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Today's Sports

  • BlueFins fourth in all-star swim...

    The BridgeMill Blue Fins came in fourth with 845 points in the recent Greater Charlotte Swim League Division 6 all-star meet July 10 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center in Charlotte.

    Eight teams competed in the meet. Starclaire came in first, followed by Springfield, Blakeney, BridgeMill, Charlotte Christian, Crismark, Lake Park and Fair Meadows.

    In the three meets leading up to the all-star meet, BridgeMill posted two wins and one loss.

    BridgeMill defeated Lake Park, 340-31; lost to Starclaire, 403-363; and beat Crismark, 297-252.

  • Junior golfers wrap up season

    The annual Roy Small Tournament was all that we expected it to be and then some. Monday’s play set the stage for plenty of drama on Tuesday as the Lancaster Chapter of the S.C. Junior Golfer’s Association concluded its season at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Senior swim champ a true...

    Fred Ruppenthal’s golden years have indeed been golden.

    The Sun City Carolina Lakes resident won four gold medals at the S.C. Senior Sports Classic Games at Francis Marion University in Florence in May.

    Ruppenthal, 77, has dominated the freestyle swimming events at the annual games since moving here in 2007.

    An All-American and All-Atlantic Coast Conference swimmer at N.C. State in the mid-1950s, Ruppenthal won the 500- meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter freestyle events this year.

  • Practice begins today

    The sounds of summer, as of early today, sport whistles, shouts, grunts and groans as the 2010 high school football season kicks off with preseason drills.

    Practice begins today for three of the four county schools, with AJ getting the early start. Lancaster has a morning practice, with Buford starting in the afternoon. Indian Land starts its preseason practice on Monday morning.

    The work today is geared for the opening of the season a month from today.

    Andrew Jackson

  • Pope brings Hawg Tuff camp to IL

    Former Indian Land High School football coach Mike Pope will return to the Lancaster County Panhandle for a day of football at the Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway.

    Pope will bring his Hawg Tuff football minicamp to the Indian Land Recreation Center on U.S. 521 on Saturday.

    The camp, open to youngsters ages 9-14, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Camp registration is 8 to 9 a.m. The registration fee is $10, which includes two hours of instruction on offense and two hours on defense.

  • Lightning runner-up in YBOA...

    The Palmetto Lightning charged back to finish as the Youth Basketball of America national runner-up in the Division I 11-year-old tournament at Kissimmee, Fla., last weekend.

    The Lightning, which includes players ages 11-under from Lancaster, Heath Springs and Kershaw, rebounded from an 0-3 start to place second in the Div. I bracket of the national field.

    The Lightning faced the Alabama Lady Hustlers twice on Saturday with hopes of capturing the national championship.

  • Tyler set for enshrinement

    For a person who never really considered being a coach, Barbara Tyler will reach the apex in South Carolina high school sports tonight in Greenville.

    Tyler, the former Andrew Jackson High School volleyball coach who also coached four other Lady Volunteers sports, will be inducted into the S.C. Coaches Association Hall of Fame during its 18th annual awards ceremonies in conjunction with the Association’s clinic at Greenville’s Carolina First Center.

  • Juniors to cap season with Roy...

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association caps its season with the annual Roy Small Junior Championship on Monday and Tuesday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The two-day event will decide age division champions who will represent the LJGA in the state tournament next month in Pickens.

    Play each day begins at 8 am., with the chapter’s annual awards presented at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

    The juniors geared for the season-ending tournament, playing at the Kershaw Golf Club last Monday.

  • Marion tops Beaufort twice, wins...

    Marion swept a twin bill to capture the American Legion Baseball state junior tournament title at Eggleton Field on Tuesday night.

    Marion, in the finals, needed two wins over then-unbeaten Beaufort to take the crown and responded, 7-0 and 1-0.

    In the first game, Chris Washington led the offense with three hits, three runs batted in and scored three runs. Quinton Smith supplied two hits in the victory. Devante Gilbert, the tournament MVP, added a hit.

    Jamie Callahan was the winner in seven innings of work.

  • Kershaw Eagles football teams...

    KERSHAW – Some 41 years ago, Kershaw High School closed its doors for the final time as the Class AA school yielded to consolidation and  became part of Andrew Jackson High School.

    The Eagles’ final football season ended with a 9-3 finish.

    Still, the memories remain, many more like yesterday than yesteryear.

    Kershaw High’s final football seasons, all under the guidance of legendary coach Bill Few, featured some of the state’s top football squads.