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Today's Sports

  • LHS moving to Region III

    Lancaster High School is moving to Region III-AAAA with the start of the 2010-11 school term.

    The S.C. High School League, the governing body of interscholastic competition in state public schools, denied LHS’s appeal to stay in Midlands Region IV-AAAA.

    The League’s executive committee, which hears appeals, voted 11-0 to deny the Bruins’ appeal to move from Region III-AAAA to Region IV-AAAA on Wednesday at the League office in Columbia.

  • Late run lifts LHS wrestlers

    The Lancaster Bruins used a late run to post their first wrestling win of the season Wednesday night in the LHS gym.

    The Bruins, locked in a 30-all draw with Blythewood, outscored the Bengals 9-6 in the final three weight classes for the 39-36 comeback win.

    Ben Ghent had a decision at 189 to give LHS a 33-30 edge and Marshawn Rhoney followed with a decisive pin at 215 to seal the LHS win.

    BHS’s Joey Starnes had a pin to make it close, but LHS took the win to up its mark to 1-3.

  • Bruins rally for split with...

    The Lancaster Bruins split in a non-region road trip to Class AAAA foe Nation Ford on Tuesday night.

    The Bruins, 5-1, used a 19-9 final quarter surge to post a 60-50 win over the Falcons.

    The 10-point win came after the Lady Bruins dropped a 62-52 loss to the Lady Falcons.

    In the nightcap, the Bruins used a late flurry to seal the victory.

    Ron Trapps, who led LHS with 21, scored seven in the final period to boost the Bruins.

    Lancaster, tied at 33-all at the break, was in a 41-all deadlock after three, but used its 19-9 charge to seal the win.

  • 'Big E' wins again in...

    The “Big E” is still king and we’re not talking Elvis here. It’s Ernie as in Ernie “Big E” Rowell.

    Rowell repeated as The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks champ, going 203-77 for the 14-week season.

    The News’ Pigskin Picks, an annual feature in the sports section, appears each Friday from the start of the high school football season. The Picks continue as long as we have an area team in the high school football playoffs. If not, then it ends the weekend of the Carolina-Clemson game.

  • Late surge lifts AJ Middle over...

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers stayed unbeaten on the basketball season with a 53-46 win over South Middle School on Monday night in the AJ High gym.

    Dustin Eddins hit 27 points, including four treys, to pace AJMS to the seven-point win and a 3-0 record.

    Cameron McIsaac netted nine and Corley Faulkenberry added seven for the Vols, who rallied from a 35-34 deficit after three periods.

    Gervais Canty netted four. Jared Hayes, Kolby Whitley and Dale Crawford each had two points each.

  • South sweeps Rucker in hardwood...

    The South Mustangs scored a basketball sweep of rival A.R. Rucker on Wednesday night in the Lancaster High School gym.

    The Lady Mustangs opened the twin bill with a 41-27 win and the SMS boys capped the sweep with a 41-29 victory.

    The South girls, coming off an unbeaten season, were in control, holding a 20-11 lead at the break. The Lady Mustangs, with a 12-5 run, upped their spread to 32-16 after three periods. Rucker opened the final period with a 5-0 flurry, but SMS answered with a 9-6 run to seal the 14-point win.

  • Bruins blister Cougars

    The Lancaster Bruins placed six players in double figures to trigger a 101-77 win over York in the LHS home basketball opener on Tuesday.

    LHS held a 53-48 lead at the break, and ignited in the third period with a pivotal 23-7 surge to take a 76-55 spread on the way to the 24-point win.

    “We executed our game plan,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We have a deep team and our bench was big for us.”

    Xavier Holloway hit 21, including three treys. Garrett Thompson scored 18 points and Ron Trapps tallied 15.

  • Brugh signs to play at Newberry

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School softball coach Nicole Ritter loses only one senior off the 2010 Lady Warriors’ softball team, but she will leave some big cleats to fill.

    Paige Brugh, the Lady Warriors’ veteran first baseman, is bound for Newberry College after she caps her senior campaign this spring.

    Brugh made it official Friday afternoon, signing a scholarship to play for Newberry in the Lancaster County Class A school’s media center.

  • Warriors, Jackets sweep in mat...

    Indian Land posted two wins to launch its wrestling season Tuesday night at the Indian Land Middle School gym.

    The Warriors downed Butler of Charlotte 48-31 and Nation Ford of Fort Mill 42-39.

    Indian Land double winners included Marc Morris, Jared Smith, Jonathan Rowe, Reco Hayden Dakota Landrie Trevor Jones and Mark Gunter.

    “It was good to open the season with two wins, but we still have work to do,” IL coach Mike Kersey said. “Conditioning is an area we will continue to focus. We have some wrestlers who need to be in better condition.”

  • Warriors third in Invitational

    Indian Land High placed third in the ninth annual Warrior Invitational on Saturday in the Warriors’ gym.

    The 16-team tournament featured defending Class AAAA state champion Rock Hill High School, which won the tourney with 291.5 points. The Bearcats placed 10 wrestlers in the finals and captured seven individual crowns.

    South Mecklenburg High of Charlotte finished second with 171 points, followed by Indian Land with 167, Chester with 153 and Broome with 142.

    The field also included Buford High School, which placed sixth with 135 points.