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Today's Sports

  • IL’s Starcher big on defense

    INDIAN LAND – Nico Starcher is an old new face on the Indian Land High School football team and the ILHS coaches are glad he’s around, if only for a season.

    Starcher, a transfer from Cuthbertson High School in neighboring Union County, N.C., has found a home with the Warriors.

    “I’m glad to be here,” said Starcher, a senior linebacker. “It’s a brotherhood among my teammates and I love our coaches.

  • Coaches salute Lions trio

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lewisville High School football players reaped top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    The Lions honorees for the Class AAA-AA-A awards included offensive lineman Qay Simpson, defensive lineman Josh Belk and special teams player Tyrus McCullough.

    Simpson, in the Lions’ 40-26 win over Eau Claire High School, graded 88 percent, with 16 highlight blocks and two knockouts.

  • ‘Big E’ making his move in picks

    Just when you thought it was time to dismiss defending Picks champ Ernie Rowell from 2017 contention, he deals a winning hand.

    Rowell, the “Big E,” was singing a victory song last week with a stellar 17-3 effort in the Picks.

    He still has ground to make up, but he said he’s making headway.

    “Yep, I’m picking with my head now, not my heart and I’m moving north instead of south in the Picks,” Ern said. “Going south in the picks is getting way to close to Eddie Land.”

  • River Wars, Baker bounty...

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be hosting the SECA Crate Sportsman River Wars paying $1,500 to win Saturday night.

    The SECA Crate Sportsman is a highly competitive LSS division nearly every Saturday night, but this season one driver – “Wild Bill” Knight has dominated the LSS SECA Crate Sportsman Division.

  • O’Shields has hopes for LHS...

    Lancaster High School veteran volleyball coach Betsi O’Shields is confident the Lady Bruins will come around this season.

    LHS, 3-7, 1-1 in the region, returns a solid veteran cast to lead the 2017 campaign.

    The returning players include senior libero Ashley Abbott, senior setter Keiana Howze and junior Lydia Plyler, a middle hitter.

    Those three players are the LHS captains for the 2017 season.

  • Charges dismissed against USC’s...

    Charges against University of South Carolina basketball player Rakym Felder, stemming for a June 30 incident in Columbia, have been dismissed.

    Felder, a former Indian Land High School basketball star, was arrested July 13 by Columbia police and charged with third-degree assault and battery, Richland County court records indicated at the time.

    The charges stemmed from a Five Points fight in the early hours of June 30, according to a Columbia Police Department incident report.

  • South, Rucker take wins

    The South Mustangs evened their record at 1-1 with a 22-0 win over Buford Middle School.

    Ryland Bell returned the opening kickoff 60 yards for a 6-0 lead.

    Zy Moffatt scored on a 45-yard run and Jamarcus Elder added the two-point conversion.

    South coach Marion Stephens saluted Fred Twitty, Jamez Dye and Bell with solid defensive games.

    Rucker rolls

    The A.R. Rucker Rams upped their record to 2-0, taking a 46-12 win over Great Falls Middle.

  • Small sparks Buford to 28-27 win

    BUFORD – In a game billed the “Fire Ant Bowl,” it was only fitting a Small player, potent in his play and offensive sting, come up big for a huge Buford High School football win Monday night at Jackets Stadium.

    Buford senior halfback Dalton Small sparked the inspired Jackets, 4-0, to a 28-27 Monday night football win over Lee Central of Bishopville, which came into the game unbeaten and ranked No. 5 in the latest Class AA state media poll.

  • Vols blank Knights in 28-0 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened Region IV-AA play in a big way, rolling to a 28-0 home win over the rival North Central Knights on Friday night.

    The 2-2 Vols, with a strong running game – 283 yards, posted four rushing touchdowns on the way to the shutout win.

    O.J. White placed the first points on the board at 10:46 of the second quarter with a two-yard rushing touchdown. Avery Funderburk kicked the extra point to put the Vols up, 7-0.

  • Falcons edge Bruins, 14-7

    The game wasn’t a thing of football beauty, but Nation Ford coach Michael Allen was all for the taking.

    He had to be.

    The Falcons, at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night, were in quest of their first win on the season and they went home victors with a tough 14-7 non-region win.

    “It’s a ‘W,’ ” said Allen after addressing his Falcons’ team.

    All the scoring came in the first half as the Falcons built their seven-point edge.