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Today's Sports

  • Lambert to lead AJ offense,...

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School second-year head football coach C.J. Frye will look to a pair of new coordinators to boost his Volunteers’ team this season.
    Frye, who led AJ to a 3-7 record last season, will look to Robert Lambert to guide the offense, and Brenton “Bub” Walters to lead the defense.
    Frye said he’s confident both coaches can do the job.
    Lambert, a Detroit native, is a 19-year faculty member at AJ where he is a ROTC instructor who also teaches SAT prep and advanced weight training.

  • Sims earns national crown

    Fuller Sims, a standout Kershaw youth football player, recently earned a prestigious national honor.
    Sims, who played on the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars who won the Central District title, Upper State title and finished as the state runner-up last season, was recently crowned 12U National Champion Lineman at the 2016 AAU National Championship in Spartanburg on July 16.
    Sims, over the summer, participated in several AAU football combines held in Rock Hill, Gastonia, Spartanburg and Greenville.

  • Rain can’t dampen Fan Fest

    CHARLOTTE – The rain came down in sheets, but neither Panthers fans nor Carolina’s players showed any signs of dampened spirits.
    “It was pouring down rain when we came on the field, and there were so many people in the stands,” fullback Mike Tolbert said following Friday night’s Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium. “That’s support, for them to stick through that and watch us practice. Hopefully we did them proud.”

  • Veterans, newcomers vital in LHS...

    The Lancaster High School volleyball team is in a new season with its share of new faces.
    Veteran LHS coach Betsi O’Shields does return two veteran players in senior captain Kailee Glover and junior captain Ashley Abbott.
    “These two young ladies are two huge assets for this season,” O’Shields said. “They have naturally stepped into the leadership role of captain and are more vocal and focused than ever.

  • Junior golfers shine in all-star...

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association didn’t disappoint in the annual Thomas D. Todd All-Star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six over the weekend.
    The Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom said he expected a stellar effort and the juniors delivered.
    “Those guys were steady and consistent in their play on a tough golf course,” Chisom said. “Our juniors took on the challenge and handled it well.”

  • Haven's Vols hard hitter

    KERSHAW – After a disappointing season-opening 36-6 loss to Lewisville, the Andrew Jackson High School player named “Tex” might be the one to give the Volunteers a much-needed shot.
    Dalton “Tex” Haven, a 6-1, 205-pounder, is regarded by AJ coach C.J. Frye as the team’s “most physical player.”
    “He leads our defense with his toughness and strength,” Frye said.
    “I try to give it all I got and push my teammates to give our best effort,” said Haven, a three-year AJ starter.

  • SECA Crate Sportsman countdown...

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be hosting an exciting night of racing action headlined by the Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman Countdown to River Wars race Saturday night.
    The Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman drivers have three events, a non-winners race paying $400 to win, all-star winners race paying $400 to win and a full feature main event paying $500 to win.
    This race will be an action-packed race leading up to Rivers Wars on Sept. 3 for the Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman Division.

  • Old rivals to battle at IL

    County bragging rights are on the line again this week at Indian Land’s Reservation.
    The host Warriors will battle Buford in the county’s oldest rivalry.  IL is coming off a 47-10 home loss to Lancaster, while Buford rolled to a 35-6 win over Franklin Christian.
    In other games, AJ takes a long road trip to Aynor in hopes of rebounding from a 36-6 loss to Lewisville.
    Lancaster is idle this week with an open date.
    Buford High coach Tripp Watts said the Jackets face a battle at ILHS.

  • Bear Hug Brawl ‘fit to be tied’

    The fifth annual Bear Hug Brawl was a tight defensive battle Saturday afternoon at Buford High’s Jacket Stadium.
    The junior varsity football jamboree, featuring all four county schools, saw only one game produce points.
    The Brawl’s final clash saw the host Buford Junior Jackets and Andrew Jackson battle to an 8-all tie at the wire.
    The Junior Jackets tallied on a 70-yard drive, with quarterback Webber Moore scoring on a nine-yard run.
    On the conversion, Ja’Tavis Crockett tallied for an 8-0 BHS lead on the Junior Volunteers.

  • Lindsay posts first-ever win at...

    Saturday night was a beautiful evening at Lancaster Super Speedway, with blazing racing, lower temperatures and heated tempers flaring.
    The SECA Crate Late Model main front row had Pat Lindsay and Benji Knight.
    At the green flag, Lindsay, Knight, Brandy Baker and Timbo Mangum roared into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, Lindsay led, while Knight, Baker, Mangum, Travis Steele and Manley Chaney contested for second.