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Today's Sports

  • Lancers fall to Howard in women...

    The University of South Carolina women’s soccer team opened play Saturday in Wilmington, N.C., where the Lancers faced Howard Community College.

    The Dragons of HCC, located in Columbia, Md., are about 20 minutes from Baltimore and have a student population of 7,000.

    The match was played in Wilmington to serve as a neutral site for both clubs.

    This is the first match for a new coaching staff at USCL as well as the team’s first challenge of the season.

  • Full program highlights LMS...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway inched closer to the end of the 2009 season with a full program Saturday.

    LMS will not race for the next two Saturdays to honor programs at I-77 Speedway in Chester. A Shrine benefit race is Sept. 12 and the Pop Pursley Memorial Race is Sept. 19.

    LMS action returns Sept. 26 when the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, in its fourth series,  hosts the fifth round of the Countdown to the Cup Series Championship.

  • Jackets blunt Vols' bid...

    BUFORD Determined Buford thwarted a last-minute Andrew Jackson rally to edge the Volunteers, 21-14 at Buford High School on Friday night.

    Andrew Jackson, 0-2, stymied a BHS drive on a fourth and two from the Vols’ 31 with 3:37 left.

    AJ then marched to the Jacket 10 with 58 seconds left. Play was halted when AJ senior receiver Tremaine Jackson suffered a season-ending broken ankle.

    The game came down to a fourth-down and six snap with 23 ticks left.

  • LHS survives Jackets' rally

    The Lancaster Memorial Stadium scoreboard and Bruins’ head coach Bennie McMurray’s face didn’t match in the aftermath of a LHS home-opening win.

    The scoreboard, in the Bruins’ 42nd home opener at Memorial Stadium, reflected a 38-28 win over Class AAAA foe Fort Mill.

    McMurray’s post-game face showed concern and frustration.

  • Card playoff decides Family...

    A card playoff decided the winning team in the second annual Family Promise golf outing Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The foursome of Jeff Horton, Chis Horton, Rusty Reed and Junior Pate prevailed in a card playoff to top a 13-team field.

    The playoff started with the lowest handicap hole and went seven holes before the winning team took the victory with a birdie.

    The foursome of Butch Small, Lane Small, Skip Small and Sonny Rushing also shot a 51.4 before falling in the playoff and finishing as the runner-up with a par.

  • Lancaster swimmers lasso SP...

    The Lancaster High School swim team rolled to a 139-76 region win over Class AAAA foe South Pointe High School of Rock Hill.

    Following are the results, with the girls listed first in the individual events.

    200 freestyle: 3. Rochelle Jewett, 4. Carly Strickland, 6. Tiffany McCowan; 2. Cody Brown, 3. Taylor Lindsay, 4. Brandon Gossman

    200 IM: 2. Hannah Jacobs, 3. Anna Scott, 5. Rebecca Jette; 1. Chris James, 2. Jonathan Catoe, 3. Nathan Spencer

  • Warriors hold off Jackets at...

    INDIAN LAND The Indian Land Warriors launched their 2009 season with a exciting victory over the rival Buford Yellow Jackets Friday night at IL’s Reservation.

    The game was a tight match-up, and remained a nail-biter to the game’s closing seconds.

    The Warriors struck first in this contest with an 11-yard touchdown reception by senior wide receiver Ted Boston from senior quarterback Josh Camarire. Boston had four catches for 47 yards in the IL win.

    The extra point was blocked by Buford, who trailed 6-0 at that point.

  • Six 2008 Bruins playing in...

    Six former Lancaster Bruins will launch their college football careers with the 2009 season.

    The former LHS players were members of the 2008 Bruins’ squad, which went 10-4 and earned a No. 9 ranking in the final Class AAAA state poll.

    Two players each will be at S.C. State and Methodist College in N.C. LHS landed one player at North Greenville and one at Newberry College.

  • Bruins ground Vols 32-7

    KERSHAW The Lancaster Bruins played the spoiler at Andrew Jackson High School on Friday night.

    AJ, celebrating its 40th school anniversary, saw the Bruins put an evening damper on the occasion with a 32-7 win in the 40th annual rivalry clash, the centerpiece event on the opening day of the celebration.

    The Bruins, taking advantage of some early AJ mistakes, forged a 9-0 lead before the Vols rallied to slice the gap, 9-7.

  • Duo shoots to go 2-0

    A pair of Lancaster County teams will be gunning to stay unbeaten, while a county clash will yield a first-time winner this season on Friday night.

    Lancaster and Indian Land, each coming off opening night wins, will be seeking to go 2-0 in non-league games Friday.

    Buford and Andrew Jackson will tangle at BHS in the Jackets’ home opener, with each seeking their first win this season.

    Lancaster, in its home opener, will face 0-1 Fort Mill, a 48-7 loser to Class A Chesterfield last Friday night.