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CU backers thrilled with OSU win, look to Bama clash

Tiger fans roaring with win

By Robert Howey

Lancaster area Clemson football fans are roaring about the latest Tigers’ triumph and what lies ahead as the Tigers prowl for the national championship.
The 13-1 Tigers earned a second straight shot at the national title after blanking the Ohio State Buckeyes, 31-0 in the Play Station Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., on Saturday night.
Clemson faces defending national champion Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship in Tampa, Fla., on Monday night.


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Rec standout in elite beach games

Youth football star Sims in Diamond Games

By Robert Howey

MYRTLE BEACH – Kershaw area recreation youth football standout Fuller Sims is playing in the Diamond All-American Games in Myrtle Beach this week.
The games, open to youth football standouts, are played Dec. 29-31.
In the Dec. 29 game on Thursday morning, Sims’ sixth grade white squad dropped a 33-12 loss to the sixth grade red squad.
Sims, from his linebacker post, had a tackle, four assists and forced a fumble.
The elite youth football all-star games have drawn 1,235 nominations from across the world since May 1.


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Rucker Middle boys team wins Sumter tourney

Rams charge to hoops title

By Robert Howey

The A.R. Rucker Rams are the toast of the Chestnut Oaks Middle School holiday basketball tournament.
The unbeaten Rams, 10-0, rolled through the field on the way to the championship in the three-day tournament at the Sumter County middle school on Dec. 22.
Rucker, led by coach Lamont Elder, captured the tournament crown with a 47-35 win over host Chestnut Oaks Middle School on Thursday afternoon.


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Team goes 3-1 in playoffs

Rec small fry football all-stars fall to North Charleston in state title game

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry all-star football team, ages 9-10, fell short in its quest for the state championship at River Bluff High School in Lexington on Saturday.
North Charleston, the Lower State champion, built a 14-0 halftime lead on the way to a 14-6 win over the Lancaster County stars.
The Lancaster County stars, the Upstate champions, battled to the end, but dropped the tough eight-point loss.
North Charleston, up 14-0 at the break, allowed its only postseason points in the second half when Lancaster struck.


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Team plays North Charleston

Rec stars capture Upstate football crown

By The Staff

The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars are headed to the state championship game.
The Lancaster County small fry stars earned a state bid, capturing the Upper State title with a 14-8 win over Western District champion Mauldin on Saturday.
The Lancaster County small fry stars, in the state title game for the fifth time in the last 14 seasons, face North Charleston for the state title at 2 p.m. Saturday at River Bluff High School in Lexington County. North Charleston defeated Florence to win the Lower State crown.


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Sports Talk

Ern earned his 2016 Picks win

By Robert Howey

A year ago, veteran Pigskin Picks panelist Ernie “Big E” Rowell got off to a slow start and never fully recovered.
The 2016 season is different and that’s why Ern, known as the “Big E,” is bound for the fabled Taxahaw Inn for a winner’s weekend wingding.
The Picks “Big E” is the champion for the 2016 season, holding off a hard charge from third-year picker Lori Sistare “Bright.”


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Former Bruins' star sidelined

Gamecocks suspend Thornwell

By The Staff

South Carolina Gamecocks senior guard Sindarius Thornwell, a Lancaster native and former Bruins’ basketball star, has been suspended indefinitely.
Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said in a Sunday statement  that Thornwell was suspended for violating an athletic department policy, but did not disclose the policy in question.


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Former LHS star honored

Thornwell honored as SEC Player of the Week

By Robert Howey

Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former LHS Bruins hoops star who now plays for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, earned the SEC Player of the Week award after leading the Gamecocks to wins over nationally ranked Michigan and Syracuse last week.
The 6-foot-5 USC senior guard averaged 18.5 points and eight rebounds in the two wins while shooting 61.6 percent from the floor.  He also had four assists and two steals in the wins over No. 25 Michigan and No. 18 Syracuse last week.


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Area 65-over mixed doubles team unbeaten in taking title

Roses win Southern Region

By Robert Howey

The Red Roses are blooming good and they have the crowns to show it.

The Red Roses, a Lancaster area senior mixed doubles team, captured the 
65-over mixed doubles Southern Region championship Sunday in Little Rock,
 Ark.

The Red Roses qualified for the region tournament as the South Carolina 
champion after winning the title for the second time in three years at the 
Florence Tennis Center in Florence where the state tourney was held Sept.
 9-12.


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Area 65-over mixed doubles team unbeaten in taking title

Roses win Southern Region

By Robert Howey

The Red Roses are blooming good and they have the crowns to show it.

The Red Roses, a Lancaster area senior mixed doubles team, captured the 
65-over mixed doubles Southern Region championship Sunday in Little Rock,
 Ark.

The Red Roses qualified for the region tournament as the South Carolina 
champion after winning the title for the second time in three years at the 
Florence Tennis Center in Florence where the state tourney was held Sept.
 9-12.


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