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Today's Sports

  • Total Control strong in Battle...

    The Total Control Power Club of Elgin had a major hand in helping South Carolina defeat North Carolina in the recent Battle of the Border Powerlifting and Bench Press meet in Charlotte at the Dowd YMCA.

    “There was a lot of pride and determination in this meet,” said Terry Marshall of Total Control. “Our guys did an outstanding job.”

    Wade McAteer, in the the 242-pound weight class, had a 1,504 total – 556.5 squat, 473.7 bench press and 473.7 dead lift.

  • Smith wins in Clash South race

    Jeff Smith won the battle to win the first-ever Clash South Tour race at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    “I had great horsepower under the hood and we were fast tonight,” Smith said in victory lane.

    Smith was able to net $4,000 for the 40-lap win.

    Ross Bailes, in his No. 87, set the fastest time in qualifying, 18.540. The time was a new track record, topping Dennis Franklin’s 18.573 set in September of 2008. The second-fastest time was set by the No. 09 of Johnny Pursley in 18.708.

  • Volunteers avenge loss to Jackets

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson avenged an earlier 3-2, extra-inning loss to county rival Buford, taking a 6-5 home baseball win over the Jackets on Wednesday.

    Vols’ freshman right-hander Tripp Rollings went the distance, allowing five runs – four earned. He surrendered eight hits and four walks, with one strikeout.

    The Vols made the most of four hits, with Bobby Delly leading the way with two hits, including a double, RBI and a stolen base.

  • Bruins rally, blast Stallions

    Lancaster spotted visiting South Pointe a 6-0 lead, then ignited for 14 runs on the way to a football-like 14-6 slugfest Region IV-AAAA baseball win over the Stallions on Thursday night.

    Matters looked bleak for the Bruins after SPHS forged its early cushion highlighted by Brad Zebadous’ towering two-run home run which landed on top of the K-mart.

    Lancaster then responded with five runs in the bottom of the fourth, three in the fifth and six in the sixth to build its eight-run margin.

  • County Hoops Coup

    The 2009-10 Lancaster County girls basketball season featured a familiar theme – the Indian Land Lady Warriors were again supreme.

    The IL girls, led by veteran coach Tamara Jacobus and ace junior guard Mariah Williams, were once again the toast of the county hardwood.

    Jacobus repeated as The Lancaster News’ girls basketball Coach of the Year, while Williams was again The News’ Player of the Year.

  • County Hoops Coup

    On the eve of the 2009-10 high school basketball season, fifth-year Lancaster High School head coach Ricardo Priester said he felt the Bruins’ program was on the brink of reaching his expectations.

    The Bruins proved so as they posted a 20-win season and earned a share of the Region IV-AAAA basketball championship, firsts in Priester’s tenure at LHS.

  • Bruins soccer netting respect

    In a world of “what have you done lately?” the phrase doesn’t always fit like, say, a goalkeeper’s gloves.

    The Lancaster Bruins’ soccer team comes to mind.

    LHS dropped a hard-fought 2-1 match to South Pointe of Rock Hill on Thursday night when the issue was decided on penalty kicks following two overtimes at Memorial Stadium.

  • Lancers take 3 of 4 from Indians...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers enter a weekend home baseball series after taking three of four games over Region X foe USC-Salkehatchie last weekend in Allendale.

    Lancaster, which hosts Pitt Community College of Greenville, N.C. today and Saturday for a pair of doubleheaders, opened the Salkehatchie series with a doubleheader sweep of the Indians.

    USCL won 9-7 and 8-7.

    In the two-run win over the Indians, Jarrett Miller, 4-2, hurled five innings and struck out 11. He allowed eight hits, seven runs and a walk.

  • Speedway to host Clash South Tour

    The first race of the inaugural Clash South Tour is Saturday at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The speedway, in its 56th season, has drawn standing room only crowds in its opening two weeks of racing.

    The Clash South Tour, in its first full year of operation, consists of  12 races this season throughout the Carolinas and Georgia.

    With just three compounds for each tire manufacturer, the competition will be on a level playing field. Which tire manufacturer comes out on top at Lancaster will be decided Saturday at LMS.

  • Bruins stun Vikings 2-1

    The Lancaster High boys soccer team accomplished a first in recent times, defeating No. 8  Spring Valley, 2-1 in Pontiac after penalty kicks.

    LHS freshman Jaden Driggers scored from a direct kick at the 27-minute mark of the first half to tie the score.

    The rest of the match saw both teams attack and have opportunities, but the defenses held firm. Both teams played the 10-minute overtime period, as the Bruins attacked with confidence, but again the SV defense held.