Today's Sports

  • BHS, IL boys fall in playoffs

    Buford and Indian Land were opening round casualties in the Class A Upper State boys basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.

    Buford, the fourth-place team in Conference III-A, fell to Conference IV-A champion C.A. Johnson 63-44 in Columbia.

    Anthony Williams, Jacob Jamison and Desmond McGriff scored eight points apiece to lead BHS, which fell to 8-16. The Jackets were 5-7 in league play.

    Indian Land, which finished 12-7, 9-3, dropped a 63-59 home loss to Williston-Elko in the Warriors' gym on Tuesday night.

  • Warriors, Jackets fall in first...

    A pair of Conference IV-A teams put the halt on the postseason hardwood hopes for Buford and Indian Land on Tuesday night.

    The Conference III-A runner-up Indian Land team dropped a season-ending 63-59 loss to Williston-Elko, while Buford fell to Conference IV-A champion C.A. Johnson, 63-44.

    Indian Land fell behind early and never could fully recover in dropping the four-point loss.

    “We had our chances, but we didn’t convert,” IL coach Nate Smith said. “It was a disappointing night for us.”

  • Comeback victory gives Lancers...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers baseball team will take a 3-1 record into their 2010 home opener this weekend.

    The Lancers, in their second season of baseball, are coming off a Sunday afternoon split with Brunswick Community College in Shallotte, N.C.

    USCL dropped an 8-1 loss to the Dolphins in the opener, but rebounded to take the nightcap with an 8-7 win.

    The Lancers opened their season with a sweep of the Limestone junior varsity baseball team on Feb. 8 in Gaffney, 3-1, 7-3.

  • Ferguson, Burt to play for Blue...

    Two baseball standouts with Lancaster connections are headed to Presbyterian College to continue their careers.

    Nick Ferguson, who starred with the Lancaster High School and Post 31 American Legion programs, signed with the Blue Hose during the early signing period last fall.

    Ferguson is joined by Ryan Burt, of Cayce, who is in his second season with the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball program.

  • Lady Warriors advance, face Cavs

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors used fast starts to launch their 2010 Class A Upper State playoff run in impressive fashion on Monday night.

    The host Lady Warriors bolted to a 20-5 first-period edge on the way to a 60-45 win over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler to open the Class A Upstate playoffs.

    IL’s 15-point win sends the 16-5 Lady Warriors to face Christ Church, the defending Class A state champion, on Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Bruins are co-champions

    Lancaster High School basketball senior night was special for more than a fond farewell.

    The fasting-starting Bruins captured a share of the Region IV-AAAA boys championship with a 72-43 win over Spring Valley in the LHS gym on Monday night.

    LHS’s decisive 29-point win gave the 19-5 Bruins the right to wear the Region IV-AAAA regular-season co-champions crown with an 8-2 league record.

  • Bruins rebound, net win

    The Lancaster Bruins got back on track, racking up a solid home win in Region IV-AAAA play Saturday night.

    The Bruins, 18-4, 7-1, corralled the South Pointe Stallions in a 63-54 win.

    LHS, playing less than 24 hours after dropping its first region loss this season in an 81-64 setback at Ridge View, rebounded to boost the Bruins’ region championship hopes.

    “We answered the challenge against a well-coached team,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We’ve played well at home this season and we responded in a clutch way today.”

  • AJ Volunteers drop pair in...

    BISHOPVILLE A tough basketball season came to a close Thursday for the Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers.

    AJ, on the road for its Conference IV-AA regular-season finale, dropped a pair of losses to the host Lee Central Stallions.

    The Lady Vols, who went winless in region play, dropped a 49-20 setback to the LC Lady Stallions in the opener.

    The nightcap was closer, but the Stallions avenged an earlier loss to the Vols, who compiled a 1-9 mark in league play, with a 75-66 win.

  • South girls cap 14-0 season...

    The South Middle School girls completed a second straight unbeaten season, and the A.R. Rucker boys capped a sterling 13-1 campaign with a sweet revenge win Thursday.

    Lancaster area middle school rivals A.R. Rucker and South each had something to cheer about in the season-ending doubleheader at the packed Lancaster High School gym.

    The Lady Mustangs put the finishing touches on a banner 14-0 season with a 36-24 win over the rival Lady Rams in the opener.

  • Bruins seek to rebound for...

    Lancaster dropped a pair of Region IV-AAAA basketball losses to Blythewood on Tuesday night, but the news wasn’t all bad for the Bruins on departing the Midlands.

    The LHS boys, who dropped their second loss in three region games, learned that Ridge View, which downed the No. 10 Bruins 81-64 last Friday night at RVHS to forge a tie for the region lead, also lost on Tuesday night.

    South Pointe notched a 72-68 win over the Ridge View Blazers to keep the teams tied at the top of region play.