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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Crawford eyes pro future

    Laura Crawford’s dream of playing professional golf is a major step closer to reality.

    Crawford, a former state champion golfer at Lancaster High School, has qualified to play on the Duramed Futures circuit for the 2009 season.

    The  Duramed Futures serves as the developmental tour for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

    Crawford, 22, earned the chance to play the Duramed Futures tour, a 15-tournament schedule with stops in 13 states, last fall.

  • Sutton second in Conover...

    Anthony “T” Sutton finished second in a junior tournament at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa Resort in Conover, N.C.

    Sutton, who turned eight on Feb. 28, moved up to the 8-9 age division.

    Sutton, playing against older golfers in a higher age group, still fared well with at runner-up finish. He shot 80-82 on the challenging course where the senior PGA players compete.

    In addition to his runner-up trophy, he also garnered an Eagle Award.

    Sutton highlighted opening day with a three on No. 8, a 315-yard, par-5 hole.

  • No-hitter keys Warriors

    Tyler Watkins sparked Indian Land to a 10-0 win in Conference III-A baseball play on Friday night.

    Watkins hurled a no-hitter in the Warriors’ home win over North Central. Watkins fanned nine and allowed a walk in keying IL to its first win. Lawson also had two hits to aid his cause.

    Kevin Lawson led the offense with three hits, including two doubles, and drove in six runs. Alex Rodriguez had three hits for the winners.

    Indian Land hosts Camden Military on Monday at 6 p.m. and McBee visits IL for a league clash on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

    Lady Bruins win

  • Lady Bruin booters roll on

    The unbeaten Lancaster High School Lady Bruins continued their sterling soccer play, blanking Class AAAA foe Hartsville 8-0 at Memorial Stadium on Friday.

    The Lady Bruins’ win pushed their mark to 6-0 with six straight shutouts. The LHS girls have outscored their foes 42-0.

    Lindsy Cooper sparked the Lady Bruins with five goals in the match. Lena Pringle tallied two and Cady Creighton added a goal for the LHS girls.

    Tara Tipton and Katie Duke teamed for the shutout at the net.

  • Lady Bruins banking on softball...

    Third-year Lancaster High School softball coach Shawanda George said an experienced Lady Bruins team can be a force in the Region III-AAAA race.

    The LHS girls, 12-7 last season, have a solid cast of players returning this season.

    Senior right-hander Courtney Cauthen sports an experienced arm on the mound. An all-region pick last spring, she earned the team’s Defensive Award. Junior right-hander Anna Howey adds depth.

    Claire Brown, an eighth-grader, is at catcher, with sophomore Crystal Cauthen also looking to see action behind the plate.