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Today's Sports

  • Hallman, Wells earn top honors...

    BUFORD Buford High School senior athletic aces Jena Hallman and Britt Wells, in their final sports activity at BHS, did what they often did – drew the maroon and gold spotlight.

    The Buford duo, each a three-sport star, earned recognition as the Jackets’ Athletes of the Year on Tuesday night at the BHS all-sports awards night in the school gym.

    Hallman, who cheered and played basketball and softball, earned BHS Female Athlete of the Year Award.

  • White whitewashes Blue

    The old football maxim says defense wins games.

    The 2010 Lancaster High School football game was the latest proof of the ageless grid claim Monday at the Bruins’ practice field at the Rice Athletic Complex.

    The White team posted an 8-0 win over the Blue squad in the annual clash.

    The game was originally set for Friday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, but a late afternoon rain washed out the action.

  • Homers boost P-31 win

    Lancaster Post 31 went the distance on the field and the scoreboard in the senior team’s 67th season opener Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    P-31, seeking to rebound from an 11-13 finish last summer, used the long ball to boost its hopes in a 13-8 win over Camden Post 17.

    Camden held a 4-1 lead a third of the way through with the early three-run edge through three innings.

    Lancaster coach Tyler Anderson, in his first game as the Post 31 head coach, said his team didn’t panic in the early innings.

  • Bruins spring game reset for...

    The Lancaster Bruins' football team will be hoping to dodge a forecast of late-afternoon showers Monday in hopes of getting in their annual spring football game at Memorial Stadium.

    The Bruins, capping 10 days of spring practice, will hold their spring game at 5 p.m. Monday. The game was originally set for Friday, but late afternoon rain postponed the game to Monday.

    The game is open to the public and there's no admission.

  • Rain plagues P-31 baseball...

    Mother Nature is holding the upper hand on Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball play.

    Rain has played havoc with the recent P-31 schedule.

    Lancaster opened the senior team season with a 13-8 win over Camden Post 17 at Eggleton Field last Thursday, but since then, the rain has kept the P-31 teams off the field.

    The Lancaster Legion baseball program, which is in its 67th season of play, was scheduled to host its showcase game last Friday night, but a late-afternoon rain shower washed out the action.

  • Strickler wins Open Wheel...

    The Open Wheel Modified division returned to Lancaster Speedway on Saturday night, with Kyle  Strickler securing the big win.

    With the front row of Strickler and Hank Edwards,the fans were on their feet.

    When the green flag dropped, it was Strickler powering to the lead, with Edwards on his bumper. Strickler and Edwards put distance between them and the rest of the field. The man on the move was rear starter Rob McLaughlin.

  • Warriors' Sweatt signs to...

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School senior soccer player Patrick Sweatt said he knows he will have to step up his game for the next level, and he’s ready to meet the challenge.

    “Playing in college is going to be a new challenge,” Sweatt said. “It’s something I’ll need to be prepared for because it’s coming up quick.”

    The college soccer season features play in the fall as opposed to spring for the high school season.

  • Cavaliers halt IL soccer run

    Class A Upper State champion Christ Church High  School halted Indian Land High School’s postseason soccer run with a 4-0 win over the Warriors in Greenville on May 15.

    The Cavaliers’ win advanced them to face Southside Christian, the Upper State’s No. 1 seed, for a bid to the state title match in Columbia. The Cavs edged SC on penalty kicks to stay alive.

    Christ Church faced Academic Magnet, which won the Lower State crown with a 1-0 victory over Hardeeville.

  • Bruins honor spring stars

    Lancaster High School capped its 2009-2010 athletic year honoring Bruins’ spring sports standouts on Monday at LHS.

    Senior stars Andrew Smyre, Cherrell Cousar, Sidney Teague and Alex Roach each received two awards.

    Smyre, a catcher, reaped all-region and was named the Bruins’ Most Valuable Hitter.

    Cousar, an all-region softball pick who set the school home run mark with 12 this season, was named Best Offensive Player. The LHS third baseman is also a Class AAAA all-region pick.

  • Open Wheel Modified cars to...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action will be highlighted by the Open Wheel Modifieds in a first-ever trip to the LMS high mile Saturday night.

    Drivers such as Kyle Strickler, Flyan Ryan Ayers, Chris Allred, Greg Brown, John Chrissman, Everette Dunlap and many more from the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia are expected.

    Crate Late Models

    Timbo Mangum will seek his third straight win Saturday. The new points leader Steve Davis might have something to say as he looked tough last week.