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Today's Sports

  • A crown for Banks

    Taylor Banks said his back-nine play was a pivotal reason he was in front at the end to capture the 2010 Lancaster Golf Club championship Sunday afternoon.

    Banks, a sophomore golfer at the University South Carolina at Lancaster, made every shot count, most in the final nine holes, to capture the title by a shot over Lancaster dentist Matthew Hubis in the 36-hole, two-day tournament.

    Banks, the former Buford High School star golfer, shot a 75 over the final 18 holes for a three-over 147 to edge Hubis, who carded a 148 (73-75).

  • Bruins, Warriors post Border wins

    FORT MILL, Lancaster and Indian Land were Sandlapper victors in the second annual Battle of the Border high school football jamboree at Fort Mill’s Bob Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

    The jamboree features four South Carolina teams against North Carolina schools.

    The LHS Bruins, coming off an 0-0 tie with Fairfield Central High of Winnsboro on Friday night in the Chester County Jamboree, topped Myers Park of Charlotte, 14-7.

    Indian Land swatted the Forest Hills Yellow Jackets in a 24-12 win to open play.

  • Foul weather sacks Camden...

    CAMDEN It’s a given that any time the Buford High School and North Central High School football teams are in the same proximity of a football field at the same time, fans are going to see a little rain.

    That was as true as ever at the 35th annual Shrine Jamboree in Camden on Friday night.

    The two rivals were supposed to open the contest, but Mother Nature had other plans for the evening. A massive thunderstorm with flashing lightning halted the 2010 pre-season opener before either team took a snap.

  • Lancaster battles to stalemate

    His team was playing under the stadium lights in front of a big crowd, but that didn’t really matter to Lancaster High coach Bennie McMurray.

    “It’s nothing but a practice,” McMurray said of Friday night’s Chester County Football Jamboree. “We got to play a lot of guys.”

    Lancaster and Fairfield Central battled to a scoreless tie in one half of action.

    The two teams traded punts to start the contest.

  • Johnson's 71 leads club...

    Former club champion Chris Johnson holds a one-shot lead heading into the final round of play in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship today.

    Johnson, the 2006 club champion, shot a one-under 71 (33-38) to notch a shot lead on University of South Carolina at Lancaster golfer Taylor Banks. The former Buford High School golf standout, Banks carded a even-par 72 (34-38).

  • Lions' player dies after...

    Lewisville High School senior running back Brian Colvin died after collapsing Friday night during the Chester County Football Jamboree.

    Colvin, 18, had just completed a 16-yard run and was edged out of bounds, though he was not hit on the play. As he jogged back onto the field he collapsed. Trainers and medical staff tended to him briefly before calling for an ambulance.

    Colvin was taken to Chester Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m. by Tommy Williams, Chester County’s chief deputy coroner.

  • Speedway has exciting night of...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway featured intense racing action at the half-mile dirt oval on Saturday night.

    The late model front row featured Chris Hargett and Mike Huey. When the green flag dropped, it was Hargett and Huey side by side for the lead entering turns one and two. Exiting turn two, Hargett led. Behind the two leaders, it was Shaun Harrell and Randy Smith trying to work by Thomas Hedgepath.

  • Banks favorite to win LGC crown

    Lancaster Golf Club pro Phil Small didn’t hedge a bit when asked about the favorite to win the 2010 LGC championship.

    “Right now and going into the tournament, I’d have to say Taylor Banks,” said Small of the plus-one handicap golfer. “Taylor has played a lot of amateur tournaments this summer and he’s played a good bit out here this summer.

    “In those amateur tournaments, he’s played against quality competition and that makes a difference,” Small said.

  • Diabetes Education Clinic...

    The eighth annual Diabetes Education Clinic golf tournament will be played Aug. 28 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The captain’s choice tournament, presented by USCL Health Services, has a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The registration fee is $50 per person and includes green fees, golf cart and dinner. The entry deadline is Aug. 20.

    The grand prize is $1,000 and second place is $500. The third prize is $300. Closest-to-the-pin on No. 4 is $100, with the longest drive on No. 6 $100. All donations are tax deductible.

  • Teams gear for jamborees

    County high school coaches will get a look at their teams under game-like conditions tonight and Saturday as prep football jamboree play kicks off.

    Buford launches play for the county teams as the Jackets open play in the 35th annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at 6:30 tonight.

    The Jackets will battle former region foe North Central High School, which is led by second-year coach Louis Clyburn, the former AJ coach.

    AJ follows the Jackets as the Vols, under the leadership of interim coach David Moore, meet Class AAAA foe Lugoff-Elgin at 7:30.