Today's Sports

  • Bruin bear sculpture to be...

    The ping of the aluminum softball bat and the pop of the glove have been mixed with the sound of a chainsaw at the Lancaster High School softball diamond this week.

    Michael Blaine, a world-renowned chainsaw wood carver, has been working at the LHS field on a special project.

    Blaine has carved a 7-foot-tall Bruin Bear at the field where the final product will be unveiled Wednesday.

  • Experienced Warriors optimistic...

    The Indian Land High School baseball team has its share of experience and optimism as the Warriors enter their first season on the diamond in Class AAA.

    The Warriors, under third-year coach Joey Robinson, have a solid cast back from the 2016 team, which finished 15-12 and the district runner-up in Class AA.

  • Warriors earn title game bid

    Indian Land, unbeaten in three tournament pool games in the AJ bracket, earned a berth in the Comporium Preseason Invitational title game with an 8-0 win over Lancaster.

    The Warriors, behind the work of three hurlers who combined to allow a hit, topped the Bruins, 8-0 at Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday afternoon.

    Seth Bevans earned the win for the Warriors, working five innings, surrendering no runs, a hit and a walk.

    Bevans struck out five.

  • Bruins’ Nehemiah McGriff picked...

    Lancaster High School senior basketball star Nehemiah McGriff will cap his prep hoops career in grand style later this month.

    McGriff, a 6-foot-6 performer, has been selected to play in the annual North-South All-Star boys basketball game at Lexington High School on March 18.

    McGriff, who signed with Limestone College in the early signing period last fall, played four seasons of basketball for the Bruins.

  • Lady Warriors defeat Bruins in...

    Indian Land improved to 2-1-1 on the season as the Lady Warriors blanked Lancaster High 6-0 in girls soccer at the ILHS Reservation on Thursday night.

    The Lady Warriors built a 1-0 halftime lead and added five second-half goals on the way to the win.

    Summer Bishop scored twice, while Emily Gerdes, Shelby Ryberg, Kelsey Long and Emily Jordan each tallied a goal. Abby Curry also had an assist for the ILHS girls.

  • Boxing event to boost KLS...

    Boxing to boost the Kleine Levin Syndrome Foundation is the main attraction in the old Barr Street High School gym Saturday.

    A boxing event, featuring training and sparring, is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the gym at 610 East Meeting Street.

    Retired professional boxer Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo, now a boxing coach and trainer, is promoting the event to benefit the Kleine Levin Syndrome Foundation.

  • Cherokee Speedway hosts March...

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Cherokee Speedway will host March Madness, Saturday and Sunday.

    The track is located at 153 Speedway Road in Gaffney.

    Racing on Saturday includes the Southeastern Late Models paying $2,000 to win, 602 Thunder Series $1,500, Thunder Bomber $500, Extreme 4 $1,000 and Renegade $500.

  • Brunson reaps All-South Region...

    GREENVILLE – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has named Bob Jones University Bruins senior women's basketball forward Sha'Ron Brunson first team All-South Region.

    Brunson was selected based on her performance throughout the season, with the first team selections being voted on by the South Region head coaches.

  • Rivers helps Bulls to CIAA title

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Malia Rivers scored 10 points to help the Johnson C. Smith women’s team to the CIAA championship on Saturday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

    Rivers, a freshman guard selected to the CIAA All-Rookie team, netted three treys in the final period to help Smith to the 68-59 win over Virginia State.

  • Jackets’ Barton caps mat career...

    Dakota Barton’s third goal for the 2016-17 high school wrestling season will be reached this weekend.

    Barton, coming off his second-straight Class A-AA 220-pound state wrestling championship, will be in action this weekend for the final time in his Jackets’ mat career.

    Barton, a senior, is set to compete in the 29th annual North-South All-Star Wrestling Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School.