Today's Sports

  • Bruins salute spring sports stars

    Lancaster High School spring sports stars were honored for their ace play Tuesday night in the LHS auditorium.

    Class AAAA playoff teams softball and girls soccer saluted  multiple award winners.

    In girls’ soccer, the 14-8 Lady Bruins honored seniors Lindsy Cooper and Anna Funderburk. Cooper, an all-region pick at striker with Funderburk, was named MVP. She also etched her name in LHS girls sport history as the Lady Bruins’ soccer first selection to the North-South All-Star match.

    Funderburk reaped the Lady Bruins’ soccer Coaches Award.

  • Loss to Southside Christian...

    The Indian Land High School boys’ soccer team saw its banner season end on a disappointing note in a 4-0 loss to host Southside Christian of Greenville on Saturday.

    The loss capped the IL season at 17-1.

    The Warriors, 16-0 for regular-season play and the Conference III-A champion, played without their top scorer Sergio Esparrago.

    Esparrago, who led the team with 33 goals, missed the match due to “family issues.”

  • Harris to wrestle at Navy

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior wrestler Thomas Harris will continue to don blue and gold athletic colors, but a different hue at a higher level.

    Harris, an all-star wrestler in the Warriors’ program, will continue his education and wrestling career at the U.S. Naval Academy.

    “The Naval Academy is where I always wanted to go,” said Harris, who also considered West Point. “I visited both schools, but when it came down to it, the Naval Academy won out.

  • Lady Jackets claim first-ever...

    BUFORD – A second straight blank job earned the Buford High Lady Jackets’ softball team the gold.

    The BHS girls completed a two-game sweep of Class A Lower State champion Johnsonville to capture the school’s first-ever Class A state softball championship on Wednesday night at the Lady Jackets’ field.

    Buford, 26-9, opened the best-of-three series with a 4-0 road win Monday and completed its quest for the coveted state championship gold medals with a 7-0 victory over the Lady Flashes.

  • Strain paces CPTC in district...

    Kadedra Strain, a girls 13-14 age division competitor, paced the Columbus Parker Track Club’s showing in the 14-under Hershey District track meet held in Columbia.

    Strain captured firsts in the 100-meter dash, softball throw and ran a leg on the 4 x 100 relay team, which included Zankel Stevens, Daneka Degraffenreid and LaDasia Blakeney.

    The meet was the first competition for the CPTC this season.

    In the 10-under girls, Alexis King won the long jump, while Tyesha Perry was the winner in the 200-meter dash.

  • Post 31 Legion team off to 1-1...

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team is 1-1 after its opening two games.

    P-31 opened the 2009 senior team season with a 13-6 home win over Bishopville on Wednesday, but then dropped a 9-5 loss to Pineville, N.C., on Thursday.

    In the seven-run win over Bishopville, Lancaster rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to take the comeback win.

    P-31 used an eight-run fifth inning to take control.

    Bishopville scored a single run in the sixth to make it 8-5, but Lancaster responded with a three-run charge to build an 11-5 edge.

  • Blackmon upbeat about Post 31...

    New Lancaster Legion Post 31 coach Brett Blackmon will be looking to blend a group of veteran players with a solid nucleus of young players in hopes of earning a playoff bid this summer.

    Blackmon sports a group of players who have Legion baseball experience as well as a cast of young players poised to move into senior team roles and contribute.

    “We have to mesh up our younger guys with some of these veteran players and get them working as a unit.” said Blackmon. “I view us as a young team which will improve as the season moves on.”

  • Newberry honors former county...

    Two former Lancaster County high school football standouts were recently honored at the Newberry College football banquet.

    Kamaal McIlwain, a former Indian Land High School football star, received a pair of honors.

    McIlwain, a sophomore, was presented the Most Valuable Defensive Back and Most Valuable Special Teams player.

  • Lady Jackets win, face IL

    County softball rivals Buford and Indian Land have battled three times this spring and they will tangle again today with high stakes on the line in the Class A Upper State championship.

    BHS, which defeated IL in two of the meetings, visits the Lady Warriors’ field today to decide which team advances to the Class A state championship series next week.

  • Lady Jackets in title series lead

    The Buford High girls host game two today at 6 p.m., needing a win to clinch their first-ever state softball championship.

    Buford, the Class A Upper State champion, opened the best-of-three Class A state title series with a 4-0 win over Class A Lower State champion Johnsonville.

    Should Johnsonville win today, a decisive third game is scheduled for Friday at a neutral site.

    Family backing for BHS hurler