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Today's News

  • AJ band grand champs at 9-school competition

    Andrew Jackson High’s band received several honors in this year’s River Bluff Swamp Classic competition on Sept. 30.

    Competing in the AA Class against eight other schools, the Volunteers were awarded first place in the music, visual, percussion and overall general effect categories. The band also walked away finishing first in their class and were named grand champions.

    AJH band director Marshall Woody said he couldn’t ask for a better group of students.

  • AME Zion youth oratory winners

    From release

    Seventeen young people, ages 12-18, participated in the annual Oratorical Expose held during September’s 98th Session of the Lancaster District AME Zion Church Conference.

    Before a standing-room only congregation at Mt. Tabor AME Zion Church, students spoke on topics such as the pros and cons of social media, reasons young people are leaving the church and suggestions to encourage them to stay, and what “#blacklivesmatter” means to them.

  • Rams charge by Vols, 47-15

     

    CHESTERFIELD – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ running game came directly into the passing game of the Chesterfield Rams, and the Vols came up short in a 47-15 road loss.

    The fast-starting Rams, ranked 10th in the latest Class AA state football poll, grabbed the lead early and never yielded on the way to the 32-point Region IV-AA win. The game was closest at the end of the first quarter when the Vols trailed 9-8.

  • Buford holds off Knights for Senior Night win

     

    BUFORD – Buford held off a hard-charging North Central Knights team that took the Yellow Jackets to the wire Friday night at Buford Stadium.

    Buford recovered a clutch onside kick with 1:14 left to seal the 41-36 win for the Jackets’ sixth victory of the season on BHS Senior Night.

    The Knights outscored 11th-ranked Buford 24-13 in the second half behind the passing of quarterback Bubba Williamson. Williamson threw four TD passes in the final half, but ran out of time.

  • Talented Stallions dash by Bruins

     

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Battlin’ Bruins, living up to their nickname as much as anytime on the 2017 football season, gave it a good shot, but top-rated South Pointe had too much firepower in a 45-10 win on Friday night.

    The Stallions, ranked No. 5 nationally with an 8-0, 3-0 mark, celebrated their homecoming win later than expected due to the Bruins’ game effort.

    SPHS, up 31-10 and in control, sealed the game with two quick touchdowns in the final period.

  • McKittrick double winner in Tri-County awards

    Andrew Jackson High School senior lineman Dalton McKittrick was a double winner at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    McKittrick was honored twice in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.

    McKittrick was named the offensive lineman of the week with a 91 percent grade, four pancake blocks and zero sacks allowed in the Vols’ 48-0 win over Great Falls.

  • Rucker Rams win, stay unbeaten

    The A.R. Rucker Rams stayed unbeaten on the middle school fooball season, taking a 28-12 win over host Lewisville on Thursday.

    Rucker quarterback J.P. Cunningham had a 35-yard scoring run and also tossed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Sean McCray.

    McCray also caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Grayson Kirk and grabbed a two-point conversion catch.

    Brice Harris scored a rushing touchdown and tallied on a two-point conversion run for the Rams.

    Linebacker Red Roff and cornerback Cureton Witherspoon led the Rams’ defense.

  • LSS points banquet to be announced

    Lancaster Super Speedway 2017 points champions are SECA Crate Late Models Timbo Mangum, Super Stock Brandy Baker, SECA Crate Sportsman Bill Knight, Renegade Andrew Baker, Pure Stock V8 Adam Bowers, Vintage Marty Spittle and Extreme Rusty Catoe.

    The 2017 points banquet is to be announced, with various awards presented during the event. Keep checking The Lancaster News, or Lancaster Motor Speedway facebook group page for more details.

  • Pigskin Picks race getting tight

    The Pigskin Picks are getting tight at the top.

    Lorie Sistare “Bright,” always among the panel leaders, is a game back in the race for the Picks top spot this week.

    Sistare, rolling with a 15-5 week, is one pick out of the top perch.

    “I’ve got my focus on the front,” Sistare said. “Well, it’s time to shine.”

    News correspondent Mandy Catoe, who has led for the bulk of the Picks season, went 13-7 to see her lead sliced to a mere game.

  • Fall Sports Roundup: Buford Lady Jackets down AJ

    The Buford Lady Jackets rebounded from an opening game loss to notch three straight wins in defeating county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson for the second time in region volleyball play this season.

    Buford, 14-1, 11-1 in region play, used the 3-1 win over AJ to force a special tie-breaker match at AJ on Thursday when BHS faced North Central for the region title.

    The Lady Jackets and Lady Knights split during regular-season region play this season.