Today's News

  • Pride, playoffs key factors

    Playoffs as well as pride figure prominently into prep football play this week.

    County teams Lancaster and Andrew Jackson will be looking to post wins to enhance their playoff hopes.

    Buford and Indian Land are playing for pride.

    The Jackets, who are headed to the Class A Upper State playoffs, will battle in a non-region game with the AFC Rangers of Charlotte.

    Indian Land, out of the playoff picture this season, is shooting for a win to cap its season.

    Lancaster hits the road for a trip down I-77 South to face Ridge View in Region IV-AAAA play.

  • Jackets charge to blank Rangers

    BUFORD Friday night was Senior Night for the Buford Yellow Jackets, as they hosted the AFC Rangers. The night was special as the maroon and gold notched a 20-0 win over the Charlotte-based team.

    The action in this contest didn’t really get going until the second half.  The first half was a tale of two lackluster offenses, along with stingy defenses that didn’t give up a single point.

  • Lady Bruins blitz Trojans, advance

    Lancaster High School didn’t face Northwestern in regular-season tennis play, but the teams battled in the Class AAAA playoffs, with the Lady Bruins prevailing 6-1 in an impressive  first-round match.

    LHS, 15-2, 10-0, rolled by the Lady Trojans to advance to host Spartanburg in second-round play Thursday at the J.P. Richards Tennis Complex at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The Lancaster-Northwestern match was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but postponed to Wednesday due to heavy rain.

  • LHS survives Blazers' blitz

    BLYTHEWOOD The Lancaster Bruins, on Halloween eve, lived to tell after surviving a hard-charging Ridge View Blazers’ points stampede Friday night at the Blythewood High School Stadium.

    The Bruins, seemingly in control with a 23-0 lead in the final period, held on by their claws to win a 23-20 cliffhanger over Ridge View.

  • Speedway crowns points champions

    The racing didn’t match the weather at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The weather was cool, while the racing action was hot as the track’s 2009 points champions were crowned.

    u In the crate late model heats, the winners were Ross Bailes and Andy Blackwood.

    When the green flag dropped in the main event, it was all Bailes taking the lead out of turns one and two and he never looked back. Bailes won, but the battle for second was heating up between Steve Banal, Timbo Mangum and Blackwood.

  • Warriors fall to Red Devils

    GREAT FALLS The Indian Land Warriors lost their last regular season game of the 2009 season and failed to earn a playoff bid, but the team still managed to finish on a high note.

    Indian Land scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes of Friday's game against the Great Falls Red Devils, to take the game from a 40-6 blowout to a respectable 40-22 final score.

    “I'm proud the kids didn't quit. They played four full quarters of football,” Warriors coach Make Mayer said.

  • Cobb's versatile for LHS

    If Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Seth Cobb broke the huddle and lined up at a different position besides left tackle, one could understand.

    It hasn’t happened and likely won’t, but Cobb is playing his fourth offensive line position in his fourth season as a Bruins’ varsity starter.

    As a freshman, Cobb launched his career at right guard. The following season, he was the LHS tight end. As a junior, he started at right tackle before moving to left tackle this fall.

  • SMS Mustangs fall in final contest

    South capped its middle school football season on a down note, falling 18-6 to New Heights Middle School of Jefferson on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Mustangs and Hawks were tied at the half, 0-0, but the visitors ignited for three scores to build an 18-0 lead.

    South avoided the shutout as Dre’ Bailey hit Jimmy Hill on a 60-yard scoring pass on the game’s final play.

    South, which defeated New Heights 12-6 in overtme earlier this season, finished 6-2.

    Lady Warriors fall

  • Mustangs rally for OT win over Rams

    The South Mustangs earned a measure of revenge, rallying for a 24-18 overtime win over Lancaster middle school rival A.R. Rucker on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

    Dreshun Stewart, who sparked the Mustangs’ second-half rally, swept right end on an 11-yard touchdown run to lift SMS to the six-point win.

    Stewart’s decisive run came two plays after the Mustangs’ defense had stopped Rucker short on its four downs from the 10 in the overtime.

  • Eagles soar in victory over Vols

    PAGELAND, Death. Taxes. Andrew Jackson getting beat by Central of Pageland.

    Central of Pageland sprinted to a 36-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 50-3 shellacking of Andrew Jackson in a Conference IV-AA football tilt Friday night.

    Central defeated the Vols for the 14th consecutive year and has captured 27 out of the past 28 contests with AJ.

    “We were beat by a very good football team,” said AJ coach Elmer Bench. “Central played very traditional football by whipping us in the trenches.”