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Today's Sports

  • Stingers finish strong in...

    The Buford Stingers Wrestling Club competed in two tournaments last weekend, earning their share of mat honors.

    The Stingers competed Feb. 10 in the Tour of SC Central Showcase at White Knoll High School in Lexington where the BSWC finished 17th out of 45 teams in a field of 349 wrestlers.

    In the 12U heavyweight division, Tanner Sellers was first with a 2-0 record edging teammate Tony Amos, second with a 2-1 record. Ricky McKinnon also competed in the heavyweight division.

  • LMS hosts open practice Saturday

    In less than a week, Lancaster Motor Speedway fans and drivers can visit the half-mile dirt oval under new management and ownership.

    LMS officials are hosting an open practice session Feb. 24 for the upcoming racing season.

    An open practice means any car in any division of dirt track racing can come and practice at LMS.

  • Brunson nets honor

    GREENVILLE – Sha'Ron Brunson was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins women's basketball team Feb. 10.

    Brunson scored the first 10 points of the game for the team and finished with 15 overall as the Lady Bruins fell to Pensacola Christian College 71-61.

    Brunson, a senior journalism and mass communication major from Lancaster, is averaging 10 points and 3.3 rebounds a game for the BJU Bruins.

  • Lady Vols top Shamrocks

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols advanced to the next round of the Class AA Upper State girls basketball playoffs with a 53-33 win over Eau Claire High School of Columbia on Tuesday evening.

    The Lady Volunteers, the Region IV-AA regular-season champions and ranked seventh in the latest Class AA state poll, face Blacksburg tonight at 6.

  • Warriors win, face Walhalla

    GREENVILLE – Indian Land went on the road and came home an upset winner to open the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs Tuesday night.

    The third-seeded Warriors, 11-13, used a strong start to take a 62-49 win over Berea, a second seed in the Class AAA Upstate playoffs.

    “In our final regular season game at Fairfield Central, we said it was like a playoff game because it was on the road and we knew we were going to be on the road for the playoffs,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • County wrestlers focused on...

    Indian Land, the Region IV-AAA champion, has four No. 1 seeds heading into the Class AAA Upper State individual wrestling tournament this weekend at Powdersville High School in Greenville.

    The Warriors’ top seeds are Solomon Cortez (106), Austin Ross (113), Xavier Dreese (145) and Kyle Daley (152).

    Ross is a defending state champion.

    Juan Alejandro, at 126, is a third seed.

    The Warriors have two wrestlers seeded fifth, including Weston Nguyen (120) and Alfred Cortez (182).

  • Cougars halt Jackets run

    North Charleston, in a battle with Buford, rallied in the second half to take an 88-66 win over the Jackets in the Class AA basketball playoffs on Wednesday night at the Cougars gym.

    North Charleston, up 17-15 after one period, held a 42-32 lead at the half.

    The Cougars charged in the final two periods to take the 22-point win.

    NCHS outscored BHS 24-21 in the third period to take a 66-53 edge after three quarters on the way to the win.

  • Keenan’s second-half surge sacks...

    COLUMBIA – Keenan came on strong in the second half to notch a 61-27 win over Buford High School in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State girls basketball playoffs on Tuesday night in Columbia.

    The Lady Raiders trailed 26-18 at the half, but charged hard in the second half to outscore the Lady Jackets, 43-1 for the 34-point win.

    “We came out flat and turned the ball over,” BHS girls coach T.J. Armbrust said. “We never could get on track in the second half.

  • Lancaster hosting Doomsday...

    The annual Doomsday Jamboree, hosted by the Lancaster Bruins baseball team, is Saturday at the LHS baseball field, Doomsday Corner.

    The jamboree will feature five mini-games, four innings or an hour time limit, beginning at 10 a.m.

    Play opens with the Buford C team facing the Andrew Jackson C team at 10 a.m.

    The 11 a.m. game has the Buford junior varsity team facing Lewisville’s jayvees.

    The noon contest features Buford against Lewisville in a varsity clash.

  • Lady Vols win region title

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers captured the Region IV-AA girls’ basketball championship with a tough 47-40 win over the rival Buford Lady Jackets on Friday night at AJ High.

    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols took the seven-point win to cap regular-season play with their 10th straight win.

    In the boys game, Buford gained a measure of revenge with an overtime win to earn a Class AA playoff bid.