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Today's Sports

  • Bruins’ Watts pledges to play...

    Lancaster High School star defensive lineman Markees Watts, who missed his senior season due to injury, will continue his football career at the next level.

    Watts has given the Charlotte 49ers, the University of North Carolina Charlotte, a verbal commitment to play for the Conference USA school.

    Watts, a 6-1, 220-pounder, announced his oral pledge to the 49ers on his twitter account last week.

  • McNeely to lead Fort Mill...

    Fort Mill High School will have new leadership in its football program for the 2018 season.

    Former Lake Norman High School, in Mooresville, N.C., football coach Rob McNeely is moving to Fort Mill High School to lead the Yellow Jackets’ football program.

    McNeely served as the LNHS Wildcats coach since 2010.

    Fort Mill, a Class AAAAA school, plays Lancaster High School as a non-region opponent in football.

  • Ultimate Super Late Models set...

    The 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway racing season is going to be a historical campaign for the legendary half-mile dirt track.

    The Ultimate Super Late Model Series, as announced on www.DirtonDirt.com, will make its first-ever trip to Lancaster Motor Speedway, known as “The Fastest Half Mile Dirt Track in the South.”

    Drivers and fans consider the Ultimate Super Late Model Series one of the best Super Late Model Series in the country, with numerous drivers from different states following the series.

  • Bruins thump Trojans twice

    The Lancaster Bruins are finding their hoops home to their liking.

    The LHS teams, unbeaten as the host so far this season, kept the streak intact Wednesday night with a hardwood broom job of Class AAAAA foe Northwestern High School of Rock Hill.

    Lancaster took two from the Trojans, prevailing 62-58 in the boys game and 60-39 in the girls’ game.

    The nightcap was a battle to the wire, with the Bruins making clutch plays to seal their four-point  win and avenge their lone regular-season loss.

  • Bruins win two over Cycs

    The Lancaster Bruins finished fast to cap a hoops sweep of the Class AAA Chester Cyclones on Tuesday night in the LHS gym.

    The Bruins, with a key fourth-period surge, took the lead and held on for the 77-71 win over the Cyclones.

    The LHS boys’ six-point win gave the Bruins a sweep after the Lady Bruins cruised to a 76-29 win over the Lady Cycs.

    The boys game was tighter as the Bruins and Cyclones battled to the wire.

    Lancaster, 5-2, held a 39-35 lead at the break and the game was close to the end.

  • Vols split with Knights

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Fundamentals were key to North Central’s 65-58 win over host Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night at AJHS.

    While the Volunteer boys, 1-2, 0-1, tried to find the basket on long shots, the Knights worked the ball to the inside and made more of their shots

  • Jackets fall twice to Stallions

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford tipped off Region IV-AA play, dropping a pair of home games to Lee Central High School of Bishopville on Tuesday night.

    The LC girls posted a 31-21 win over the Lady Jackets and the Stallions stormed for the sweep with a 68-47 win over the Jackets.

    Lee Central, in the nightcap, took an early lead and steadily stretched its spread for the 21-point win over the BHS boys, 4-6, 0-1.

    Lee Central led 13-7 after one period and held a 23-13 edge at the break.

  • Junior Jackets drop loss to Lee...

    Lee Central edged the Buford High School junior varsity boys basketball team, taking a 39-38 win.

    Tyson Miller led the Junior Jackets with 16 points, 10 in the second half. Dacurrion Kelly hit 16 points to lead Lee Central.

    In the game, Buford opened strong, taking a 6-0 lead, but LCHS, using its pressure defense, rallied to take an 11-8 lead after one quarter.

    The teams played tough defense in the second period for a low-scoring quarter and the game was tied at 15 at the break.

  • Warriors capture Kersey crown

    Indian Land High School earned some Warriors wrestling history, winning the seventh annual Mike Kersey Memorial Invitational on Saturday afternoon at ILHS.

    The Warriors captured their first Kersey tournament crown, topping the field with 219.5 points and five individual championships.

    “We wrestled well and I was proud of our effort,” ILHS coach Leon Boulware said. “It was an awesome showing by our team.”

    The Warriors’ tournament title gave ILHS its second tournament crown this season.

  • McMurray coached himself to S.C...

    MYRTLE BEACH – Coach Bennie McMurray won 219 football games and three state championships as a 27-year high coach head football coach, but his best coaching job was internal.

    McMurray, one of eight inductees into the S.C. Football Coaches Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach on Friday night at the Landmark Inn, provided insight on his hall of fame journey.