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home : news : sports December 12, 2018 

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Lander anglers finish autumn season in style

Lander University isn’t widely known for spawning top-notch fishermen, but that is rapidly changing.

This fall, the Lander Bass Fishing team climbed a few more notches by placing three winning teams in six tournaments of the Clemson Fall Trail.

Freshmen Brenden Farley and Weston Bison set the pace, placing 2nd, 5th, and 3rd twice –  despite being able to fish in only four of the Trail tournaments.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Lander men's soccer places five on United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region team

GREENWOOD – Five members of the Lander men's soccer team were named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region teams on Monday. Three players were named to the first team, with one player landing on the second team and one on the third team. The Bearcats were the only team in the region to have five players honored.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Lander unveils first wrestling signing class, featuring 10 signees

The Lander wrestling program celebrated its first National Signing Day with 10 student-athletes in its first recruiting class that will begin competing in the 2019-20 school year.

"I am very excited for the first crop of recruits in Lander wrestling history," said head coach RC LaHaye. "We have searched nationwide to find the best student-athletes possible to lay the foundation for the Bearcat wrestling program and I believe we have found them. The future for Lander wrestling looks very bright. As excited as we are about this first group, we are still recruiting hard all the way through the spring of 2019 and are still looking for student-athletes who want to be a part of something special as we build the Lander wrestling program."

Thursday, November 15, 2018

PTC Team Wins Chamber's Annual Golf Classic

The Greenwood SC Chamber held its annual Golf Classic on November 1st at the Greenwood Country Club. Chamber Board Member Ken Coffey of Self Regional Healthcare Foundation served as the event chairman. AT & T served as the presenting sponsor and numerous other businesses participated in the event.  

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Brian O'Reilly Veterans Day Tennis Tournament big success

A beautiful fall day and tennis courts dotted with American flags, surrounded the third annual Brian O'Reilly Memorial Veteran's Day tennis tournament held at Gatewood racket club on Nov 3rd, and 4th. Over 50 players participated in the event representing cities from SC, NC and Georgia. "Gatewood was a great place to have the tournament," said Lori Flick, Tournament Director and founder of the tournament.  "Paul Hamilton, Director of tennis at Gatewood, knew Brian very well and he and Gatewood were very accommodating in hosting the event".


Friday, November 9, 2018

Greenwood 10U Cowboys win the Palmetto 10U District Championship

The Greenwood 10U Cowboys ended the regular season with a 6-2 record. They made it through the playoffs and played Monday night in the Palmetto 10U District Championship. The Cowboys come out with a win to claim the Championship title against the undefeated 10U Greenwood Texans in over time 14-12.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lander announces "Education Game" against rival Erskine

The Lander women's basketball program and the Lander Diversity Advisory Council are excited to announce a partnership with Greenwood School District 50 to host an "Education Game" on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11:00 a.m. in Finis Horne Arena against rival Erskine. The game time has been adjusted to accommodate the over 600 Greenwood School District 50 8th graders that will be on the campus of Lander University. Students will enjoy a tour of the campus and exclusive reserved seating for the basketball game at 11:00 a.m. sponsored by Chick-fil-a of Greenwood. District 50 8th grade students, teachers, and chaperones will receive a complimentary game voucher to be redeemed at any upcoming basketball game day.  


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Lander remains unbeaten at home with 3-1 win over UNC Pembroke

GREENWOOD – The Lander volleyball team rallied from an early deficit to top UNC Pembroke, 3-1, on Monday night in Finis Horne Arena. The Bearcats defeated the Braves 23-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-19.

Lander (18-4, 4-2 PBC) remained unbeaten at home on the season, while UNC Pembroke (7-15, 0-6 PBC) dropped its 38th consecutive conference match. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10U Texans enter playoffs with undefeated season
The Greenwood 10U Texans finished their regular season tonight , Monday October 8, with another victory, with a perfect record of 8-0. Now it off to the playoffs, good luck Texans!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

3rd Annual Vetern's Day Tennis Tournament to be held Nov 2-4 at the Gatewood Club
USTA Tournament Director, Lori Flick announced the Brian O’Reilly Memorial Veteran’s Day Tennis tournament will take place November 2 thru 3, with Nov 4th in reserve if inclement weather. The USTA (United States Tennis Association) sanctioned tournament was named after Brian O’Reilly, Marine veteran of Korea and former Gatewood Racket club employee, who passed away January 2016. “Brian was well loved by family and everyone at Gatewood.   I am happy that this is my third year hosting this tournament, and that it will be held at Gatewood this year.”
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Lander women's soccer posts first PBC shutout with 3-0 win over Young Harris

GREENWOOD – The Lander women's soccer team limited Young Harris to just three shots on goal en route to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Mountain Lions at Van Taylor Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

The Bearcats (7-1-1, 2-1-1 PBC) earned their second win in conference play and their largest margin of victory since a 3-0 win over Mars Hill on Sept. 1.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Lakeland Bombers finish runner-up, Top Gun Tourn

Congratulations to the Lakeland Bombers who finished runner-up at Top Gun Baseball Tournament held at Willbanks Complex in Greenwood September 15th.

Players left to right: Kansas Nichols, Brady Anderson, Matthew Ritter, Jayden Uldrick, Aaron Polly, Chandler Nash, Blake Johnson, Caleb White, Jaylin Bluford, Jayden Richey.  Coaches left to right: Coach Adrian, Coach TJ, Coach David. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Lander Athletics, Knights of Columbus partner to reach Connie Maxwell goal

Lander Athletics, thanks in part to a contribution from the Knights of Columbus council of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Greenwood, has reached its $2,500 fundraising goal for the Connie Maxwell Children's Home. 

Knights of Columbus, a long-time partner of the athletic department, met with Lander athletic director Brian Reese and representatives of Connie Maxwell to present a check for $1,220 to help Lander reach its fundraising goal. Bearcat student-athletes, coaches and administrators participated in a two-day service initiative at the children's home in August. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lander volleyball fends off Limestone for 3-1 home victory

The Lander volleyball team began a busy home week with a non-conference win over Limestone, defeating the Saints 3-1 in front of a crowd of 340 at Finis Horne Arena on Tuesday night. The Bearcats won the match 25-10, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23.

"It wasn't the cleanest performance I've seen from our girls," said head coach Ashley White, "but I think it let them know what we need to practice over the next two days. I also saw some amazing things from our kids. To beat a team 25-10 [in the first set], that speaks volumes to the potential we have."

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Gamecocks to see new, improved stadium in 2020
Following Board of Trustee approval, University of South Carolina Athletics is excited to announce that it will be pursuing state approval for $21 million in improvements to Williams-Brice Stadium with a target for completion before the 2020 season. Much of the project is focused on repurposing the areas in the stadium vacated by the football program’s move to the Cyndi and Kenneth Long Family Football Operations Center.  
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Greenwood 10u Texans continue winning

The Greenwood 10U Texans extended their winning streak Tuesday September 18, against Abbeville. They are now 5-0 this season. This was their third shutout, and their second in a row.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lander's Baillet claims Peach Belt Conference weekly honor

Lander defender Brice Baillet has been recognized as the Peach Belt Conference's men's soccer Defender of the Week.

The award marked Lander's second straight PBC Defender of the Week, as Jordan Skeltonwon the honor last week. 

Baillet played a part in the Bearcats' 3-0 win over rival Erskine on Wednesday night, notching his first career goal and aiding the Lander defense in a shutout of the Flying Fleet, the fifth consecutive win in the rivalry for the Bearcats. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

AJGA National Junior Golf Tournament comes to Greenwood

The American Junior Golf Association will come to Greenwood for the first time to host the Greenwood Junior Championship. The Links at Stoney Point will host the 54-hole national junior golf tournament, July 28 – August 1, 2019. The field will consist of 78 boys and girls (ages 12-19) from around the country and the world.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.


Friday, September 14, 2018

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