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Today's Sports

  • Warriors down Trojans in split

     

  • Robinson's beach blast

    MYRTLE BEACH Lancaster High School senior defensive end Darius Robinson capped his prep football career as part of a grand stand at the Grand Strand on Saturday afternoon.

    Robinson, who battled in the trenches all day in the 62nd annual North-South All-Star football game, was part of the North defense that denied a last-ditch South drive in the North’s 21-17 win at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

  • Rucker rallies to down AJ Middle

    The A.R. Rucker boys improved to 5-1 on the season with a 49-40 win over Andrew Jackson Middle School at AJ High on Wednesday.

    AJ held a 22-20 halftime lead and rallied for the nine-point win.

    Benjamin “Deuce” Dunlap paced the Rams with 17 points. Quan Winfield netted 13 points to aid the Rams. Jordan Caroway and E.J. Patterson hit six each.

    Dre’ Linton followed with five. Q Johnson added two points.

    “We had our best game of the season,” Rucker coach Lamont Elder. “We were aggressive and that made a difference.”

  • Buford jayvee, middle school...

    The Buford Middle School team and the Buford High School junior varsity combined to qualify a trio of wrestlers for the upcoming middle school and junior varsity state tournaments at Lexington High School next month.

    The wrestlers finished in the top two at the state qualifying tournament at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill on Monday.

    Garrett Johnson, who wrestles in the 112-pound weight class, placed second in his weight class at South Pointe. Johnson went 3-1 to take the runner-up slot.

  • Buzzer beater lifts BHS to win

    Buford’s Brett Estridge scored nine points, but his last three were the biggest in the Jackets’ 70-69 overtime home win over Westminster Catawba on Monday night.

    Estridge connected on a clutch trey to trigger Buford to an exciting revenge win over the Indians.

    WC had defeated Buford 63-47 on Dec. 4 in Rock Hill.

    Buford coach Jeff Moyer praised Estridge’s key shot.

    “He got his feet set and hit an uncontested shot,” Moyer said. “I knew he was a good shooter and he just proved it with that critical play.”

  • LHS moving to Region III

    Lancaster High School is moving to Region III-AAAA with the start of the 2010-11 school term.

    The S.C. High School League, the governing body of interscholastic competition in state public schools, denied LHS’s appeal to stay in Midlands Region IV-AAAA.

    The League’s executive committee, which hears appeals, voted 11-0 to deny the Bruins’ appeal to move from Region III-AAAA to Region IV-AAAA on Wednesday at the League office in Columbia.

  • Late run lifts LHS wrestlers

    The Lancaster Bruins used a late run to post their first wrestling win of the season Wednesday night in the LHS gym.

    The Bruins, locked in a 30-all draw with Blythewood, outscored the Bengals 9-6 in the final three weight classes for the 39-36 comeback win.

    Ben Ghent had a decision at 189 to give LHS a 33-30 edge and Marshawn Rhoney followed with a decisive pin at 215 to seal the LHS win.

    BHS’s Joey Starnes had a pin to make it close, but LHS took the win to up its mark to 1-3.

  • Bruins rally for split with...

    The Lancaster Bruins split in a non-region road trip to Class AAAA foe Nation Ford on Tuesday night.

    The Bruins, 5-1, used a 19-9 final quarter surge to post a 60-50 win over the Falcons.

    The 10-point win came after the Lady Bruins dropped a 62-52 loss to the Lady Falcons.

    In the nightcap, the Bruins used a late flurry to seal the victory.

    Ron Trapps, who led LHS with 21, scored seven in the final period to boost the Bruins.

    Lancaster, tied at 33-all at the break, was in a 41-all deadlock after three, but used its 19-9 charge to seal the win.

  • 'Big E' wins again in...

    The “Big E” is still king and we’re not talking Elvis here. It’s Ernie as in Ernie “Big E” Rowell.

    Rowell repeated as The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks champ, going 203-77 for the 14-week season.

    The News’ Pigskin Picks, an annual feature in the sports section, appears each Friday from the start of the high school football season. The Picks continue as long as we have an area team in the high school football playoffs. If not, then it ends the weekend of the Carolina-Clemson game.

  • Late surge lifts AJ Middle over...

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers stayed unbeaten on the basketball season with a 53-46 win over South Middle School on Monday night in the AJ High gym.

    Dustin Eddins hit 27 points, including four treys, to pace AJMS to the seven-point win and a 3-0 record.

    Cameron McIsaac netted nine and Corley Faulkenberry added seven for the Vols, who rallied from a 35-34 deficit after three periods.

    Gervais Canty netted four. Jared Hayes, Kolby Whitley and Dale Crawford each had two points each.