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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Buford Middle splits with IL

    Buford Middle School split a pair of games with Indian Middle School on Dec. 3.
    The Buford Middle girls, with a strong second half, posted a 42-21 win.
    Buford led 10-6 after one period and took an 18-12 lead at the half.
    BMS picked up the pace in the second half to build a 28-14 edge on the way to the 21-point win. The Jackets held ILMS to nine points in the second half, two in the third period.

  • Rucker takes two from rival South

    A.R. Rucker posted a sweep of Lancaster area middle school rival South on Dec. 3 in the SMS gym.
    The Rams capped the sweep with a 37-21 win over the Mustangs.
    Rucker, up 9-0 after one period, forged a 21-8 halftime edge. The Rams took a 25-13 lead after three periods on the way to the 16-point win.
    O’Mazeon Tinsley hit 15 points to pace the Rams. Phillip Mickles II had 11 points.
    Ji’Keem Catoe and Emanuel Clark hit three each. Ger’Heim Richardson netted two.

  • Jackets top Bruins for split in...

    Buford High posted a split in its 2015-16 wrestling opener Dec. 1 at BHS.
    The Jackets, led by first-year coach Garrett Plyler, downed Lancaster, 48-27.
    LHS led 15-12 after a Jacob Campo decision, but the Jackets reeled off a 36-0 surge to take the 21-point victory.
    The tri-match also included CATA, the Central Academy of Technology and Arts in Monroe, N.C.
    CATA defeated BHS, 48-27, and downed Lancaster, 55-24.
    Scotti Moser had a decision and Dakota Barton posted a pin for BHS in the loss to CATA.

  • Picks spoils due me at Taxahaw...

    The Taxahaw Inn is where I’m bound.
    Anyone who follows The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks knows those are the coveted spoils for the winning picker in the Picks.
    This year, I took the title after Ernie “Big E” Rowell registered back-to-back Picks crowns.
    Now, the winner’s suite is going to take on a new look at least for a year.
    The first order of business is a complete paint job of Citadel blue. That’s like sky blue, and that’s most fitting because The Citadel, at 9-3, is soaring these days.

  • Vols top Falcons twice

    FORT MILL – Andrew Jackson opened its 2015-16 hoops season in impressive style with a road sweep of Class AAAA foe Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill on Nov. 30.
    The Lady Volunteers, fresh off winning the title in the Lady Lions Invitational at Lewisville High School last week, posted a 38-30 win over the Lady Falcons.
    The AJ boys, ranked fourth in the Class AA boys preseason poll, posted a 63-52 win over the Nation Ford boys in the nightcap.

  • Warriors look to make run at...

    The Indian Land High School basketball teams are poised to make a strong run for region title this season.
    The Lady Warriors return a solid cast of players, while the boys also have some key performers back in what will be their final hoops season in Class AA hoops.
    The Indian Land boys again figure to be in the hunt for the Region IV-AA title this season under veteran coach Nate Smith.