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Today's Sports

  • Teamwork key in South girls...

    Teamwork will take a team a long way.

    South Middle School basketball coach Amanda Mings said the Lady Mustangs’ ability to play together was the key element in the SMS girls’ run to a second unbeaten season in the last three seasons.

    The Lady Mustangs recently capped a banner season with a 14-0 hardwood record.

    Two seasons ago, the South girls fashioned a 13-0 mark and followed with an 11-3 record last winter.

    The Lady Mustangs’ 2008-09 team featured four returnees, including two starters.

  • KLS Run for Ryan set April 25

    The pace has been picked up for the area Kleine-Levin Syndrome event to raise funds and awareness for KLS.

    In the past two years, Walk for Ryan events were held at the Lancaster High School track.

    The 2009 event, known as Run for Ryan, features a county track meet at the LHS track on April 25. The meet draws girls and boys teams from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and  Lancaster.

  • Drum’s priority - the...

    Over the course of six years, it never changed. Whenever I talked to Lewisville coach/athletics director Floyd Drum, he always ended the conversation the same way.

    “Thanks for what you do for our kids.”

    All of his e-mails, letters and faxes to me were punctuated the same way.

    Of course, covering the achievements of Lewisville’s student-athletes is part of my job, but I think Drum just appreciates anybody who he thinks has the best interest of kids at heart, because he always has.

  • NC's Blackmon resigns...

    BOONETOWN – Veteran North Central High School head football coach Ron Blackmon has resigned as the Knights’ football coach and student activities director.

    Blackmon, a Heath Springs native, said he will step down from both positions at the end of the 2008-09 school term.

    A 26-year coaching veteran, Blackmon made his intentions known to North Central High School principal Worth Thomasson last Wednesday.

  • Devils test Cards for bid

    GREAT FALLS  There is no question that coach Smith will emerge victorious in the Class A boys Upper State championship basketball game Saturday in Greenville.

    But which one?

    Having head coaches named “Smith” is not the only similarity that Great Falls and Landrum, who will battle Saturday in Greenville’s Bi-Lo Center for a shot at going to state, share.

    Both teams come into the contest with records of 25-1.

  • LCPRC all-star basketball teams...

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will have seven all-star teams participating in Central District playoff this weekend.

    The 10-and under boys and girls travel to Fort Mill to play on Saturday. Lancaster I boys play at 9 a.m. against Ruth C. Simons and Lancaster II boys play at 10:30 a.m. against the City of Columbia.

    The first-round games will be played at Fort Mill High School.

    Second-round games are at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Mill High.

    The championship is set for 4:30 p.m. at Nations Ford High School. The field consists of nine teams.

  • Warriors win three titles

    Indian Land High School’s record-setting wrestling season garnered more sterling standards over the weekend at the Class A-AA Lower State tournament at Aynor High School.

    The 21-12 Warriors, who set a new school mark for wins in a season, set a new record with nine state qualifiers, including three Lower State champions.

    Seniors Thomas Harris and Dillon Creed along with junior Mark Gunter each captured A-AA Lowcountry crowns in earning berths to the state tournament at Lexington High School over the weekend.

  • Blackmon pleased with LHS...

    Lancaster High School first-year baseball coach Brett Blackmon said the Bruins’ prep baseball jamboree – Gameday at Doomsday – was a hit Saturday at the LHS field.

    The jamboree included three mini-game – host Lancaster vs. Class AAAA foe Richland Northeast, Great Falls vs. Indian Land and Lewisville vs. Fairfield Central of Winnsboro.

    RNE edged the Bruins 4-1 and Great Falls downed Indian Land 5-1.

    “We had a wonderful event,” Blackmon said of the jamboree which also featured a host of baseball contests between the mini-games.

  • Saluda dashes Volunteers&...

    Dylan Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    SALUDA – The third seed Andrew Jackson Volunteers fell to No. 2 seed Saluda Tigers Wednesday, 49-58, in the AA Upper State playoffs.

    The Vols ended the first quarter up 13-12. Then the Tigers and the Vols stayed neck and neck throughout the second quarter until the Tigers hit a buzzer-beating three to put them up 25-23.

    “They took some good shots. They made some good shots,” Coach Dale Reeves said. “That three gave them a lot of momentum that hurt us in the third quarter.”

  • South tops Rucker in hoops sweep

    South Middle School’s basketball teams each took a different direction, but went home with the same result – on the north end of the final score of a pair of games with rival A.R. Rucker.

    The South Middle Mustangs swept to a pair of wins over the rival Rams at the Lancaster High School gym on Wednesday night. The Lady Mustangs, who capped a 14-0 hoops season, rallied for a thrilling 45-43 win, while the South boys took a 54-28 victory.

    The games were played at the LHS gym to handle the overflow crowd for the second of two clashes this season.