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Today's Sports

  • State champion U15 stars honored

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission honored The 2008 U15 all-star soccer team Wednesday night at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

    The Lancaster County all-stars captured the U15 state soccer championship back in December at Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex in Rock Hill.

    The Lancaster County stars defeated Western District champion Pickens 2-1 to claim the state crown.

    The Lancaster County stars were led by veteran soccer coach Johnny Dukes.

  • Warriors Classic champs

    KERSHAW  The Indian Land High School boys soccer team has already met a team goal for the 2009 Warriors’ season.

    Indian Land set winning the second annual Rose City Classic as a goal and the Warriors reached it in impressive style in the two-day tournament which opened Friday at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The IL booters blanked 2008 tournament champion Andrew Jackson 2-0 to take the title and earn the right to host the 2010 boys preseason soccer tournament next March.

  • BHS drops two in Lake Murray play

    Buford dropped its second straight loss in the Lake Murray Classic, falling to Dreher 4-0 on Friday night.

    Colt Ellis, who worked 5.1 innings, took the loss, allowing five hits, no walks and four earned runs.

    Justin Altman went two-thirds of an inning and allowed a hit and a walk.

    Ellis had two hits to lead the Buford offense. Cheyne Horton and Jacob Jamison each had a hit for the Jackets.

    On Thursday, BHS dropped a 3-1 loss at Chapin.

  • Lancers split in weekend series

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers baseball team salvaged a split of its four-game weekend series at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.

    The 7-3 Lancers, after being swept on Saturday, returned the diamond favor with the host Knights.

    USCL opened with a 3-1 win and then downed Surry 8-1.

    In the opener, Evan Jumper’s three-run double in the opening inning gave the Lancers all the runs they would need in the two-run win.

  • Davis upbeat about Buford Lady...

    BUFORD New Buford High School softball head coach “C” Davis is optimistic about the Lady Jackets’ chances this season.

    Davis, an assistant with the program, has a solid team which features six returning starters, including ace junior pitcher Jena Hallman and her batterymate, seasoned junior catcher Leslie Pressley, the Best Offensive Player Award winner last spring.

  • Familar foes seek title

    It may be one of the greatest understatements of all times.

    In introducing Great Falls’ John Smith and Calhoun County’s Zam Fredrick at Wednesday’s state championship press conference, S.C. High School League official Roger Hazel said “we have two coaches here that are familiar to this setting.”

  • IL quartet places in state

    The Indian Land Warriors had four of nine wrestlers place in the Class A-AA state tournament at Lexington High School.

    The Warriors’ effort was highlighted by a pair of state runner-up finishes on Saturday to cap the two-day event.

    The Warriors finished sixth in the Class A-AA state field.

    IL senior Dillon Creed, a 145-pound competitor, placed second, falling by two points.

  • Lady Jackets top Lady Vols

    The Buford Lady Jackets launched regular-season softball play in impressive fashion, taking a 3-2 win over county rival Andrew Jackson on Tuesday.

    The fifth-rated Lady Vols held an early 2-0 lead, but BHS rallied for the one-run win.

    BHS’s Lindsey Pressley scored the winning run after walking in the fourth and taking second on a wild pitch. She stole third and came home when winning hurler Jena Hallman put down a sacrifice bunt.

  • AJ salutes ace Volunteers

    KERSHAW Fall’s finest and winter wonders drew the “Big Orange Country” spotlight at the annual Andrew Jackson High School fall-winter sports banquet Thursday night.

    A host of athletes earned recognition for their play in five varsity sports at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.

    Record-setting senior quarterback Daniel Pardue drew his share of accolades during the night.

    Pardue, a first-team all-region and all-county pick, was named the AJ football Most Valuable Player.

  • Pope earns award for service

    From Release

    Mike Pope, former Indian Land High School football coach, was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the S.C. Football Coaches Association on Feb. 13 in Myrtle Beach.

    Pope has coached for 34 years at nine schools in South Carolina. He began his career at his alma mater, Piedmont High, in 1974.

    He later coached at Lancaster, Sumter, Blackville-Hilda, Indian Land, Goose Creek, Seneca, Hillcrest, Lakewood and Walhalla high schools.

    His record as head coach was 38-6 at Blackville-Hilda and 27-58 at Indian Land.