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Today's Sports

  • Bruins top Keenan to post first...

    The Lancaster Bruins went 1-2 in a quad wrestling match at North Central, posting their first mat win of the 2015-16 season Jan. 21.
    The Bruins notched a 42-36 win over W.J. Keenan High School of Columbia in the Knights gym.
    The Bruins’ winners against Keenan included Tyree Brown-Washington, Jamari Hubbard, Matt Duffell-Hoffman, Chris Gonzalez, Martin Alexander, Anthony Stephens and Brysaan Jowers.
    LHS wrestling coach Rob Hill noted Alexander, at 126, posted a second-period pin against the KHS Raiders to seal the six-point win in the match.

  • Winter weather freezes prep...

    The winter storm, which closed Lancaster County schools on Jan. 22, also put a freeze on the prep high school basketball schedules.
    Hoops games scheduled for Friday night were postponed to a future date.
    Lancaster High School was slated to visit South Pointe of Rock Hill for a Region III-AAA varsity basketball doubleheader on Friday night, but the game was reset to Feb. 11, a Thursday.
    The girls’ game will tip off at 6 p.m. and the boys play at 7:30.

  • Hudson keeps marking

    For the Carolina Panthers, it’s “keep pounding.”
    For Lancaster resident Ken Hudson, a veteran member of the Panthers’ game day chain crew, it’s keep marking.
    Hudson, who has handled the down box in the chain crew at Carolina home games since the Panthers’ inception 21 years ago, said the sideline work is a labor of love.

  • Sweep keeps Bruins unbeaten in...

    Lancaster was a tough host as the Bruins’ teams stayed undefeated in Region III-AAA play with a home hoops sweep of Union County on Jan. 19.
    The Lady Bruins, in the first of two varsity routs, swatted the Lady Yellow Jackets, 63-28.
    The LHS boys followed suit, shelling Union County, 62-37.
    In the nightcap, the Bruins, 9-5, 4-0, actually trailed 9-7 after one, but Lancaster took control in a pivotal second period to build a 30-17 lead at the half on the way to the 25-point win.

  • Vols top Warriors twice

    INDIAN LAND – Andrew Jackson, in much the same fashion in both games, used clutch play against rival Indian Land to keep the Vols squads unbeaten in region play with a sweep of the Warriors Jan. 19.
    In both games, the Vols held the edge for the most part, and saw their leads sliced to four late in the games, but AJ stayed in control for the wins.
    In the boys game, the host Warriors rallied late and sliced the margin to four, 58-54, on a Mark Morton bucket, but the Vols finished on a 9-4 run to take the 67-58 win.

  • Warriors notch two mat wins

    The Indian Land High School wrestling team improved its record to 13-7, 3-1 in Region IV-AA mat action, with a pair of mat wins in Columbia on Jan. 20.
    The Warriors topped Columbia, 48-12 and posted a 54-18 victory over Brookland-Cayce.  Dyllon McCord and Will Van Hoose each posted two pins in the Warriors’ sweep at Columbia High School.
    The Warriors went 1-2 in the Battery Creek Duals on Jan. 15-16, posting a 39-36 win over Bluffton.
    IL fell to Battery Creek, 57-21 and West Oak, 57-15.

  • Vols drop tough OT loss in...

    The Andrew Jackson High boys basketball team had a tough loss in the Music City Classic, but Volunteers coach Danny Wright said the overall experience in Nashville, Tenn., was positive.
    AJ played in the Music City Classic, a three-day basketball showcase over the MLK weekend in Nashville, which spotlights the nation’s top high school basketball talent.
    Montgomery Bell Academy of Nashville edged the Vols, 64-63 in overtime on Jan. 16 at Hillsborough High School in Nashville.

  • Lady Bruins top Dorman

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ hardwood success in the Columbia area continued Jan. 16.
    A year ago, the LHS girls of coach Ronnie Robinson captured the school’s first state title since 1959 at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.
    On Saturday afternoon, the LHS Lady Bruins returned to the Midlands to play in the MLK Classic at Lower Richland High School and responded with a 46-39 win over Class AAAA foe Dorman High School of Spartanburg.

  • Run raises funds for Habitat...

    Mustapha Elgazar of Pageland repeated his win in the Resolute Reindeer 5K held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Dec. 12.
    Elgazar posted an 18:51 to top the field. A year ago, Elgazar ran an 18:55 to take the victory in the Resolute Reindeer 5K.
    The second overall male finisher was Matthew Collins with a 19:13 and Walker Kirkley was third in 19:58.
    Andrea Brunsvold of Lancaster ran a 23:25 to finish as the top overall female. Brunsvold was followed by Elizabeth Monroe in a 23:36 and Sydney Cauthen was third in 24:18.

  • Jackets honor fall sports stars

    Maroon and gold marvels of Buford High School fall sports were in the spotlight Jan. 13.
    Yellow Jackets’ fall sports standouts were honored during the Class AA school’s annual awards night in the school’s cafeteria.
    The 6-5 Jackets’ football team, which posted BHS’s first winning season since 2009, honored a host of players.
    Senior quarterback Scotti Moser, an all-region pick who engineered the Buford offense, was named the Jackets football MVP.