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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Newberry signs McKittrick

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School senior football star Dylan McKittrick didn’t find a pot of gold on St. Patrick’s Day 2010, but it was close.

    McKittrick, the Vols’ crackerjack linebacker, realized a lifelong dream signing with Newberry College to play football for the Scarlet and Gray in the AJHS media center on Wednesday morning.

  • USCL soccer team scores in...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer team held an American Red Cross fundraiser Feb. 25 at Starr Hall.

    Lasagna was donated at a reduced cost from Pizza Hut and the plates for the benefit were prepared by the players.

    A donation of $5 was asked for each plate at the meal, which offered take-out, or dine-in opportunities.

    The USCL athletic department asked its athletes to attend to give back to those less fortunate.

  • LHS track teams open with home...

    The Lancaster High School track teams opened their seasons with a sweep of Chesterfield and Central of Pageland.

    The Bruins compiled 93 points to top Chesterfield, 44.5, and Central of Pageland, 29.5.

    In the girls’ meet, Lancaster swept with 89 points to 35 for Central and Chesterfield’s 33.

    Boys results:

    4x100 relay – 2. Quinterioius Degraffienreid, Quavis Mcilwain, Darius Cureton and Zedrick Truesdale

    4x800 relay – 1. Jamaal Lewis, Dylan Ellis, Drew Burn, Wylie Penegar, 9:35

    110 HH – 1. Marvin Pratt