked Vols’ 28-12 Class AA Upper State second-round playoff loss to the SHS Tigers on Friday night. Saluda, 11-1, hosts Liberty in the Class AA Upstate semifinal on Friday night. Parker had an interception in the AJ loss." align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s3" style="line-height: 20.4px;"><b>SALUDA</b></span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> &ndash; Malik Brooks and the second-ranked Saluda Tigers just keep flowing in the Class AA Upper State football playoffs.</span></p> <p class="p3"> The SHS Tigers, led by senior ace running back Brooks, were just a little too much for the visiting Andrew Jackson Volunteers in a 28-12 Class AA Upper State second-round win at Saluda&rsquo;s Bettis Herlong Stadium on Friday night.</p> Eagles soared to 1966 Class B state title http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/eagles-soared-1966-class-b-state-title <img src="http://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0181.jpg" alt="The 1966 Class B state champion Kershaw High School Eagles’ football team recently gathered to celebrate the golden anniversary of their title squad. Team members, front row from left, are Dennis Hendrix, Mitch Lucas, Tommy Sims, Donald Stogner, Pat Scott, Ricky Richards and Johnny Carter. Team members, standing from left, are Darrell Cook, Butch Hinson, Dale Reeves, Chucky Parker, assistant coach Jimmy Neal, Dennis Roberts, Baron Hendrix, Mike Gardner, Ken Faulkenberry, Stephen Mullinax, Billy Boan, Jesse Hegler, Johnny Faulkenberry and Bob Perry." title="The 1966 Class B state champion Kershaw High School Eagles’ football team recently gathered to celebrate the golden anniversary of their title squad. Team members, front row from left, are Dennis Hendrix, Mitch Lucas, Tommy Sims, Donald Stogner, Pat Scott, Ricky Richards and Johnny Carter. Team members, standing from left, are Darrell Cook, Butch Hinson, Dale Reeves, Chucky Parker, assistant coach Jimmy Neal, Dennis Roberts, Baron Hendrix, Mike Gardner, Ken Faulkenberry, Stephen Mullinax, Billy Boan, Jesse Hegler, Johnny Faulkenberry and Bob Perry." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span class="s3" style="line-height: 20.4px;"><b>KERSHAW</b></span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> &ndash; The 1966 Kershaw Eagles are celebrating their golden anniversary football season which earned gridiron gold.</span></p> <p class="p3"> A flock of former Eagles of the Class B state championship team recently gathered at the Kershaw Recreation Center to remember and savor the special football season under the late coach Bill Few.</p>