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Today's Sports

  • LHS girls prevail for split;...

    The Lancaster High girls ignited late and used a clutch 11-0 run in the second overtime to take an 81-70 win over Rock Hill for a Region IV-AAAA road split with the Bearcats on Friday night.

    In the nightcap, the Cats built an early lead and stayed on top for a 62-50 win over the Bruins, who fell to 9-7, 1-1.

    In the opener, Brittany Craig hit two free throws to give Rock Hill a 66-64 lead to open the second OT, but Lancaster answered in a big way, reeling off a crucial 11-0 spurt to key the 11-point comeback win.

  • Lady Bruins, Warriors win

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins rallied late to notch a 53-50 comeback win over Class AAA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night in the LHS gym.

    Dimaya Jones, who hit all of her 13 points in the second half, triggered the Lady Bruins’ final charge with 12 points in the fourth quarter. Jones sealed the game with 10 seconds to play as she dropped in two clutch free throws to give the LHS girls a 53-50 lead.

    Jones’ trey with 3:49 to play gave LHS a 47-45 lead it protected to the end.

  • Rams edge IL for crown

    The Indian Land Warriors’ bid to capture a first-ever Class A state title berth fell shy Saturday afternoon in the IL gym.

    Defending state champion Chesterfield posted a 36-30 win over the Warriors to earn a bid to the state title match.

    The Rams, who defeated Indian Land for the third time this season, took an early lead and held on. Chesterfield advances to face Class A Lower State champion Bamberg-Ehrhardt for the Class A state title at Ridge View High School on Saturday.

  • Lady Warriors smash FM Jackets

    The Indian Land girls evened their record at 1-1 with a solid 48-35 road win over Fort Mill to highlight a split on Friday night.

    In the nightcap, Fort Mill held off stubborn Indian Land for a 57-54 win.

    In the opener, the Lady Warriors used a 13-8 third-period run to take a 39-29 lead after three periods.

    The IL girls stayed in control to post the 13-point win.

    “This is a big win for us,” IL coach Tamara Jacobus said. “We stepped up and hit our shots and we did a fine job of holding Jenna White in check.”

  • Big-play performers lead all-...

    The Lancaster News’ 2008 all-county offense sports its share of potent performers.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior quarterback Daniel Pardue leads the talented backfield which also features the Lancaster High School rushing tandem of Jamias Clark and Zed Truesdale.

    Buford High bullish senior fullback Brent McAteer rounds out the all-county backfield.

  • Kersey pleased with IL mat effort

    A long two-day road trip to Hilton Head could go a long way in the Indian Land Warriors’ wrestling season.

    IL coach Mike Kersey was pleased with the Warriors’ effort in the Seahawk Duals at Hilton Head High School on Monday and Tuesday.

    The Warriors won their pool and went 4-2 in six matches.

    “We accomplished what we wanted at Hilton Head,” Kersey said. “We were down four starters, so we felt, as a team, we wrestled well against an outstanding field.

  • Rams edge Warriors to take IL...

    Chesterfield captured four weight titles and had 10 wrestlers place to compile 238.5 points on the way to the 2008 Warrior Invitational championship at Indian Land High School on Saturday.

    The CHS Rams’ champions included Tyler Alley (103), Ian Harper (119), Josh McCall (125) and Elijah Burr (135).

    Indian Land, led by tournament Most Outstanding Wrester Dillon Creed, finished second with 228 points, with Buford third, 140 points.

  • Jackets highlight mat sweep with...

    Buford highlighted a prep wrestling sweep with a fast finish to down county rival Lancaster 54-30 in the Bruins’ gym on Thursday night.

    Buford made the most of its trip to town, taking a 54-24 win over Central of Pageland. In the Jackets’ 24-point win over the Bruins, BHS led 36-30 with three weight classes to go, but it went on an 18-0 run to seal the win.

    Lamont McPhearson, Daniel Deese and Josh Ferguson each had a pin to cap the Jackets’ decisive run.

  • News honors 2008's elite

    A pair of multi-sports performers, who distinguished themselves in elite competition, are The Lancaster News’ 2008 Athletes of the Year.

    u Buford High School senior golfer Trevor Banks, the Class AA medalist, and Lancaster High School girls basketball star Miteka Trueheart are the top athletes.

    Banks, who plays golf, football and has wrestled at BHS, made headlines last spring as the medalist in the Class AA state golf tournament.

  • Vols sweep by visiting Knights

    Andrew Jackson tuned for Conference IV-AA play, sweeping Class A foe North Central on the hardwood Tuesday night.

    The Lady Vols opened play with a 32-23 win and the AJ boys followed with a 58-46 win over the Knights.

    In the second game, AJ bolted to a 17-7 first-period lead, but the Knights, on a 26-21 surge, sliced the AJ edge to 38-33 with a period to play.

    The Vols held a 28-19 lead at the break, but NC rallied to make it a five-point game with eight minutes to play.