Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • BHS drops two in Lake Murray play

    Buford dropped its second straight loss in the Lake Murray Classic, falling to Dreher 4-0 on Friday night.

    Colt Ellis, who worked 5.1 innings, took the loss, allowing five hits, no walks and four earned runs.

    Justin Altman went two-thirds of an inning and allowed a hit and a walk.

    Ellis had two hits to lead the Buford offense. Cheyne Horton and Jacob Jamison each had a hit for the Jackets.

    On Thursday, BHS dropped a 3-1 loss at Chapin.

  • Lancers split in weekend series

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers baseball team salvaged a split of its four-game weekend series at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.

    The 7-3 Lancers, after being swept on Saturday, returned the diamond favor with the host Knights.

    USCL opened with a 3-1 win and then downed Surry 8-1.

    In the opener, Evan Jumper’s three-run double in the opening inning gave the Lancers all the runs they would need in the two-run win.

  • Davis upbeat about Buford Lady...

    BUFORD New Buford High School softball head coach “C” Davis is optimistic about the Lady Jackets’ chances this season.

    Davis, an assistant with the program, has a solid team which features six returning starters, including ace junior pitcher Jena Hallman and her batterymate, seasoned junior catcher Leslie Pressley, the Best Offensive Player Award winner last spring.