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Today's Sports

  • Devils top Jackets 4-0

    Great Falls High School senior right-hander Gaither Bumgardner tossed a two-hitter and struck out 10 to key the Red Devils to a 4-0 Region III-A baseball win over Buford at the GFHS field on Wednesday.

    The game was originally set for Tuesday, but a late afternoon thunderstorm caused GFHS officials to postpone play to Wednesday.

    Bumgardner gunned the Red Devils’ offense with a two-run homer and a solo blast.

    BHS, 3-6, 5-8, had a hit each from Joseph Wright and Britt Wells. Wright also reached after twice being hit by a pitch. Justin Altman drew two walks.

  • IL's Jacobus, Williams lead...

    The Lancaster County 2008-09 girls basketball season belonged to the Indian Land Lady Warriors.

    Veteran Lady Warriors coach Tamara Jacobus and standout sophomore guard Mariah Williams swept top honors for the county girls basketball campaign.

    Jacobus guided the Indian Land girls to a 19-5 mark, which included an unbeaten 12-0 record and the Conference III-A regular-season championship.

    Williams was the Lady Warriors catalyst, averaging a county’s best 13 points and 3.4 assists per game.

  • Palmetto Lightning strikes gold...

    The Palmetto Lighting struck gold in the Zaxby’s Tournament of Champions, a 10-under Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) tournament on March 28-29, in Forest City, N.C.

    The Lightning captured the title with a 28-12 win over the Stanley Lady Ice.

    Alexis Williams led the Lightning with 12 points. Elizabeth Scott netted six and Summer Vick chipped in four. Deja Patterson, Amirah Steward and Michaela Coates added two points apiece.

  • Buford 2nd in tourney

    The Buford Lady Jackets finished as the runners-up in the Cougar Invitational at York Comprehensive High School on Tuesday.

    The Lady Jackets went 3-1, falling to Class AAAA Clover 6-1 in the championship game.

    In the title game, the Blue Eagles forged a 6-0 lead before BHS struck for a run in the seventh when Lindsey Pressley drove in Jena Hallman.

    Pressley had a hit and drove in a run. Hallman had a double and scored a run. Hannah Knight added a hit for the Lady Jackets.

  • LHS golfers clip Falcons

    The Lancaster High School golf team evened its record at 7-7, 2-2 in region play, with a six-shot win over Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill on Wednesday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    LHS posted a 165 to the Falcons’ 171.

    “It was good to win and we hope to use the victory to build a little consistency,” Lancaster High School golf coach Jerry Perry said.

    The Bruins were led by Wil Riggins’ 40 and Pat Marshall followed with a 41. John Heath and Dillan Waldrop each carded a 42.

  • Packed track views exciting race...

    A massive field of 100-plus cars packed a crowded infield, setting up for what would be a great racing night at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday.

    u The young guns were the first main event. 2008 champ Andrew Blackwood regained his winning ways, piloting his Rock Hill Collision Center No. 57 racer to the win.

    Johnny Kline of Rock Hill finished second, but the spot was forfeited due to a post-race inspection. Brandon Blackmon, the teen driver who had his car heavily damaged by the incident in the infield during the previous race – finished second.

  • Buford golfers deck Warriors

    The Buford High School golf team remained unbeaten in Conference III-A play at 6-0 with a 163-208 win over county rival Indian Land at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday.

    Senior Trevor Banks led the 10-2 Jackets with a 37. Taylor Banks followed with a 39. Jalen Terry carded a 40 and Jimmy Taylor posted a 47 in the Jackets’ 45-shot win.

    Jared Long led IL with a 47 and Clay Holcomb shot a 49. Parker Whittaker had a 54 and David Venditti finished with a 58.

    Jackets rip Lions

  • Pioneers pound Lancers in sweep

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers will likely offer little argument against the Spartanburg Methodist College’s No. 5 national ranking in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Div. I baseball poll.

    The 11-20 Lancers, a first-year program, experienced first hand the 31-3 Pioneers’ diamond prowess on Wednesday at Duncan Park in Spartanburg.

    The Lancers dropped a twi-night twin bill to SMC, falling 10-1 in the opener and dropping a 10-0 loss in five frames.

  • Lady Bruins sweep Lady Stallions

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins swept a softball doubleheader from Region IV-AAAA foe South Pointe High School on Friday at the LHS field.

    In the opener, senior pitcher Courtney Cauthen struck out 11 and walked only one in a 5-1 LHS win. She also had a hit.

    Arshika Scott, who had six stolen bases in the twin bill, had a hit as did Cherrell Cousar, Erin Walker, Angel Cox, Candice Benson and Morgan Blackmon.

  • Warriors booters on track with...

    Indian Land High Schools boys soccer coach Adam Cole and his Warriors set some lofty goals this spring and so far the Warriors are on track.

    “We wanted to have an unbeaten record, win our region and make a run for the state championship,” Cole said of his team which entered the week with an 8-0 mark and a No. 4 state ranking.

    “We expected this season to go well after we set some high goals,” Cole said. “I attribute this to all of our players working well together. There’s good team chemistry.