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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 'Gameday at Doomsday'...

    The second “Gameday at Doomsday” high school baseball jamboree will be held Saturday at the Lancaster High School baseball field, Doomsday Corner.

    The jamboree will begin at 10 a.m. and include four four-inning games.

    In between each mini-game will be a series of contests for competing players to participate.

    Andrew Jackson High School, under the leadership of first-year coach Mike Lucas, opens play at 11 a.m. as the Volunteers will battle Fairfield Central of Winnsboro.

  • Hinson is gearing for 2010 LMS

    Lancaster Motor Speedway returns to racing in just over a month when the local dirt track’s 56th season gets rolling.

    Prior to the start of the 2010 season, the Buford High School Booster Club will host its annual car show on March 13.

    One driver revved up for the upcoming season is “Burn ‘Em Down” Steve Hinson.

    Hinson captured one of the track’s 2009 pure street points title.

  • Region IV honors Bruins

    Lancaster High School’s banner basketball season has earned the Bruins their share of Region IV-AAAA accolades.

    LHS fifth-year coach Ricardo Priester and a trio of Bruins’ players were honored Thursday night when Region IV-AAAA presented its postseason boys’ basketball awards.

    Priester, who has guided LHS to a 20-5 mark heading into a Class AAAA Upper State second-round clash at Hillcrest High School on Saturday night, was named the Region IV-AAAA Coach of the Year.