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Today's Sports

  • Junior Bruins, Jackets register...

    The Lancaster Junior Bruins roared to a 55-8 win over Andrew Jackson to open the 2010 junior varsity football season.

    Lancaster forged a 28-8 lead at the half and cruised to the win on Thursday.

  • Lancaster swimmers prevail in...

    The Lancaster High School swim team opened its season with a 168-147 win over South Pointe of Rock Hill at the Lancaster County pool.

    The Bruins host Northwestern on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Lancaster hosts Rock Hill on Sept. 7.

    Following are the results:

    200 freestyle (girls) 2. Jena Aeschbacher, 4. Rochelle Jewett, 5. Beth Tomlin; (boys) 2. Johnathan Catoe, 3. Jonah Faile, 4. Brandon Gossman

    200 IM (girls) 3. Hannah Jacobs; (boys): 1. Chris James, 4. Nathan Spencer

  • Bruins ignite, claw Vols

    A 21-0 points blitz to ignite the second half triggered Lancaster in a 35-16 win over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    The Bruins, in the 41st meeting between the two county schools, forged a 14-0 lead a the break before breaking open the issue with three key scores in a 4:22 stretch of the third quarter.

  • Warriors' early surge jolts...

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land struck in lightning-quick fashion to build an early lead on the way to a 28-13 win over county rival Buford at the IL Reservation on Friday night.

    The game marked the opener for both schools.

    Buford, in its Wing-T attack, was controlling time of possession in the opening period, but the favorable BHS start was foiled with a bobbled handoff which landed in the hands of the Warriors’ Jarrell Robinson, who raced untouched for 78 yards for a 6-0 score.

  • Sylvia's hopes high for LHS...

    The 2010 Lady Bruins tennis team has high hopes for the fall season with eight experienced and match play players.

    The Lady Bruins open their season Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. against Blythewood High at the Richards Tennis Complex at the USCL.

    The Lady Bruins also play Fort Mill High School two matches in the first week of September.

    “These two matches will be excellent challenges as the Bruins prepare for their first region match at Spartanburg High School on Sept 14,” said LHS tennis coach Bo Sylvia.

  • Family Promises third tourney...

    The third annual Family Promise golf tournament had its best event yet, according to tourney director Ron Burke.

    “This was our best one by far since we started,” Burke said. “I feel the word is out about Family Promise and what the program is about. We had people throughout the community to step up and make a difference at their churches. I feel great about what we’ve been able to accomplish over a short time with this tournament.”

  • McGriff's BHS playmaker

    Buford High School senior Desmond McGriff has gone from nearly not playing to the Jackets’ playmaker.

    Last winter after the Jackets’ playoff basketball season, McGriff pondered the notion of a total focus on basketball.

    It didn’t happen and McGriff, a 5-8, 150-pound performer, is glad.

    “My friends really talked to me back into playing football and urged me to play,” he said.

  • Lady Bruins host county...

    The Lancaster County preseason volleyball tournament is Saturday at the Lancaster High School gym.

    The field includes all four county schools.

    Play opens at 9 a.m. when Lancaster faces Andrew Jackson and Buford battles Indian Land.

    The 10:30 a.m. matches have Lancaster meeting Buford and AJ battling Indian Land. At noon, Lancaster meets Indian Land and AJ faces Buford.

    The title game is set for 1:30 p.m. when the consolation match will also be played.

  • LHS youth cheer campers to cheer...

    Lancaster High School 2010 cheer camp participants need to report to Memorial Stadium tonight to perform during halftime of the LHS-Andrew Jackson football game.This is a change from the original plan of cheering during first and second quarters. The campers are the girls who participated in the summer camps in the LHS gym.

    A S.C. High School rule prohibits the girls on the field during the game.

    Parents should bring their child, in camp attire, to the field level with five minutes left in the second period. For details, call (803) 285-8509.

  • Rivalry clashes in opener

    County rivalry clashes highlight the 2010 high school football openers Friday night.

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson will battle in their annual opener for the 41st time, while Buford takes a bus ride to Indian Land for the latest meeting in county’s oldest grid rivalry game.

    Lancaster head coach Bennie McMurray said the Bruins-Vols contest crosses family, neighborhood and church lines.

    “Emotions are going to be high,” McMurray said. “It’s the first game of the season and there’s a lot of anticipation.”