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Today's Sports

  • Truesdale earns Tri-County honor

    Lancaster High School senior running back Zed Truesdale led the county winners at the first meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    Each Tuesday during the regular season high school coaches from Chester, York and Lancaster counties meet at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg to honor top performers from the previous Friday night.

    Truesdale ran for 223 yards in 22 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Bruins’ 32-7 win over Andrew Jackson at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.

  • O'Shields upbeat about LHS...

    New Lancaster High School volleyball coach Betsi O’Shields is optimistic about the Lady Bruins’ hopes this fall.

    “I’m excited,” she said. “The way I see it, there’s no where to go but up.”

    The Lady Bruins, winless over the last three seasons, are bidding for better results on the court.

    “I tell our girls to play with a purpose,” said O’Shields, who will be assisted by Katherine Crawford. “We’ve worked hard since we began practice and I feel we’re making strides.

  • Knight debuts with road win over...

    The Todd Knight coaching era at Newberry College was a dandy debut as the scarlet and grey rallied for a 31-24 road win over nationally-ranked Valdosta State on Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

    Newberry rallied from a 17-10 halftime deficit to post the seven-point win as Knight, a Lancaster native and former Buford High football star who was promoted as the NC head coach last spring, began his head coaching career with a notable win over the Blazers.

    VSU entered the game ranked No. 13 in the American Football Coaches Association poll and No. 8 in D2Football.com.

  • Newberry's Blackmon is on...

    NEWBERRY Most place-kickers prefer flying under the radar.

    It’s the nature of what they do. Nobody notices them until they trot out onto the field when a game hangs in the balance.

    But shunning the limelight will be a little harder for Newberry College’s Britt Blackmon this upcoming football season.

    The Kershaw native and Andrew Jackson High School graduate is one of 18 Division II and III kickers named to the 2009 Fred Mitchell Award watch list.

  • Fender-to-fender racing spices...

    Race night again at Lancaster Speedway brought the eager fans back to see some fender-to-fender action and they were not disappointed. The Lancaster Motor Speedway drivers delivered another great night of racing.

  • Wells like field coach

    BUFORD Britt Wells will be leading the Buford Yellow Jackets into the 2009 football campaign, and the BHS coaches feel there couldn’t be a better player for the job.

    “It’s like having another coach on the field,” BHS defensive coach Jimmy Clyburn said. “On defense, Britt is basically an extension of me out there.”

    Wells, a captain, is a seasoned veteran on the defensive side of the ball starting at linebacker.

    “I expect him to be in the top three at least in tackles and interceptions this season,” said Clyburn.

  • Boosters pleased with new format...

    The annual meet the Bruins featured a different format this season, but Lancaster Bruins booster club officials felt the change was for the better.

    The event, held Thursday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium, featured a spotlight on the LHS fall sports teams.

    “That’s the purpose to put our fall sports athletes in the center of attention,” LHS booster club president Shane Caroway said. “We felt real good about the event because we felt we had our best overall turnout in four years.”

  • 1969 scrimmage led to annual...

    For the 40th time county rivals Andrew Jackson and Lancaster are set to battle tonight at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.

    The annual rivalry game, which more times than not has kicked off the season, coincides with Andrew Jackson High’s 40th anniversary celebration today and Saturday.

    For the record, the series has Lancaster holding a 28-11 edge. Since this is my 32nd year at The News, I’ve covered the majority of the games. Most of the others I saw unless I was away at college.

  • USA 4x100 relay disqualified...

    The IAAF Jury of Appeals upheld the disqualification of Team USA’s men’s 4x100m relay team. The team was disqualified for passing before the zone on the exchange between Shawn Crawford and Darvis Patton. Patton was running the anchor leg.

    The defending champion USA team had the best qualifying time of 37.97 seconds. At the Beijing Olympics last summer, the USA team dropped the baton and was eliminated.

    Patton was part of the blown exchange in Beijing, along with Tyson Gay, who didn’t run Friday because of a groin injury.

  • Lucas to guide Volunteers'...

    Lancaster native Mike Lucas, one who has had his share of diamond success on various levels, is the new Andrew Jackson High baseball coach.

    Lucas, 53, replaces Andy Morton, who has left the Lancaster County School District for a teaching position in Rock Hill after teaching at Kershaw Elementary School. Morton, in two seasons leading the Volunteers, posted a 22-25 record, including a 13-12 mark last spring and two Class AA Upper State playoff berths.

    AJ athletic director Dale Reeves said he’s confident Lucas will do the job.