Today's Sports

  • Lions roaring over new training...

    RICHBURG – There were no loud cheers, or lively pep band music. No points were tallied, but the Lewisville Lions had plenty of reasons to celebrate. The occasion was somewhat of a state championship for the Chester County Class A high school.

  • Team's 52 tops Catawba field

    The winning team took a narrow victory in the eighth annual Catawba Lions golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday.

    The winning foursome of Phillip Knezevich, Garrett Hammond, Tyler Young and Ray Rainey teamed for a 20-under 52.

    The tournament included 20 teams.

    The team of Chris Johnson, Steven Threatt, Steve Hoke and Anne Small shot a 53. The third-place team posted a 54. The team included Joe Lytle, Brent Wainscott and Sonny Weeks.

  • Mrs. Hughes a true blessing in a...

    When I visit Clemson for a football game, guess who comes to mind?

    Frank Howard? Danny Ford? Nope, not even close. It’s Kate Hughes and her family. I mention Mrs. Hughes because she died earlier this week after an illness. My friendship with the Hughes family provided my first link to Clemson and Tiger football. Her youngest son, David, and I have been friends since elementary school. He’s now a Clemson professor.

  • Lady Vols win region

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols, down two games in the standings a couple of weeks back, completed a championship comeback, taking a 7-0 win over Cheraw to post the Conference VIII-AA softball championship.

    The Lady Vols’ 10th straight league crown gives it a home game in the Class AA Lower State playoffs which open Thursday.

    AJ, 15-8, 6-2, rode the solid pitching of sophomore hurler Chelsea Vincent to the shutout win. Vincent allowed two hits and no walks. She aided her cause with two hits and a pair of RBIs.

  • Lady Vols rally, top BHS

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to take a 6-2 comeback softball win over Buford on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Vols’ four-run win kept them in contention for the Conference VIII-AA title.

    AJ faces Cheraw on Thursday at the CHS field where the title will be decided.

    Chelsea Vincent hurled a four-hitter and fanned seven for the AJ girls, who improved to 14-8, 5-2.

    Jena Hallman took the loss, allowing nine hits and five walks. She fanned six for Buford.

  • Baker claims first Young Guns win

    For two solid weeks, Lancaster Motor Speedway sat silent on Saturday nights, a victim of much-needed rain. Saturday, it looked as though mother nature would again wash out LMS, but the skies broke by evening, and crews worked hard to prepare the surface for competition.

    Under cloudy skies, the Young Guns launched action. Opening night winner Andrew Blackwood paced the field outside of Austin Baker. At the green, Blackwood powered through the gears, taking the early lead, but Baker drove his orange and white Nova in a bit deeper than the 57, and took the top spot by turn two.

  • Trueheart, Robinson sweep girls...

    The 2007-08 Lancaster County girls basketball season belonged to the Lancaster High Lady Bruins.

    The LHS girls, who went 14-7 and earned a Class AAAA Upper State postseason bid, were led by Lady Bruins coach Ronnie Robinson and senior ace Miteka Trueheart.

    Robinson was named The Lancaster News girls basketball Coach of the Year, while Trueheart was selected as The News' Lancaster County Player of the Year.

  • Vols honor hoops aces

    KERSHAW - Andrew Jackson High School recently honored its hoops standouts at an awards cookout at the Lancaster County Class AA School.

    Volunteers' senior Jonathan Belk, who led Lancaster County boys teams in scoring with a 14.5 average, was presented the AJ boys MVP Award. Belk also averaged 5.9 rebounds a game this season.

    "Jonathan had a good, solid year for us," AJ coach Dale Reeves said. "He was a good leader for us as our only returning starter this season.

  • Belk, Priester reap boys'...

    First-year Andrew Jackson High School basketball coach Dale Reeves didn't have a great deal of returning experience this season, but his top returnee did all he could to boost the Volunteers.

    AJ Vols' center Jonathan Belk, the team's lone returning starter, produced a solid senior campaign in helping the Vols to a tie for second-place in the regular-season Region VIII-AA race and a Class AA Lower State playoff berth.

    Belk, for his steady play this season, was named The Lancaster News' Player of the Year for boys basketball.

  • Williams goes out a winner

    Ask retiring Lancaster High baseball coach Steve Williams about his record and you will likely get an "I don't know" shrug of his shoulders.

    He's likely to have a better idea these days since it's been printed a couple of times this spring, his final with the LHS program where he's been a player, assistant and head coach.

    Still, wins and losses don't, as Williams often says, "float his boat."

    Don't get him wrong, he likes to win. He just doesn't keep track.