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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bruins cap banner season

    The Lady Bruins soccer team capped regular-season play with a 3-0 home loss to Spring Valley on Friday night.

    The LHS girls needed a win to secure a playoff spot. Spring Valley is tied with Ridge View for the region’s top spot and rated No. 15.

    “We knew this would be tough, but one that was ‘doable’ since the first match was close,” LHS coach Bo Sylvia said.

  • Jackets battling in Class A...

    The Buford High School baseball team returned to Greenville on Tuesday in hopes of staying alive in the Class A Upper State playoffs.

    The Jackets, who entered the double-elimination tournament as the fourth seed out of Conference III-A, are 1-1 in postseason play.

    The Jackets, 9-10, made the trek to Greenville to face Greenville Tech Charter on Monday and were off to a solid start.

    Buford held a 5-0 lead in the first inning with runners at second and third, but at that point, the rain arrived and washed out action.

  • AJ soccer ace Faile signs to...

    KERSHAW  University of South Carolina at Sumter men’s soccer coach Giovanni Vlahos is entering his second season with the Fire Ants’ program and is looking to build his program with quality players.

    That’s why he was in the Andrew Jackson High School media center Wednesday morning when he signed Andrew Jackson High senior soccer standout Jason Faile to play at USCS.

    “Jason’s a hard worker which is something I need,” Vlahos said. “He’s a no nonsense guy which speaks high of him.

  • Jackets capture III-A golf crown

    The Buford High School golf team continued its banner season, capturing the Conference III-A championship at the Lancaster Golf Club on Tuesday.

    The 20-2 Jackets, who went unbeaten in regular-season play at 10-0, were led by senior standout Trevor Banks, who shot a 71.

    Buford topped the league field with a 323 to card a 22-shot win. Chesterfield finished second with a 345.

    Taylor Banks, Trevor’s brother, boosted the Buford cause with a 75. He along with Jalen Terry were named to the All-Conference III-A golf team.

  • Bruins fall to Vikes, eye future

    The Lancaster High School boys’ soccer season ended with a 3-1 loss at Spring Valley on Friday.

    The Bruins’ 2009 season has been difficult with close losses to experienced and talented Region IV-AAAA foes.

    The Bruins faced senior-dominated teams in region play. Blythewood started seven seniors, Spring Valley seven seniors, South Pointe nine seniors and region champion Rock Hill six seniors.

  • Knight to lead Newberry football

    Newberry College has tapped within its ranks to land its new head football coach.

    Lancaster County native Todd Knight, a 1984 Buford High School graduate who was a star football player and wrestler for the Jackets, is the Newberry College football coach.

    Knight, 43, was named Friday to replace former NC coach Zak Willis, who was released earlier this week.

    Knight, who has been Newberry’s assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the last six seasons, is the school’s 18th head football coach.

  • County softball teams seek to...

    The 15-10 Lancaster High Lady Bruins earned a measure of postseason revenge, downing Clover 5-2 on Tuesday night at home in the Class AAAA District II softball playoffs.

    The LHS win advanced the Lady Bruins to Mauldin to face the Lady Mavericks at 5 p.m. Thursday. Should Lancaster win the first game, the Lady Bruins would play Mauldin again to decide the District II champion for a bid to the Class AAAA Upstate championship series which opens Saturday.

  • Lady Bruins hoping to rebound...

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ softball team was scheduled to play in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs on Saturday, but the game has been reset for Monday.

    LHS, the Region IV-AAAA runner-up, fell to Clover High School 3-1 at the Lady Bruins’ field on Thursday in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State softball playoffs and was to meet the Mauldin-Westside first-round loser on Saturday.

    School was canceled at Mauldin High School on Thursday and Friday due to concerns some students may be infected with swine flu.

  • Wright joins Lancers

    A Buford High School baseball player who has earned recognition for his banner play at home plate is staying close to home to extend his education and athletic career.

    BHS senior catcher Joseph Wright will continue his baseball career at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Wright, who also is a standout student and football player at Buford, signed with the Lancers on Tuesday afternoon in the BHS conference room.

  • Lady Warriors stay unbeaten

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors stayed unbeaten in the Class A Upper State softball playoffs, winning their second straight game in extra innings.

    The 12-10 Lady Warriors, who downed Fox Creek 5-2 in eight frames Thursday, needed ninth innings Saturday to defeat Ninety Six 4-1.

    The IL girls are idle to Wednesday when they host the Class A District IV championship game.

    The Buford girls, the third-place team in Conference III-A, will have to battle through the loser's bracket after dropping a 4-3 road loss to Dixie of Due West.