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Today's Sports

  • Buford has tough mat night

    Buford High had a tough time on the wrestling mat in a quad match at Class AAA Chester High School on Wednesday night.

    The Jackets dropped three losses in the matches, which included Class AAAAA Northwestern High of Rock Hill, Class AAAA Union County and Chester.

    Northwestern topped the Jackets, 53-27, Chester topped BHS, 58-21 and Union County posted a 49-21 win over Buford.

  • All-county defense ‘brings the...

    The Lancaster News’ 2016 all-county defense sports big hitters on a strong stop unit.

    A crackerjack linebacker corps features players, in football terms, who “bring the wood” with their signature big hits.

  • Big-play performers key offense

    Big-play performers, including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers, head The Lancaster News’ 2016 all-county offense.

    Senior standouts Farrika Grier and Isaah Nesbit lead the all-county backfield.

    Grier, the Lancaster Bruins’ top rusher in his senior campaign, produced a stellar season with 1,090 yards on 175 carries and 13 touchdowns to earn all-region honors.

  • County football’s finest

    KERSHAW – Few expected the kind of season the 2016 Andrew Jackson Volunteers produced, but by late fall, AJ had earned a ton of respect for its resurging football program.

    The Vols, coming off a 3-7 season, turned heads toward AJ’s “Big Orange Country” with an 8-3 showing for second-year coach C.J. Frye.

  • Bruins rebound for win in...

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster rebounded from a tough loss in the opening round of the annual Y.C. Winborn boys basketball tournament with a 66-58 win over Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Rock Hill High School on Thursday afternoon.
    The Bruins, bolstered by balanced scoring, built a 53-39 lead after three periods and held on for the eight-point win over the OWHS Bruins.
    LHS opened tourney play, dropping a 48-47 loss to Marvin Ridge on Wednesday, while Orangeburg-Wilkinson fell to two-time defending tournament champion Butler High of Charlotte, 55-31.

  • BHS Jackets honor fall sports...

    BUFORD –  Fall stars of the Buford High School maroon and gold took a final bow Tuesday night in the school’s cafeteria during the annual BHS fall sports awards.
    Buford High athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and cheer were saluted for their stellar effort during the Jackets’ fall sports season.
    The BHS football team, which finished 3-8 and earned a second straight Class AA playoff bid, honored a host of players.

  • Vols, Warriors split pair

    KERSHAW – The host Andrew Jackson basketball teams split on the hardwood in a non-conference match with county rival Indian Land on Wednesday night.
    The eighth-ranked Lady Vols, 5-2, dropped a close 56-53 loss to the IL girls, and the No. 2 AJ boys posted a 60-46 win over the Warriors.
    Both games were fast-paced and action-packed contests.
    Danielle Ussery sparked the Lady Vols, scoring 24 points on 2 two-point goals, 6 three-point goals and 2-2 on free throws.

  • Rec small fry football all-stars...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry all-star football team, ages 9-10, fell short in its quest for the state championship at River Bluff High School in Lexington on Saturday.
    North Charleston, the Lower State champion, built a 14-0 halftime lead on the way to a 14-6 win over the Lancaster County stars.
    The Lancaster County stars, the Upstate champions, battled to the end, but dropped the tough eight-point loss.
    North Charleston, up 14-0 at the break, allowed its only postseason points in the second half when Lancaster struck.

  • IL’s Mayer goes to the Shrine...

    SPARTANBURG – The overcast, dank day matched the post-game mood on the South Carolina sideline after North Carolina rallied for a 17-10 win in the 80th Shrine Bowl all-star football game Saturday at Gibbs Stadium on the Wofford College campus in Spartanburg.
    Outgoing Indian Land High School football coach Mike Mayer, who has resigned at the ILHS head coach and athletics director, said the loss didn’t tarnish a terrific week, just the raw day.

  • Rucker rolls in sweep of South

    The A.R. Rucker Rams rolled to a pair of basketball wins over Lancaster area middle school rival South at the Lancaster High School gym on Monday night.
    The Rucker Lady Rams ripped the SMS Lady Mustangs in a 34-13 win and the unbeaten Rams downed the Mustangs in a 65-29 victory.
    The Lady Rams, 5-1, rebounded from their first loss, taking the 21-point win over the South girls.
    Rucker led 10-4 after one period, but took control in the second quarter when the Lady Rams outscored the Lady Mustangs, 18-4 to take a 28-8 halftime lead.