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Today's Sports

  • Lucas, Vols are hopeful about...

    The 2010 Andrew Jackson baseball team sports a new look this spring.

    New Volunteers’ head baseball coach Mike Lucas is at the helm, stressing a new attitude.

    “Our goal is the region championship,” said Lucas, who was named the AJ baseball coach late last summer. “Central (Pageland) has set the standard for baseball in our region for a long time and we’re trying to reach that.”

    The Vols’ new look includes a renovated infield, new bullpens and a new set of uniforms.

  • County trio nets all-state

    An ace trio of county high school basketball players has earned all-state honors.

    Lancaster senior guard Xavier Holloway, Andrew Jackson senior Ryan Miller and Indian Land junior guard Mariah Williams were named all-state in their respective classifications.

    Holloway reaped Class AAAA honors, while Miller was tabbed for Class AA laurels. Class A saluted IL’s Williams.

    Andrew Jackson coach Dale Reeves said Miller is one of the best players he’s coached.

  • Red Devils roll into Upper State...

    Great Falls basketball coach John Smith said his team’s success in the first two rounds of the Class A Upper State boys basketball playoffs came about because of his squad’s solid inside-outside balance on offense.

    That balance disappeared Tuesday, but the success did not.

  • Cunningham, Landrie lead state...

    Seven Lancaster County high school wrestlers are in the running for Class A-AA individual state wrestling championships.

    The seven include a pair of wrestlers who captured Class A-AA Lower State crowns over the weekend at Aynor High School.

    Buford’s Rashad Cunningham and Indian Land’s Dakota Landrie lead the county grapplers who will battle at Rock Hill High School this weekend.

    Cunningham, seeded second at 130, won the A-AA Lower State crown with a 3-2 win over Derek Gaiges of Bishop England, the defending Class A-AA 119 state champion.

  • McKittrick, Truesdale earn honors

    Two Lancaster County senior football standouts were honored at the S.C. High School Sports Report top 100 banquet on Sunday in Columbia.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior linebacker Dylan McKittrick and Lancaster High School running back Zed Truesdale were honored during the annual event which salutes standouts from the 2009 high school football season.

    Truesdale, an all-region pick and the Bruins’ Offensive MVP, ran for 1,075 yards in 160 carries and scored 12 touchdowns. Truesdale rushed for 1,915 yards and scored 18 touchdowns in his last two seasons at LHS.

  • Rams' charge halts LHS

    SIMPSONVILLE Hillcrest proved to be the mountain the Lancaster Bruins’ basketball team couldn’t climb this season.

    Second-ranked Hillcrest halted Lancaster’s state title hoops hopes with a 75-61 win over the 10th-ranked Bruins at HHS’s A.C. Duckett Gym on Saturday night.

    The Rams’ 14-point win sent 23-1 Hillcrest to Easley to face the Green Wave in the Class AAAA Upper State semifinals on Tuesday night.

    Easley, 23-4, advanced with a 63-47 win over Fort Mill, which finished 18-7.

  • Lancers drop three in weekend...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball team is now 4-4 after dropping three of four games over the weekend.

    The Lancers’ four-game series with Stanley Community College (N.C.) included USCL’s home opener, a twin bill split with the Eagles, 4-3 loss, 16-2 win on Saturday.

    Stanley won the opener Saturday afternoon at the Lancaster High School baseball field where it took a 4-3 win over the Lancers in eight innings.

    Doubleheaders feature two 7-inning games.

  • South Middle honors athletes

    South Middle School saluted top performers at the school’s annual athletic awards night Thursday in the Mustangs’ gym.

    The SMS volleyball, football, basketball, cheerleader and stepper squads were honored during the evening.

    The unbeaten Lady Mustangs’ basketball team, which registered its second straight undefeated season – 14-0, and third in four years, drew its share of the red and black spotlight.

  • Rams' third-period charge...

    Second-ranked Hillcrest halted Lancaster High's state title basketball hopes with a 75-61 win over the 10th-ranked Bruins at HHS's A.C. Duckett Gym on Saturday night.

    The Rams' 14-point win sends 23-1 Hillcrest to Easley to face the Green Wave in the Class AAAA Upper State semifinals.

    Easley, 23-4, advanced with a 63-47 win over Fort Mill, which finished 18-7.

    The Easley-Hillcrest winner faces the Gaffney-Dorman victor on Friday in the Bi-Lo Center at Greenville. Gaffney topped Spartanburg 69-47 and Dorman knocked off Ridge View 65-60.

  • Lady Cavs halt IL girls'...

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors were hoping to make their final basketball season in Class A a memorable one.

    Class A defending state champion Christ Church had other ideas.

    The host Lady Cavaliers, 23-3, halted Indian Land’s Class A Upstate playoff hardwood hopes with a 44-30 win on Thursday night. Indian Land, which finished 16-6, wasn’t able to solve Christ Church’s defense.

    The Lady Cavs, who have won seven straight, allowed only 30 points for the third straight game. Christ Church forced Indian Land into 14 turnovers.