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Today's Sports

  • County Rec all-stars launch...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14-under boys Central District basketball tournament tonight and Saturday. All games will be played at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

    The Springdale Recreation Complex is located on South Plantation Road.

    Play tonight begins at 6:30 p.m., with Lancaster taking on North Springs.The second game will be Forrest Lake vs. Eastover. The winners advance to Saturday and face Caughman Road and City of Columbia. Saturday games tip off at 10:30 a.m. and noon, with the championship to be held at 2:30 p.m.

  • Indian Land's Jones claims...

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School wrestling coach Mike Kersey ranks Warriors’ senior 140-pound wrestler Trevor Jones as one of the “most coachable” athletes he’s ever coached.

    Kersey, noting Jones’ Class A-AA state wrestling championship, said Jones’ ability to stick to the game plan was the reason he captured IL’s first state wrestling crown in five seasons.

  • Blackmon pleased with '...

    The second “Gameday at Doomsday” high school baseball jamboree was again a hit.

    The event, hosted by Lancaster High School, featured a host of contests to highlight diamond talent at the LHS field, “Doomsday Corner.”

    Lewisville, which defeated Fort Mill in its four-inning mini-game, had two winners. Chris Skidmore won the home run contest with five in a tie-breaker.

    Skidmore and Andrew Jackson’s Dylan McKittrick were tied at four-each before Skidmore hit the first homer in the tie-breaker.

  • Vols earn bid to title game in...

    Surging Andrew Jackson advanced to the championship game of the Mayplant Credit Union Baseball Bash at North Central High School with a 14-7 win over McBee on Monday.

    Chandler Gardner, 2-0, was the winner in two innings of work. He allowed three earned runs, five hits and hit a batter before giving way to his brother, Tanner Gardner, who went three frames and posted five strikeouts. He yielded two hits and a walk.

    The Vols rapped out 10 hits, with Tyler Bradley and Seth Graves drilling two hits and driving in two runs apiece.

  • Lancaster U-14 stars advance on...

    The Lancaster County 14-under stars rallied in the second half to net a 39-35 win over North Springs of Columbia to launch play in the Central District basketball playoffs on Friday.

    North Springs held a 24-16 lead at half, but the Lancaster stars rallied to tie the game at 29-all after three. The game was close at the end, but Lancaster won.

    Decarick Cauthen hit 12 to lead Lancaster. Devonle Johnson added 11. John Thomas Smith had five. Marqui Stanback and Ty Wright netted four points. Akeem Moore added two.

  • 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.