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Today's Sports

  • Lady Warriors keep rolling;...

    Indian Land’s Lady Warriors rolled to stay unbeaten in Conference III-A hoops play with a 73-32 win over North Central on Monday night.

    The IL girls, who led 35-14 at the half, are 9-0 in league play.

  • Christmas miracle for Kirkland...

    You’ve surely heard of a Christmas miracle. This time of year something extraordinary occurs and you feel someone from above somehow has something to do with the way matters turn out.

    Those thoughts crossed my mind at mid-afternoon Saturday at the 72nd annual Shrine Bowl game at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg.

  • Patterson to work national...

    Lancaster native Gary Patterson will be in the college football spotlight Thursday.

    Patterson, an Atlantic Coast Conference official, will call the BCS national championship game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami where Florida meets Oklahoma.

    The game, which kicks off at 8 p.m., will be carried on Charlotte Fox 18 WCCB, Ch. 11 on the Lancaster Comporium cable.

    Officiating crews for college bowl games are done on a rotating basis and Patterson’s crew landed the Orange Bowl. Patterson is the back judge in the ACC crew handling the game.

  • Bruins rally by Vikings

    Lancaster senior forward Jonathan McGriff hit four clutch free throws in the final 27 seconds to spark the Bruins to a 66-62 win over Spring Valley on Tuesday night.

    The win, which gave LHS a split after the Lady Bruins fell in the opener, pushed the Bruins’ mark to 10-9, 2-3.

    SV, down 33-25 at the break, rallied to take a 49-48 lead with a period to play, but Lancaster made a key charge in the final eight minutes to take the four-point win.

  • Bruins corral Stallions

    The surging Lancaster Bruins opened Region IV-AAAA basketball play in a big way as LHS topped South Pointe 70-64 for a split of the league twin bill on Monday night.

    The game was played Monday as not to conflict with the Lancaster County School District exam schedule which began Tuesday.

    The Bruins’ six-point win saw LHS rally from a 36-30 halftime deficit.

    Lancaster outscored the Stallions 22-12 in the pivotal third period as the Bruins took the lead and stayed in control for the win.

  • Reid tallies 33 points to spark...

    BUFORD – Buford High School senior guard Qua Reid hit a game-high 33 points to pace the Jackets to a 60-50 Conference III-A home basketball win over North Central on Thursday night.

    The Jackets’ 10-point win gave BHS a league sweep after the Lady Jackets took a 46-42 win in the opener.

    The games were played Thursday following a postponement Tuesday due to the winter storm.

    In the nightcap, Buford used a torrid third period to take control of the game.

    Reid was the spark, hitting 15 of his 21 second-half points in the crucial quarter.

  • Chesterfield posts sweep of...

    Buford had a tough night on the hardwood Friday as the Jackets dropped a pair of Conference III-A games to Chesterfield.

    In the opener, the Lady Rams rolled to a 76-29 win over the Lady Jackets.

    The CHS boys capped the league sweep, taking a 62-44 victory in the nightcap.

    In the opener, the Lady Rams bolted to a 26-6 first-period lead and held a 42-10 lead at the break on the way to the win.

    Victoria McVicker hit 19 points and Whitney Owensby netted 18 to pace the CHS girls.

  • Pins key Bruins in mat win

    The Lancaster Bruins opened the 2009 portion of their high school wrestling schedule on Wednesday night, posting a 42-36 win over the Spring Valley Vikings.

    “I was real proud of our guys,” said Lancaster High wrestling coach Terry Marshall, who saw his team improve to 2-5 on the season. “I thought we had good effort throughout our lineup.”

    LHS pin winners included Gabe Campo (112), Cody Pate (119), Joe Craig (152), Dawan Thompson (189) and Clay Rollings (215). Marquise Perry and Donald Heath each had a decision and Justin Harper won by forfeit.

  • Weddington seeks fourth Battle...

    Weddington will be shooting for its fourth straight championship as the Warriors enter the annual Battle of the Border Duals at Indian Land High School on Saturday.

    Weddington, which defeated Ardrey Kell 48-31 last winter, is one of three Tar Heel State teams in the nine-team field.

    Ardrey Kell is back along with South Mecklenburg and Sun Valley of Union County, N.C.

    The South Carolina teams include the host Warriors, Buford, Cheraw, Nation Ford, Northwestern and South Pointe.

  • Jackets sweep match

    Buford captured a pair of wrestling wins, defeating Class AA foe Central of Pageland 57-24 and Camden Military 45-27.

    Daniel Deese, Josh Ferguson, Johntrell Caudle, Lain Adams and Brandon Haile each posted a pair of pins for the Jackets in the sweep. Rashad Cunningham had a pin and a decision to boost the BHS effort.

    Buford is scheduled to host county rival Lancaster on Thursday at 7 p.m.

    The Jackets defeated LHS 54-30 in the Bruins’ gym last month.

    Buford 45 CMA 27

    173 – Daniel Deese (B) pinned Faulkner (CM)