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Today's Sports

  • Big-play Rams blast Warriors

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors were back at home Friday night to face a familiar foe, the unbeaten Chesterfield Rams.

    The Warriors and Rams were in the same Class AA region just two years ago. The No. 7 Rams still looked the same, using their speed and Indian Land's mistakes, to bolt to a 20-0 lead seven minutes into the game.

    The Rams used big plays to pull away for a 48-25 win Friday night at the ILHS Reservation.

  • Deese captures Spin Spittle...

    The “Big Show” Kenneth Deese captured the biggest race ever in the history of the  Lancaster Super Speedway Vintage Division, the Spin Spittle Memorial, on Saturday.

    The Spin Spittle Memorial front row had Deese and Joe Howie.

    At the green, Howie, Deese, Ron Geehring and Mark Bennett battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting two, the race was a two-car battle between Deese and Howie.

    As the laps ticked off, Mike Huey, making his Vintage return in the 07 machine, charged to third.

  • Fall sports roundup: Lady...

    The Buford High Lady Jackets volleyball stayed unbeaten on the season, sweeping rival Andrew Jackson, 3-0 at the Volunteers gym on Thursday.

    BHS, 10-0, 6-0, topped the Lady Vols in tight matches – 25-21, 28-26 and 25-23.

    “We battled against a scrappy AJ team, and playing as a team was big for us,” Buford coach Taylor Roberts said. “I’m proud of our girls.”

    “They played as a unit and it was a team effort all the way,” Roberts said.

    AJ coach John Verdugo saluted the Lady Jackets.

  • Sports Talk: It’s official –...

    As you read this, veteran National Football League official Jim Howey is likely working or preparing to launch his 19th NFL season.

    Howey, before going to Indianapolis today for his first game on the 2017 season – host Colts vs. Cardinals – made a whistlestop at the Lancaster Rotary Lunch Club as guest speaker on Thursday afternoon in the Carole Ray Dowling Center at USC Lancaster.

    Howey, one of two NFL officials from the Palmetto State, has been working the games for nearly two decades and still enjoys the experience.

  • Unbeaten Junior Warriors notch...

    The Indian Land High School junior varsity football team captured a close win to keep its unbeaten record intact Thursday night.

    The Junior Warriors, 4-0, speared an 18-12 road win over the Chesterfield Junior Rams.

    Indian Land quarterback Brandon Britton scored the game-winning touchdown with a minute to play to lift ILHS to the six-point win.

    Chesterfield rallied and drove deep into Junior Warriors’ territory in the final minutes, but the ILHS jayvee defense held on to seal the win.

  • Foursome wins Hyde Park Baptist...

    The team of Jerry Pardue, Randy Young, Scott Helms and Scott Caskey topped the 12-team field at the 10th annual Sport's Ministry of Hyde Park Baptist Church golf tournament Aug. 26 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The winning team received $700 for its victory.

    The second-place team included Cliff Henson, Caleb Henson, Bruce McCaskill and Matt Clemmer, who received $400.

    The fifth-place team included Colby Engel, Mike Thornburg, Todd Joefreda and Jason Hnat, who received $300, which was given back to the church and their gift card door prize donations.

  • Brown Vols vocal leader

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior linebacker Hunter Brown relishes his role as the Volunteers’ vocal leader.

    “Hunter is the spirit of the team,” AJ coach Todd Shigley said. “He likes to get the guys fired up.”

    Brown, a four-year starter in the AJ defense, takes his role seriously.

    “I like talking a little bit,” he said.

    More than a little bit, Brown has taken on another speaking role.

  • Buford High Lady Jackets...

    The Buford High Lady Jackets are on a roll, holding an unbeaten record on the season to date.

    BHS, under the leadership of fourth-year head coach Taylor Roberts, was 9-0 at midweek, with a 5-0 Region IV-AA mark.

    “The key to our season so far has been playing smart, but also aggressive,” Roberts said.

    Buford, which went 17-5 last season and finished third in the region, is led by senior captains Kristin Wemes and Bailey Dingler.

    Wemes, as a junior, reaped all-region honors and was named the Lady Jackets MVP.

  • County duo reaps Tri-County...

    FORT MILL – Two Lancaster County high school football players reaped top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting at Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    Lancaster High School offensive lineman Fred Reid and Indian Land High’s Alex Murphy led the county honorees for week three play.

    Reid, in the Bruins’ home loss to Chester, graded 93 percent with two pancake blocks and no sacks allowed to earn the Class AAAAA-AAAA offensive lineman of the week.

  • LSS hosts Spin Spittle Memorial...

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host a special race, the Spin Spittle Memorial Race in the Vintage Division, on Saturday night.

    Spittle was a huge part of racing in the Carolinas during his racing career, capturing wins at numerous tracks over the years.

    Spin’s son Marty Spittle has been racing in the Vintage Division and has captured his share of wins as well.