Today's Sports

  • Lightning captures crown in...

    The Palmetto Lightning has struck hardwood gold again.

    The Lightning, a team of Kershaw and Lancaster area girls, captured the 10-under girls Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) championship in the Capital City Invitational at Eau Claire High School on May 24.

    The Lightning downed the S.C. Stars 14-8 as it used a balanced attack to take the crown.

    Elizabeth Scott hit five points to pace the winners in the title game. Alexis Williams netted three. Brantley Ussery, Amirah Steward and Keyotta Garris added two points each.

  • Funderburk-Woodward shoot 132 to...

    Former Lancaster Golf Club champion Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward teamed to take top honors in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sunday.

    Funderburk and Woodward teamed to post a 132 to notch a two-shot win in the first flight. Funderburk aided the winning team’s effort with a close-up on No. 7 on Sunday.

    Teams were flighted following play Saturday.

    Jimmy Boswell and Scott Helms, a former LGC champion, finished second with a 134. Doug Rollins and Gene Rollins carded a 135 to take third.

  • Cooper looks to Classic

    Come Saturday at high noon, Lancaster High School girls’ senior soccer star Lindsy Cooper will kick her way into the LHS athletic record book.

    Cooper, a Lady Bruins’ soccer star and two-year member of the varsity squad, is the first LHS girls player to earn selection to the North-South Classic soccer match.

    Cooper will play for the North in the match at Wofford College in Spartanburg where the top senior soccer players from the 2009 season will battle.

  • Jackets to host Classic

    The sixth annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic will be hosted by Buford High School.

    The Jackets are the host school for the jamboree for the third time. When the jamboree was set up to be played, all four county schools were to serve as a host on a rotating basis.

    Buford served as the host school for two seasons and Lancaster hosted the third event, with Andrew Jackson hosting the 2007 jamboree.

  • Juniors face showdown

    The rivalry resumes Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    A year ago, the Lancaster junior Legion team finished second to Gaffney in the regular-season league race with both holding the same record, but Gaffney won on head-to-head meetings. In the state tournament, P-31 earned some revenge, eliminating Gaffney from the postseason tourney.

    Now the two clubs are prepared to meet again in an early showdown in Legion baseball League V junior play.

  • Junior golfers open season Monday

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association launches its 14th season Monday with its 2009 opener at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland.

    The White Plains tournament is the first of six chapter tournaments to be played this season.

    “We’re real pleased with the response we’ve had for the junior golf association,” said Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom.

  • P-31 juniors down Chester to cap...

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team capped a perfect week with an 8-5 win at Eggleton Field on Thursday night.

    P-31, playing its fourth game in as many days, started strong with a four-run first inning and kept the upper hand for the victory.

    “We had a great week overall,” said Lancaster P-31 junior team coach Josh Pauling. “I am very proud of these boys this week. To win four games in one week is a difficult task at any level, and hats off to these young men for this accomplishment.”

  • Wrestling card set at Buford Rec

    Linx Wrestling Alliance will host a pro wrestling card Saturday at the Buford Recreation Center.

    The card features NWA-WWF superstar Barbarian. In another highlight match, “Fuzzy” Bass will battle Rocky in a dog collar match. The bell time is 7:30, with the doors set to open at 6 p.m.

    Tickets are $7 for adults and youngsters, age 6-12, admitted for $4.

    The card is subject to change.

  • AJ's Wright completes...

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School senior athlete Daniel Wright made it 4-4 as far as the Wright family was concerned in Volunteer athletic prowess.

    Wright, who graduated with the AJ Class of 2009 on Friday afternoon at the Lancaster County Class AA high school, was the last sibling in his family to play for the Volunteers. He capped his senior year and AJ career, earning the AJ Male Athlete of the Year Award.

    His brother Danny earned the Andrew Jackson High Male Athlete of the Year in 2000.

  • Buford claimed state title in...

    Buford’s 2009 softball season was highlighted by a first-ever Class A state championship and some record-setting performances along the way.

    Buford junior hurler Jena Hallman, who earned a Class A Player of the Year honor from one sports publication, broke three school marks in the Lady Jackets’ 26-9 season under first-year coach “C” Davis.

    Hallman, 22-9, set a new mark for wins in a season, besting the old standard of 17 which was held by Lisa McManus in 2001.