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Today's Sports

  • Volunteers bidding for region...

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School second-year baseball coach Andy Morton is emphatic about the Volunteers’ diamond hopes this spring.

    The Vols, 9-13 last spring, are gunning for the Conference IV-AA baseball crown.

    “We’re a young team, one which will get better,” Morton said. “We feel we have a good shot at winning the region title.

    “Much of it depends on how much we improve with each practice and game this season,” Morton said.

  • Blythewood edges LHS

    Blythewood scored a run in the first inning and added a single run in the fifth inning to take a 2-0 Region IV-AAAA win over Lancaster at Doomsday Corner on Monday night.

    Trevor Hammond, who worked five innings, took the loss. He allowed two runs, three hits, five walks and hit a batter.

    Kendall Adams and Josh Warfield each worked a scoreless frame. Adams yielded a walk and hit a batter. Warfield gave up a hit.

    Senior shortstop Michael Catoe led the Lancaster offense with a double and a single. Joseph Threatt had a hit as did Brian Gainer.

  • Search begins for Lewisville...

    The process of finding a new football coach and athletic director for Lewisville High School is underway.

    Both jobs were posted Thursday on the Chester County School District’s website, http://www.chester.k12.sc.us/.

    The positions have officially been open since February 13. On January 30, former coach and athletics director Floyd Drum was delivered a letter at the school informing him he was being released from his duties by the school district.

  • White elated with annual martial...

    A misty, all-day rain did not halt more than 700 competitors, or 500-plus spectators from turning out to the 35th annual Universal Martial Arts Championship on March 14 at the Springdale Recreation Center.

    Being a part of this event was one of the most fascinating, exciting and rewarding experiences, that one could hope, Hanshi James E. White said.

  • Lady Bruins belt Blazers

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins posted their second win, ripping Ridge View 11-1 on Tuesday at home. Senior Courtney Cauthen hurled a three-hitter and fanned six. Cauthen aided the softball cause with two hits.

    Morgan Blackmon had two hits, including a double. Cherrell Cousar homered and drove in a run. Crystal Cauthen, Almeshea Catoe and Sarah Amason each had two hits. Erin Walker doubled and Candice Benson added a hit for the Lady Bruins.

    Lady Jackets win two

  • Lancers split road twin bill...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster split in a mid-week baseball doubleheader at Brunswick Community College on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Lancers, 11-12, posted a 10-9 win in the opener, but dropped the nightcap, 12-11.

    David Stone’s run-scoring double in the fifth inning proved to be the winning run in the Lancers’ victory. Stone, for the game, had two hits and drove in two runs.

  • Fire Ants sting Lancers

    The University of South Carolina at Sumter Fire Ants stung the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, sweeping the weekend baseball series 4-0.

    In the twin bill Sunday, the Fire Ants downed the Lancers 9-0, 9-1.

    In the 9-0 loss, Christian Dickson took the loss, allowing seven runs and 10 hits. He struck out one. Rick Davis hurled 1.2 innings, yielding two runs, a hit and a walk.

    Ryan Burt led the offense with two hits. Dee Jones, David Stone and Evan Jumper each had a hit.

  • Cold's no damper on LMS...

    For a cold March night, the elements did not deter the loyal Lancaster Motor Speedway fans from crowding through the LMS gates for a new racing season.

    After six months of not getting their dirt track racing fix, the fans definitely made up for the winter furlough. The Carolina Clash super late model season, fresh off of its season opener the night before at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., made its way to series race No. 182 and the seventh all-time stop at the legendary “Red Rose” half-mile.

  • USCL tennis team drops matches

    The Lancers’ tennis team  lost a hard-fought 7-2 match to Southern Virginia University on March 9 at the J.P. Richards Complex at USC-Lancaster.

    The No. 1 doubles team of Dylan Jicha and JJ Ramsey lost, 8-6.

    In singles, Jicha won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 over SVU’s Phil Whiteley. At No. 3 singles, Ramsey defeated SVU’s Devin Keaton 7-5, 6-2. USC-L’s Paul Shaw lost a close match at No. 1 singles to Stefan Vlassek 6-7, 6-3, 1-0 (0).

    Lancers coach Brian Clark said the match was  was the team’s most competitive this season.

  • Foursome's 56 tops field

    The winning foursome posted a three-shot win in the first A.R. Rucker Middle School Relay for Life golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday.

    The team of Rick Bass, Leroy Roseboro, Donald Littlejohn and Kevin Logan carded a 16-under 56 to take the victory.

    Logan aided the winning effort with the longest drive on No. 5. Logan, for his accurate distance effort, received a special award of a golfer mounted on a Ram done by local artist Bob Doster.

    The Ram is the A.R. Rucker Middle School athletic mascot.

    The winning team topped a 19-team field.