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Today's Sports

  • Latta sweeps BHS for state title

    LATTA – Latta swept away Buford’s hopes for a repeat Class AA softball state championship Wednesday night.

    The host Lady Vikings, with back-to-back wins, captured the Class AA state crown with a decisive 8-1 win after a 6-5 victory Monday to take the best-of-three series, 2-0.

  • Sports Talk: ILHS girls’ state...

    The post-match words of Brookland-Cayce High School girls soccer coach Emily Heise didn’t fall on deaf ears.

    A marathon match to decide the Class AAA girls state soccer champion – which went 110 minutes and the decisive penalty kicks – was a classic “thrill of victory and agony of defeat” finish.

  • Bruins fifth in state golf...

    The Lancaster High School golf team earned a fifth-place finish in the Class AAAA state golf tournament at the Barony Course at Hilton Head on Tuesday.

    Lancaster, the Class AAAA Upper State runner-up, shot a 614 (303-311) over two days to finish in the top five.

    A.C. Flora of Columbia posted a 592 to take the Falcons’ eighth straight links crown.

    Flora was followed by Myrtle Beach 602, Wren 604, Hilton Head 611 and LHS at 614.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway taking...

    With the NASCAR race in Charlotte and drivers seeking an early-season break with their families, Lancaster Super Speedway officials decided during the offseason to take this Saturday off at the speedway.

    The LSS is taking a pit stop for Saturday night action.

    Racing is slated to return at the half-mile dirt oval May 27.

  • Lady Warriors strike state gold

    IRMO – As they say, practice makes perfect, and defense wins championships.

    Those old, familiar lines played big in the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors’ new soccer day Saturday afternoon at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.

    ILHS girls soccer coach Mark Bonda said the Lady Warriors’ first-ever Class AAA soccer state championship was all about preparation and execution.

  • IL’s Rodman dashes to AAA 1600...

    Indian Land High School star distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman paced the Warriors’ banner track effort in the Class AAA state meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac on Saturday.

    Rodman, a freshman, highlighted her stellar day, winning the Class AAA girls 1600-meter run with an ILHS school record 5:16.90.

    Rodman said she prayed before the race.

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ for AA...

    Buford earned its way back to defend its Class AA state softball championship.

    The Lady Yellow Jackets, facing rival Andrew Jackson for the fourth time this season, notched their third and most important win over the scrappy Lady Vols with a 3-0 victory at the BHS field on Friday night.

    Buford, 23-4, scored the only run it needed in the first inning and stayed in control behind senior right-hander Sydney Sullivan, who hurled a four-hitter and struck out five with three walks.

  • BHS faces must-win situation...

    Buford will have to bounce back in order to claim its second straight Class AA softball state championship.

    The Lady Jackets, in their final home game of the 2017 season, dropped the best-of-three series opener as Latta ignited for three runs in the seventh inning to defeat BHS, 6-5 Monday at the BHS field.

    Game two is 6 p.m. today at Latta where 23-5 Buford must win to force a rubber game Friday at a neutral site.

  • Baker posts fourth straight...

    Andrew Baker extended his Renegade Division victory streak to four to highlight  Lancaster Super Speedway action on Saturday night.

    On the Renegade front row for the highly anticipated race were Kody Roach and James Marion.

    At the green flag, Roach, Marion, Russell Kaye and Steve Hinson battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting turn two, Marion led over Hinson, Roach, and Kaye.

  • Lady Warriors capture Class AAA...

    IRMO – As they say, practice makes perfect.

    Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda said the Lady Warriors’ first-ever Class AAA state championship was all bout preparation and execution.

    As it turned out, the marathon match – regulation, two 10 overtimes and two five-minute sudden death periods, came down to penalty kicks and the 19-5-1 Lady Warriors converted on all five to give ILHS a 2-1 win over Class AAA Lower State champion Brookland-Cayce High School in W.C. Hawkins Stadium at Irmo High School on Saturday afternoon.