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Today's Sports

  • Bruins cage Bengals in OT

    The eighth-rated Lancaster Bruins have a firm handle on overtime, and now the Region IV-AAAA boys lead.

    LHS, with its fourth OT win this season in as many tries, took sole possession of the region lead with an exciting 76-74 win over Blythewood High in the packed Bruins’ Den on Friday night.

    Lancaster, 15-3 with its eighth straight win, protected what proved to be its two-point victory margin after senior guard Tracy Ingram hit a free throw with 21 seconds to play in the extra session for a 76-74 lead.

  • Jackets, Vols fall in region...

    Buford rallied to force overtime, but fell short in a Conference III-A game at McBee on Tuesday night.

    BHS, boosted by Wayne Blakeney, rallied to force OT, but the host Panthers prevailed in a 63-60 win.

    MHS’s three-point win gave the Panthers a sweep after the McBee girls rallied for a 38-34 win.

    In the boys’ game, McBee held a 32-23 lead going into the final period, but the Jackets ignited behind Blakeney, who tallied 12 points.

  • IL highlights quad meet in win...

    Indian Land moved its wrestling record to 15-8 with a 2-1 effort in a Conference III-A quad meet at Chesterfield High School on Thursday.

    The second-rated Warriors highlighted the meet with a second straight one-point win over No. 4 Buford this season.

    The match was tied at the end of regulation, but IL won on a tiebreaker, 37-36. The Warriors edged the Jackets in an early match this season, prevailing on a tiebreaker.

    Indian Land also rolled to a 54-18 win over North Central, but fell to host Chesterfield, 50-24.

  • The Citadel to honor Truesdale

    Heath Springs native Regan Truesdale, a two-time Southern Conference Player of the Year and The Citadel’s all-time leading scorer, will have his jersey honored during halftime of the Bulldogs’ home game with Furman on Saturday.

    Truesdale, a 1981 Andrew Jackson High School graduate, was a three-sport star for the Volunteers during his high school career at AJ.

  • Warriors scalp Rams in league...

    The Indian Land Warriors kept pace in Conference III-A with their fourth win in five games after taking a 64-56 comeback win over Chesterfield.

    The Warriors’ eight-point win gave IL a split after the Lady Rams rolled to a 55-45 win.

    The Warriors, 4-1 in region play, used a balanced attack – four players in double figures in the win.

    Chesterfield led 29-26 at the break, but IL rallied to tie the game at 46 all with a period to play.

  • KERSHAW On a night when Andrew Jackson honored its hoops heritage, the Volunteers capped the evening with a stirring win.

    AJ boys coach Dale Reeves called his team’s 57-55 comeback win the team’s “best game of the season.”

    “We want to make the playoffs and what you do in region play determines that,” Reeves said. “We knew we had to go out and win here tonight.

    “We were coming off a tough loss at Central, but we maintained our intensity and focus,” Reeves said.

  • Lancers sign Hammond

    Lancaster High School senior pitcher Trevor Hammond will continue to play at LHS’s Doomsday Corner, but with a different team.

    Hammond, after he caps his LHS baseball career this spring, will have two more seasons at the Bruins’ field.

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster, which plays its home games at the LHS park, has signed Hammond to play for the Lancers.

    “I’m really excited about playing at USCL,” Hammond said. “I feel the Lancers’ program is on the rise and I want to be a part of that.

  • Jackets wrestlers roll in mat...

    No. 4 Buford High School rolled to a pair of impressive wrestling wins, downing Camden Military, 60-24 and Class AAAA Hartsivlle, 72-12 at CMA on Tuesday night.

    In routing the HHS Red Foxes, BHS had an easy time with six forfeits in posting the 60-point victory. Buford bolted to a 30-0 lead and cruised to the win.

    Jackets’ pin winners with two each in the tri-match included Rashad Cunningham, James Shehane, Zack Wright and Johntrell Caudle.

    Buford, in topping CMS, surged to a 36-6 spread on the way to the 36-point win.

  • Piedmont captures IL tournament

    Piedmont High School of Union County, N.C., went 5-0 to capture the title in the eighth annual Indian Land Border Duals at Indian Land High School on Saturday.

    The Panthers, 23-0 entering the one-day tournament, defeated South Pointe High School of Rock Hill 41-32 to cap its 5-0 run.

    PHS defeated Sun Valley 43-29, Marvin Ridge 59-18, East Meck, 75-0 and Ardrey Kell 57-21 before posting the nine-point win over the Stallions in the title match.

  • New Junior Lancers Club Diamond...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster and the Matt Blackwell Foundation are  offering Lancaster County students a new way to get involved in the community and Lancer athletics.

    The Junior Lancer Club will allow children, from kindergarten to grade 5, to participate in college athletic events.

    The members will be involved at various levels throughout the athletic seasons. USC-Lancaster offers men’s and women’s tennis, women’s soccer, men’s baseball, men’s golf, with women’s softball coming in the fall of 2010.