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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Vols deck Bruins 57-51

    KERSHAW The unbeaten Andrew Jackson boys bounced back in a hurry to snap a long hoops skid against county rival Lancaster with a 57-51 comeback win on Friday night.

    The Vols posted their first basketball win over the Bruins going back to the 1998 season when AJ downed the Bruins 62-60 in its holiday tournament.

    AJ’s six-point win gave the Vols a hoops split after the Lady Bruins took a 57-38 win in the varsity opener.

  • IL advances in playoffs

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – A fast start helped the Indian Land Lady Warriors make quick work of C.A. Johnson in the opening round of the Class A Upper State girls basketball playoffs Monday night.

    The host Lady Warriors bolted to a 6-2 lead, but C.A. Johnson charged back to grab a 7-6 edge. Indian Land had a quick answer, using a 10-2 run to gain a 16-9 lead after one period.

    C.A. Johnson, the fourth-place team in conference IV-A, never recovered and fell 68-33 to the Lady Warriors.

  • Trojans foil Bruins’...

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Bruins ran into a purple storm in Rock Hill on Wednesday night. Lancaster, making its first playoff appearance under head coach Ricardo Priester, suffered a 76-63 setback to the Trojans of Northwestern.

    The Bruins scored the first bucket of the night just to see Northwestern outscore them 19 to 4 to end the first quarter. Northwestern took a 32-19 lead into the half. The Trojans extended its lead 55-38 after three periods.

  • Vols hold off Stallions in split

    KERSHAW – The annual Andrew Jackson High School basketball court warming saw the Vols finish in a blaze of glory.

    The AJ boys capped a Conference IV-AA split with Lee Central with a 52-45 win over the Stallions.

    The seven-point win gave the Vols a season's sweep of LC and also gave AJ a 13-7 mark, the most victories in a season since the 2001 AJ hoops campaign.

    The night wasn't as good for the Lady Vols, who dropped a 69-29 loss to the Lady Stallions.

    The AJ Vols, 6-4 in region play, started strong and finished fast for the victory.