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Today's Sports

  • Crenco honors Jackets’ Vincent

    BUFORD – The high school football spotlight was once again on Buford High School star Noah Vincent on Tuesday night.

    Vincent, an ace linebacker and tight end on the Jackets’ football team, was honored with the second annual Crenco Food Stores Player of the Year.

    Vincent was presented the award, which honors the best football player in York, Chester and Lancaster counties, between the girls and boys varsity basketball games at BHS where the Jackets battled county rival Andrew Jackson on Tuesday.

  • Sports Talk: Plyler beams with a...

    Buford High School wrestling coach Garrett Plyler had quite a surprise Wednesday morning.

    No, it wasn’t the snow, and that’s hard to beat.

    It was even better.

    Plyler received a special email from Orangeburg Prep wrestling coach Justin Ray.

    The night before in a three-way match at Camden Military Academy in Camden, Ray’s OP Indians mat squad had taken a lopsided loss from the BHS Jackets.

    For the record, BHS posted a 66-6 win.

  • Vols, Jackets notch wrestling...

    The Andrew Jackson High School wrestling team, ranked fourth in the latest Class A-AA state poll by SCMAT, upped its mat record to 17-5 with a 40-35 win over Cheraw at AJ on Tuesday night.

    Columbia High School, a Region IV-AAA member, was also slated to wrestle at AJ on Tuesday, but the Capitals didn’t compete due to illness and injuries with the CHS grapplers.

    The Vols, 6-0 in Region IV-AA wrestling, had four pins on the night – one fall each from Kyle Lesso (126), Hunter Haven (152), Kalab Haven (170) and Ryan Hunter (182).

  • Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models...

    During the 2017 racing season, one of the fan favorite divisions at Lancaster Motor Speedway was the newly formed Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models.

    Jason Smoot, founder and owner of the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series, was excited to bring his drivers to the big, half-mile track at LMS.

    During the 2017 racing season of all the Late Model series in Carolinas, the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series averaged the most cars with 21-plus cars in nearly every racing event.

  • Jackets finish strong for split

    BUFORD – Buford and rival Andrew Jackson were locked in a tight hardwood battle, but then Jackets ignited in an impressive finish for a 53-40 basketball win over the Volunteers at BHS on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets’ 13-point win gave Buford a split of the varsity twin bill in the first of two hoops meetings on the 2017-18 Region IV-AA basketball season.

    The Lady Vols, on the other hand, held off the surging Lady Jackets for a tough 45-42 win over the Buford girls.

  • Bruins rally, net region win

    The Lancaster Bruins got off the snide in a big way Tuesday night at home.

    The LHS boys, who went winless in region play last season and had not posted a region win in 15 games dating back to a 58-52 region road win over Union County on Feb. 5, 2016, ended the skein in its game with Richland Northeast at home on Tuesday.

    The Bruins, with a fourth-quarter surge, finished strong for a 52-48 win over Richland Northeast.

  • Brunson named Player of the Game...

    GREENVILLE – Sha'Ron Brunson, a former Lancaster High girls basketball star, was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins women's basketball team Jan. 13.

    Brunson led the team with 16 points in the 79-76 win over Trinity College.

    Brunson, a senior journalism and mass communication major from Lancaster, played high school basketball for coach Ronnie Robinson at LHS.

  • Junior Jackets down Andrew...

    The Buford High School junior varsity basketball team posted a 49-41 win over rival Andrew Jackson to open play in the first of three games at BHS on Tuesday night.

    During the first quarter, Andrew Jackson was firing on all cylinders, taking a 15-9 lead entering second-period play.

    In the second quarter, the Junior Vols and Junior Jackets  blazed from the field, with BHS on top 22-19.

    The Junior Jackets’ Tyler Vespe nailed a buzzer beater trey to cap the first half for Buford’s three-point lead at the half.

  • Lady Volunteers roll in split

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers split games with a win and a loss against the Lee Central Stallions of Bishopville at AJ High on Friday night.

    The Lady Vols, in impressive fashion, handily defeated the Lady Stallions, 60-32. The Vols fell to the Stallion’s boys 61-41.

  • Sports Talk: Miss Nims, Mr....

    We’re talking education and hoops today and a couple of fine people.

    This folks are not with us now, gone to their great reward, but they made an impact during their many years here.

    I’m talking about the late Bill Williams, a dedicated school board member, and Anne Nims, an ace educator.

    They touched many lives here.

    Miss Nims rose through the ranks, starting her education career as a teacher and then moving up as an outstanding education administrator, elementary school principal at Erwin and McDonald Green elementary schools.