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Today's Sports

  • Gamecocks give meaning to '...

    An overriding theme to the 2009 University of South Carolina football season has been about the “New Carolina.”

    Prior to the Gamecocks’ annual clash with state rival Clemson on Saturday afternoon in Columbia, it might have been a tough stretch to strongly grasp the billing.

    It appeared the Gamecocks, much like recent seasons, were on a similar slide. USC, 6-2 at one point this fall, was mired in a three-game skein and seemingly reeling. For USC fans, it was like, don’t look now, but it’s the “same old Carolina.”

  • South small fry stars fall in...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission small fry South football all-stars experienced one of those days Sunday.

    It was one of those days you would just soon as forget.

    The South stars were on the short end of a 38-0 loss to host Mauldin in the Upper State championship football game.

    “We kind of came out flat and Mauldin smacked us in the mouth,” South all-star coach Kris Self said.

    Mauldin held a 24-0 halftime lead and cruised to the win.

  • Solid finish lifts Jackets over...

    Buford used a pivotal match-ending blitz to notch a 51-30 prep wrestling win over county rival Lancaster on Thursday night in the LHS gym.

    Buford, which forged a pair of 18-point leads early, saw the Bruins rally to close the gap to 30-24 on a Chris Stevenson forfeit and Jeff Strickland pin.

    From that point, the Jackets ignited with a decisive 21-6 spurt to seal the 21-point win.

    BHS’s Andrew Broome opened the run with a forfeit and Marcus Pressley had a decision to put the Jackets up 39-24.

  • FM's Griffin signs with...

    Jordan Griffin, a former Lancaster resident, has signed a scholarship to play baseball at The Citadel.

    Griffin, the son of Tim and Kim Griffin, is a senior at Fort Mill High School where he plays for the Jackets’ baseball team.

    Griffin batted .302 for the Yellow Jackets last season. He led Fort Mill High School in home runs with four and drove in 16 runs.

    Griffin also pitched 14 innings in his junior season, notching 12 strikeouts and had a 2.93 earned run average.

  • Bruins sweep Volunteers

    KERSHAW The Lancaster Bruins roared in a basketball sweep of county rival Andrew Jackson in the Volunteers’ gym Friday night.

    The LHS girls, who squared their record at 1-1, rolled to a 61-30 win in the opener and the Bruins capped the sweep with a 68-42 victory over AJ.

    In the nightcap, the Vols, seeking to control the tempo, trailed 26-13 at the half, but the Bruins came out drilling shots to take command.

  • IL girls win, stay unbeaten

    The second-ranked Indian Land Lady Warriors didn’t have their best effort, but it was enough in a 37-26 win over Class AAAA Fort Mill on Friday night in the IL gym.

    The IL girls’ 11-point win gave the Warriors a split after the Indian Land boys dropped a 77-54 loss to the Yellow Jackets.

    In the opener, Indian Land rallied from a 6-5 first-period deficit with a 14-5 run to take a 19-11 halftime lead on the Lady Jackets.

    The Lady Warriors used a 12-8 run in the third period to notch a 31-19 edge before taking the win.

  • IL hoops hopes high

    The Indian Land High School basketball teams have high hopes for the 2009-10 hoops campaign.

    The Lady Warriors, rated No. 2 in the Class A preseason poll, are focused on a state title run.

    The Warriors’ boys are bidding to earn a postseason bid after missing out last winter.

    Coach Tamara Jacobus, who led IL to a 19-6 mark including a 12-0 record for the Conference III-A title, returns a veteran squad which advanced to the second round last season.

  • Development of young wrestlers...

    Indian Land High veteran wrestling coach Mike Kersey said the development of a host of young wrestlers will have an impact on the Warriors’ hopes this season.

    Kersey, in his ninth season at IL, has back 10 returnees from the 21-12 team to build his 2009-10 squad around.

    “We have a good group back, but we will be inexperienced at some weight classes,” Kersey said. “We make take our lumps early in the season, but we hope by the end of the year, our new guys will be competing at a high level.”

  • LMS honors points champions at...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway capped its season with the track’s awards night at the Lancaster American Legion Building on Nov. 21.

    LMS, in its 55th season, presented awards for points champions and the top five in points.

    A host of other awards were presented during the banquet.

    u Limited Late Model top 5 – 1. Mike Huey, 2. Steve Davis, 3. David Yandle, 4. Chad Paxton, 5. Andy Blackwood.

    The Limited Late Model division was stopped halfway through the 2009 racing season due to limited cars racing.

  • North takes 4-0 win in pee wee...

    The North pee wee all-stars took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth soccer tournament on Monday night.

    The North stars built a 2-0 halftime edge on the way to the shutout win at the Melvin L. Steele Soccer Complex.

    The North stars spread their scoring as four different players tallied in the win.

    Adam Deese tallied on a direct kick for a 1-0 North lead and Colby Faulkenberry later scored for a 2-0 advantage.