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Today's Sports

  • Jackets open wrestling season...

    BUFORD – Buford opened its wrestling season, taking a pair of convincing mat wins Wednesday night in the Jackets gym.

    BHS opened with a 63-12 win over Camden Military and then downed county rival Lancaster, 63-18.

    The Jackets swarmed the Bruins, taking 11 wins – four pins, a decision and six forfeits.

    BHS pin winners included Devin Jenkins (113), Blake Bailey (145), Kenneth Barrett (152) and Avery Mahaffey (220). Webber Moore, at 170, posted a decision.

  • Tigers ruling roost against...

    COLUMBIA – The Palmetto Bowl is steadily sporting a strong shade of Orange.
    Clemson, rolling in the prime of football success in the history of the Tigers’ program, has a stranglehold on the Palmetto Bowl trophy, Clemson-Carolina football rivalry.
    Clemson, the defending national champion and the nation’s new No.1, made it four straight wins over old foe South Carolina, taking a 34-10 convincing win over the rival Gamecocks at soldout Williams-Brice Stadium.

  • IL Warriors face challenging...

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School basketball teams are looking to return to the playoffs this season, but each faces a challenge on the court to accomplish the feat.
    The Warriors, led by veteran coach Nate Smith, have a solid cast, but Smith is looking to find the right mix to reverse ILHS’s 6-17 mark of last season.
    The Lady Warriors, who earned a playoff bid as the runner-up team in region play, will also search for the right combination after losing five seniors off the 2016-17 squad.

  • Warriors top of pile at...

    MONROE – The fourth-ranked Indian Land High School wrestling team captured top honors at the Red Hawk Invitational at Monroe High School (N.C.) on Saturday.
    The Warriors, with six first-place finishes, topped the 13-team field with 212.5 points.
    Indian Land was led by weight class winners Solomon Cortez (113), Austin Ross (120), Juan Alejandro (132), Kyle Daley (160), Wesley Johnson (170) and Erick Neil (220).

  • Lady Vols win Tip-off tourney

    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers were impressive in capturing the title in the Lewisville Tip-off girls basketball tournament at Lewisville High School in Richburg on Nov. 21.
    The Lady Vols, led by tournament MVP Danielle Ussery, defeated tournament host Lewisville, 54-31 to take the crown at the Chester County Class A school.
    AJ, 18-8, was the Class AA Upper State runner-up after winning the Region IV-AA regular-season championship last season.

  • LMS points awards this Saturday

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway annual points banquet is Saturday at La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant located on 775 Lancaster Bypass E, Lancaster, SC 29720.
    The banquet begins at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 10:30.
    The cost is $10 per person for the all-you-can-eat buffet.
    Awards will be presented to the top five drivers in each division and the rookie of the year award.
    LMS co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will be at the banquet to answer questions about the 2018 racing season.

  • Cherokee Speedway hosts World...

    Cherokee Speedway will host the World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals today.
    Divisions running at the Gaffney track are Stock 4 paying $5,000 to win, Extreme 4 $2000 to win and Young Guns 4-Cylinder $1,000 to win.
    Grandstand admission prices are $15, and $35 for the pits.
    Track gates open at 11 a.m., with the drivers meeting at 12:30 p.m.
    The World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals is one of the most prestigious events for 4-Cylinder Dirt Track Racing.

  • Jackets buzzing about season’s...

    BUFORD – Buford High School basketball, with its share of returnees on both varsity squads, has solid hoops hopes this season.
    Veteran coach T.J. Armbrust, in his 10th season leading the Lady Jackets, returns six players on the BHS 10-player roster, including a pair of seniors in Payton Howell and Kristin Wemes.
    Howell, a guard, hit 6.9 points and had 4.2 boards a game last season. The versatile Wemes, who grabbed four rebounds a game last season, will work at forward and guard.

  • Vols upbeat about 2017-18 hoops...

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School teams garnered Class AA Upper State playoff bids last season and the Volunteers teams are looking to do the same again.

    The AJ Lady Vols, led by second-year head coach Sha’Ron Robertson, returns a solid cast from the Region IV-AA championship team, which also finished as the Class AA Upstate runner-up.

    Coach Danny Wright has a good nucleus of returnees to go with a strong group of newcomers for the AJ boys.

  • Lady Jackets second in Fort Mill...

    Buford rebounded nicely to finish second in the Fort Mill Invitational girls basketball tournament at Fort Mill High School on Wednesday night.

    BHS fell to Fort Mill, 58-32 in its tournament opener on Monday night, but came back for a pair of wins in Fort Mill.

    Buford, after falling to the FMHS girls, came back to beat Chester, 55-52 in overtime on Tuesday night, and Covenant Day of Matthews, N.C., 36-30 to cap play Wednesday.

    The six-point win over Covenant Day gave the Lady Jackets the runner-up finish in the three-day field.