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Today's Sports

  • Bruins' defense delivers

    The 2008 Lancaster High School spring football game had a mixed message for Bruins’ third-year head coach Bennie McMurray.The Lancaster defense was stellar in posting a 73-24 win over the LHS offense, which had its struggles over the better part of the afternoon session.“The defense outshined us today. They did a great job,” said McMurray after the 90-minute scrimmage which pitted the offense against the defense.

  • Executing small ball vital in...

    The ability to play small ball will play a major role in the success of the 2008 Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, according to second-year coach Michael Anderson.“We have to execute the little things in each game,” said Anderson who guided the junior team to a runner-up finish in League V and a postseason bid last season.The Lancaster junior program is in its fourth campaign.“It’s important for us to be sharp on the fundamentals of the game,” he said.

  • Blackmon returns home to lead...

    Brett Blackmon’s “dream job” is now a diamond reality.

  • Banks AA state medalist

    Buford High School golfer Trevor Banks cashed in on his opportunity to capture the Class AA golf individual state championship.Banks, a BHS junior, shot a four-over 148 to post the Class AA state medalist at the two-day tournament at the Village Green Golf Course in Inman on Tuesday.Banks shot 75-73 over two days to notch the state title by a shot over Broome’s Tyler Comer and Zach Grossman of Bishop England as each shot 149.Banks’ first day saw him post a 75 on the windy course.

  • Offense crucial in Post 31...

    Coach Rashad Cunningham, in his first season guiding the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball senior team last summer, did a stellar job, going 27-10 and earning a coveted state tournament bid.

  • Silvers for Scott, Waters

    Indian Land’s Wesley Scott and Lancaster High’s Sha’Quandra Waters each earned a silver medal as state runners-up in their respective events at the state track meet on Saturday at Spring Valley High School.Waters, a LHS freshman, heaved the shot 36 feet, 3.75 inches.

  • Fair weather greets fans for top...

    After nearly two months of dreary, cloudy and often rainy Saturdays, the blue skies that greeted Lancaster Speedway fans this weekend were a welcomed relief.Fans were finally treated to an exciting, action-packed night of racing with no weather worries.The young guns series started the night, with Andrew Blackwood lined up outside of Andrew Yandle for the main’s start.

  • Bishops blank AJ, halt Vols...

    Class AA soccer power Bishop England of Charleston foiled Andrew Jackson’s postseason soccer hopes with a 6-0 win over the Volunteers at Jack Cantey Stadium.Bishop England opened a 2-0 halftime lead and added four second-half goals to seal the Class AA Lower State third-round win Saturday afternoon.George Khourey, who opened the scoring for the 15-5-2 Bishops, tallied twice to pace the win. Taylor Daylami also had a goal and an assist for B-E.“We ran into a buzz saw,” Andrew Jackson High soccer coach Randy Jordan said of the match.

  • Bruins' baseball post draws...

    The new Lancaster High School baseball coach will be selected from a field of 12 applicants.

    The cut-off for receiving applications for the job was a week ago. The job came open at the end of the Bruins’ 2008 season last month. Earlier in the LHS season, veteran coach Steve Williams, the Bruins’ baseball coach since 1993, announced his retirement.

  • LHS honors spring stars

    Lancaster High School capped its 2007-08 sports year, saluting spring sports stars Tuesday night in the LHS auditorium.

    Award recipients, letter winners and participation awards were presented in eight sports.

    Several sports had dual winners, including baseball where senior outfielder-pitcher Nick Ferguson was named MVP and earned all-region honors.

    Ferguson, headed to Spartanburg Methodist College to play baseball, was also presented the Friends of Lancaster Baseball Academic Award.