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Today's Sports

  • Football changed Rizzo

    INDIAN LAND If Indian Land High School senior defensive tackle Roberto Rizzo doesn’t make another tackle this season, Warriors’ head coach Mike Mayer won’t be overly disappointed.

    He hopes Rizzo, a first-year starter, hasn’t made his last hit in the trenches, but given Rizzo’s recent past, anything he achieves this season is royal blue and gold icing on the cake.

    Just after Thanksgiving last year, Rizzo made a decision to make a full commitment to reach his potential on and off the football field.

  • Racing returns with caution-...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway returned to action Saturday night after a month of no action.

    The lack of action definitely was obvious, as many things went awry. This was the Memorial Race, paying tribute to Jason Payne, Junior Sexton and Garland Parker.

    The Young Guns division had little action as Andrew Yandle led the first lap of all eight laps of the main en route to another win. Nathan Geist was second, Brandan Blackmon third, followed by Amanda Blackwell and Amanda Bell.

  • Healthy Neff ready to contribute...

    COLUMBIA After three years at the University of South Carolina, redshirt sophomore Steven Neff is finally healthy and ready for an exciting and complete year with Carolina baseball.

    Neff came to Carolina as a strong arm from Lancaster High School. He was the 2007 Gatorade South Carolina High School Player of the Year and finished his high school career with a 1.38 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 76.1 innings.

  • LHS opens region play

    Lancaster joins the family fray with a major challenge Friday night.

    The Bruins, 5-1, will kick off Region IV-AAAA play as they venture to Rock Hill to battle the 4-2 South Pointe Stallions, the defending Class AAAA Div. II state champions.

    Lancaster’s clash with the Stallions marks its 2009 region opener.

    The rest of the county teams have already launched league play this season.

    Andrew Jackson, fresh off a 21-18 comeback victory over Eau Claire of Columbia in its region opener, hosts Keenan High of Columbia for the Vols’ homecoming game.

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  • Lady Warriors net region tennis...

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warrior tennis team defeated the McBee High School Lady Panthers 6-1 in a match Oct. 1 at the Sun City tennis facility.

    The IL win means Lady Warriors won the region title.

    Hannah Shoemaker (IL) def. Christy McCormick (M), 6-2, 6-2

    Haley Hunter (IL) def. Haylee Melton (M) 6-4, 6-2

    Julia Greiner (IL) def. Hannah Hawkins (M), 6-3, 6-2

    Samantha Johnson (M) def. Hannah Hunter (IL), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

    Kim Koenig (IL) def. Cara Moore 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 12-10 (match tiebreaker)

  • LMS hosting Carolina Clash on...

    Carolina Clash Racing Series will roll into Lancaster Speedway Saturday when the Clash will run its fifth race for the Chase for the Cup.

    The race, which was rained out last month at LMS, is a 50-lap, $5,000 to win special event.

    “With the points still close, we expect a lot of the top 10 drivers, plus other big names for this event,” a LMS official said about the race.

    Chris “Fergy” Ferguson took the checkers at Fayetteville Motor Speedway on Oct. 3.

    Latest Clash points:

    1. Jeff Smith, 3,735

    2. Ricky Weeks, 3,693

  • Williams anchors LHS line

    If there’s one fact Lancaster High School offensive line coach Joe Watson can count on from Bruins’ senior tackle Brian Williams, it’s a dirty uniform.

    “If you’re an offensive lineman and your uniform is clean at the end of the game, then something isn’t quite right,” Watson said. “For Brian, we can count on a dirty uniform.

  • IL Warriors’ trio...

    Indian Land High School football players dominated the Division II awards presented Tuesday at the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting.

    Warriors’ senior quarterback Josh Camarire, lineman Josh Gray and Trey Barjona reaped top honors at the coaches weekly meeting held at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.

    Indian Land, 3-2 overall, launched Conference III-A play with a 42-6 win over North Central at the IL Reservation on Friday night.

  • USCL to host Rising Stars youth...

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster tennis coach Brian Clark is hoping to grow the sport in the Lancaster area.

    One way is to reach out to youth, which Clark did with a host of weekly camps over the summer.

    He plans to continue his effort with the Rising Stars at USC-Lancaster tennis tournament, a U.S. Tennis Association event for beginner youth players.

    “This tournament is for players who are beginning tennis and looking to play in their first USTA tournament,” Clark said.