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Today's Sports

  • Jackets wrestlers rip foes

    The Buford Yellow Jackets wrestling team, ranked sixth in the latest Class A-AA state mat poll, rolled to a pair of home wins Tuesday night.

    The BHS grapplers, 10-5, thumped Union Academy of Monroe, N.C., 60-3 and pounded Parkwood of Union County, N.C., 54-24.

    The Jackets were led by Blake Bailey (138) and heavyweight Tucker Sellers who each notched two pins in the two Buford High wins.

    Bailey, a sophomore standout grappler, is No. 1 in his weight class, 138, according to SCMAT, the South Carolina prep wrestling website.

  • Blazers blitz Bruins twice

    Ridge View proved too tough of a hoops mountain for Lancaster to climb in Region III-AAAA play Tuesday night in the Blazers’ gym.

    RVHS took two from the Bruins, who dropped a pair of double-digit losses.

    The Lady Blazers rolled to a 67-46 win and the Ridge View boys posted a 74-56 victory over the Bruins.

    In the opener, a two-point third quarter foiled the Lady Bruins hopes of extending their seven-game win streak.

    The Lady Blazers forged a 20-13 lead after a quarter and took a 43-29 edge at the break.

  • Lady Jackets finish strong for...

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    BOONETOWN – Buford High basketball had a mixed bag at the hoop Tuesday night.

    The Jackets teams split in Region IV-AA play, with the girls winning a close game and the BHS boys dropping a tough 60-57 loss at North Central High School.

    The Lady Jackets charged late to net the 52-44 comeback win over the Lady Knights to open the region doubleheader.

    North Central held the lead for the majority of the close contest, but BHS stepped up late.

  • Vols roll in sweep of Rams

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers took both wins against the Chesterfield High School Rams on Tuesday night at Andrew Jackson High.

    The AJ boys scored a 68-45 win, and the Lady Vols took the 22-point victory, 71-49 over the Lady Rams.

    The Volunteers trailed by three at the end of the first quarter, and rebounded to a one point lead at the half 28-27.

  • Daley leads ILHS to fourth-place...

    Indian Land, ranked second in Class AAA, continued its stellar wrestling season with a fourth-place finish in the prestigious Bearcat Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Rock Hill High School.

    The Warriors, the highest finishing Class AAA team in the 32-team field, were led by Kyle Daley, 27-4, who won the 152-pound class with a pin. Daley was 4-0 on the day.

    Austin Ross, 28-3, was the runner-up at 113, going 3-1. Xavier Dreese, in the 138-pound weight class, was the runner-up. Dreese, 3-1 on the day, is 25-6 on the season.

  • Buford’s Snuffer signs with CIU

    BUFORD – Buford High School girls cross country and track star Christine Snuffer is moving on, heading to the next level at Columbia International University.

    Snuffer, a standout in her sports and academics, made her choice official Friday afternoon, signing with the Rams in the BHS media center.

  • Indian Land Warriors drop two at...

    Indian Land High School’s Region IV-AAA opener was a bummer.

    The Warriors, launching region play at Chester, dropped both games Friday night.

    The Lady Cyclones snapped a long losing skid, taking a 52-35 win over the Lady Warriors to open the twin bill.

    In the nightcap, Chester routed the Warriors in a 109-69 win.

    Indian Land’s girls, 0-10, fell behind early, but stayed within range before the Lady Cycs took the 17-point win.

    Chester, 1-13, was up 13-10 after one period and took a 28-20 lead at the half.

  • Lady Bruins rally for win at...

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins started slow, but picked up the pace to take a 40-37  comeback win for a split in their Region III-AAAA opener at York on Friday night.

    The Bruins, in the nightcap, dropped a 76-55 loss to the Cougars.

    Matters didn’t look good for the LHS girls, down 24-14 at the half.

    The 7-2 Lady Bruins, who have won seven straight, began to rally in the third period, with an 11-5 surge to slice the gap, 29-25.

  • Yellow Jackets take two from Rams

    BUFORD – It was a swarm sweep for the host Buford Yellow Jackets on Saturday night.

    The Jackets, in their first home hoops game of 2018, stung the Chesterfield Rams for a pair of Region IV-AA wins.

    The game was originally set for Friday, but moved to Saturday because Chesterfield was out of school Friday due to a late week winter storm.

    The Buford Lady Jackets launched the sweep, taking a 55-40 win over the Lady Rams.

    The nightcap was closer, with the Jackets taking a 60-54 win over CHS.

  • Sports Talk: Harding High had...

    One of the top regional stories during the past high school football season was the rise of the Harding University High School (Charlotte, N.C.) Rams’ football team.

    In case you didn’t know, the Rams won the N.C. Class AAAA state championship last month, taking a 30-22 win over Scotland County, N.C., at Wake Forest University’s BBT Field in Winston-Salem, N.C.

    If Harding High rings a bell among county football fans, it’s not a stunner.