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Today's Sports

  • Lancaster’s other connection to...

    Gamecocks fans know former Lancaster Bruins star Sindarius Thornwell is leading the USC hoops charge to the NCAA Final Four this weekend.
    But Lancaster County has another connection to this team – freshman guard Rakym Felder, who played one season at Indian Land High School in 2012-13.
    Felder, a 5-10, 210-pounder, played only his freshman year at ILHS, but was a key performer in the Warriors’ 23-3 season that year.

  • Looking Back: LHS Bruins lose...

    The Lancaster News published this column on Sept. 30, 2015, marking the death of Sindarius Thornwell’s uncle and mentor.

    I’ve been around Lancaster High School basketball for decades, and I don’t think LHS hoops has had a bigger fan than DaJuan Thornwell.
    Seems like when the ball was tipped off for a Bruins game – boys or girls, home or away – “Big Kuntry” was nearby. You would also likely find him at a junior varsity game on the hardwood.

  • Gonzaga is the next Goliath as...

    The Gamecocks’ East Region championship T-shirts said “Cut Down The Net.”
    USC, en route to cutting down the net at Madison Square Garden on Sunday after winning the East Region title and a first-ever NCAA Final Four berth, have cut down the big hardwood timber – No.  2 seed Duke, No. 3 seed Baylor and fourth-seeded Florida.
    Up next for the seventh-seeded Gamecocks comes West Region champion and No. 1 seed Gonzaga.

  • Looking back: Thornwell AAAA...

    The Lancaster News published this article on Feb. 19, 2012, when Thornwell was named South Carolina’s AAAA Player of the Year.

    Before the start of the 2011-12 high school basketball season, Lancaster High School junior star Sindarius Thornwell was named one of the Elite 5 boys players by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association.
    Thornwell, a 6-5 guard-forward, proved to be that and more as he was recently named the Class AAAA boys Player of the Year by the SCBCA.

  • Next stop: PHOENIX!

    Sindarius Thornwell will have his share of Lancaster supporters in Phoenix this weekend for the Gamecocks’ first-ever Final Four appearance at University of Phoenix Stadium.
    Brian Threatt flies out tonight with his wife, Candy, son Joseph and family friend Russell Dipple.

  • Foursome takes close win in...

    A close finish highlighted the Friends of Lancaster Golf captain’s choice golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.

    The winning foursome of Hubert Brown, Mitch Williams, Larry Wolfe and Caleb Brown teamed to shoot a 51.25 to take a narrow win in the 12-team field.

    Brown boosted his team with the close-up on No. 4.

  • Stallions dash by Bruins

    South Pointe handed Lancaster a Region III-AAAA loss, taking a 9-3 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night at LHS’s Doomsday Corner.

    LHS, 5-4 overall, fell to 2-3 in region play with the six-run home loss.

    Lancaster pitcher Anson Taylor, who worked four frames, allowed one earned run.

    Austin Catoe led the Bruins’ offense with two hits, including a triple.

    Logan Phillips and Jamias Shropshire each had a hit.

  • Lady Vols down CHS Eagles in...

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers softball team blanked rival Central of Pageland at the CHS field on Wednesday.

    Morgan Hendrix hurled the Lady Vols’ win, allowing CHS only four hits.

    Hendrix also supplied a hit for the winners.

    Kinley Killough paced the AJ offense with two hits.

  • Lady Bruins blank SPHS

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins posted a pair of soccer wins over Region IV-AAAA foe South Pointe on Tuesday night.

    The LHS varsity took a 3-0 win and the jayvee team notched a 3-1 win.

    In the varsity match, Michaela Burton scored twice on break-away goals assisted by Kendra Haddox and Lydia Plyler.

    Kendra Haddox ended the scoring on a wonderful interception and attack of the goal from 16 yards out.

  • Carolina in Final Four as the...

    Carolina is gong to the Final Four.

    That’s something you’ve heard before.

    You likely heard mid-afternoon Sunday, and then later that day.

    The 2017 Final Four will be a Carolina calling.