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Today's Sports

  • Region IV honors Bruins

    Lancaster High School’s banner basketball season has earned the Bruins their share of Region IV-AAAA accolades.

    LHS fifth-year coach Ricardo Priester and a trio of Bruins’ players were honored Thursday night when Region IV-AAAA presented its postseason boys’ basketball awards.

    Priester, who has guided LHS to a 20-5 mark heading into a Class AAAA Upper State second-round clash at Hillcrest High School on Saturday night, was named the Region IV-AAAA Coach of the Year.

  • Bruins ground Eagles

    The 10th-ranked Lancaster Bruins needed a spark to keep their Class AAAA basketball playoff hopes burning and senior guard Tracy Ingram lit the hoops fuse.

    Ingram, connecting from long range for seven treys, fueled a vital 15-0 run to open the second half to spark 20-5 LHS to a 69-54 first-round win over Clover in the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs.

  • BHS, IL boys fall in playoffs

    Buford and Indian Land were opening round casualties in the Class A Upper State boys basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.

    Buford, the fourth-place team in Conference III-A, fell to Conference IV-A champion C.A. Johnson 63-44 in Columbia.

    Anthony Williams, Jacob Jamison and Desmond McGriff scored eight points apiece to lead BHS, which fell to 8-16. The Jackets were 5-7 in league play.

    Indian Land, which finished 12-7, 9-3, dropped a 63-59 home loss to Williston-Elko in the Warriors' gym on Tuesday night.

  • Warriors, Jackets fall in first...

    A pair of Conference IV-A teams put the halt on the postseason hardwood hopes for Buford and Indian Land on Tuesday night.

    The Conference III-A runner-up Indian Land team dropped a season-ending 63-59 loss to Williston-Elko, while Buford fell to Conference IV-A champion C.A. Johnson, 63-44.

    Indian Land fell behind early and never could fully recover in dropping the four-point loss.

    “We had our chances, but we didn’t convert,” IL coach Nate Smith said. “It was a disappointing night for us.”

  • Comeback victory gives Lancers...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers baseball team will take a 3-1 record into their 2010 home opener this weekend.

    The Lancers, in their second season of baseball, are coming off a Sunday afternoon split with Brunswick Community College in Shallotte, N.C.

    USCL dropped an 8-1 loss to the Dolphins in the opener, but rebounded to take the nightcap with an 8-7 win.

    The Lancers opened their season with a sweep of the Limestone junior varsity baseball team on Feb. 8 in Gaffney, 3-1, 7-3.

  • Ferguson, Burt to play for Blue...

    Two baseball standouts with Lancaster connections are headed to Presbyterian College to continue their careers.

    Nick Ferguson, who starred with the Lancaster High School and Post 31 American Legion programs, signed with the Blue Hose during the early signing period last fall.

    Ferguson is joined by Ryan Burt, of Cayce, who is in his second season with the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball program.

  • Lady Warriors advance, face Cavs

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors used fast starts to launch their 2010 Class A Upper State playoff run in impressive fashion on Monday night.

    The host Lady Warriors bolted to a 20-5 first-period edge on the way to a 60-45 win over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler to open the Class A Upstate playoffs.

    IL’s 15-point win sends the 16-5 Lady Warriors to face Christ Church, the defending Class A state champion, on Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Bruins are co-champions

    Lancaster High School basketball senior night was special for more than a fond farewell.

    The fasting-starting Bruins captured a share of the Region IV-AAAA boys championship with a 72-43 win over Spring Valley in the LHS gym on Monday night.

    LHS’s decisive 29-point win gave the 19-5 Bruins the right to wear the Region IV-AAAA regular-season co-champions crown with an 8-2 league record.

  • Bruins rebound, net win

    The Lancaster Bruins got back on track, racking up a solid home win in Region IV-AAAA play Saturday night.

    The Bruins, 18-4, 7-1, corralled the South Pointe Stallions in a 63-54 win.

    LHS, playing less than 24 hours after dropping its first region loss this season in an 81-64 setback at Ridge View, rebounded to boost the Bruins’ region championship hopes.

    “We answered the challenge against a well-coached team,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We’ve played well at home this season and we responded in a clutch way today.”

  • AJ Volunteers drop pair in...

    BISHOPVILLE A tough basketball season came to a close Thursday for the Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers.

    AJ, on the road for its Conference IV-AA regular-season finale, dropped a pair of losses to the host Lee Central Stallions.

    The Lady Vols, who went winless in region play, dropped a 49-20 setback to the LC Lady Stallions in the opener.

    The nightcap was closer, but the Stallions avenged an earlier loss to the Vols, who compiled a 1-9 mark in league play, with a 75-66 win.