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Today's Sports

  • Jackets top Vols twice

    Buford completed a non-region baseball sweep of county foe Andrew Jackson, topping the host Vols 10-9 on Wednesday night.

    BHS downed the visiting Vols 10-5 Tuesday.

    Both teams are members of Conference VIII-AA, but the two games are played as non-region games to give the teams a chance to play over the Lancaster County School District's annual spring break.

    On Wednesday at Buford Park, the Jackets held on for the one-run win.

  • Boost to weight program

    KERSHAW - The Andrew Jackson High School Athletic Booster Club has made a strong commitment to the Volunteers' athletic program.

    The AJ Boosters have purchased $60,000 of weight equipment which will be used to help the Lancaster County Class AA school's athletes.

    "Our booster club is a group of tireless workers and their goal is to help in any way possible," AJ athletic director Dale Reeves said. "They felt this was where we needed help the most at this point."

    Reeves said the old equipment, in the neighborhood of 20 years old, needed replacing.

  • Trueheart solid in all-star play

    Miteka Trueheart’s final high school basketball game was much like her final prep hoops season at Lancaster High School.

    Trueheart, making LHS girls basketball history, used a workmanlike effort to help the South Carolina all-stars to an 81-66 win over the N.C. stars in the Carolinas All-Star Classic at Charlotte Bobcats Arena on Saturday.

    The S.C. stars’ 15-point win was the first victory over the N.C. stars’ since the 2005 game.

  • Meadows to play in Friendship...

    Cameron Meadows, a fifth-grade student at North Elementary School, has been selected to participate in the People to People Ambassadors Program in Austria this summer.

    Meadows, who will play basketball in the Friendship Games, was selected following a recent interview.

    In addition to the basketball, Meadows will visit several World War II sites and learn about Austria’s culture.

    The People to People Sports Ambassadors Program was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956.

  • Bruins claw Bearcats

    Lancaster High School baseball Senior Night was special, capped by a solid 6-3 win over Region III-AAAA foe Rock Hill High School.

    The three-run LHS win marked the final home game for retiring LHS baseball coach Steve Williams, who was honored prior to the start.

    “It really was a special, special night,” said Williams. “We came out and played well. Nick gave us a quality effort on the mound.”

  • Bruins wing Eagles in rain-...

    The Lancaster High School baseball team made the most of a rain-shortened game, taking a 7-1 road win over Clover in Region III-AAAA play Friday night.

    LHS hurler Evan Byrd, 2-0, worked five frames for the win, allowing five hits, two walks and a run. He struck out one.

    LHS, 7-9, 5-5, was led by Bryan Gainer, who had two hits, including a double, and drove in five runs. Nick Ferguson, who had a RBI, had two hits as did Michael Catoe and Jimmie Jordan. Josh Warfield had a hit and Brion Strothers drew a walk and scored twice.

  • Lady Vols battling in soccer...

    KERSHAW – For the Andrew Jackson High School girls soccer team, the injuries began just over a month ago and it’s been a battle this spring.

    AJ junior Sommer Zusin sprained her leg as the injury bug began to land its hard bite. Then, freshman Rebecca Johnson bruised her hip, sophomore Katherine Killingsworth hurt her leg and junior Brooke Watts sprained her ankle.

    Then, sophomore Allison Kelly limped off the field during a tournament match against Blue Ridge.

    AJ girls soccer coach Ronnie Wall said he knew he had to make a decision.

  • LHS's Williams retiring

    Lancaster High School baseball coach Steve Williams is hanging up his Bruins’ baseball cap for good at the end of the season.

    Williams, 54, will retire with the close of the Bruins’ 2008 campaign. In addition to his LHS coaching duties, Williams is also retiring as a physical education-health instructor and football coach at A.R. Rucker Middle School.

    Williams, who has taught and coached for 32 years, including 29 in the Lancaster County School District, cited “health issues” as a major reason in his decision.

  • Bruin booters trip York in...

    The Lancaster High soccer team posted its first region win, taking a 3-2 home victory over York on Tuesday night.

    The match was decided on penalty kicks as? Drew Christensen, Michael Simpson, Charlie Harrell, and Matt White scored to give LHS the win.

    LHS keeper O'Neal Simpson made two brilliant stops to aid the win.

    LHS held a 1-0 halftime lead as White tallied on an assist from Graham Taylor. In the second half, White struck again only two minutes into the second half on an unassisted goal.

  • Crusaders sign Threatt

    BUFORD – For Buford High School senior volleyball player Taylor Threatt, she needed only one visit to decide on her college journey.Threatt, a standout student and volleyball player at BHS, signed with North Greenville University in Tigerville where she will play the next four seasons for the Crusaders’ volleyball team.“When I visited there, it felt right,” Threatt said.