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Today's Sports

  • Jayvee football wrap: Rucker...

    The A.R. Rucker Rams came off the deck to down the rival South Middle School Mustangs, 18-14 in the first game played on the Memorial Stadium FieldTurf on Wednesday afternoon.

    Rucker quarterback J.P. Cunningham hit Toby Willis on a 20-yard, fourth-down pass late in the game to lift the Rams to the close win.

    Cunningham also had a pair of rushing touchdowns, one from 40 yards out, and another from 20 yards.

  • CPTC honors top performers

    The Columbus Parker Track Club had five athletes capture medals at the National Junior Olympic Games in Detroit.

    The CPTC winners included a third-place bronze for Jaleel Alexander in 1500m racewalk. The club’s 3,000-meter racewalk winners were fourth-place Edwin Shaw, sixth-place Tytiuana Alexander, sixth-place O’mious Boulware and eighth Tiesha Shannon.

    The club had 30 athletes who qualified and 29 made the trip to the Junior Olympics.

  • Playoff decides Rotary tourney

    The winning foursome posted a close win in the annual Rotary Club golf tournament sponsored by the Lancaster Breakfast and Lunch Clubs on Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The winning team was decided on a card playoff, which included Rob Evans, Johnny Roscoe, Jay Rainey and Bill Williams.

    The team’s birdie on No. 7 gave the foursome the win in the 21-team field. The runner-up team posted a par on No. 7.

    Williams said teamwork was a key for the victory.

  • Warriors fall short to Broome,...

    The song remains the same in the early season for the Indian Land Warriors.

    Friday night, Indian Land went toe to toe with the host Broome Centurions, but

    ultimately succumbed, 27-16, thanks to their own mistakes, Broome’s running game, and the Centurion defense.

    Broome went three-and-out on their first drive, and things went

    from bad to worse for the Centurions.

  • AJ Vols’ McKittrick, Hinson...

    Two Andrew Jackson High School football players were saluted for their play in week two at the meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern Restaurant in Fort Mill.
    The Volunteers’ Jamie Hinson and Dalton McKittrick were honored for their play in AJ’s 19-14 home loss to Providence Day of Charlotte last Thursday.
    McKittrick was selected as the Class AAA-AA-A defensive lineman of the week with 10 tackles, including seven solos, and a sack.

  • LHS duo is trench tough

    Lancaster High senior defensive linemen Blake Payne and Rodrick Johnson are in the “step-up” mode at this point in the Bruins’ season.
    Payne, a two-year starter at defensive end, and Johnson, a four-year starter at tackle, had their roles enhanced with the loss of senior star Markees Watts with a season-ending ACL injury early in the Bruins’ opener with Indian Land.
    Lancaster won the game, but lost the star defender, a two-time Region III-AAAA and Tri-County Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Pettits hold 50-year football...

    The Lancaster Memorial Stadium golden anniversary marks something new, the debut of new grass on the field – the newly installed FieldTurf.
    For a Lancaster High father-son, it goes a little deeper – something old and something much younger.
    The newly installed FieldTurf, replacing the 49-year natural surface on the Memorial Stadium field, takes center stage, but for father Adrian Pettit and son, Drew Pettit, it goes a little deeper than the surface.

  • White recalls stadium opener as...

    Floyd White recalled the first game at Memorial Stadium as “the one that got away.”
    White, an assistant coach to Barr Street High School head football coach W.C. Bill “Pap” Lewis, said he remembered the game on Aug. 31, 1967 for its squandered chances.
    Barr Street, the then all-black high school in Lancaster prior to total integration, battled old rival Granard High School of Gaffney to a 12-all tie.

  • LSS hosts double points night

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action with double points night.
    The race will likely shake up the points in numerous divisions.
    On the Saturday night card will be SECA Crate Late Models ($200 new winner bonus), Super Stock ($200 new winner bonus), SECA Crate Sportsman ($200 new winner bonus), Renegade ($200 new winner bonus), Extreme 4 ($200 new winner bonus), Pure Stock V8 ($100 new winner bonus) and Vintage.
    The pits admission is $25 and $12 for the grandstands.
    Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and 5 for the grandstands.

  • Jackets’ win over Lions earns...

    Buford High’s 38-20 win over Lewisville had an impact on the Class A and Class AA state rankings for week three.
    The Jackets forged a 25-6 halftime lead on the Lions last Wednesday night at home on the way to the 18-point win.
    Buford, 2-0 on the season, received votes in balloting this week for the Class AA state poll.