Today's Sports

  • Clark pleased with Rising Stars...

    The first Rising Stars at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster tennis tournament was a success.

    The tournament, held Saturday at the Richards Complex at USCL, featured 15 budding youth tennis players.

    “We were pleased with the tournament,” said USCL tennis coach Brian Clark, who coordinated the event. “We want to grow the sport of tennis here and this is a start for us.”

    The 15-player field featured a handful of Lancaster area tennis players.

  • Runners shine at Oyster Festival

    Lancaster High School cross country runner Wylie Penegar turned in a stellar showing in the 29th annual Oyster Festival Road Race on Oct. 17 at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

    Penegar, a Lancaster High School junior, ran a personal best time of 35:56 to win the 10K (6.2 miles) race. Drew Burn, a LHS junior, was third overall in a personal best time of 38:43.

    In the 5K (3.1 miles) race, Brooke Penegar, an A.R. Rucker Middle School eighth grader, was fourth overall in the female division and won her age group with a time of 23 minutes.

  • Blythewood cops region golf crown

    Blythewood captured the Region IV-AAAA golf tournament with a 351 total over 18 holes at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday.

    The tournament was originally set for Wednesday, but moved to Lancaster following a rain out last Wednesday.

    The Lady Bengals were led by Kelsey Badmaev, who shot a 76.

    Lancaster High School’s Haley Heath was second with a 78. LHS finished third in the five-team field with a 389 total.

    Spring Valley carded a 367 to place second overall.

    South Pointe was fourth with a 395 and Ridge View had a 452.

  • Lady Bruins win region tennis...

    The Lancaster High School girls tennis team captured the Region IV-AAA tennis championship with a 6-0 win over host Ridge View High School on Wednesday night.

    The win improved LHS’s mark to 9-0 in region play and 13-2 overall.

    The Lady Bruins of coach Phil Dewalt have one match left to play before opening the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs.

    LHS opens the playoffs on Tuesday when it hosts Northwestern High School.

    LHS 6 RV 0

    Lyndsey Hegler (L) def. Liz Jones (RV) 6-1, 6-2

    Morgan Gardner (L) def. Morgan Tolley (RV) 7-5, 6-2

  • Cats strike early, trip LHS 31-3

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray, fresh off a 31-3 home loss to second-ranked Rock Hill on Friday night, was ready to press on.

    The Memorial Stadium scoreboard reflected a third straight defeat, but McMurray was noting the positives and looking ahead.

    “We still have some bright spots,” McMurray said. “By no means are we happy with this score, but I thought our effort was there. I thought we fought hard against an outstanding football team. The difference was that they made plays and we didn’t.”

  • Lions garner Tri-County football...

    Lewisville High School garnered two awards at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

    The Lions posted a 22-15 win over Indian Land at IL’s Reservation for their first Conference III-A win under coach Marvin Burke.

    Timmy McCullough earned the Division II Defensive Player of the Week Award, while Jeremy Green was named the Defensive Lineman of the Week.

  • Lancaster High earns...

    Lancaster High School principal Dr. Joe Keenan has a basic philosophy when it comes to sportsmanship.

    “We try to treat people the way we would want to be treated,” Keenan said.

    His approach in interscholastic competition has drawn attention to help LHS gain recognition.

    LHS, a member of Class AAAA Region IV, has won a S.C. High School League Sportsmanship Award for the second time in three years.

    The Bruins were nominated for the award from their region.

  • Stakes high for BHS, IL

    County pride won’t be the only incentive when host Buford and Indian Land tangle Friday night.

    The Jackets and Warriors each need a win to boost their Class A Upper State playoff hopes.

    Buford, 4-4, 3-2, needs a win to help it toward a runner-up finish in region play.

    Indian Land, 3-5, 1-3, is in hopes of a win to buoy its postseason hopes.

    The game, which is part of the county’s oldest prep football rivalry, marks the second clash this season. Indian Land opened the season with a 14-7 win over the Jackets.

  • Caps strike early for 49-9 win...

    KERSHAW Even the legends of the past were unable to inspire Andrew Jackson on Friday night as Columbia dominated the Volunteers, 49-9 in Conference IV-AA play.

    AJ, celebrating its 40 years of existence, saluted the former athletes, bands, cheerleaders and homecoming queens of Kershaw, Heath Springs, Hillside and Flat Creek.

    Capitols’ senior quarterback Kevin Davis lit up the Volunteer secondary for 266 yards and six touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver sensation Casey Gladney hauled in nine catches for 124 yards and two scores.

  • SAC salutes Wingate's...

    Former Lancaster High School football standout Robert Fletcher has been named the South Atlantic Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

    Fletcher, a redshirt freshman, posted 11 solo tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble return for a touchdown as the Bulldogs rallied to defeat Lenoir Rhyne University 50-49 in SAC football action Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.

    In the second quarter, Fletcher picked up a fumble in stride and took it 52 yards for a touchdown.