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home : news : sports May 25, 2017 

Two Lander golfers named to PING All-Region team

Lander golfers Michal Pospisil and Conor Richards earned Division II PING All-Region honors, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced today.

Over 100 players across eight regions - East, Atlantic, Southeast, South, Midwest, South Central, Central and West - earned all-region honors for 2017.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lakelands Toros U-11 win Publix Palmetto Cup

The Lakelands Toros U-11 team recently competed in the 2017 Publix Palmetto Cup tournament in Columbia.  They went undefeated and won the tournament in their division. 

Members of the team are left to right:  Coach Jaime Ramm, Hampton Davis, Gabe Adams, Abraham Mboob, Noah Perrin, Jay Brown, Alex Davis, Abdul Mboob, Gavin Moore, Ryan Piontek, and Landon Graham.  Not pictured are Cade McMurray and Ritchie Pinkney.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Lander women's soccer hosting Summer Youth Camp in June

The Lander women's soccer program will hosts its 2017 Summer Youth Camp from June 12-16 at Van Taylor Stadium.

The camp is open to all player ages 4-14. Campers will participate in skill work, field work and games. Registration is available at

For additional information, please contact Lander women's soccer coach Chris Ayer at 864-388-8694 or e-mail

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Moreno leads into final day of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women's Health Classic
PaolaMoreno (Cali, Colombia) was 2-over after round one and has pulled off a remarkable turnaround to take a two-shot lead into the final-round of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lander knocked from PBC Tournament by Flagler

FLORENCE, S.C  – Three ninth inning errors by the seventh-seeded Lander baseball team allowed sixth-seeded Flagler to score the winning run and eliminate the Bearcats, 4-3, on Thursday at the Peach Belt Conference Tournament at Francis Marion University's Sparrow Stadium.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

No. 7 Lander finishes 15th at South/Southeast Regional

FLORENCE, Ala. – The No. 7-ranked Lander men's golf team finished 15th overall of 20 teams in the three-day, three-round NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional on Wednesday at the par-72, 7,407-yard Fighting Joe at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Symetra Tour kicks off Thursday

The Symetra Tour, the official qualifying Tour for the LPGA, returns to action after a week off with the fourth annual Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic at The Links at Stoney Point from Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 14. This is the seventh tournament of the 2017 season.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

No. 7 Lander in 15th place at NCAA South/Southeast Regional

FLORENCE, Ala. – The No. 7-ranked Lander men's golf team is 15th after the first day of play at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional at the par-72, 7,407-yard Fighting Joe at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail with a first-round total of 300. Lynn leads all teams after carding a four-under par, 284, in their round Monday, and lead second-place West Florida by two shots heading into the second round of play Tuesday.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

No. 7 Lander ready for NCAA South/Southeast Regional

FLORENCE, Ala. – The No. 7-ranked Lander men's golf team takes on 19 other teams this week at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional at the par-72, 7,407-yard Fighting Joe at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The Bearcats, who are making their sixth appearance in an NCAA Regional, are the No. 1 seed in the Southeast.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Lander baseball downs rival Erskine for 13th straight time

The Lander baseball team belted three home runs and pounded out 15 hits on Friday night, led by a 4-for-5 performance from Nathan Schreckengost, to defeat rival Erskine 10-9 in a non-conference game at Dolny Stadium.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Five Lander players earn PBC All-Academic baseball honors

The Lander baseball team placed five players on the Peach Belt Conference's All-Academic team, the PBC office announced today.

Tripper Ergle, Reed Gray, Robbie Hoyt, Carson Jones and Gatlin Minick earned all-academic honors for the Bearcats. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Local family proud to see Gaskin sign with Mars Hill

DeAndre Gaskin, a senior at Asheville High recently fulfilled a childhood dream; to play with his close friends at the next level.  Gaskin, a defensive end/tight end will now join his other Asheville graduates Reggie Battle, Reynolds Keyal Talbert and Edwin’s C. J. to play football at Mars Hill University.

Gaskin has family here in Greenwood County who are very proud of his accomplishments.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

EHS Athletics accepting Hall of Fame nominations

Emerald High School Athletics will be accepting Hall of Fame nominations through Friday, May 5.  If you would like to nominate a former Emerald athlete or coach, please go online to:  click on the Viking HQ link for information and the form.  You may also contact Sherri Tommie (941-5730 or by email - or Tonya Branyon (941-5730 or by email -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lander holds 49th Annual Athletics Banquet

The Lander University Athletics Department held the 49th Annual Athletics Banuqet on Monday evening at Horne Arena. The event honored the University's student-athletes for their accomplishments during the 2016-17 campaign. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Four Lander tennis players named to All-PBC tennis team

Lander tennis players Marc HoferOmar El-MoslemanyEirik Groner and David Korsten were named to the All-Peach Belt Conference team which was announced Thursday night at a banquet at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Five Bearcats included on PBC All-Academic team

The Lander softball team placed five players on the Peach Belt Conference's All-Academic team, the PBC office announced today.

Chandler CareyDestiny ClydeLexi GriffinHalie Sorrow and Reychel Webster earned all-academic honors. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lander gives up lead in 9th, loses 7-6 to Belmont Abbey

BELMONT, N.C. — The Lander baseball team let a two-run lead slip away in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday night as Jakob Rolly hit a walk-off single to right-center field, driving in Adam Arcadia and Luke Cureton to give the Crusaders a 7-6 victory in non-conference action at Abbey Yard.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

No. 7 Lander in second after first round of PBC Championship

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The No. 7-ranked Lander men's golf team sits in second place after the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Championship at the par-72, 6,939-yard Slammer & Squire Course at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bearcats finish season with sweep of Pacers

Lander finished its season in style on Friday, sweeping Peach Belt Conference rival USC Aiken in a doubleheader at Doug Spears Field. McKenzi Ferguson tossed a complete game three-hitter to lead the Bearcats to a 2-1 victory in round one, while also earning her first save of the season to secure a 7-4 win in the second matchup.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

No. 7 Lander ready for Peach Belt Championship

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The No. 7-ranked Lander men's golf team begins the postseason this weekend at the Peach Belt Conference Men's Golf Championship, Friday through Sunday (April 14-16), at the par-72, 6,939-yard Slammer & Squire Course at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Prowl & Growl to Feature Clemson Coaches
Greenwood's Prowl & Growl to feature Clemson coaches Dabo Swinney and Brad Brownell is set for May 8, tickets available now.
Friday, April 14, 2017

NS Moore commits to Erskine Basketball

Congratulations to Mary Ashley Moore of Ninety Six High School who just committed to the Erskine to continue playing basketball.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Date set for 4th Annual Samuel Lander Golf Classic

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Samuel Lander Golf Classic, which will be held on Tuesday, June 27, at the Links at Stoney Point.

The Samuel Lander Golf Classic is an annual fundraising golf tournament to raise scholarship funding for current and future Lander University students. The tournament is sponsored by the Lander Alumni Association. 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lander's Ferguson named PBC Pitcher of the Week

Lander's McKenzi Ferguson, a junior from Erwin, Tenn., was named the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week for games played April 3-9 it was announced by the league office today.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lander baseball ring ceremony to begin at 1:40 on Saturday

The 2016 Lander baseball team will be honored on this weekend on Saturday, April 8th, at Dolny Stadium as the Bearcats receive their Southeast Regional championship rings. 

The ceremony begins at 1:40 p.m. and will take place on the field. Following the ceremony, the Bearcats will play their second game of a three-game series against Georgia College. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

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