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Today's Sports

  • Thompson, Wells set for North-...

    Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells said he’s looking forward to Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

    Wells, an assistant coach for the North all-star team in the 61st annual North-South All-Star game, said the week has gone well for the Upper State team.

    “It’s been a lot of fun and we have a good group of coaches and players,” Wells said. “We’ve had a good week and I’ve enjoyed working with these players and at the same time getting to know them.

  • League gives Warriors boys...

    The Indian Land High School boys basketball program has been placed on a one-year probation by the S.C. High School League following an incident with McBee High School on Tuesday night at the Warriors’ gym.

    The probation bars the Warriors from the Class A boys’ basketball playoffs this season. Indian Land will also be unable to participate in any preseason, or in-season tournaments during the 2009-2010 basketball season. The Lancaster County Class A school was also fined $300.

  • Smith nets 800th career hoops win

    Great Falls High basketball coach John Smith has compiled an impressive list of records and accomplishments in his career.

    Smith is the state’s all-time winningest boys basketball coach. He has six state titles, once recorded back-to-back unbeaten state title winning seasons, has averaged more than 20 wins a year and got his team to state nine times during a 10-year stretch.

  • Jackets clip Eagles in home mat...

    Fourth-ranked Buford improved to 16-14 on the wrestling season, downing Central of Pageland 48-18 on Friday night in the BHS gym.

    The Jackets used a 27-0 surge to take control of the home match.

    Buford, after four weight classes, trailed 12-9, but the Jackets picked up the pace to gain the upper hand on the way to the 30-point win over the Class AA Eagles.

    The Jackets defeated CHS for the second time this season after downing the Eagles 54-24 in a tri-match sweep at Lancaster High School last month.

  • Rhoney's pin lifts Bruins...

    Lancaster High School heavyweight wrestler Marshawn Rhoney delivered in a big way to lift the Bruins’ wrestling team to an exciting 42-39 Region IV-AAAA win over Ridge View on Wednesday night.

    The three-point win pushed the LHS mat mark to 5-7, 2-3 and earned the Bruins a bid to the Class AAAA Upper State team playoffs which open Monday in Fort Mill where they face the Yellow Jackets at 7 p.m.

    Fort Mill, the Region III-AAAA champion, is rated third in the latest Class AAAA state poll.

  • Vols advance on first-round wins

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson girls and boys teams earned title game bids with opening round wins in the Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ on Saturday.

    The Lady Volunteers dispatched of North Central 35-26 as Jazzy Gripper hit 17 points to pace the AJ girls to the nine-point win.

    The Lady Vols used an eight-point run to cap the first period to take control of the game.

    AJ forged a 20-15 lead at the half and held a 28-21 edge with a period to play before taking the win.

  • Bruins' surge sinks Vols

     

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

  • LHS girls prevail for split;...

    The Lancaster High girls ignited late and used a clutch 11-0 run in the second overtime to take an 81-70 win over Rock Hill for a Region IV-AAAA road split with the Bearcats on Friday night.

    In the nightcap, the Cats built an early lead and stayed on top for a 62-50 win over the Bruins, who fell to 9-7, 1-1.

    In the opener, Brittany Craig hit two free throws to give Rock Hill a 66-64 lead to open the second OT, but Lancaster answered in a big way, reeling off a crucial 11-0 spurt to key the 11-point comeback win.

  • Lady Bruins, Warriors win

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins rallied late to notch a 53-50 comeback win over Class AAA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night in the LHS gym.

    Dimaya Jones, who hit all of her 13 points in the second half, triggered the Lady Bruins’ final charge with 12 points in the fourth quarter. Jones sealed the game with 10 seconds to play as she dropped in two clutch free throws to give the LHS girls a 53-50 lead.

    Jones’ trey with 3:49 to play gave LHS a 47-45 lead it protected to the end.

  • Rams edge IL for crown

    The Indian Land Warriors’ bid to capture a first-ever Class A state title berth fell shy Saturday afternoon in the IL gym.

    Defending state champion Chesterfield posted a 36-30 win over the Warriors to earn a bid to the state title match.

    The Rams, who defeated Indian Land for the third time this season, took an early lead and held on. Chesterfield advances to face Class A Lower State champion Bamberg-Ehrhardt for the Class A state title at Ridge View High School on Saturday.