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Today's Sports

  • Lady Warriors in driver's...

    Indian Land is in the driver’s seat for the Class A Upper State softball title, while Buford hits the road today in hopes of staying alive in its quest for the Upstate crown.

    The Lady Warriors blanked Landrum 2-0 on Monday to stay unbeaten in the Class A Upstate title series.

  • LHS, AJ girls fall in soccer...

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins’ soccer team fell in its playoff opener Monday at Fort Mill, dropping a 5-0 loss to the Region III-AAAA champion Lady Yellow Jackets.

    FM was on the offensive early as Kaitlyn Marr scored seven minutes into the match.

    Fort Mill continued its scoring with two goals a minute apart. FM’s Ashton Wolfe headed in the Jackets’ second goal and a minute later, Abbie McDonald broke through the LHS defense to tally.

  • Lancers' first baseball...

    Florence-Darlington Technical College halted the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball team’s postseason hopes with a 7-3 win in a Region X elimination game Thursday at Sims Park in Gastonia, N.C.

    Lancaster dropped its tournament opener, falling 8-7 to top-seeded USC-Sumter.

    In the four-run loss to the Stingers, Aaron Story worked 4.2 innings, allowing seven runs – six earned, six hits and two walks.

    Christian Dickson pitched 3.1 innings and allowed two hits, two walks and no runs. He struck out one.

  • Rams charge, down BHS

    The Chesterfield Rams made a hard charge to capture the opening game in the Class A Upper State championship series at Buford Park on Saturday afternoon.

    The Rams spotted the Jackets an early 1-0, but CHS, which belted four home runs, used its power surge to rally for an 11-1 win over the Jackets.

    Buford, 10-9, snapped a scoreless draw in the second inning when BHS senior Gavin Flynn singled home Dillon Hydrick for a 1-0 lead.

  • Jackets sweep to district...

    The Buford High baseball team, in a do-or-die situation, delivered in a major way.

    The Jackets, needing two wins over host Williston-Elko to capture the District IV baseball title and stay in the hunt for the Class A Upper State championship, responded with a sweep of the Blue Devils – 4-3 and 18-6 in five innings.

  • Trevor Banks Class A state...

    Buford High School senior golfer Trevor Banks captured the Class A state medalist championship with a two-day total of 145. Banks carded a 77 in the opening round Monday and followed with a 68 on Tuesday in Johnsonville at the Wellman Country Club.

    Trevor Banks' title was his second straight after taking the Class AA medalist honor as a junior at BHS. He was also the medalist at the recent Conference III-A golf tournament in Lancaster, leading BHS to the league crown. Banks' brother, Taylor, carded a 76-77 to reap Class A all-state golf honors.

  • Trio seeks to stay alive

    A trio of county  prep softball teams are bidding to stay alive in the state playoffs.

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster each has a loss in the playoffs.

    Lancaster and AJ faced elimination games Tuesday, while Buford travels to Dixie High of Due West today seeking two wins over the Lady Hornets to take the district title.

    Lancaster stayed alive in the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs on Monday night, taking a 7-4 win over Westside High of Anderson.

  • AJ to begin interviews

    KERSHAW The move to hire a new football coach at Andrew Jackson High School reaches the interview stage this week.

    AJ High school officials, according to Volunteers’ athletic director Dale Reeves, will be interviewing “between 10-12” candidates for the job. The vacancy occurred April 17 when Volunteers’ coach Louis Clyburn resigned to take the job of head football coach and athletic director at North Central High School in Kershaw County.

  • Blackmon to lead Post 31 baseball

    Lancaster High School baseball coach Brett Blackmon will guide the 2009 Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team in its 66th season.

    Blackmon, a Lancaster native who played high school baseball in Lancaster, is coming off his first season as the Lancaster High School head baseball  coach.

    In 21 seasons as a high school head baseball coach, Blackmon has a 254-209 record.

    Blackmon has also served as a North-South All-Star coach on two occasions.

  • Lancers win two, face USC-Sumter...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers prepared for their first-ever trip to the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament with a pair of home wins Saturday at the Lancaster High baseball field.

    The Lancers, 16-30, downed Florence-Darlington Technical College 11-10 and 9-3.

    In the one-run win over the Stingers, the Lancers used six hurlers, with Timmy Wilson getting the win in an inning of work. He allowed a run, two hits and a walk. Wilson struck out one. Trent Frala hurled two frames to post the save. Frala allowed two runs, two hits and a walk.