Today's Sports

  • Buford cheerleaders 4th in state

    The Buford High School varsity cheerleaders have built a tradition of competing in the state cheer field and their latest effort was a top five showing.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA cheer champion, posted a fourth-place effort in the state competition at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Nov. 21.
    BHS, in the state field for the 10th time in the last 11 years, posted 248 points to finish fourth overall in the top 12 field.

  • Teams launch hoops play

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins, the defending Class AAA girls state basketball champions, opened defense of their state title with a 56-38 win over Class AAA foe Wren of Piedmont in the Dorman Lady Cavalier Invitational at Dorman High in Spartanburg on Nov. 23.
    The Lady Bruins, the preseason Class AAA girls No. 1, closed strong to post the 18-point win and earn a bid to the title game Nov. 24 at DHS.
    LHS senior guard Malia Rivers, regarded as one of the top senior players in Class AAA girls, paced the Lady Bruins with 22 points, 16 in the first half.

  • Soccer stars sweep to district...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth soccer program will be represented well at the state tournament in Bluffton this fall, with all three age groups winning the district title and earning a state bid.
    The district tourney was held at the Buford High School football stadium Nov. 21.
    The LCPRC 10U all-stars opened the day  with a 1-0 victory over Kershaw County-Camden.
    The match was a back-and-forth contest, with both teams having opportunities to score, but tough defense on both sides kept the game scoreless for most of the first half.

  • Thornwell leads USC in Paradise...

    The South Carolina men’s basketball team is coming home with a new addition to the trophy case Tuesday, after winning the 2015 Paradise Jam in convincing fashion Monday night with a 83-75 win over Tulsa (4-1).
    Five Gamecocks scored double figures, and a fast start played a big role in moving the team’s record now to 5-0, best start since the 2004-05 season. Junior Sindarius Thornwell was named the tournament’s MVP, and Mindaugas Kacinas joined  him as an all-tournament honoree.

  • Bulldogs’ big day a capital gain

    The Citadel’s stellar football season is still going and no matter where it
    finishes, it’s going to be chronicled as a Bulldogs’ banner campaign.
    Co-champs of the Southern Conference is nice, but a cherished capital moment in Columbia on Saturday afternoon made it that much better for those of the “long gray line.”
    The 24th-ranked Bulldogs, 8-3, are headed to play Coastal in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs on Nov. 28.

  • LSS Mud Bog opening a success

    The opening of the Lancaster Super Speedway Mud Madness Mud Bog and two ATV courses Nov. 21 was a big success, said LSS owner Doug McManus.

  • Miles signs with PC Blue Hose

    Presbyterian College was in need of quality pitching and tabbed Buford High School right-hander Eric Miles to fill the mound bill.
    Miles, a two-time All-Region IV-AA pick and a Class AA all-state selection last spring, officially joined the Blue Hose fold, signing with PC on Nov. 12 at the Lancaster County Class AA school.
    “No doubt, Presbyterian is the place for me,” Miles said. “They have a great campus and when I visited there, it felt like home. They have a top-notch coaching staff and they play the game the right way.”

  • Verdugo leaving as AJ volleyball...

    Andrew Jackson High School volleyball coach John Verdugo is yielding his duties as the Lady Volunteers’ volleyball coach.
     “After six years, I have stepped down as the head volleyball coach at Andrew Jackson High School,” Verdugo said. “It has been a privilege to work with these athletes. With the help of my assistants, coach Tammy Twitty and coach Danielle Payne, we were able to revitalize the AJ volleyball program at all levels.
    “We feel very confident the program is postured for future success,” he said.

  • LHS girls No. 1 in Class AAA

    Lancaster County, led by the defending Class AAA girls state champions Lancaster Lady Bruins, earned its share of hoops recognition as the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association released its preseason rankings along with the state’s top boys and girls players for the 2015-16 season.
    Lancaster, which finished 27-0 last season under veteran coach Ronnie Robinson, was named the top team in Class AAA.

  • LGC receives Audubon designation

    The Lancaster Golf Club has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.
    Ross Baker, Superintendent, led the effort to obtain sanctuary designation on the property. Lancaster is one of 24 golf courses in South Carolina and 912 in the world to hold the title of Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.