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Today's Sports

  • State champion mat pair

    BUFORD When Buford High senior 130-pounder Rashad Cunningham had his hand raised in victory signifying a Class A-AA state wrestling champion Saturday afternoon at Rock Hill High School, he said it was a feeling he won’t forget.

    “It was probably one of the greatest moments of my life,” said Cunningham. “That’s every wrestler’s goal to win a state championship.”

  • Team play key to Bruins'...

    It’s been over a week, but some vivid images still linger of Lancaster High’s 75-61 Class AAAA second-round basketball playoff loss to Hillcrest High in Simpsonville.

    Bruins’ senior point guard Avery Harris penetrating through swarming Rams’ defenders when the game was no longer in doubt late in the final period reflected the team’s unwillingness to toss in the white towel. Coach Ricardo Priester urging his team and ardent Bruin fans cheering. Those images were for all to see in the Rams’ gym.

    Then, there were others only a few saw.

  • McGuirt seeks to defend title

    Jimmie Johnson winning four straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series titles is a fact any race fan knows.

    At the Lancaster Motor Speedway, the track has its own king. The king of the Super Stock 4 Division for five straight years is Jeffrey McGuirt, the “Red Rocket.”

    LMS drivers have stepped up left and right to try and end the streak of “Red Rocket,” but McGuirt has met the challenge.

  • Veterans key Buford hopes this...

    A buzz of optimism is as prevalent in the Buford High School baseball program as the Jackets’ maroon and gold uniforms.

    Second-year head baseball coach Eric Funderburk, who guided BHS to a 13-12 record, district crown and an Upper State championship series bid last spring, said he expects the Jackets to make another strong run this season.

    “We have our share of experience,” Funderburk said. “We have seven returnees, including six starters back, so we feel pretty good about our situation.”

  • McMurray to lead North

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray has added another accolade to his coaching career resume.

    McMurray, 60, has been selected to serve as the North head coach in the 63rd annual North-South All-Star football game.

    The 2010 game will be played Dec. 11 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

    The North, which owns a 35-25-2 edge in the overall series, captured a 21-17 win over the South team last December when the North held off a last-ditch South drive.

  • 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.