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Today's Sports

  • Lady Bruins roll by FM for split

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins stretched their basketball win streak to six games, rolling to a 46-26 win over Fort Mill in Region III-AAAA. LHS, up 14-7 after one quarter, broke open the issue in the second period when the Lady Bruins used a 14-3 charge to gain a 28-10 lead at the break.“We came out and did what we needed to do to get the win,” LHS coach Ronnie Robinson said. “We played with intensity throughout the game.”Lancaster held a 39-21 lead after three periods and coasted to the 20-point win.

  • Truesdale, Harris place in...

    Lancaster High School wrestler Casey Truesdale and Indian Land High wrestler Thomas Harris each placed in the 26th annual Bearcat Classic at Rock Hill High School on Saturday.

    Truesdale, the LHS heavyweight, was the runner-up in his weight class, while Harris finished third in his weight class.

    "Casey has shown a lot of progress and this tournament reflects that," Lancaster High School coach Sam Robinson said. "He did well in the tournament. You can count on Casey and he responded with a big day.

    "I'm proud of him," Robinson said.

  • Eagles soar by Vols in sweep

    KERSHAW - Central of Pageland used fourth-period charges to notch a sweep of Andrew Jackson in the Volunteers' Conference VIII-AA basketball opener on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Eagles scored the game's final five points to notch a 51-48 win. In the boys' game, Central finished strong to take a 56-42 victory over the Vols.

    CHS took a 38-28 lead into the final period and outscored the Vols 18-14 for the 56-42 win.

    "We didn't play well on offense and missed a lot of easy shots," AJ coach Dale Reeves said. "Central's defense had something to do with that.

  • Lions roar in wins over Buford

    Buford sputtered in its final tune-up for the Conference VIII-AA basketball schedule.

    The host Jackets dropped a pair of home games to Class A foe Lewisville High School on Thursday night.

    The Lady Jackets, plagued by second-period lapse, fell to the Lady Lions 51-43.

    The nightcap was a nightmare for the BHS boys, who dropped a 63-31 loss to the Lions.

    Lewisville opened a 30-12 lead at the half and cruised to the win in the boys' contest.

    The Lions held a 51-19 spread at the end of three periods.

  • Solid finish nets LHS sweep

    This time instead of being close, the Lancaster Bruins closed out the win.

    The LHS boys, who had been close in a couple of recent Region III-AAAA basketball games only to fall short, rose to the occasion Friday night at home.

    The Bruins capped a sweet league sweep with a 59-48 win over Rock Hill.

    The LHS boys' 11-point win coupled with the Lady Bruins' 67-50 victory gave host Lancaster the region sweep.

  • Bearcats claw Bruins in region...

    The Lancaster Bruins' wrestling team opened its 2008 schedule, dropping a 57-18 road loss to Rock Hill on Thursday night.

    The Bearcats, in the Region III-AAAA match, took the early lead and stayed on top for the victory.

    "We had some matches where we battled and gave good effort," LHS coach Sam Robinson said. "We were able to produce some points, but we just didn't have enough.

  • Vols roll to take two from...

    KERSHAW - The Andrew Jackson basketball teams tipped off 2008 in top form Friday night at home.

    The Volunteers, facing Kershaw County Class A rival North Central, downed the Knights twice for the non-region sweep.

    The two wins served as the final tune-up before the Vols launch league play and they were impressive in both wins.

    The Lady Vols opened play with a 44-32 triumph and the boys followed with a 79-67 victory.

  • Lady Jackets fall short in late...

    Buford’s girls opened the new year with their final non-league hoops tune-up and dropped a 51-43 home loss to Class A foe Lewisville on Thursday night.The difference was the second period when the Lady Lions used a 22-2 surge to take a 30-9 halftime edge. Lewisville held an 8-7 lead at the end of one period, but Lady Jackets’ ace Brittany McCarter, who scored a game-high 31 points, got in early foul trouble. McCarter sat out the second period and the Lewisville girls took advantage to post a 21-point lead at the break.

  • Solid start aids LHS girls win

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins used a fast start to open the 2008 portion of their basketball schedule with a 42-38 Region III-AAAA road win over Clover.

    LHS senior Miteka Trueheart hit seven of her team-high 15 points in the opening period when the Lady Bruins bolted to an 11-0 start.

    "We got off to a real strong start," said Lancaster High School girls coach Ronnie Robinson.

    Trueheart netted 10 points in the opening half when the LHS girls held a 24-16 lead at the break.

  • News salutes best of 2007

    In a rare repeat, two county athletes who earned statewide honors on the diamond and continued their careers at Southeastern Conference schools are The Lancaster News' athletes of the year for 2007.

    Steven Neff, who starred for Lancaster High School and Lancaster Post 31 baseball teams, and Andrew Jackson star softball player Casey Faile are the honorees.

    Neff, a freshman member of the University of South Carolina baseball team, is the News' Male Athlete of the Year. Faile, a freshman at Louisiana State University, is The Lancaster News' Female Athlete of the Year.