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Today's Sports

  • Bruins win over Warriors

    BUFORD – If one didn’t know different, they might have doubted the final score after seeing the post-game reaction from opposing coaches in the Lancaster-Indian Land clash at Buford High’s Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    The Bruins, in their second meeting ever with their rivals from the county Panhandle, prevailed in a 21-7 victory over the Warriors.

    The game was played at the BHS field due to construction delays at Lancaster Memorial Stadium with the installation of the FieldTurf.

  • Vols fall to Lions

    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers dropped their 2017 opening football game, falling to the Lewisville Lions, 30-6 on Friday night in Richburg.

    Lewisville forged a 16-3 lead in the first half on the way to the 24-point win.

    The Lions were led by Quentin Sanders, who accounted for 260 yards and four touchdowns. Sanders had seven catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 77 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown and passed 31 yards for a touchdown.

  • McMurray set for Football...

    Lancaster native Bennie McMurray, a recent inductee into the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, is headed to another prep sports hall of fame.

    McMurray, who coached football at Buford, Lewisville and Lancaster high schools in South Carolina and E.E Waddell High School in Charlotte is slated to be enshrined in the S.C. Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Dec. 8 in Myrtle Beach.

  • Evans wins Junior Azalea...

    Baylee Evans saved her best for last to capture a prestigious junior golf tournament.

    Evans, playing in her final junior tournament this summer, captured the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea golf tournament for the girls 13-18 age division at the Country Club of Charleston last week.

    Beth Daniel, a Charleston native, played on the LPGA Tour and won 33 events, including one major championship. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

    Evans, an all-state golfer who also plays for the Lancaster High School boys team, is a LHS senior.

  • Rays shine in summer season

    The Lancaster Rays, a team of Lancaster area swimmers, shined in the 2017 season.

    The Rays, coached by USC Lancaster Aquatics Director Anne H. Small, is a satellite program of the UPYMCA in Rock Hill, a year-round YMCA/USA swim team.

    The 26-member team was led by Lancaster High School swimmer Samuel Page, who qualified for the YMCA Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. Page, who swam in nine events, is the first Lancaster swimmer to compete in the YMCA Nationals.

  • Michael Lewis signs with USCU...

    The Buford to the University of South Carolina Union baseball chain has added another strong diamond link.

    Michael Lewis, who played for the BHS Yellow Jackets, is moving to the next level to play for the USCU Bantams.

    “It’s an honor and a privilege to be given this opportunity to play at the next level,” Lewis said. “I want to thank all the people who supported me along the way in my career at Buford High School.

  • McKittrick toes the line

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior Dalton McKittrick puts it on the line.

    The 6-4, 255-pounder has been doing that for three years and he’s looking forward to number four with the Volunteers this season.

    McKittrick heads the Volunteers’ line play on defense and offense.

    He’s in his fourth season as a defensive line starter and third in the offensive trenches.

  • USC suspends former ILHS player...

    University of South Carolina sophomore guard Rakym Felder, who played one season of basketball at Indian Land High School, has been suspended indefinitely from the Gamecocks men’s basketball program and will not attend classes this fall, USC  basketball coach Frank Martin announced Wednesday.

    Felder, according to Richland County court records, was arrested July 13 by Columbia police and charged with third-degree assault and battery. He was released on personal recognizance, court records show.

  • Junior golf stars set for Todd...

    The Lancaster Junior Golf Association all-stars will look to earn more recognition as they play in the annual SC Junior Golf Association Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six this weekend.

    The Lancaster chapter, led by director Raymon Chisom, will field 11 all-stars for the two-day tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

    Nick Mangano, who won the boys 15-18 age division and the LJGA chapter’s player of the year, leads the Lancaster contingent.

  • ‘Big E’ heads return of the Picks

    There’s a “Big E” sighting in today’s Lancaster News.

    That’s Ern, not Elvis.

    Ernie “Big E” Rowell heads The Lancaster News’ fearless forecasters as the annual Pigskin Picks returns for a new season.

    Ern earned his 2016 title by a mere two games over football fanatic Lori Sistare “Bright,” the News’ advertising sale team leader.