Today's Sports

  • Creed has tough finish in all-...

    Indian Land High School senior 145-pound wrestler Dillon Creed’s mat career ended in an elite setting, but not the way he wanted.

    Creed dropped both his matches in the North-South All-Star Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School over the weekend.

    Creed, a Class A-AA state runner-up, lost to Mark Patterson of Bluffton on a pin in his first match.

    He then fell to Ryan Sparks of Hilton Head, losing by a decision. Sparks was the Class AAA 140-pound state runner-up.

  • Vols seek to defend title in 2nd...

    The second annual Lancaster County Red Rose Classic is set for Friday and Saturday at Andrew Jackson High School’s Volunteer Stadium.

    The Vols earned the right to host the tournament, which features all four Lancaster County boys soccer teams, by winning the inaugural tournament last season at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The Vols defeated 2008 host Lancaster High School 2-1 to capture the title in the first tournament.

    The Volunteers’ win capped a 3-0 run in the two-day tournament.

  • Lady Jackets spark Pitch-Off...

    The Buford Lady Jackets’ softball team ventured to soggy Freedom Florence to play in the annual Pee Dee Pitch-Off preseason tournament over the weekend.

    The BHS girls’ highlight in the rain-shortened event was an exciting 2-1 win over Class AA foe Cheraw.

    Buford used solid defense and clutch pitching to post the win over the highly-touted Lady Braves.

    Carley Bailey, who had a hit, scored twice. She scored her first run when Lyndsey Pressley delivered a clutch triple to tally Bailey and tie the game.

  • Lancers sweep Limestone JVs

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster notched its second doubleheader sweep of the baseball season, taking two from the Limestone College junior varsity, 6-3 and 10-4 on Thursday.

    The host Lancers, 5-1, opened play with a 6-3 win, with Ben Pinckney belting a three-run homer  in the bottom of the sixth to lift USCL to victory.

    Corey Wines, who went 1.1 innings and allowed a walk, was the winner.

  • Red Rose Classic play kicks off...

    Andrew Jackson will seek to defend its title as the Volunteers host the second annual Red Rose Classic tonight and Saturday.

    The Vols, who face county rival Buford in the opening round, won the right to host the tournament as AJ captured the inaugural crown last season at Lancaster.

    The Vols downed then host Lancaster 2-1 to take the title in the tournament which features all the county’s boys soccer teams.

    AJ kicks off play today as the Vols face BHS at 6 p.m.

    The 7:30 nightcap pits Lancaster, the 2008 runner-up, against Indian Land.

  • Bruins claw Red Devils

    The Lancaster Bruins launched the coach Brett Blackmon baseball era in impressive style, rolling to a 15-5 win over Class A foe Great Falls on Monday night at Doomsday Corner.

    Blackmon, a Lancaster native, came to LHS last spring from Great Falls High School.

    LHS banged out 11 hits in posting the 10-run win in five frames due to the mercy rule.

    Lancaster went up 4-0 in the first on a Michael Catoe two-run double, a Will Gaston RBI-double and Joseph Threatt’s run-scoring hit.

  • Jackets sport new leader, solid...

    Buford sports a new look in the dugout, but the Jackets are hoping to continue their solid baseball play this spring.

    BHS, 15-7 last season, has a new coach in Eric Funderburk, a former Jackets standout who served as an assistant at Lancaster and P-31 Legion coach.

    Funderburk inherits a squad which has experience at nearly every position.

    Senior catcher Joseph Wright, the team’s Offensive Award winner and an all-region pick, leads the team into the 2009 campaign.

    Wright is one of five BHS returnees with starting experience in the infield.

  • Pitching vital for Bruins

    New Lancaster High School baseball coach Brett Blackmon said pitching is pivotal in the Bruins’ hopes for the 2009 season.

    Blackmon, who came to LHS from Great Falls, will look to a staff of seven pitchers this spring.

    Blackmon, 247-194 in 20 seasons as a prep head coach, has senior returnee Mike Catoe, an all-region pick, as the Bruins’ top pitcher, followed by junior returnee Trevor Hammond, a right-hander.

    Sophomore lefty Trai Sanders and sophomore right-hander Ron Trapps round out the rotation.

  • State champion U15 stars honored

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission honored The 2008 U15 all-star soccer team Wednesday night at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

    The Lancaster County all-stars captured the U15 state soccer championship back in December at Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex in Rock Hill.

    The Lancaster County stars defeated Western District champion Pickens 2-1 to claim the state crown.

    The Lancaster County stars were led by veteran soccer coach Johnny Dukes.

  • Warriors Classic champs

    KERSHAW  The Indian Land High School boys soccer team has already met a team goal for the 2009 Warriors’ season.

    Indian Land set winning the second annual Rose City Classic as a goal and the Warriors reached it in impressive style in the two-day tournament which opened Friday at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The IL booters blanked 2008 tournament champion Andrew Jackson 2-0 to take the title and earn the right to host the 2010 boys preseason soccer tournament next March.