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Today's Sports

  • Rape to debut at Wingate

    Former Lancaster High School and Post 31 American Legion baseball standout Marc Rape will launch his Wingate University baseball career today when the Bulldogs open their 2010 home schedule.

    Rape, a right-hander, is slated to be on the mound when the Bulldogs face Limestone at 2 p.m. in the Wingate home opener.

    Rape helped Spartanburg Methodist College advance to the 2009 NJCAA World Series. The Pioneers finished the 2009 campaign with a 55-9 overall record and a No. 5 finish in the JUCO series.

  • LHS focusing on region

    The fourth-ranked Lancaster Bruins achieved their January goal and now are focusing on another lofty mark.

    “Our goal for January was to go unbeaten,” said Bruins’ fifth-year head coach Ricardo Priester.

    The Bruins 16-3, 5-0, went  8-0 for January, boosted by a landmark win to cap LHS’s December schedule.

    “A key game in our basketball season was our win in the final game of the ‘Sweet 16’ holiday tournament at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School,” Priester said.

  • Clutch play lifts Jackets

    BUFORD Buford used clutch play down the stretch to notch a season’s hoops sweep of Conference III-A foe Chesterfield High School on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets, who defeated the Rams 58-49 on Jan. 12 at the CHS gym, edged Chesterfield 49-46 for a league split.

    The girls game wasn’t as close as the Lady Rams rolled to a 48-17 win over the Buford girls.

    The nightcap was tight, with Buford prevailing with the game on the line.

    Anthony Williams, who netted 11, dropped in a free throw with 15 ticks left to give the Jackets the lead for good, 47-46.

  • Red Devils' Lynn to play...

    GREAT FALLS Great Falls football coach Kenneth Schofield joked that with all their children now out of the house, Adam and Martha Lynn will be able to afford new cars this year.

    Their youngest son, Isaiah, got a full ride of his own Wednesday.

    Lynn (6-0, 215), a multi-sport standout for the Red Devils signed with Presbyterian College in Clinton, becoming the second Lynn in two years to move on to the college ranks.

    A lot of factors attracted Lynn to the Blue Hose.

  • Lancers are moving on in careers

    With baseball season right around the corner, several Lancers are ready to spread their diamond wings to fly. Last spring, USCL outfielder Pierce Labrador, impressed NCAA Division II Newberry College and will be playing for the NC baseball team this spring.

    Ryan Burt, a left-handed pitcher and first baseman out of West Columbia, recently committed to NCAA Div. I Presbyterian College for the fall of 2010.

    Burt had a team best .472 batting average and was voted second team all-region at the NJCAA Region 10 Coaches Conference.

  • Bruins claw Cats in region sweep

    The Lancaster Bruins clawed the Bearcats in a Region IV-AA hoops sweep Tuesday night at Rock Hill.

    The Lady Bruins rolled to a 52-39 win and the No. 4 LHS boys ripped the Bearcats, 69-35.

    The LHS boys, 17-3, 6-0, used a pivotal 17-2 run to take a 19-6 first-period lead on the way to the 34-point victory.

    Lancaster, making liberal use of its bench, had 11 players score in the win. LHS led 37-11 at the break before taking the win.

  • AJ's Plyler lassos elite...

    Ronnie Plyler, an Andrew Jackson High School junior, was recently honored with selection to the Wrangler High School Rodeo team.

    The Wrangler High School Rodeo team, a corporate-sponsored youth rodeo team, is affiliated with the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA).

    The NHSRA is the oldest youth rodeo program in the United States.

  • Lady Bruins' success saluted

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ soccer team is preparing for the upcoming season with hopes of bettering the team’s stellar 14-7 record and a bid to the 2009 Class AAAA playoffs.

    The LHS girls of coach Bo Sylvia, honored by The Lancaster News as one of the Most Improved teams of 2009, notched the most wins in a season and senior Lindsy Cooper was the first Lady Bruins’ player to be selected to the North-South Soccer All-Star match at Wofford. The LHS girls also won their first-ever tournament title, capturing the Cyclone Cup at Chester High School.

  • IL wrestlers falter on parents...

    Indian Land High School capped its regular-season wrestling schedule, dropping a pair of matches to neighboring North Carolina schools Jan. 28.

    Providence Day of Mecklenburg County, N.C., topped the Warriors, 41-33, and Marvin Ridge of Union County, N.C., downed IL 37-34 on IL wrestling parents night.

  • Warriors drop two close matches...

    Indian Land capped its regular-season wrestling schedule, dropping a pair of matches to neighboring N.C. schools Thursday night.

    Providence Day of Mecklenburg, N.C., topped the Warriors 41-33 and Marvin Ridge of Union County, N.C., downed IL 37-34 on IL wrestling parents night.