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Today's Sports

  • Lancaster County stars open play...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department will have six youth basketball teams in action this weekend.All six squads will be vying for the Central District championships Saturday.The 10-under girls team, coached by Derek Vick, travels to Forest Lake Park in Columbia to take on Fairfield County in a first-round game at 11:15 am.The 10-under boys have two teams traveling to Columbia and both will play at Trenholm Park.

  • Classic kicks off play Friday

    The first Rose City Soccer Classic kicks off play Friday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The two-day-event, which involves all four county high school boys' teams, will continue Saturday with four matches on tap starting at 11 a.m.

    The Classic's opening match has tournament host Lancaster meeting Indian Land at 5:30 p.m. The second match of the opening night pits Conference VIII-AA foes Andrew Jackson against Buford at 7.

    Play opens Saturday with four matches on tap.

  • Buford rebounds, rips Stallions

    Buford rebounded from a pair of losses to blank Lee Central of Bishopville 15-0 on Monday in the North Central preseason baseball tournament.The Jackets’ Colt Ellis was the winning hurler, going four innings and fanning eight. He allowed two hits and a walk.Gavin Flynn led the Buford offense with two hits.

  • Cunningham finishes fourth in A-...

    Buford High School sophomore Rashad Cunningham had the top finish among the three county wrestlers who competed in the individual state championship matches on Saturday.Cunningham, in the 119-pound class, placed fourth.

  • Buford looks to make region run

    A year ago, the Buford High baseball team finished as the Region VIII-AA runner-up.Jackets’ coach Joe Wright said his team can again be in the thick of the battle this spring.“We have a good group of players back this season,” Wright said. “Defensively, we have a sound team and our hitting will come around with some of our younger players gaining experience.

  • LHS honors fall-winter stars

    Lancaster High School hailed star athletes at the Bruins' annual fall-winter sports awards night Thursday in the LHS auditorium.

    Standouts in 11 varsity sports as well as top junior varsity and B-team performers were saluted. Coaches also presented letter plaques and participation certificates.

    Senior quarterback Taniel Massey was named the Bruins' football Offensive MVP, while defensive lineman Tyler Canty earned the Defensive MVP.

    Junior guard Michael Catoe was selected the boys basketball MVP, and senior Miteka Trueheart reaped the girls basketball MVP.

  • Saints halt Devils'...

    The Great Falls basketball teams’ seasons ended on a sour note, a game shy of coveted Class A Upper State title tilts at Clemson on Saturday.Calhoun County rolled to a 69-49 win over the Great Falls boys on Wednesday night at Richland Northeast High School.The Saints’ 20-point win sends them to the Class A Upstate championship game for the third straight season.

  • Bruins face diamond challenge

    Over the past two springs, the Lancaster High School baseball team has won 33 games, including 18 victories last season.

    With the loss of 11 solid seniors, the Bruins will face a challenge in seeking to continue their diamond success.

    "A year ago at this time, we had our share of veterans," said LHS coach Steve Williams, who is 184-176 since becoming the Bruins' baseball coach in 1993. "This year, we're going to look to our seniors to give us solid leadership."

  • Pope presented Celebration of...

    Former Indian Land High School head football coach and athletic director Mike Pope was recently presented the Celebration of Life Through Sports Award from The Sporting News.In The Celebration of Life Through Sports Award, athletics is a way to bring friends, families, and communities together.Three years ago, in a move to save his life, Pope had his legs amputated below the knees. His body was ravaged by diabetes and staph infections.

  • Jackets' Wells all-star...

    Lancaster County will have a pair of links to the Palmetto State’s premier high school all-star football games this fall.Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells will coach in the 61st annual North-South All-Star football game at Coastal Carolina University on Dec. 13.Lancaster native Keith Crolley, the head football coach at Crestwood High School in Sumter, is a member of the 2008 S.C. Shrine Bowl coaching staff for the 72nd annual game to be played in Spartanburg on Dec.