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Today's Sports

  • Lady Jackets region volleyball...

    KERSHAW – The Buford High School Lady Jackets’ volleyball team, for the second time in three seasons, is the queen of the Region IV-AA court.

    Buford, in a tough, tense tie-breaker match for the region volleyball title at Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday, defeated defending Region IV-AA volleyball champion North Central High School, 3-2.

  • Warriors’ defense delivers 14-6...

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    COLUMBIA – The Indian Land Warriors were well rested, having the week off, coming into their Thursday night Region IV-AAA game against the Columbia High School Capitals at Memorial Stadium.

    The Warriors would need every bit of it, particularly the defense, in ILHS’s hard-fought 14-6 win over the Capitals.

    ILHS, 2-6, 1-2, snapped a four-game losing skid with the win over CHS.

  • Blue Devils won Upper State...

    (Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series about the 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils’ run to the Class C state football championship.)


    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    The conference champion Heath Springs Blue Devils launched their postseason run, facing Norway High for the Upper State title.

    Norway, 15 miles from Orangeburg, was undefeated and unscored on during the 1967 high school football season.

  • Vespe sparks Junior Jackets to...

    The Buford High Junior Jackets, sparked by Tyler Vespe, posted their first win, a 28-22 victory over host North Central on Thursday night.

    BHS, 1-4, broke on top as Evan Teague scored on a 25-yard run and added the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.

    NCHS tied the game at 8-all, but Teague hooked up with Vespe on an 80-yard scoring pass to give Buford a 14-8 edge.

    Vespe put the Junior Jackets up, 22-14 with a 24-yard touchdown run. Vespe scored on the conversion.

  • Nelson is full bore for Vols

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior player Lamont Nelson is hailed by Volunteers head coach Todd Shigley as “most dependable.”

    “Whatever we need from Lamont, he’s going to give it to us,” Shigley said. “He’s going to step up and give you his best shot.”

    Nelson, a three-year varsity member, has been a key contributor for the Volunteers this season.

    He’s scored five touchdowns, two a week ago when the Vols blanked Class A foe Great Falls High School, 48-0 at home.

  • Fall Sports Roundup: Buford Lady...

    The Buford Lady Jackets rebounded from an opening game loss to notch three straight wins in defeating county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson for the second time in region volleyball play this season.

    Buford, 14-1, 11-1 in region play, used the 3-1 win over AJ to force a special tie-breaker match at AJ on Thursday when BHS faced North Central for the region title.

    The Lady Jackets and Lady Knights split during regular-season region play this season.

  • Pigskin Picks race getting tight

    The Pigskin Picks are getting tight at the top.

    Lorie Sistare “Bright,” always among the panel leaders, is a game back in the race for the Picks top spot this week.

    Sistare, rolling with a 15-5 week, is one pick out of the top perch.

    “I’ve got my focus on the front,” Sistare said. “Well, it’s time to shine.”

    News correspondent Mandy Catoe, who has led for the bulk of the Picks season, went 13-7 to see her lead sliced to a mere game.

  • LSS points banquet to be...

    Lancaster Super Speedway 2017 points champions are SECA Crate Late Models Timbo Mangum, Super Stock Brandy Baker, SECA Crate Sportsman Bill Knight, Renegade Andrew Baker, Pure Stock V8 Adam Bowers, Vintage Marty Spittle and Extreme Rusty Catoe.

    The 2017 points banquet is to be announced, with various awards presented during the event. Keep checking The Lancaster News, or Lancaster Motor Speedway facebook group page for more details.

  • Rucker Rams win, stay unbeaten

    The A.R. Rucker Rams stayed unbeaten on the middle school fooball season, taking a 28-12 win over host Lewisville on Thursday.

    Rucker quarterback J.P. Cunningham had a 35-yard scoring run and also tossed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Sean McCray.

    McCray also caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Grayson Kirk and grabbed a two-point conversion catch.

    Brice Harris scored a rushing touchdown and tallied on a two-point conversion run for the Rams.

    Linebacker Red Roff and cornerback Cureton Witherspoon led the Rams’ defense.

  • McKittrick double winner in Tri-...

    Andrew Jackson High School senior lineman Dalton McKittrick was a double winner at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    McKittrick was honored twice in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.

    McKittrick was named the offensive lineman of the week with a 91 percent grade, four pancake blocks and zero sacks allowed in the Vols’ 48-0 win over Great Falls.