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Today's Sports

  • AJ’s Poston takes pride in play

    KERSHAW – The 2016 Andrew Jackson Volunteers, at 8-2 on the season, are regarded as one of the state’s most improved football teams this season.

    AJ senior offensive lineman Joseph Poston is elated with the Vols’ season, a marked improvement over last fall’s 3-7 record and no playoffs, but he’s not surprised.

  • AJ’s Sowell, IL’s Pressley...

    Two Lancaster County senior girls hoops stars and a county team are among the hardwood elite with the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association preseason state rankings recently released.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior center Alexxus Sowell along with Indian Land senior Nia Pressley were honored among the top five senior players in their respective classifications.

    Sowell, with a stellar junior season, is rated among the top five senior girls in Class AA play.

  • T-Day’s over, but still some...

    Staff Reports

    You would think since Thanksgiving is behind us, we wouldn’t be talking turkey.

    Yet here it is and you – the reader – have a roost of turkey’s before you.

    For another “notable” week, The News’ picks panel didn’t actually soar with the eagles, Philadelphia, Boston College or even Central Pageland. By the way, all three noble birds lost.

  • Doyle to play for NC Wolves

    Indian Land High School softball standout Gabbie Doyle made her decision to attend Newberry College and play for the Wolves on Nov. 18, but it’s been pretty clear for a while.

    Doyle, entering her fourth season with the IL Lady Warriors’ softball team, said Newberry has been on her list for a good stretch.

  • Small fry stars post playoff win

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars, ages 9-10, rallied to take a 14-8 comeback win over Kershaw County-Lugoff at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill on Saturday.

    The small fry stars trailed 8-6 at the half, as KCL took the two-point lead at the break with a pick six.

    The Lancaster County small fry stars took the lead on Trey Thompson’s touchdown run and Ladarius Cloud’s two-point conversion.

  • Vols top Cats, advance

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers are marching on after opening the Class AA Upper State football playoffs with a solid 42-21 home win over Ninety Six on Friday night.

    AJ, which trailed 21-20 at the half, ignited in the second half to advance to face Saluda at SHS in second-round play Friday night.

  • Bears edge Bruins, 37-31

    BELTON – In a beast mode clash, the Belton Honea Path Bears were able to claw out a thrilling 37-31 triple overtime win over the Lancaster Bruins to open the Class AAAA Upper State football playoffs at BHP on Friday night.

    The back-and-forth contest came down to well-executed Kameron Burton four-yard quarterback keeper to give the 10-1 Bears the 37-31 win over the Bruins.

  • Bears roar on Jackets’ turnovers

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    HEMINGWAY – Buford started the postseason on the road at Carver’s Bay in Hemmingway, but the Jackets never got started on the field. 

    Carvers Bay running back Levi White scored five touchdowns for the Bears en route to the 50-19 first-round win.

  • Bulldogs end Warriors’ run, 35-6

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    NEWBERRY – The state football playoffs can be both a beginning and ending, and it was an ending in more ways than one for the Indian Land Warriors on Friday night.

  • Tigers triumph in Big Thursday...

    What is achieved in the annual Palmetto Bowl is yet to be determined, but on the local links, the Clemson Tigers have the yearly bragging rights in the 15th annual Big Thursday golf tournament.

    The Clemson team in the field, which included area Tigers teams against University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina Lancaster golfers, saw the CU linksters capture a second straight win, 5.5-4.5 on Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club.