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Today's Sports

  • Fincher doubles downs for win

    The Lancaster Super Speedway Fall Finale capped the 2017 LSS racing season at the big half-mile track Saturday night.

    The race proved to be huge for Chris Fincher as he doubled down on wins in the Renegade and Pure Stock V8 Division.

    In the Renegade main event, the front row had Fincher and Elliott Miller.

    When the green flag fell to start the race, Fincher, Miller, Kody Roach and Matthew Thrower battled for the lead entering turn one.

    Exiting turn two, the race was still a four-car lead battle between Fincher, Miller, Roach and Thrower.

  • Cycs’ late score nets narrow win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors opened region play against Class AAA’s fifth-ranked team, the Chester Cyclones.

    The Warriors gave Chester all they could handle and more, losing in the final seconds to the talented Cyclones, 35-34.

    Chester, 6-1, scored the clincher with 13.3 seconds to take the narrow win.

    Neither team could do anything on their first drive.

  • Potent Braves down Vols, 47-14

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHERAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers ran into the tough defensive wall of the Cheraw Braves on Friday night and kept struggling to find any gap to get through.

    The Vols’ effort gained them two touchdowns in the 47-14 loss to the third-ranked Braves.

    The Vols were able to slow the Braves offense in the first half, but the Braves stormed back in the second half to put the game away.

  • Hawks hold off Lancaster

    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins liked the Bruins’ fight, but not the final result.

    In a game, which hinged on the final snap, Westwood held on to hold off LHS, 36-29 in the Region III-AAAA football opener at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    “Our guys played hard for four quarters and battled to the end, but we didn’t finish in a tough loss,” Collins said. “I hurt for our players because they put it on the line.”

  • Jackets rebound, sting Cavs

    BUFORD - Buford got back on the winning track, defeating the Franklin Christian Cavaliers 26-6 at Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    Buford, 5-1 and ranked ninth in Class AA, survived the Cavaliers’ charge and fought through sluggish play to secure the 20-point win.

    The enthusiasm of homecoming night helped fuel the Yellow Jackets’ fast start.  The Cavaliers received the opening kickoff, but on their third play from scrimmage Cavs quarterback Dee Hardin was intercepted by Buford’s Dwayne Bufford at FC’s 39.

  • Coaches guided Heath Springs to...

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News


    Editor’s note: Following is from an interview with Mike Couch, Vic Truesdale and Chucky Williams about the coaches who guided Heath Springs to the 1967 Class C state championship. The three players served as captains of the 1967 Blue Devils football team.


    We want to tell you about our coaches as we knew them and how they led us.

  • Rucker Rams roll to stay unbeaten

    The A.R. Rucker Rams improved to 3-0 with a 42-18 win over Buford Middle School on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Rams had plenty of stars in the game, with J.P. Cunningham tallying two touchdowns, including a 60-yard kickoff return. He also had a pair of two-point conversion runs.

    Brice Harris scored a touchdown and had four 2-point conversion runs.

    Rucker defensive back Jamias Duncan returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown and Grayson Kirk added a 10-yard touchdown run.

  • LHS swimmers cap home slate with...

    The unbeaten Lancaster High swim team capped its home schedule with a sweep of Richland Northeast, Hartsville and the Governor’s School on Thursday at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LHS swimmers, men and women, combined to down RNE, 237-91, Hartsville, 252-25 and the Governor’s School, 233-57.

    In the women’s meet, the LHS swimmers topped RNE, 128-38, Hartsville, 128-20 and the Governor’s School, 109-46.

    The LHS men downed RNE, 109-53, Hartsville, 124-5, and the Governor’s School, 124-11.

  • League’s realignment to impact...

    The S.C. High School League’s realignment, which begins with the 2018-19 school year, will impact Lancaster County’s four high schools.

    The new biannual realignment, based on school enrollment, will again feature five classifications.

    All county schools will continue in their present regions set by the SCHSL, the state’s governing body of interscholastic competition.

  • Cyclones edge Warriors

     

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors opened region play against Class AAA’s fifth-ranked team, the Chester Cyclones.

    The Warriors gave Chester all they could handle and more, losing in the final seconds to the talented Cyclones, 35-34.

    Chester, 6-1, scored the clincher with 13.3 seconds to take the narrow win.

    Neither team could do anything on their first drive.

    Indian Land intercepted John Erby and the Warriors could not take advantage.