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Today's Sports

  • Flynn promoted as Newberry...

    Former Buford High School football standout Stephen Flynn has been promoted to defensive coordinator at Newberry College.

    NC head coach Todd Knight, also a former Buford High football star, announced Flynn’s promotion earlier this week.

  • Neff posts second win

    University of South Carolina reliever Steven Neff, a former Lancaster High and Post 31 Legion baseball star, posted his second win this season on Tuesday night at Carolina Stadium where the Gamecocks pounded Furman 11-6.

    Neff notched the win with a perfect inning of relief and one strikeout. He is 2-1 for the year.

    Neff, in 13 appearances this season, has a 4.51 earned run average with 15 strikeouts and six walks.

  • P-31 diamond hopes high

    Expectations are high for the 2010 Lancaster Legion Post 31 senior team’s baseball campaign.

    The P-31 senior team, in its 67th season, will be guided by Tyler Anderson, a former Lancaster Legion baseball assistant.

    “We have a great deal of talent on this team,” said Anderson, who saw his club down Camden Post 17 in its opener Thursday night at Eggleton Field. “I feel it’s a matter of putting it together. We have a strong team.”

  • P-31 juniors upbeat about 2010...

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team has become a regular in state tournament play and the same can be expected from the 2010 team.

    The P-31 junior squad, which fashioned a 17-9 mark last season, will be a part of the state field as it will host the Junior Legion state baseball tournament.

    The tournament is set for July 16-20 at Eggleton Field.

    “We feel the junior state tournament will be an asset to Lancaster and serve as a chance to showcase our community to seven visiting teams,” P-31 athletic officer Mike Lucas said.

  • Crook wins Young Guns special...

    Dillon Crook captured his first career win in the Young Guns Top Gun Pepsi Challenge to highlight racing at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Crook’s 24.70 was the fastest qualifier for the Young Guns special.

    Josh Langley qualified second. When the green flag dropped, it was Crook powering into turn one, with the lead of Josh Langley and Andrew Yandle.

  • AJ honors athletic standouts at...

    KERSHAW The Big Orange Country spotlight was on Andrew Jackson High School athletes at the Lancaster County Class AA school’s all-sports banquet Monday night in the AJ cafeteria.

    A host of athletes drew their share of honors, including a pair of seniors – Ashley Beavers and Ryan Miller.

    Beavers, a three-sport performer and the 2009 AJ homecoming queen, was named the Lady Vols soccer Most Valuable Player. She was also selected as the Best All-Around as a member of the AJ cheer squad.

  • Truesdale paces IL track

    Saturday was a solid day for Indian Land High School sophomore Rondreas Truesdale, who brought home the lion’s share of Indian Land’s winnings from the Class A state meet at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins.

    Truesdale won the silver medal in the boys 110-meter hurdles at the meet Saturday, May 15.

    Allendale-Fairfax High School senior Bashaud Breeland won the event with a time of 15.08. Truesdale posted a time of 15.11. Truesdale won the event in the Upper State meet May 8 with a time of 14.75.

  • Lancers' second season...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ second season of baseball saw marked improvement over its rookie campaign.

    USCL, led by second-year head coach Steve Williams, posted a winning season. The Lancers’ season ended at the NJCAA Region X tournament, but USCL made history before bowing out in the field.

    Top-seeded Spartanburg Methodist ended the USCL’s postseason hopes with an 10-3 win in the tournament at Burlington (N.C.) Athletic Stadium.

    The Lancer’s eight-run loss to the Pioneers ended USC-L’s season at 26-23.

  • Couch to guide Jackets'...

    Buford High School boys basketball coach Jeff Moyer’s decision to lighten his coaching load is having a heavy impact on Neil Couch’s coaching career.

    Couch, with Moyer’s move to yield his hoops coaching duties, will become the Jackets’ head basketball coach. He has guided the BHS junior varsity team the last two years.

    The move was made earlier this week at the Lancaster County Class A school, which will begin competing as a Class AA school with the start of the 2010-11 Lancaster County school term.

  • Warriors triumph, advance

    Indian Land advanced to the third round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs, downing county rival Buford, 6-2 in the teams’ fifth meeting this spring.

    IL and BHS split during regular-season play, with each winning at home. Buford had defeated IL in the Red Rose City Classic back in March.

    After the two teams split in regular-season play, a special play-off match was held at Lancaster Memorial Stadium where the Warriors captured the title with an 8-2 win.