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Today's Sports

  • Baker holds off Blackmon for win

    It’s a fact a driver’s first win is always one that means the most.

    That being said, many drivers have anguished over that elusive first win. Over the years, Lancaster Speedway fans have watched their favorite drivers lead lap after lap, only to have it taken away in the waning laps.

  • Team's 53.6 tops field

    The winning foursome teamed for a tough win in the annual Catawba Lions golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.

    The tournament, which drew 13 teams, featured a captain’s choice format with a team handicap established.

    The team handicaps are established using the players’ individual handicaps.

    The foursome of Gary Greene, Haskell Faulkenberry, Larry Snyder and Don Baxley combined to shoot a 53.6 to take a close win and the $1,000 first-place prize.

  • Lancers drop four losses at Pitt...

    A long road trip to eastern North Carolina wasn’t kind to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team over the weekend.

    The Lancers, 11-18, dropped doubleheader defeats to Pitt Community College of Greenville, N.C., on Saturday and Sunday. Two of the losses came in extra innings by one run.

    The Lancers, after dropping two on Saturday, fell twice Sunday.

    In the opener, USCL dropped a 2-1 setback in eight innings.

  • Teamwork keys tough win

    Jeff Davis and his foursome halted a links drought on Friday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club in the 18th annual Crenshaw Oil Company golf tournament which benefits Lancaster County Partners for Youth.

    Davis noted about 10 years ago in his first year in the tournament, he was a member of the winning team.

    “Since then, we’ve had fun playing in this tournament, but we really haven’t done too much,” Davis said.

    That is until Friday.

  • Bruins roll to Wheels wins

    The Lancaster Bruins are on a roll in the annual Wheels Invitational high school baseball tournament in Rock Hill.

    The Bruins surged to their third straight win, belting Brooke Point High (Va.) 7-1 on Saturday morning to cap play.

    Senior right-hander Mike Catoe scattered four hits and walked one to go with seven strikeouts in LHS’s  six-run win over the Black Hawks.

  • AJ's Reeves, Miller earn...

    The 2008-09 high school basketball season offered quite a challenge to second-year Andrew Jackson boys coach Dale Reeves and his Volunteers.

    AJ answered in flying colors.

    The Vols entered the season, their first in revised Region IV-AA, which featured three schools ranked in the Class AA boys preseason top 10. The elite trio included No. 4 Keenan, No. 8 Central of Pageland and ninth-ranked Eau Claire  of Columbia.

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  • Devils top Jackets 4-0

    Great Falls High School senior right-hander Gaither Bumgardner tossed a two-hitter and struck out 10 to key the Red Devils to a 4-0 Region III-A baseball win over Buford at the GFHS field on Wednesday.

    The game was originally set for Tuesday, but a late afternoon thunderstorm caused GFHS officials to postpone play to Wednesday.

    Bumgardner gunned the Red Devils’ offense with a two-run homer and a solo blast.

    BHS, 3-6, 5-8, had a hit each from Joseph Wright and Britt Wells. Wright also reached after twice being hit by a pitch. Justin Altman drew two walks.

  • IL's Jacobus, Williams lead...

    The Lancaster County 2008-09 girls basketball season belonged to the Indian Land Lady Warriors.

    Veteran Lady Warriors coach Tamara Jacobus and standout sophomore guard Mariah Williams swept top honors for the county girls basketball campaign.

    Jacobus guided the Indian Land girls to a 19-5 mark, which included an unbeaten 12-0 record and the Conference III-A regular-season championship.

    Williams was the Lady Warriors catalyst, averaging a county’s best 13 points and 3.4 assists per game.

  • Palmetto Lightning strikes gold...

    The Palmetto Lighting struck gold in the Zaxby’s Tournament of Champions, a 10-under Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) tournament on March 28-29, in Forest City, N.C.

    The Lightning captured the title with a 28-12 win over the Stanley Lady Ice.

    Alexis Williams led the Lightning with 12 points. Elizabeth Scott netted six and Summer Vick chipped in four. Deja Patterson, Amirah Steward and Michaela Coates added two points apiece.