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home : news : sports May 1, 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:  www.emeraldathletics.com  click on the Viking HQ link for information and the form.  You may also contact Sherri Tommie (941-5730 or by email -  tommie@gwd50.org) or Tonya Branyon (941-5730 or by email - branyont@gwd50.org).


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

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 www.cassoccerschool.com

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


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

NSHS Golf Team finishes 1st place in Tee-Off Classic

The NSHS Golf team finished first place in the annual 2017 Tee-Off Golf Classic held this past Saturday at The Golf Club at Star Fort.  NS edged out Christ Church by one stroke with Wren HS running a tight third place.  This win give NS back-to-back wins in this tournament.   Both James May (medalist) and Colby Patton (runner up) finished with an impressive 69 score.

 Click on the title to see individual scores...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Weather cause changes to Lander spring sports schedules

GREENWOOD – The Lander baseball and softball teams have shifted their schedules thanks to the inclement weather hitting the Palmetto State. 

The Bearcat softball team's doubleheader against Emmanuel, scheduled for Wednesday, has been moved to Thursday evening. Games will take place at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Lander will be playing its first home games since March 28. 


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Golf Club at Star Fort now allows kids to play free

Most golfers can look back and tell stories of how their parent, grandfather or some other adult helped them learn how to play golf.  Now The Golf Club at Star Fort makes changes to their policy to allow kids under 14 to play free with a paying adult.  There’s a huge reason behind this change according their Golf Pro, Zach Calhoun.

“My Grandfather was the one who got me started playing golf and it’s been a very rewarding sport for me” explains Calhoun.  “Allowing parents or grandparents to bring their children out to play could make a lasting, positive impression to them as well.  We just want to make that opportunity more welcoming here at our club”.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Lander's Pospisil selected as PBC Men's Golfer of the Week

GREENWOOD  Lander's Michal Pospisil, a senior from Unhost, Czech Republic, was selected the Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week it was announced by the league office today.

Pospisil won the Bearcat Classic in domineering fashion, running away with a nine-stroke victory after shooting nine-under 207. The senior shot rounds of 70-67-70 and was the only player to shoot under par in all three rounds of the tournament. His efforts helped Lander to a team win in the 18-team event, the Bearcats' first victory of the year. The medalist honor was Pospisil's second this season and his seventh top-10 in nine events. He is second in the PBC in stroke average at 71.67, just two one-hundreths of a stroke out of the lead.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Lander athletics announces partnership with Adidas

Adidas and Lander University announced a landmark five-year partnership today, making Adidas the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of the Bearcats through the 2021-22 season.

"I truly believe that this is a 'game-changer' for our athletic department," said Brian Reese, Director of Athletics for Lander University. "This agreement will have a significant impact on our departmental budget over the next several years and we will be able to outfit our athletic teams at a very high level. Our student-athletes, coaches, and staff are looking forward to working with our new partner for many years to come."


Friday, March 31, 2017

Greenwood CrossFit Athlete advances to Masters Qualifier
Congratulations to Greenwood’s own John Gary as he advances forward after finishing 41st in the CrossFit Open.  Gary will now compete in the Online Masters Qualifier for a chance to advance to the CrossFit Games to be held in Madison, Wisconsin.
Friday, March 31, 2017

Official field set for the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women's Health Classic Junior Challenge Qualifier conducted by the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls' Golf Tour

In partnership with the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, the LPGA Symetra Tour’s Women’s Health Classic and the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls' Golf Tour (PKBGT) are pleased to announce the official field for the Women’s Health Classic Junior Challenge Qualifier.

The qualifier, to be contested at the Links at Stoney Point in Greenwood, S.C., will feature 30 of the top junior girls ages 11-18 from across the East Coast.  The Junior Challenge participants earned their spot in the field through a series of six pre-qualification tournaments contested over the last two months.  The Series featured 152 players from 14 states.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Lander's Parker selected as PBC Men's Golfer of the Week

Lander's Jon Parker, a freshman from Greenwood, S.C., was selected the Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week it was announced by the league office today.

Parker had the best outing of his career at the Bobcat Invitational earlier this week, shooting a 217 (71-78-68) to finish third overall and help lead nationally-ranked Lander to a third-place finish, the team's best finish of the spring. 


Thursday, March 23, 2017

No. 17 Lander golf finishes third at Bobcat Invitational

EATONTON, Ga. – The No. 17-ranked Lander men's golf team finished third of 17 teams Tuesday in the two-day, three-round Bobcat Invitational hosted by Georgia College at the par-70 Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee. The third-place finish marked Lander's best showing of the spring. 

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lander golf tied for fifth at Bobcat Invitational

EATONTON, Ga. – The No. 17-ranked Lander men's golf team is tied for fifth place of 17 teams Monday after the first two rounds of the two-day, three-round Bobcat Invitational hosted by Georgia College at the par-70, Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee.

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Two Lakeland Basketball Players Selected to Play in North South Girls Basketball Game

Only two seniors from the Greenwood/Lakelands area high Schools will be playing in this year’s North-South Basketball Games set for Saturday, March 18 at 1pm at Lexington High School.

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


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