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Today's Sports

  • Red Devils sticking to what works

    GREAT FALLS There won’t be a Friday night trip and hotel stay for Great Falls ahead of Saturday’s game against Hemingway in Columbia. The Red Devils will practice in their own gym and sleep in their own beds.

    “We’re going to stay with what works,” said GFHS coach John Smith, a Lancaster native.

    If what has worked all season continues to work on Saturday, Smith will bring home his seventh state title in his 41-year stay in Great Falls.

  • Sylvia pleased with LHS boys...

    The Bruin boys soccer team participated in the Chester Tournament for the first time last weekend and fared well.

    LHS opened play Friday night, facing a talented Laurens High School team. The match ended in a 1-all draw.

    LHS coach Bo Sylvia said it was a well-played match as both teams showed flashes of offensive attacks with sound defensive shape.

    The Bruins scored first at the 18-minute mark when Drew Christensen broke through the Laurens’ defensive line for a solo score.

    Laurens answered at the 27-minute mark to end the half at 1-1.

  • U-14 stars win district, eye...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation U-14 basketball all-stars are bound for Walhalla to play in the state championship tournament.

    The U-14 stars, led by coach Joe Wade, captured the Central District basketball all-stars championship with a 51-39 win over the City of Columbia on Saturday afternoon at the Springdale Recreation Center in Lancaster.

    J.T. Smith and Ladarius Moore each hit 12 points to pace Lancaster County to the 12-point win. DeVante Johnson added six.

  • Golden Tigers' state gold

    The Barr Street High School Golden Tigers turned back the clock 44 years to celebrate their finest basketball hour Saturday night in the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Barr Street High, the former all-black high school in Lancaster prior to integration, saluted the 1965-66 boys basketball team which captured the school’s only state championship on the hardwood.

    Barr Street, led by the legendary W.C. Bill “Pap” Lewis, downed Colleton 58-54 at the Camden Arena to capture the state crown.

  • Lady Bruins win 2nd straight...

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins made it two straight winning the Cyclone Cup at the Chester Soccer Tournament for the second consecutive season.

    LHS downed Westside of Anderson for the title. LHS also posted wins over Union and York.

    In the title match, LHS faced a Westside team, which had scored 20-plus goals in its previous two matches.

    The match was tightly played with both teams refusing to allow any scoring opportunities at midfield.

    In the 20-minute mark of the first half, Beth Tomlin scored on a rebound to put the Lady Bruins ahead.

  • USCL splits with SMC

    The USCL Lancers split a pair of games with junior college baseball power Spartanburg Methodist in NJCAA Region X play on Sunday.

    USCL downed SMC 4-2 in the opener, but fell in the nightcap, 11-8.

    In the opener, Michael Cobb led the offense with two hits and drove in a run. Taylor Johnson belted a two-run home run and David Stone smashed a solo homer.

  • 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.