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home : news : sports September 18, 2018 

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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

Free Volleyball Clinic

The Emerald City Juniors Volleyball is offering a FREE All-Skills Youth Volleyball Clinic on Sunday, October 14, from 2-4pm at Greenwood Christian School.  This clinic is open to girls and boys grades 3 through 6.

Those interested can email to notify ECJ if your child plans to attend.

Emerald City Juniors Volleyball provides elite volleyball training in Greenwood, SC and the surrounding communities. Tryouts begin in October - dates, times, and information are available at


Monday, September 17, 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

EHS changes sporting schedules
Emerald Varsity Football game has been changed to Thursday, September 13th and will be played at Strom Thurmond. Game time is 7:30. The JV football game has been cancelled for Thursday, September 13th. Volleyball and tennis are cancelled for Thursday, September 13th.
Thursday, September 13, 2018

GHS Varsity Football Game Rescheduled
Greenwood High School Varsity Football game has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 13th at Woodmont. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Still time to register for two new sporting leagues at Parks & Rec

Greenwood County Parks & Recreation Department is adding two new sports leagues for the 2018 Fall Season; Kickball & Ultimate Frisbee!

Registration ends this Friday for both so be sure to drop by and register your teams.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lander in third place at Cutter Creek Invitational, Hardee tied for first

SNOW HILL, N.C. – The Lander women's golf team opened the fall portion of the 2018-19 season with a first round 33-over par 321 to sit in third place at the Cutter Creek Invitational at the par-72, Cutter Creek Golf Club. 

Lander started five freshmen and is currently one of only three teams with every player inside the top-30 on the scoreboard.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Erskine Open Set for Friday, March 29th @ The Links at Stoney Point
DUE WEST-- The 2019 Erskine Open will be played on Friday, March 29th at Stoney Point Golf Course in Greenwood, South Carolina. There will be a shotgun start at 12:30 pm in the four-man scramble format. 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lander volleyball splits with Carson-Newman, West Alabama in Aiken

AIKEN, S.C. – The Lander volleyball team earned a win over Carson-Newman before falling to West Alabama on day one of the USC Aiken Invitational. The Bearcats defeated the Eagles 22-25, 27-25, 15-25, 25-18, 15-10, while losing to the Tigers 20-25, 25-27, 17-25. 

Lander (8-2) was in danger of falling behind 2-0 to Carson-Newman (3-2) as it trailed 22-15 in the second set before a 5-0 run pulled the Bearcats within two points. Carson-Newman responded and faced set point at 24-21, but the Bearcats used a Kaitlyn Krafka kill and a pair of Eagle errors to tie the score. The Eagles scored to reclaim the lead, but committed three consecutive errors as Lander rallied to win the set. 

Friday, September 7, 2018

LU Women Volleball defeat Converse earning 6th straight win

The Lander volleyball team earned a 3-0 win over Converse in front of 318 fans in the Bearcats' home opener on Wednesday night. The Bearcats knocked off the Valkyries 25-13, 25-17, 25-23. 

Lander (7-1) was led by Reilly Kuenstler's 14 kills and a career-high 39 assists from Madilyn Reed. Katilyn Krafka posted a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs, while Hannah McManus and Boo Luther added 10 digs each. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Lander Dining Services launches new 'to-go' program
Students lined up in Lander’s Grier Dining Hall to receive the first “to-go” boxes from Dining Services’ new “Dine on the Go” program on Friday, August 31. 
Sunday, September 2, 2018

Lander men's cross country ranked seventh in Peach Belt Conference preseason poll

The Lander men's cross country team was voted seventh in the Peach Belt Conference preseason coaches poll, it was announced Wednesday morning. The ranking marks an improvement from last year, when the Bearcats were selected eighth. 


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lander picked seventh in Peach Belt Conference preseason poll

GREENWOOD – The Lander women's soccer team was picked seventh in the Peach Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll on Tuesday. The Bearcats received 45 points and came in behind first-place Columbus State (98 points), North Georgia (84), Flagler (81), UNC Pembroke (79), Young Harris (62) and Georgia College (60).


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Lander rebounds with sweep of Mount Olive to end weekend

The Lander volleyball team rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 3-0 sweep of Mount Olive at the Augusta Tournament at Christenberry Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats took the match by scores of 25-14, 25-15, 26-24. 

Hannah Hritz had 13 kills and hit .464 on an error-free day to lead the Bearcats (2-1). Kaitlyn Krafka tallied a career-high 15 digs and added 13 kills for her first career double-double. Reilly Kuenstler hit .400 with eight kills and 1.5 blocks, while Madilyn Reed led the team with 33 assists and recorded 12 digs for a double-double, the first of her career. The Bearcats finished the day with 10 service aces, as Reed, Hannah McManus and Boo Luther each tallied three. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Erskine Bringing Back Football for 2020 Season

DUE WEST, SC - Erskine College announced Friday afternoon the reinstatement of intercollegiate football to the campus effective immediately. The program was discontinued after the 1951 season. 


Friday, August 24, 2018

Chretien, Skelton selected to preseason All-Peach Belt Conference team

Sophomore midfielder Thibault Chretien and senior defender Jordan Skelton were both selected to the 11-man 2018 Preseason All-Peach Belt Conference Team, it was announced Thursday.

Chretien, a native of Laval, France, was named the 2017 PBC co-Freshman of the Year and earned second-team All-Conference honors. He was also named first-team All-Region by the United Soccer Coaches and second-team All-Region by the D2CCA. Chretien was tabbed as a PBC All-Tournament player after scoring the final goal in the penalty kick shootout in the championship game against North Georgia. During his freshman campaign, Chretien scored three goals with six assists in 17 starts as a freshman and was tied for sixth in the league in assists.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Lander selected fifth in preseason Peach Belt Conference poll

The Lander volleyball team was picked fifth in the Preseason Peach Belt Conference Coaches Poll, the league announced on Wednesday. 

The Bearcats, who collected 14 points, were one point above Francis Marion, which was selected sixth with 13 points. Lander has been chosen in the fifth or higher in each of the last three PBC preseason polls.  Flagler was picked first (36 points) and was followed by Georgia College (28), Augusta (26) and USC Aiken (24).

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lander men's basketball participates in "Cruisin' for a Cause"

The Lander men's basketball team participated in the 5th annual "Cruisin' for a Cause Boat Run" fundraiser, sponsored by the Burton Center Foundation and the Laurens County Disabilites and Special Needs Board, on Saturday at Lake Greenwood.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Fall baseball registration is now open

Lakelands Sports is excited to announce that it’s time to sign up for fall 2018 baseball!  The first practice will be on September 8 with practices and games running through November 10.  All schedule practices and games will be on Saturday mornings.  This fall we will be offering leagues for ages 3 to 10 so if you know anyone in that age range that would like to play please share this email.  You can click on the link below to register.  We look forward to seeing you .

  • T-Ball: (4U): Players must be 3yrs by July 1, 2018 and may not turn 5yrs by September 8, 2018
  • Underhand coach pitch: (6U) Players must be 5yrs by September 8, 2018 and may not turn 7yrs by September 8, 2018
  • Overhand coach pitch: (8U) Players must be 7yrs by September 8, 2018 and may not turn 9yrs by September 8, 2018
  • Machine pitch: (10U) Players must be 9yrs by September 8, 2018 and may not turn 11yrs by October 27, 2018

Click here for a registration form.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

D50 implementing Clear Bag rule & Metal Detectors at major events for safety

Greenwood School District announced two major procedures they are implementing this year at all major events in an effort to keep those attending safe.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

2018 Lander men's and women's cross country schedules released

Lander cross country head coach Kevin Scola announced the meet schedule for the upcoming 2018 season on Wednesday.

 "We're going to see some of the top teams in the region from Division I and II," said Scola. "The competition and the courses we'll be racing on should prepare us for the Peach Belt Conference Championship meet in November. That's our big goal for the season, placing higher than we did last year."

Friday, July 20, 2018

Lander men's golf unveils 2018-19 slate, featuring nine tournaments

Lander men's golf head coach Mark Riddle released the 2018-19 schedule on Tuesday. The Bearcats will play a total of nine tournaments over the course of the regular season, highlighted by the Bearcat Classic, March 25-26, at the Greenwood Country Club. 


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Local Tennis Player - Lori Flick is finalist in the SunBurn Open Tennis Tournament
The doubles tennis team of Lori Flick, Greenwood, and Luke Whiteside, West Columbia, were finalists in the 2018  LATA Sunburn Open tournament held at the Lexington SC county tennis complex last weekend. 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lander women's golf releases 2018-19 schedule
The Lander women's golf team released its competition schedule for the 2018-19 season on Monday, as announced by head coach Mark Riddle.

The schedule features nine regular season tournaments, with four in the fall portion and five in the spring. The Bearcats will make trips to Florida, Georgia and North Carolina and Tennessee, as well as four tournaments scheduled in South Carolina.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Lander Foundation Holds 5th Annual Samuel Lander Golf Classic

Golfers from around the southeast teed off at the Greenwood Country Club for the Lander Foundation’s 5th Annual Samuel Lander Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 26. The tournament raised over $12,000 to benefit the Lander University Scholarship Program, according to Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Denise Manley ‘89.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

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