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Today's Sports

  • Bruins hope to improve

    Brett Blackmon enters his second season with the Lancaster Bruins, hoping for a brighter spring this time around.

    LHS, 7-15 last season, is hoping to find the right chemistry between returning veterans and talented newcomers.

    Blackmon, who came to LHS from Great Falls High School where he built the Red Devils into a Class A diamond power, said pitching is the key for the Bruins’ hopes this spring.

  • Lil Vols capture Top Gun AAU...

    The Lil Vols, a 10-under girls fastpitch softball travel team from Lancaster County, has won the Top Gun AAU points championship.

    The girls practice and play tournaments year round and deserve recognition for all their hard work.

    Coach Richie Ballard started the Lil Vols team three years ago and it has grown beyond the highest expectations.

  • Buford edges Silver Foxes

    Buford capped play in the Alehouse Invitational, formerly known as the Lake Murray Classic, taking a 3-2 win over Class AAAA foe Dutch Fork on Saturday.

    Dillon Hydrick, who worked 6.2 innings, was the winner, allowing two earned runs, six hits and a pair of walks. He fanned one.

    Logan Segee, in 1.1 innings of work, earned the save. He struck out one and walked one.

    Cody Gordon led Buford with three hits and drove in two runs. Brett Estridge added two hits.

    Jacob Jamison had a hit and a stolen base. Ricky Lewis and Colt Ellis each had a hit.

  • County Classic softball tourney...

    The second day of pool play in the first Lancaster County Classic Softball tournament opens today with varsity and junior varsity games at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

    Three varsity games will be held at Springdale I. The 5 p.m. game has Buford meeting Northwestern, with Lancaster meeting Central of Pageland at 6:15. Andrew Jackson faces Lancaster at Springdale I at 7:30.

    Junior varsity games at Springdale II include Northwestern vs. Lancaster at 5 p.m., followed by the AJ vs. Buford junior varsity game at 6:15 and AJ vs. Lancaster jayvee game at 7:30 p.m.

  • Red Devils sticking to what works

    GREAT FALLS There won’t be a Friday night trip and hotel stay for Great Falls ahead of Saturday’s game against Hemingway in Columbia. The Red Devils will practice in their own gym and sleep in their own beds.

    “We’re going to stay with what works,” said GFHS coach John Smith, a Lancaster native.

    If what has worked all season continues to work on Saturday, Smith will bring home his seventh state title in his 41-year stay in Great Falls.

  • Sylvia pleased with LHS boys...

    The Bruin boys soccer team participated in the Chester Tournament for the first time last weekend and fared well.

    LHS opened play Friday night, facing a talented Laurens High School team. The match ended in a 1-all draw.

    LHS coach Bo Sylvia said it was a well-played match as both teams showed flashes of offensive attacks with sound defensive shape.

    The Bruins scored first at the 18-minute mark when Drew Christensen broke through the Laurens’ defensive line for a solo score.

    Laurens answered at the 27-minute mark to end the half at 1-1.

  • U-14 stars win district, eye...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation U-14 basketball all-stars are bound for Walhalla to play in the state championship tournament.

    The U-14 stars, led by coach Joe Wade, captured the Central District basketball all-stars championship with a 51-39 win over the City of Columbia on Saturday afternoon at the Springdale Recreation Center in Lancaster.

    J.T. Smith and Ladarius Moore each hit 12 points to pace Lancaster County to the 12-point win. DeVante Johnson added six.

  • Golden Tigers' state gold

    The Barr Street High School Golden Tigers turned back the clock 44 years to celebrate their finest basketball hour Saturday night in the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Barr Street High, the former all-black high school in Lancaster prior to integration, saluted the 1965-66 boys basketball team which captured the school’s only state championship on the hardwood.

    Barr Street, led by the legendary W.C. Bill “Pap” Lewis, downed Colleton 58-54 at the Camden Arena to capture the state crown.

  • Lady Bruins win 2nd straight...

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins made it two straight winning the Cyclone Cup at the Chester Soccer Tournament for the second consecutive season.

    LHS downed Westside of Anderson for the title. LHS also posted wins over Union and York.

    In the title match, LHS faced a Westside team, which had scored 20-plus goals in its previous two matches.

    The match was tightly played with both teams refusing to allow any scoring opportunities at midfield.

    In the 20-minute mark of the first half, Beth Tomlin scored on a rebound to put the Lady Bruins ahead.

  • USCL splits with SMC

    The USCL Lancers split a pair of games with junior college baseball power Spartanburg Methodist in NJCAA Region X play on Sunday.

    USCL downed SMC 4-2 in the opener, but fell in the nightcap, 11-8.

    In the opener, Michael Cobb led the offense with two hits and drove in a run. Taylor Johnson belted a two-run home run and David Stone smashed a solo homer.