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Today's Sports

  • Camden grapplers capture annual...

    Camden compiled 168 points to capture the annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament at Indian Land High School on Dec. 5.
    The CHS Bulldogs, who had four grapplers in the finals, captured one individual title and had three finish second and three others notch a third-place showing.
    Sun Valley of Union County, N.C., which had four firsts, was a close second with 164 points.
    Cheraw was third with 152.5 points, followed by Northwestern 142.5, White Knoll 133.5 and host Indian Land with 99 points.

  • Strong finish sparks Jackets in...

    Buford rebounded from an early deficit to take a 49-30 win over Class AAA mat rival Lancaster on Dec. 7 in the LHS gym.
    Lancaster, which dropped a 48-27 loss to BHS last week in the Jackets’ gym, built a 30-10 lead, but BHS used a 39-0 surge to take the win.
    Matthew Wallace posted a decision to go with pins from Chase Taylor, Phillip Bryson, Scotti Moser and Dakota Barton to boost the Jackets, who improved to 2-1.

  • LC stars Upstate champs

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars are coming up big in postseason play.
    The small fry stars posted their fourth straight playoff win – a 28-0 victory over Mauldin – to win the Upper State championship and earn a bid to the state championship game.
    The Lancaster County small fry stars, ages 9-10, will face Florence for the state title at River Bluff High School in Lexington on Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.

  • USC fans backing Muschamp

    Lancaster area University of South Carolina football fans are excited about the hiring of new Gamecocks’ head football coach Will Muschamp.
    Muschamp, 44, was named the Gamecocks’ 34th head coach Dec. 6, and was formally introduced at a Williams-Brice Stadium press conference Dec. 7.
    “I’m encouraged,” said Hugh Mobley, a Lancaster native and USC board of trustees member. “Coach Muschamp is full of enthusiasm and he gets you excited. He has a lot of confidence in what he does.”

  • Rucker, Buford split in hoops...

    Buford Middle and A.R. Rucker split a pair of middle school basketball games Dec. 7.
    In the opener, the Buford girls rallied from a 14-9 halftime deficit to take a 32-19 win.
    BMS used a 12-2 third-period run to take a 21-16 lead going to the final period.
    Buford Middle, with tough defense, kept the upper hand for the 13-point win. BMS has allowed only 19 second-half points, 10 in the final period this season.

  • Mud Bog Show Down Dec. 12

    Lancaster Super Speedway is hosting the Christmas Show Down Mud Bog on Dec. 12.
    The Saturday event starts at 10:30 a.m. The divisions running include ATVs with a two-lap endurance race for the best time average for two laps. The payout for the ATVs is $100 for first place and $25 for second.
    In the truck/jeep event for the 30-35 tire size class, the payout is $75 for first place and $25 for second. In the 35-40 tire size class, first is $100 and $25 for second.
    In the 41-46 tire size class, the payout is $150 for first place and $25 for second.

  • Volunteers pin Bruins in mat...

    Andrew Jackson used eight pins to post a 60-18 wrestling win over county rival Lancaster High School at the LHS gym on Dec. 3.
    The Volunteers opened a 36-6 lead and cruised to the 42-point win.
    AJ pin winners included Christian Valcourt, Xzavier Woodard, Dalton Mackey, Talon Carter, Hunter Haven, Dale MacCue, Dalton Allen and Austin Henderson.

  • Warriors drop two at home to...

    Indian Land dropped a pair of non-region hoops losses in the Warriors’ home opener Dec. 3.
    Marvin Ridge posted a pair of close wins to sweep the IL Warriors.
    The Mavericks, in the boys game, dropped IL to 0-2 with a 65-63 comeback win.
    Mark Morton, who paced IL with 24 points, hit a bucket to give IL a 63-62 lead with 1:10 to play in overtime.
    MV’s Josh Cardell drilled a trey to put the Mavericks up, 65-63 and seal the win.
    “A lack of experience and a lack of execution cost us the game,” IL coach Nate Smith said.

  • Jackets sting Devils for OT...

    Buford returned home Dec. 4 to post a sweep of Great Falls after a pair of losses to host Chester High School on Thursday night in the Cyclones gym.
    The Jackets capped the hoops broom job with an exciting 48-45 comeback win over Great Falls in the nightcap Friday.
    The Lady Jackets launched the varsity twin bill, rolling to a 56-10 win over GFHS.
    The boys’ game was much closer, with Christian Joplin scoring the decisive bucket in the extra period for the three-point play.

  • Bruins sweep Vols at home

    Lancaster swept on the hardwood, taking two from county rival Andrew Jackson on Dec. 4.
    The Lady Bruins opened the twin bill with a 71-48 win and the Bruins followed with a 58-52 win over the Volunteers.
    The LHS boys, 2-1, steadily built their lead and then held off a late Vols’ charge for the six-point win.
    Lancaster held a 54-36 lead with 6:44 to play, but the Vols rallied with a 16-4 surge before LHS took the win.
    A Taron Heath bucket put the Bruins up 58-44, but the Vols responded with the final eight points of the game.