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Today's Sports

  • County teams to kick off...

    County high school football coaches will receive an early indication of their teams’ progress with the first scrimmages of the preseason today.

    Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will be hosting afternoon sessions. Lancaster and Buford will travel for their scrimmages.

    AJ, under the leadership of interim coach David Moore, is scheduled to meet Class A foe Lewisville High School at Volunteer Stadium at 6 p.m.

    Indian will host Class AAA rival Fort Mill High School in a “situational scrimmage” at 6 at the Warriors’ Reservation.

  • Dixie Boys 13 stars fall in two...

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13-year-old all-stars fell in the recent state tournament, dropping games to Clarendon County, 13-7, and host Sumter, 8-3.

    In the six-run loss to Clarendon County, Troy Cunningham and Autry Blackmon each had three hits. Cunningham had two singles and a triple.

    Blackmon drilled three hits, drove in a run and scored a run.

    Dreshun Stewart rapped two hits and drove in a run. James Gardner had two hits and was hit by a pitch. Austin Pate had a double and scored a run. Wesley Knight had a hit, drove in three runs and scored twice.

  • Teams off to solid starts

    Early work from the Lancaster County high school football camps reflect  an upbeat mood.

    Teams capped required conditioning sessions and looked to launch contact drills in preparation for opening scrimmages Friday.

    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson interim head coach David Moore said the Volunteers’ 2010 preseason drills opened with an upbeat feeling with the AJ football version of Midnight Madness.

  • Rain can't wash out blazing...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway was quiet Saturday night as rain washed out LMS action at the half-mile oval.

    Despite the rainout, points races are tight as drivers gear for the stretch run. Here’s a breakdown on the track divisions.

    NDRA

    Steve Davis has the NDRA points lead over Timbo Mangum, Harold Purser and “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker. Davis has been consistent since he took over the points lead early in the season, but he has been feeling the heat from Mangum, Purser and Baker all season long.

  • BlueFins fourth in all-star swim...

    The BridgeMill Blue Fins came in fourth with 845 points in the recent Greater Charlotte Swim League Division 6 all-star meet July 10 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center in Charlotte.

    Eight teams competed in the meet. Starclaire came in first, followed by Springfield, Blakeney, BridgeMill, Charlotte Christian, Crismark, Lake Park and Fair Meadows.

    In the three meets leading up to the all-star meet, BridgeMill posted two wins and one loss.

    BridgeMill defeated Lake Park, 340-31; lost to Starclaire, 403-363; and beat Crismark, 297-252.

  • Junior golfers wrap up season

    The annual Roy Small Tournament was all that we expected it to be and then some. Monday’s play set the stage for plenty of drama on Tuesday as the Lancaster Chapter of the S.C. Junior Golfer’s Association concluded its season at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Senior swim champ a true...

    Fred Ruppenthal’s golden years have indeed been golden.

    The Sun City Carolina Lakes resident won four gold medals at the S.C. Senior Sports Classic Games at Francis Marion University in Florence in May.

    Ruppenthal, 77, has dominated the freestyle swimming events at the annual games since moving here in 2007.

    An All-American and All-Atlantic Coast Conference swimmer at N.C. State in the mid-1950s, Ruppenthal won the 500- meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter freestyle events this year.

  • Practice begins today

    The sounds of summer, as of early today, sport whistles, shouts, grunts and groans as the 2010 high school football season kicks off with preseason drills.

    Practice begins today for three of the four county schools, with AJ getting the early start. Lancaster has a morning practice, with Buford starting in the afternoon. Indian Land starts its preseason practice on Monday morning.

    The work today is geared for the opening of the season a month from today.

    Andrew Jackson

  • Pope brings Hawg Tuff camp to IL

    Former Indian Land High School football coach Mike Pope will return to the Lancaster County Panhandle for a day of football at the Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway.

    Pope will bring his Hawg Tuff football minicamp to the Indian Land Recreation Center on U.S. 521 on Saturday.

    The camp, open to youngsters ages 9-14, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Camp registration is 8 to 9 a.m. The registration fee is $10, which includes two hours of instruction on offense and two hours on defense.

  • Lightning runner-up in YBOA...

    The Palmetto Lightning charged back to finish as the Youth Basketball of America national runner-up in the Division I 11-year-old tournament at Kissimmee, Fla., last weekend.

    The Lightning, which includes players ages 11-under from Lancaster, Heath Springs and Kershaw, rebounded from an 0-3 start to place second in the Div. I bracket of the national field.

    The Lightning faced the Alabama Lady Hustlers twice on Saturday with hopes of capturing the national championship.