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Today's Sports

  • Game-ending pick helps AJ edge...

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson’s Ricky Wilson thwarted a furious Indian Land rally, when he intercepted an errant Josh Camarire pass on the game’s last play to preserve the 14-13 win for the Volunteers.

    Indian Land scored twice in the fourth quarter, after the host Volunteers had amassed nearly 400 yards of total offense, to pull within a point, 14-13.

    “Give coach Mayer and his staff credit,” said AJ coach Elmer Bench. “Indian Land played hard and made some great adjustments in the second half.

  • Anthony steps up for IL

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School senior defensive end-tight end Dimitri Anthony is in his third year with the Warriors’ football program, but he senses a certain newness this season.

    Anthony, a second-year starter for the Warriors, calls it a “new vibe.”

    “Last year, we had the talent, but didn’t show it,” said Anthony, a 6-0, 210-pounder. “This year, we have the talent and it’s showing.”

    The Warriors, at 2-0 after home wins over Class A foes Buford and Blacksburg, have made a solid opening statement.

  • Faile's hopes solid for AJ...

    KERSHAW Coach Meg Faile has solid hopes for the 2009 Andrew Jackson High School volleyball team.

    “I’m expecting a successful season and making the playoffs,” Faile said.

    Faile’s AJ volleyball staff includes Major John Verdugo, who is handling the Vols’ conditioning and skills, along with new junior varsity volleyball coach Danielle Kuras.

    “I feel with a focus on conditioning and working on our basic skills, this can only be a boost for us and help us as the season goes on,” Faile said.

  • Lady Bruins' golfers off to...

    The Lancaster High School golf team is only in its second season, but the Lady Bruins have already posted more wins than they registered last fall.

    The LHS girls, led by coach Joe McCain, are 4-1 on the season following a second win over Class AAAA foe Hartsville High School this fall.

    The Lady Bruins played five matches last season and compiled a 3-2 record.

    “We’re playing more matches this year, but it’s good to see that we’ve already won more than we did last season,” McCain said.

  • Rucker breaks through in...

    A.R. Rucker charged back from a 6-0 deficit to post a historic 14-6 football win over Lancaster area middle school rival South on Thursday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    Down 6-0, the Rams rallied just before the half after a Jerrell White interception.

    Following the first of two Rams’ picks, Quinshun Evans, on a well-executed trap play, rumbled 55 yards to tie the game. Mario McFadden, who also had a solid defensive game for Rucker, added the go-ahead conversion run to lift Rucker to an 8-6 lead it would never yield.

  • Truesdale's dash lifts LHS

    Lancaster High senior running back Zed Truesdale atoned with a decisive dash to the end zone on Friday night in a 17-7 win over York at Memorial Stadium.

    Truesdale, who posted his third 200-yard plus game this season for 672 rushing yards to date, sealed the unbeaten Bruins’ 10-point win over York at Memorial Stadium.

    Truesdale, who ran for 232 yards in 30 carries and two touchdowns, dashed 46 yards with 3:20 to play to lift LHS to the victory.

  • Vols' man in the middle

    KERSHAW Julius “Juicy” Catoe keeps the Andrew Jackson High School offensive line flowing.

    If the Volunteers’ offensive line clicks, chances are AJ will have its share of success. The Vols’ interior is a senior group, with all five starters in their final season, and the undisputed leader is Catoe.

    A four-year starter, Catoe, in the words of AJ offensive line coach Larry Cox, is the “quarterback of the offensive line.”

  • LHS girls blank IL in tennis

    The Lancaster High School girls tennis team defeated Indian Land 7-0 on Tuesday night at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    Lindsey Hegler paced the LHS squad with a 6-0, 6-0 win over her opponent, Hannah Shoemaker.

    The Lancaster High girls launch region play Tuesday when they face South Pointe High School of Rock Hill.

    Lyndsey Hegler (L) def. Hannah Shoemaker (IL) 6-0, 6-0

    Morgan Gardner (L) def. Haley Hunter (IL) 6-0, 6-1

    Sara Hicks (L) def. Hannah Hunter (IL) 4-0, retired

    Sarah Gilreath (L) def. Julia Greiner (IL) 6-4, 6-4

  • Bruins bid to stay unbeaten

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson seek to keep it rolling.

    Buford and Indian Land bid to rebound.

    Lancaster, the lone unbeaten in the county at 3-0, hosts York to cap a three-game home stand. Andrew Jackson is back at home for its second home tilt against the IL Warriors.

    Buford has a tall order in its hopes for rebounding from a loss to Lancaster.

    Bruins’ coach Bennie McMurray said the Cougars are one of the best 1-2 teams around.

  • Eagles surge early for 42-6 win...

    PAGELAND The unbeaten Central Eagles soared from the start on the way to a 42-6 home win over Indian Land on Friday night.

    The Eagles, behind the play of junior running back Mardu Smith, roared to a 30-0 halftime lead on the way to the 36-point victory.

    The Warriors’ loss dropped their record to 2-1.