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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Bruins ground Eagles

    The 10th-ranked Lancaster Bruins needed a spark to keep their Class AAAA basketball playoff hopes burning and senior guard Tracy Ingram lit the hoops fuse.

    Ingram, connecting from long range for seven treys, fueled a vital 15-0 run to open the second half to spark 20-5 LHS to a 69-54 first-round win over Clover in the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs.

  • BHS, IL boys fall in playoffs

    Buford and Indian Land were opening round casualties in the Class A Upper State boys basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.

    Buford, the fourth-place team in Conference III-A, fell to Conference IV-A champion C.A. Johnson 63-44 in Columbia.

    Anthony Williams, Jacob Jamison and Desmond McGriff scored eight points apiece to lead BHS, which fell to 8-16. The Jackets were 5-7 in league play.

    Indian Land, which finished 12-7, 9-3, dropped a 63-59 home loss to Williston-Elko in the Warriors' gym on Tuesday night.

  • Warriors, Jackets fall in first...

    A pair of Conference IV-A teams put the halt on the postseason hardwood hopes for Buford and Indian Land on Tuesday night.

    The Conference III-A runner-up Indian Land team dropped a season-ending 63-59 loss to Williston-Elko, while Buford fell to Conference IV-A champion C.A. Johnson, 63-44.

    Indian Land fell behind early and never could fully recover in dropping the four-point loss.

    “We had our chances, but we didn’t convert,” IL coach Nate Smith said. “It was a disappointing night for us.”

  • Comeback victory gives Lancers...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers baseball team will take a 3-1 record into their 2010 home opener this weekend.

    The Lancers, in their second season of baseball, are coming off a Sunday afternoon split with Brunswick Community College in Shallotte, N.C.

    USCL dropped an 8-1 loss to the Dolphins in the opener, but rebounded to take the nightcap with an 8-7 win.

    The Lancers opened their season with a sweep of the Limestone junior varsity baseball team on Feb. 8 in Gaffney, 3-1, 7-3.

  • Ferguson, Burt to play for Blue...

    Two baseball standouts with Lancaster connections are headed to Presbyterian College to continue their careers.

    Nick Ferguson, who starred with the Lancaster High School and Post 31 American Legion programs, signed with the Blue Hose during the early signing period last fall.

    Ferguson is joined by Ryan Burt, of Cayce, who is in his second season with the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball program.