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Today's Sports

  • Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models...

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Doug McManus, owner of Lancaster Super Speedway, and Jason Smoot, founder of the growing and ever-popular Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series, have come to an agreement.

    The agreement is to have the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models run at the half-mile Lancaster Super Speedway once a month during the upcoming season.

  • News’ best of 2016

    The Lancaster News, in a salute to the year’s best, presents its annual awards highlighting top athletes, coaches and teams for 2016.

    The Lancaster News 2016 honors for the athlete of the year are shared by four state champion performers – Buford High School wrestler Dakota Barton, Buford High track athlete John Elliott, Indian Land High Lady Warriors’ distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman and Andrew Jackson High golfer Emily Cox.

  • Vols roll in opening round wins

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson hosted several basketball teams in the Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational in first-round holiday hoops play Thursday night.

    Host Andrew Jackson won both of its games with York Prep to highlight the evening session.

  • East Mecklenberg downs Jackets

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    YORK – Buford, for the second straight day, had a tough time on the hardwood in the Cougar Holiday Classic at York Comprehensive High School on Thursday afternoon.

    The Jackets, coming off a 65-44 loss to Class AAAAA Rock Hill High School, dropped a 66-38 loss to East Mecklenberg High School of Charlotte.

  • Knights’ Louis Clyburn yields...

    BOONETOWN –  North Central High School is looking for a new head football coach to guide the Knights program.

    Louis Clyburn, who has led the Knights football team for eight seasons, has resigned as the NCHS head coach.

  • County football’s finest

    KERSHAW – Few expected the kind of season the 2016 Andrew Jackson Volunteers produced, but by late fall, AJ had earned a ton of respect for its resurging football program.

    The Vols, coming off a 3-7 season, turned heads toward AJ’s “Big Orange Country” with an 8-3 showing for second-year coach C.J. Frye.

  • Column: Quite a year for ILHS...

    It’s been quite a year for the Indian Land High School football program.

    About this time last year as the Warriors’ football awards night wound down, then ILHS head football coach Mike Mayer announced he had been selected to serve as a Shrine Bowl assistant on the 2016 Sandlappers’ staff.

    The unexpected, but notable moment in Warriors’ football lore was special.

  • Big-play performers key offense

    Big-play performers, including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers, head The Lancaster News’ 2016 all-county offense.

    Senior standouts Farrika Grier and Isaah Nesbit lead the all-county backfield.

    Grier, the Lancaster Bruins’ top rusher in his senior campaign, produced a stellar season with 1,090 yards on 175 carries and 13 touchdowns to earn all-region honors.

  • All-county defense ‘brings the...

    The Lancaster News’ 2016 all-county defense sports big hitters on a strong stop unit.

    A crackerjack linebacker corps features players, in football terms, who “bring the wood” with their signature big hits.

  • Buford has tough mat night

    Buford High had a tough time on the wrestling mat in a quad match at Class AAA Chester High School on Wednesday night.

    The Jackets dropped three losses in the matches, which included Class AAAAA Northwestern High of Rock Hill, Class AAAA Union County and Chester.

    Northwestern topped the Jackets, 53-27, Chester topped BHS, 58-21 and Union County posted a 49-21 win over Buford.