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Today's Sports

  • Packed track views exciting race...

    A massive field of 100-plus cars packed a crowded infield, setting up for what would be a great racing night at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday.

    u The young guns were the first main event. 2008 champ Andrew Blackwood regained his winning ways, piloting his Rock Hill Collision Center No. 57 racer to the win.

    Johnny Kline of Rock Hill finished second, but the spot was forfeited due to a post-race inspection. Brandon Blackmon, the teen driver who had his car heavily damaged by the incident in the infield during the previous race – finished second.

  • Buford golfers deck Warriors

    The Buford High School golf team remained unbeaten in Conference III-A play at 6-0 with a 163-208 win over county rival Indian Land at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday.

    Senior Trevor Banks led the 10-2 Jackets with a 37. Taylor Banks followed with a 39. Jalen Terry carded a 40 and Jimmy Taylor posted a 47 in the Jackets’ 45-shot win.

    Jared Long led IL with a 47 and Clay Holcomb shot a 49. Parker Whittaker had a 54 and David Venditti finished with a 58.

    Jackets rip Lions

  • Pioneers pound Lancers in sweep

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers will likely offer little argument against the Spartanburg Methodist College’s No. 5 national ranking in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Div. I baseball poll.

    The 11-20 Lancers, a first-year program, experienced first hand the 31-3 Pioneers’ diamond prowess on Wednesday at Duncan Park in Spartanburg.

    The Lancers dropped a twi-night twin bill to SMC, falling 10-1 in the opener and dropping a 10-0 loss in five frames.

  • Lady Bruins sweep Lady Stallions

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins swept a softball doubleheader from Region IV-AAAA foe South Pointe High School on Friday at the LHS field.

    In the opener, senior pitcher Courtney Cauthen struck out 11 and walked only one in a 5-1 LHS win. She also had a hit.

    Arshika Scott, who had six stolen bases in the twin bill, had a hit as did Cherrell Cousar, Erin Walker, Angel Cox, Candice Benson and Morgan Blackmon.

  • Warriors booters on track with...

    Indian Land High Schools boys soccer coach Adam Cole and his Warriors set some lofty goals this spring and so far the Warriors are on track.

    “We wanted to have an unbeaten record, win our region and make a run for the state championship,” Cole said of his team which entered the week with an 8-0 mark and a No. 4 state ranking.

    “We expected this season to go well after we set some high goals,” Cole said. “I attribute this to all of our players working well together. There’s good team chemistry.

  • Bruins rip Vols, end Skid

    The Lancaster Bruins halted a 10-game skid in impressive fashion, notching a 9-1 baseball win over Lancaster County Class AA foe Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night.

    The eight-run win gave LHS a sweep of the season’s series.

    A six-run sixth inning, highlighted by a Trevor Hammond RBI-double and a Michael Catoe two-run double, keyed the Bruins.

    Kendall Adams, who went the route, tossed a five-hitter. He struck out three and walked one.

    Zack Rollings had two hits and scored twice for LHS. Andrew Smyre supplied a hit and scored twice.

  • Hudson honored as state's...

    Veteran high school football official Ken Hudson has been honored as the National Federation of High School Officials Association 2008 S.C. Football Official of the Year.

    Hudson, a 34-year official of working games in S.C., received the honor Monday night at the S.C. High School Football Directors meeting in Columbia.

    “I was quite surprised and honored to receive the award,” Hudson said. “It’s an honor to be considered.”

  • Beth Tomlin scores victory for...

    Sometimes in defeat, there are small victories. They’re the so-called silver lining in a cloud.

    When the Lancaster High junior varsity girls soccer team fell to Blythewood 6-1 on Monday, one of those small victories occurred.

    The Junior Lady Bruins’ lone goal was scored by sophomore midfielder Beth Tomlin on a 10-yard shot off a ricochet.

    In soccer, midfielders mostly set up scores rather than tally. Tomlin’s situation was more unique.

  • Lancers making links progress

    The USC-Lancaster golf team competed in two recent events in the Tennessee and North Carolina mountains.

    The Lancers posted a 20- shot improvement over last semester’s performance.

    “It is very encouraging to see our guys improve the team average. They are working hard to finish strong at the Region 10 Championship that will be played on April 20-21,” said Lancers coach Rick Walters. “I’m really impressed with our three freshmen who have made an impact on the program.

  • Indian Land will appeal League...

    Indian Land High School will appeal the South Carolina High School League’s one-year probation for its involvement in an incident with McBee High School in a Conference III-A basketball game Jan. 6.

    Warriors’ athletic director Mike Mayer said Indian Land will make its appeal at a meeting of the League’s 18-member executive committee Jan. 29 at the SCHSL’s office in Columbia.

    The S.C. High School League is the governing body of interscholastic competition in the Palmetto State.