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Today's Sports

  • Warriors, Jackets sweep in mat...

    Indian Land posted two wins to launch its wrestling season Tuesday night at the Indian Land Middle School gym.

    The Warriors downed Butler of Charlotte 48-31 and Nation Ford of Fort Mill 42-39.

    Indian Land double winners included Marc Morris, Jared Smith, Jonathan Rowe, Reco Hayden Dakota Landrie Trevor Jones and Mark Gunter.

    “It was good to open the season with two wins, but we still have work to do,” IL coach Mike Kersey said. “Conditioning is an area we will continue to focus. We have some wrestlers who need to be in better condition.”

  • Warriors third in Invitational

    Indian Land High placed third in the ninth annual Warrior Invitational on Saturday in the Warriors’ gym.

    The 16-team tournament featured defending Class AAAA state champion Rock Hill High School, which won the tourney with 291.5 points. The Bearcats placed 10 wrestlers in the finals and captured seven individual crowns.

    South Mecklenburg High of Charlotte finished second with 171 points, followed by Indian Land with 167, Chester with 153 and Broome with 142.

    The field also included Buford High School, which placed sixth with 135 points.

  • Mites capture state title

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission mites all-stars (ages 11-12) produced a Lowcountry highlight.

    The Lancaster County mites captured the state championship, sweeping to a pair of wins on Saturday at James Island in the Charleston area.

    The mites of coach Johnny Dukes opened play with a 2-0 win over Conway and then captured the crown with a 3-2 victory over Beaufort.

    In the title match, Lancaster County broke to a 2-0 lead as Corey Lucas connected on a 20-yard shot over the Beaufort goalie.

  • Gamecocks give meaning to '...

    An overriding theme to the 2009 University of South Carolina football season has been about the “New Carolina.”

    Prior to the Gamecocks’ annual clash with state rival Clemson on Saturday afternoon in Columbia, it might have been a tough stretch to strongly grasp the billing.

    It appeared the Gamecocks, much like recent seasons, were on a similar slide. USC, 6-2 at one point this fall, was mired in a three-game skein and seemingly reeling. For USC fans, it was like, don’t look now, but it’s the “same old Carolina.”

  • South small fry stars fall in...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission small fry South football all-stars experienced one of those days Sunday.

    It was one of those days you would just soon as forget.

    The South stars were on the short end of a 38-0 loss to host Mauldin in the Upper State championship football game.

    “We kind of came out flat and Mauldin smacked us in the mouth,” South all-star coach Kris Self said.

    Mauldin held a 24-0 halftime lead and cruised to the win.

  • Solid finish lifts Jackets over...

    Buford used a pivotal match-ending blitz to notch a 51-30 prep wrestling win over county rival Lancaster on Thursday night in the LHS gym.

    Buford, which forged a pair of 18-point leads early, saw the Bruins rally to close the gap to 30-24 on a Chris Stevenson forfeit and Jeff Strickland pin.

    From that point, the Jackets ignited with a decisive 21-6 spurt to seal the 21-point win.

    BHS’s Andrew Broome opened the run with a forfeit and Marcus Pressley had a decision to put the Jackets up 39-24.

  • FM's Griffin signs with...

    Jordan Griffin, a former Lancaster resident, has signed a scholarship to play baseball at The Citadel.

    Griffin, the son of Tim and Kim Griffin, is a senior at Fort Mill High School where he plays for the Jackets’ baseball team.

    Griffin batted .302 for the Yellow Jackets last season. He led Fort Mill High School in home runs with four and drove in 16 runs.

    Griffin also pitched 14 innings in his junior season, notching 12 strikeouts and had a 2.93 earned run average.

  • Bruins sweep Volunteers

    KERSHAW The Lancaster Bruins roared in a basketball sweep of county rival Andrew Jackson in the Volunteers’ gym Friday night.

    The LHS girls, who squared their record at 1-1, rolled to a 61-30 win in the opener and the Bruins capped the sweep with a 68-42 victory over AJ.

    In the nightcap, the Vols, seeking to control the tempo, trailed 26-13 at the half, but the Bruins came out drilling shots to take command.

  • IL girls win, stay unbeaten

    The second-ranked Indian Land Lady Warriors didn’t have their best effort, but it was enough in a 37-26 win over Class AAAA Fort Mill on Friday night in the IL gym.

    The IL girls’ 11-point win gave the Warriors a split after the Indian Land boys dropped a 77-54 loss to the Yellow Jackets.

    In the opener, Indian Land rallied from a 6-5 first-period deficit with a 14-5 run to take a 19-11 halftime lead on the Lady Jackets.

    The Lady Warriors used a 12-8 run in the third period to notch a 31-19 edge before taking the win.

  • IL hoops hopes high

    The Indian Land High School basketball teams have high hopes for the 2009-10 hoops campaign.

    The Lady Warriors, rated No. 2 in the Class A preseason poll, are focused on a state title run.

    The Warriors’ boys are bidding to earn a postseason bid after missing out last winter.

    Coach Tamara Jacobus, who led IL to a 19-6 mark including a 12-0 record for the Conference III-A title, returns a veteran squad which advanced to the second round last season.