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Today's Sports

  • LHS girls soccer continuing...

    The 2009 Lady Bruins’ soccer team established a winning aggressive style of play that has been firmly implanted and is bearing fruit with the 2010 squad.

    The tradition started by those seniors has shaped the 2010 Lady Bruins soccer team into an aggressive, intense and charismatic group. The LHS girls won the Chester Preseason Tournament for the second straight season.

    The 7-0 Lady Bruins have played well in the non-conference schedule and opened region play with a convincing 7-0 home victory over South Pointe on Tuesday.

  • Defense, pitching key for...

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School baseball coach Alan LeRoy is hoping the second time around holds better days this season.

    A year ago, the Warriors, in LeRoy’s first season leading the IL team, fell short in their quest for a Class A Upper State baseball playoff berth.

    The Warriors were 5-12, 4-7, seeing their postseason hopes fade in a 4-2 loss to county foe Buford to decide the Conference III-A fourth-place qualifier.

  • George holds high hopes for Lady...

    Lancaster High School softball coach Shawanda George has high hopes for the 2010 Lady Bruins’ squad.

    LHS, the runner-up in the recent Lancaster County Preseason Invitational, returns seven starters off a 15-11 team which finished as a district runner-up in the Class AAAA Upper State softball playoffs last spring.

    “I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people,” said George, who is assisted by Robert Belk and Rick Sims. “Our goal is the region and our top competition will be Blythewood and Spring Valley.

  • Vols rip IL in AJ home opener

    Andrew Jackson rolled in its 2010 home opener, routing the Indian Land Warriors, 16-5 on Saturday afternoon.

    Adam Eubanks, who worked three innings, was the winning hurler. He allowed a run, three hits and two walks. He fanned two.

    Tanner Gardner worked an inning and allowed four runs, no hits, five walks and hit a batter. He struck out one. Tripp Rollings worked an inning and posted three whiffs.

    Tyler Rogers drilled two hits, including a two-run homer to boost the Vols. Rogers added a hit.

  • Bruins laud winter stars

    Lancaster High School capped its 2009-10 winter sports season with a host of athletes in the blue and gold spotlight Monday night.

    LHS honored top performers at the school’s annual winter sports awards, which is sponsored by the Lancaster High School Bruins Booster Club.

    Athletes in basketball, wrestling and cheerleading took center stage in the school’s auditorium.

    The Bruins’ 20-6 Region IV-AAAA co-champion basketball team saluted a host of standouts.

  • Hough guns for solid racing...

    Michael Hough, known as “Wasted Money,” drives the 1 1/2 car.

    Hough began racing in 1998 in a Camaro at Lancaster Motor Speedway in the Street Stock class. Hough said he first thought when he got in the car for the first time, “this is going to be a wild ride,” and still gets that major rush today.

    Hough’s first win was one of the biggest of his career, the 2000 Garland Parker Memorial Race in the Pure Street Division at LMS.

  • Veteran Lady Jackets bid for...

    Buford High second-year softball coach “C” Davis said chances are favorable the 2010 Class A state softball champion will come from Region III-A.

    A year ago, it did as the Lady Jackets, who finished third in regular-season play, captured their first-ever state softball crown.

    The 2010 campaign is a new opportunity and new challenge.

    “Our region is one of the strongest in the state,” Davis said. “Any team from the likes of Buford, Chesterfield, McBee or Indian Land could be in contention for the state.”

  • Lancers drop 3 to Stingers

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers had one of its shorter road trips over the weekend, but it still resulted in a long ride home.

    The Lancers, 12-11, 5-7 in NJCAA Region X play  saved their best for the last, winning the series finale with a 7-6 victory.

    Cameron Baker pitched 6.2 innings for the win, yielding four runs, six hits and a walk. He struck out three. Thomas Little got  the save with a third of an inning of work. Little fanned one and gave up two hits and a pair of runs.

  • Bruins booters claw Lions

    The streaking Lancaster Bruins capped a perfect soccer week with a sweep of visiting Class A foe Lewisville High on Friday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Lady Bruins opened the rain-plagued matches with a 7-0 win over the Lady Lions, who trailed 6-0 at the break.

    In the second match, the LHS boys, 8-0-2, remained unbeaten with a 5-0 win over the Lions.

    The Lady Bruins rolled as a host of players figured in the scoring, which was paced by Alicia Belcher, who scored two goals.

  • AJ Middle salutes hoops success...

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School basketball teams capped their seasons with a  basketball banquet and family night March 1.

    Family members were invited to a meal and a time of basketball and fellowship after the awards.

    The 2009-2010 AJMS girls’ team consisted of Ananda Cloud, Allison Beckham, Amber Douglas, Emily Ek, Scotti Gandy, Marketta McIlwain, Courtney McManus, Frances Whitesides, Anne Marie Barton, Cameron Jordan, Jasmine Marsh, Macy Gaither, Anslee McDow and Brittney Harris.

    A host of girls were presented special awards for their achievements.