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Today's Sports

  • Holiday Hoops crowns four champs

    The eighth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Holiday Hoops Classic, featuring 20 teams, capped play Saturday night when champions were crowned in four different divisions.

    The week-long tournament involved teams who participate in the Moriah Baptist Association League, from first graders to high school seniors.

    Games were played during the week at area church gyms (Hyde Park Baptist and First Baptist of Kershaw), with weekend games played at North Elementary School and Lancaster High School.

    All championship games were played at Lancaster High.

  • Lady Bruins earn third

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins used a strong finish to capture third place in the Y.C. Winborn Holiday Classic at Rock Hill High School on Tuesday.

    The Lancaster girls, who evened their mark at 4-4, rolled to a 54-42 win over the host Lady Bearcats.

    The Lady Bruins, in a roller coaster game, used a 22-15 flurry to close the game to notch the 12-point win.

    Lancaster held a 15-12 lead after one period before turning up the pressure with a 14-2 run to gain a 29-14 halftime spread.

  • Landrie leads Warriors'...

    Indian Land High School senior wrestler Dakota Landrie highlighted the Warriors’ effort in the Demon Classic at Lugoff-Elgin over the weekend with a runner-up finish in the 189-pound class.

    Landrie was 5-1 for the tournament which opened Friday and concluded Saturday.

    “Dakota had a solid tournament for the weekend and I was proud of his effort,” Indian Land coach Mike Kersey said. “He wrestled hard and gave it his best, but he lost to a better wrestler in the final round.”

  • Swain was a work of Art

    Saturday morning the Lancaster Bassmasters were busy with their annual Christmas project of reaching out to the community. The Lancaster sportfishing club each yule season provides toys, food and needed supplies for those less fortunate. Ironically, the same time  the Bassmasters were busy spreading cheer, a memorial service was held for one of the club’s charter members, Art Swain.

  • Warriors fall stars shine

    INDIAN LAND Athletes who often rose to the occasion in the fall at Indian Land High School earned the spotlight Thursday night at the Warriors’ annual fall sports awards night.

    Athletes in five sports were honored for their banner play over the past season.

    In football, senior defensive lineman Dimitri Anthony and receiver Jarrell Robinson garnered awards.

    Anthony, an all-region pick, was named the Best Defensive Lineman. Robinson, also an all-region pick, was named the Best Receiver.

    The Conference III-A champion cross country teams were saluted.

  • Four prep events postponed

    Four high school sports events were postponed on Friday.

    Lancaster County school and athletic officials, with an eye of the forecast for winter weather, canceled three basketball games and a wrestling match slated for Friday night.

    The basketball contests included Andrew Jackson hosting Buford, Lancaster at York and Indian Land at Fort Mill.

    Fort Mill school officials dismissed classes early Friday for fear of hazardous road conditions in the area later that day.

  • IL edges Buford in mat battle

    Indian Land, on the strength of a tiebreaker, edged Region III-A and county rival Buford to highlight a region quad match on Tuesday night at Indian Land.

    Indian Land downed Buford 34-33.

    The match, part of a four-way meet with Region III-A wrestling schools, ended in a 33-all draw, but the Warriors prevailed since it won more matches, seven.

    Indian Land was 2-1 in the three matches, while BHS was 1-2. IL and Buford each downed North Central, but fell to Chesterfield.

    IL 34 BHS 33

    189 – Dakota Landrie (IL) pinned Zack Wright (B)

  • Matt Blackwell Holiday Hoops...

    The eighth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Holiday Hoops Classic, featuring 20 teams, will crown youth basketball champions in four different age divisions this weekend.

    The tournament involves teams who participate in the Moriah Baptist Association League, from first graders to high school seniors.

    Play opened Tuesday night at various church sites and continued Thursday.

    The action continues tonight at the North Elementary School gym and the Lancaster High School gym.

  • Buford jayvees jolt Junior Vols

    The Buford High junior varsity team built a 23-13 halftime lead and stayed in control to post a 47-33 basketball  win over the Andrew Jackson Junior Vols on Thursday.

    Josh Roach, who hit 24 points, tallied 16 in the first half to pace the Junior Jackets. Roach, in his second double-double of the season, also grabbed 11 rebounds in the Junior Jackets’ 14-point win.

    “We played a complete game,” Buford coach Neil Couch said. “I was real proud of our effort in the win.”

  • Bruins honor fall stars

    Lancaster High School’s best in fall sports play earned their share of honors at the school’s annual fall sports awards Monday night in the LHS auditorium.

    Athletes in six sports reaped their share of honors for top play in the past season.

    The 7-5 football team, which earned a second straight Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid, honored a host of ace performers.

    Senior standouts Darius Robinson and Zed Truesdale reaped their share of awards.