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Today's Sports

  • Jackets take two from Panthers

    Buford High School made a clean hardwood sweep in Conference III-A basketball play Saturday in the BHS gym.

    The Jackets took two from McBee, winning 55-46 in the girls’ game and 62-50 in the nightcap.

    The Jackets finished strong for the 12-point win over the Panthers.

    Buford held a 27-15 edge at the break, but McBee used a 13-4 run to open the second half to make it a 31-28 game.

    BHS, 7-14, 4-6, took a 35-30 lead after three periods and cruised to the win.

  • Lancers sign Cycs' Clack

    The decision to offer Chester High’s Kody Clack a baseball scholarship probably wasn’t a difficult one for USC-Lancaster coaches. Deciding where to play him once he gets on campus might be, though.

    Clack signed with the Lancers on Wednesday.

    During his time as a Cyclone, one of Clack’s strengths has been his versatility.

    “Kody is a great player with great instincts. He’s played every position for us,” said Chester coach Dennis Jensen.

  • County trio picking Colts'...

    A trio of Lancaster County prep football coaches predict an Indianapolis Colts’ win tonight in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.

    Buford’s Mike Wells, The Lancaster News’ Coach of the Year for the 2009 high school football season, is calling for a Colts’ win along with Lancaster High School coach Bennie McMurray and Mike Mayer, the Indian Land head football coach.

    AJ’s Elmer Bench is forecasting a Saints’ upset in New Orleans’ first-ever visit to the Super Bowl.

  • Ridge View snaps LHS win streak...

    Ridge View snapped Lancaster’s 10-game winning streak, taking an 81-64 win over the visiting Bruins on Friday night.

    The Blazers’ 17-point win gave RVHS a sweep of the Region IV-AAAA twin bill.

    The loss also evened the region boys race with each team sporting a 6-1 record in league play.

    The Blazers, 12-10, were paced by Jamie Portee’s 17 points. Mike Green followed with 16. Jared Johnson hit 14 and Jamar Gillespie netted 13.

    Lancaster was paced by Garrett Thompson’s 18. Ron Trapps tallied 15. Sindarius Thornwell tallied 13.

  • South Middle teams win two over...

    The South Middle School Lady Mustangs stayed unbeaten on the basketball season with a road win over Great Falls on Jan. 28.

    The Lady Mustangs forged a 22-15 halftime lead on the way to the 37-30 win.

    Phoebe Johnson led the Lady Mustangs with 15. Aliyah Davis netted eight and Shareese Ross added seven points. Kenyatta Robertson finished with five.

    Kaela Robinson added two points.

    The South boys completed the sweep with a 41-33 win over the Devils.

  • USCL Lancers set to open second...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster launches its second season of baseball Saturday with a twin bill at the LHS baseball field.

    The Lancers host New River Community College at 1 p.m., with game two set for 3 p.m. The Lancers host two games Sunday, with the opener set for noon. USCL continues play Monday when it travels to Gaffney to face the Limestone junior varsity in a twin bill which opens at 2 p.m.

    USCL, 16-32 last spring, is led by second-year head coach Steve Williams.

  • Bulls sign Robinson

    The rainy weather aside, Friday was a beautiful day in the eyes of Lancaster High School football star Darius Robinson.

    Robinson sported a familiar wide smile as he entered the Lancaster High School conference room where his mother, Debora Robinson, and grandmother, Rosie, were waiting with equally big grins Friday morning.

    Robinson’s happy day was highlighted with a special moment, signing to play college football at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

  • Rape to debut at Wingate

    Former Lancaster High School and Post 31 American Legion baseball standout Marc Rape will launch his Wingate University baseball career today when the Bulldogs open their 2010 home schedule.

    Rape, a right-hander, is slated to be on the mound when the Bulldogs face Limestone at 2 p.m. in the Wingate home opener.

    Rape helped Spartanburg Methodist College advance to the 2009 NJCAA World Series. The Pioneers finished the 2009 campaign with a 55-9 overall record and a No. 5 finish in the JUCO series.

  • LHS focusing on region

    The fourth-ranked Lancaster Bruins achieved their January goal and now are focusing on another lofty mark.

    “Our goal for January was to go unbeaten,” said Bruins’ fifth-year head coach Ricardo Priester.

    The Bruins 16-3, 5-0, went  8-0 for January, boosted by a landmark win to cap LHS’s December schedule.

    “A key game in our basketball season was our win in the final game of the ‘Sweet 16’ holiday tournament at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School,” Priester said.

  • Clutch play lifts Jackets

    BUFORD Buford used clutch play down the stretch to notch a season’s hoops sweep of Conference III-A foe Chesterfield High School on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets, who defeated the Rams 58-49 on Jan. 12 at the CHS gym, edged Chesterfield 49-46 for a league split.

    The girls game wasn’t as close as the Lady Rams rolled to a 48-17 win over the Buford girls.

    The nightcap was tight, with Buford prevailing with the game on the line.

    Anthony Williams, who netted 11, dropped in a free throw with 15 ticks left to give the Jackets the lead for good, 47-46.