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Today's Sports

  • IL’s Rodman dashes to AAA 1600...

    Indian Land High School star distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman paced the Warriors’ banner track effort in the Class AAA state meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac on Saturday.

    Rodman, a freshman, highlighted her stellar day, winning the Class AAA girls 1600-meter run with an ILHS school record 5:16.90.

    Rodman said she prayed before the race.

  • BHS faces must-win situation...

    Buford will have to bounce back in order to claim its second straight Class AA softball state championship.

    The Lady Jackets, in their final home game of the 2017 season, dropped the best-of-three series opener as Latta ignited for three runs in the seventh inning to defeat BHS, 6-5 Monday at the BHS field.

    Game two is 6 p.m. today at Latta where 23-5 Buford must win to force a rubber game Friday at a neutral site.

  • BHS faces must-win situation...

    Buford will have to bounce back in order to claim its second straight Class AA softball state championship.

    The Lady Jackets, in their final home game of the 2017 season, dropped the best-of-three series opener as Latta ignited for three runs in the seventh inning to defeat BHS, 6-5 Monday at the BHS field.

    Game two is 6 p.m. today at Latta where 23-5 Buford must win to force a rubber game Friday at a neutral site.

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ for AA...

    Buford earned its way back to defend its Class AA state softball championship.

    The Lady Yellow Jackets, facing rival Andrew Jackson for the fourth time this season, notched their third and most important win over the scrappy Lady Vols with a 3-0 victory at the BHS field on Friday night.

    Buford, 23-4, scored the only run it needed in the first inning and stayed in control behind senior right-hander Sydney Sullivan, who hurled a four-hitter and struck out five with three walks.

  • STATE CHAMPS!

    IRMO – In an electrifying penalty-kick finish, Indian Land High School won its first state soccer championship Saturday, as the Lady Warriors outlasted Brookland-Cayce to take the Class AAA title.
    Moments after Indian Land goalkeeper Emma Thompson blocked a Brookland-Cayce penalty kick, her teammate Emily Gerdes blasted the ball into the net on the decisive play, igniting a rousing on-field celebration.
    “It was nerve-wracking,” said Gerdes of her championship-clinching penalty kick.

  • Funderburk to guide BHS athletics

    BUFORD – Take the assistant tag off Eric Funderburk’s assistant athletic director’s title.

    He’s officially the Buford High School athletics director, replacing veteran Jackets’ AD Mike Wells, who is retiring with the 2016-17 school year.

  • Funderburk to guide BHS athletics

    BUFORD – Take the assistant tag off Eric Funderburk’s assistant athletic director’s title.

    He’s officially the Buford High School athletics director, replacing veteran Jackets’ AD Mike Wells, who is retiring with the 2016-17 school year.

  • Sports Talk: Barbara Tyler,...

    When Lancaster County School District public information officer David Knight calls The News’ sports desk, he’s usually in a kidding mood.

    His call late Thursday afternoon lacked his usual jovial tone. He had good reason as he passed along some sad news.

  • Knights end Jackets soccer season

    The Buford High boys soccer team saw its stellar season end with a 5-0 loss to St. Joseph’s Catholic School of Greenville on Saturday.

    The fifth-ranked BHS team made its first road trip of the Class AA Upper State playoffs to face the second-rated SJCS Knights.

    Buford, as the host team in the first two rounds, had defeated Gray Collegiate Academy of Columbia, 2-0, and Saluda 1-0.

    St. Joseph's, with its higher ranking, hosted the third-round match.

  • Upstate runner-up LHS golfers...

    The Lancaster High School golf team qualified for the Class AAAA state golf tournament as the Class AAAA Upper State runner-up with a 315 at the Woodside Plantation Cupp Course on Monday.

    Wren High School of Piedmont topped the Class AAAA Upstate field with a 309.

    LHS junior golfer Brady Hinkle, fifth in the medalist running, shot a 76 to lead the Bruins.