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Today's Sports

  • Lancers split in weekend series

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers baseball team salvaged a split of its four-game weekend series at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.

    The 7-3 Lancers, after being swept on Saturday, returned the diamond favor with the host Knights.

    USCL opened with a 3-1 win and then downed Surry 8-1.

    In the opener, Evan Jumper’s three-run double in the opening inning gave the Lancers all the runs they would need in the two-run win.

  • Davis upbeat about Buford Lady...

    BUFORD New Buford High School softball head coach “C” Davis is optimistic about the Lady Jackets’ chances this season.

    Davis, an assistant with the program, has a solid team which features six returning starters, including ace junior pitcher Jena Hallman and her batterymate, seasoned junior catcher Leslie Pressley, the Best Offensive Player Award winner last spring.

  • Familar foes seek title

    It may be one of the greatest understatements of all times.

    In introducing Great Falls’ John Smith and Calhoun County’s Zam Fredrick at Wednesday’s state championship press conference, S.C. High School League official Roger Hazel said “we have two coaches here that are familiar to this setting.”

  • IL quartet places in state

    The Indian Land Warriors had four of nine wrestlers place in the Class A-AA state tournament at Lexington High School.

    The Warriors’ effort was highlighted by a pair of state runner-up finishes on Saturday to cap the two-day event.

    The Warriors finished sixth in the Class A-AA state field.

    IL senior Dillon Creed, a 145-pound competitor, placed second, falling by two points.

  • Lady Jackets top Lady Vols

    The Buford Lady Jackets launched regular-season softball play in impressive fashion, taking a 3-2 win over county rival Andrew Jackson on Tuesday.

    The fifth-rated Lady Vols held an early 2-0 lead, but BHS rallied for the one-run win.

    BHS’s Lindsey Pressley scored the winning run after walking in the fourth and taking second on a wild pitch. She stole third and came home when winning hurler Jena Hallman put down a sacrifice bunt.

  • AJ salutes ace Volunteers

    KERSHAW Fall’s finest and winter wonders drew the “Big Orange Country” spotlight at the annual Andrew Jackson High School fall-winter sports banquet Thursday night.

    A host of athletes earned recognition for their play in five varsity sports at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.

    Record-setting senior quarterback Daniel Pardue drew his share of accolades during the night.

    Pardue, a first-team all-region and all-county pick, was named the AJ football Most Valuable Player.

  • Pope earns award for service

    From Release

    Mike Pope, former Indian Land High School football coach, was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the S.C. Football Coaches Association on Feb. 13 in Myrtle Beach.

    Pope has coached for 34 years at nine schools in South Carolina. He began his career at his alma mater, Piedmont High, in 1974.

    He later coached at Lancaster, Sumter, Blackville-Hilda, Indian Land, Goose Creek, Seneca, Hillcrest, Lakewood and Walhalla high schools.

    His record as head coach was 38-6 at Blackville-Hilda and 27-58 at Indian Land.

  • Teamwork key in South girls...

    Teamwork will take a team a long way.

    South Middle School basketball coach Amanda Mings said the Lady Mustangs’ ability to play together was the key element in the SMS girls’ run to a second unbeaten season in the last three seasons.

    The Lady Mustangs recently capped a banner season with a 14-0 hardwood record.

    Two seasons ago, the South girls fashioned a 13-0 mark and followed with an 11-3 record last winter.

    The Lady Mustangs’ 2008-09 team featured four returnees, including two starters.

  • KLS Run for Ryan set April 25

    The pace has been picked up for the area Kleine-Levin Syndrome event to raise funds and awareness for KLS.

    In the past two years, Walk for Ryan events were held at the Lancaster High School track.

    The 2009 event, known as Run for Ryan, features a county track meet at the LHS track on April 25. The meet draws girls and boys teams from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and  Lancaster.

  • Drum’s priority - the...

    Over the course of six years, it never changed. Whenever I talked to Lewisville coach/athletics director Floyd Drum, he always ended the conversation the same way.

    “Thanks for what you do for our kids.”

    All of his e-mails, letters and faxes to me were punctuated the same way.

    Of course, covering the achievements of Lewisville’s student-athletes is part of my job, but I think Drum just appreciates anybody who he thinks has the best interest of kids at heart, because he always has.