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Today's Sports

  • Vols roll in opening round wins

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson hosted several basketball teams in the Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational in first-round holiday hoops play Thursday night.

    Host Andrew Jackson won both of its games with York Prep to highlight the evening session.

  • Knights’ Louis Clyburn yields...

    BOONETOWN –  North Central High School is looking for a new head football coach to guide the Knights program.

    Louis Clyburn, who has led the Knights football team for eight seasons, has resigned as the NCHS head coach.

  • News’ best of 2016

    The Lancaster News, in a salute to the year’s best, presents its annual awards highlighting top athletes, coaches and teams for 2016.

    The Lancaster News 2016 honors for the athlete of the year are shared by four state champion performers – Buford High School wrestler Dakota Barton, Buford High track athlete John Elliott, Indian Land High Lady Warriors’ distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman and Andrew Jackson High golfer Emily Cox.

  • Crenco honors AJ’s Gandy

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior football standout Heath Gandy is the first recipient of the Crenco Food Stores Player of the Year Award for high school football.
    Gandy played a key role for the Volunteers who posted an 8-3 record, their first winning season since the 1997 campaign.
    Gandy, an all-region pick, had 26 catches for 543 yards and two scores. He ran for 804 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. He also was 15-33 passing for 144 yards.

  • Rock Hill tops Buford in York...

    YORK – Buford’s opening night in the Cougars Holiday Classic was rocky against Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill.
    The Bearcats, in the three-day tournament at York Comprehensive High School, took a 65-44 win over the BHS Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night.
    Rock Hill opened a 13-3 lead after one period and extended its edge to 30-13 at the half.
    The Cats led 51-34 after three periods before taking the 21-point win over the Yellow Jackets.

  • Youth football star Sims in...

    MYRTLE BEACH – Kershaw area recreation youth football standout Fuller Sims is playing in the Diamond All-American Games in Myrtle Beach this week.
    The games, open to youth football standouts, are played Dec. 29-31.
    In the Dec. 29 game on Thursday morning, Sims’ sixth grade white squad dropped a 33-12 loss to the sixth grade red squad.
    Sims, from his linebacker post, had a tackle, four assists and forced a fumble.
    The elite youth football all-star games have drawn 1,235 nominations from across the world since May 1.

  • Tiger faithful remain ‘paws-...

    Lancaster area Clemson football fans are optimistic about the Tigers’ chances of winning and advancing to the College Football Playoff (CFP) national championship game for a second straight season. Clemson, the ACC champion at 12-1, faces 11-1 Ohio State in the CFP national semifinals in Saturday’s Playstation Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

  • Bruins finish with two wins in Y...

    The Lancaster Bruins, after a tough start to their play in the W.C. Winborn boys basketball tournament in Rock Hill, rebounded to finish on a high note.
    Lancaster capped its three-day holiday hoops tournament play with a 47-33 win over Class AAAA Chapin High School at Rock Hill High School.
    The LHS boys, 7-6 on the season, opened play with a tough 48-47 loss to Marvin Ridge High School of Union County, N.C., on Wednesday, but rebounded for a 66-58 win over Class AAAA Orangeburg-Wilkinson and then wrapped up its tourney play with a 14-point win over Chapin.

  • Jackets, Vols in holiday...

    The calendar says it’s the yule holiday season, but a host of county hoops teams will be in action during holiday tournament basketball play.
    Andrew Jackson will host two days of holiday tourney action on the hardwood with its annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational at the Vols gym where action is set for Thursday and Friday.
    The Buford boys basketball team will also be involved in holiday basketball play as the Yellow Jackets venture to York Comprehensive High School to play in the Cougar Holiday Tournament.

  • Rams charge to hoops title

    The A.R. Rucker Rams are the toast of the Chestnut Oaks Middle School holiday basketball tournament.
    The unbeaten Rams, 10-0, rolled through the field on the way to the championship in the three-day tournament at the Sumter County middle school on Dec. 22.
    Rucker, led by coach Lamont Elder, captured the tournament crown with a 47-35 win over host Chestnut Oaks Middle School on Thursday afternoon.