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Today's Sports

  • Jackets’ Elliott wheeling to...

    Buford High School senior track team member John Elliott takes a backseat to none.
    In fact as far as S.C. high school track goes, Elliott is first and that will never change.
    Elliott, born with spina bifida, is a handicapped athlete, but he has found a way to compete this season.
    He is the first Palmetto State high school athlete to compete in the wheel chair 100-meter dash.
    To date, he has competed in five meets, including his debut at Lancaster High School on March 10 where he posted a 50.68 time.

  • LSS officials hope rain’s no...

    Lancaster Super Speedway officials are hoping to dodge the track’s biggest nemesis this season.
    Rain has had an impact on LSS racing action the last two weeks, and the track officials are hoping for clear weather for the first race in April.
    Lancaster Super Speedway will be hosting a full racing card Saturday night.
    The April 2 lineup has three make-up main events from Saturday, March 19 when they were rained out.

  • Lady Warriors bidding to make...

    The Indian Land High Lady Warriors’ softball team is off to a slow start, but hopes to pick up its play as the season moves on this spring.
    The IL girls, who went 17-8 last season, are 2-10, 2-3 at the Easter break point in their season.
    The Lady Warriors sport a young squad with no seniors and only a pair of juniors.
    Coach Nicole Ritter has eighth-grader Chelsi Mackey and Danyelle McCorkle, a sophomore, handling the pitching duties.

  • Jackets split in tourney

    Buford split two baseball games to open play in the Cheraw Diamond Challenge at Cheraw High School on Monday.
    The Jackets rallied to post a 4-3 comeback win over Darlington, but dropped a 9-0 loss to Latta at CHS.
    The Jackets, in the one-run win over the DHS Falcons, trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning, but rallied for a run to tie the game to force extra innings and BHS scored the winning run in the sixth inning.  The tournament games are regulation five innings as opposed to seven innings for regular-season games.

  • Rain washes out LSS action

    Rain washed out action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday and LSS owner Doug McManus has decided to move the March 26 program to April 2.
    The card Saturday night has three make-up main events from Saturday, March 19 when those events were also a weather victim.
    Super Stock paying $1,000 to win, Crate Sportsman $1,000 and Extreme 4 $500 will be making up their main events this week.
    On April 2, the regular racing program has the SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Vintage and Extreme 4.

  • County Hoops Coup

    When Andrew Jackson High School boys basketball coach Danny Wright took over the Volunteers’ hoops program five years ago, his hope was to return the Volunteers to the  glory days of double-digit wins, deep playoff runs and packed gyms.

    One look over the Vols’ past season reflects Wright is on the right track of delivering on that hardwood vision.

  • Lady Bruins, Vols net hardwood...

    The 2015-16 Lancaster County girls high school basketball season featured plenty of hoops success to reap statewide recognition.

    Unlike the 2014-15 campaign, the season didn’t yield a state crown, but there was a host of state honors garnered by elite girls senior players.

    Those hardwood accolades earned top honors for a pair of county senior aces, Lancaster High School’s Malia Rivers and Andrew Jackson High’s Elizabeth Scott.

  • Yellow Jackets swarm Vols, 10-1

    Friday was good for the Buford High School baseball team as the Jackets completed a season’s sweep of the rival Andrew Jackson Volunteers with a 10-1 Region IV-AA win at AJ.

    BHS, 7-5, 6-1, posted a 9-5 home win over the Vols on March 8.

    The Jackets used a 12-hit attack to notch the nine-run win over the Vols.

    Andrew Caskey, who hurled the complete-game win, paced the Jackets to the win.

  • Carnes earns NCWA All-American

    For a college wrestler who considered not competing in the postseason, University of South Carolina grappler Andrew Carnes earned his place among the mat elite.

    Carnes, the son of Lancaster County native and former Buford High School three-sport athlete Derrick “Big” Carnes, finished the 2016 season as a National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) All-American.

  • Four Bruins players embodied the...

    If one didn’t know better, you might have thought Mark Strickland’s words were just coach speak.

    They weren’t.

    Strickland, speaking at the funeral of former Bruins’ offensive lineman Paul “Biscuit” Crompton on Monday afternoon, said over the past three months, the “old” LHS football coaches have endured some tough losses.