Today's Sports

  • Scrimmage reviews mixed

    The reviews were mixed following Saturday scrimmages for a pair of county high school football teams.
    Andrew Jackson second-year head coach C.J. Frye said the Volunteers competed well in their road scrimmage with Class A foe Great Falls High School on Saturday.
    “Overall, we were well pleased,” Frye said. “The effort was there for our team.”
    He noted AJ junior quarterback Tad McCowan threw and ran the football well.
    Frye said Bailey Johnson had a 40-yard touchdown catch from McCowan.

  • Cook wins in Pure Stock V8 debut

    Lancaster Super Speedway had an amazing car count Saturday night, with another strong night of racing.
    In Lancaster Super Speedway’s newly acquired division, the Pure Stock V8 Division debuted, with the front row of Bill Stutler and Jerry Knight.

  • Rain can’t dampen Fan Fest

    CHARLOTTE – The rain came down in sheets, but neither Panthers fans nor Carolina’s players showed any signs of dampened spirits.
    “It was pouring down rain when we came on the field, and there were so many people in the stands,” fullback Mike Tolbert said following Friday night’s Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium. “That’s support, for them to stick through that and watch us practice. Hopefully we did them proud.”

  • Sims earns national crown

    Fuller Sims, a standout Kershaw youth football player, recently earned a prestigious national honor.
    Sims, who played on the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars who won the Central District title, Upper State title and finished as the state runner-up last season, was recently crowned 12U National Champion Lineman at the 2016 AAU National Championship in Spartanburg on July 16.
    Sims, over the summer, participated in several AAU football combines held in Rock Hill, Gastonia, Spartanburg and Greenville.

  • Lambert to lead AJ offense,...

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School second-year head football coach C.J. Frye will look to a pair of new coordinators to boost his Volunteers’ team this season.
    Frye, who led AJ to a 3-7 record last season, will look to Robert Lambert to guide the offense, and Brenton “Bub” Walters to lead the defense.
    Frye said he’s confident both coaches can do the job.
    Lambert, a Detroit native, is a 19-year faculty member at AJ where he is a ROTC instructor who also teaches SAT prep and advanced weight training.

  • Teams look to jamborees

    Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts is looking to the Jackets’ next chance to go against another foe, which comes Friday in the 41st annual Camden Shrine Jamboree.
    Watts said the Jackets had a mixed bag in their road scrimmage with host McBee High School and Hannah Pamplico of Florence County on Friday afternoon.
    “We had some bright spots, but we also have some areas to work on,” Watts said. “That’s what you can expect from a first scrimmage.

  • Teams focus on contact

    Lancaster County high school football coaches will have a better idea about their respective teams as the squads near their first scrimmage sessions this weekend.
    Buford, under third-year head coach Tripp Watts, will get the jump on its country gridiron brethren with a scrimmage at McBee today.
    The Jackets, coming off a 6-5 season, will battle the host MHS Panthers and Hannah-Pamplico in a three-way session today at the Panthers’ field where play begins at 6 p.m.

  • Former USC lineman boost team

    It was all on the line Monday night at the Lancaster Moose Lodge.
    The Lancaster County Gamecock Club held its annual kickoff cookout and the guys known for the bulk and beef held the line.
    Former Gamecocks linemen Langston Moore, Travelle Wharton and Fran Person each took a little time to address the gathering of Gamecocks.
    Moore, the sideline reporter for the Gamecock Radio Network, handled most of the mic time.

  • Randy was on target with AJ...

    Veteran Andrew Jackson High School football fans can easily recall if the Volunteers had a landmark gridiron effort, they could quickly flip to the back of the AJ football program to see if the mark had been shattered.
    If not, they could see how close the AJ athlete came, or possibly how much he topped an old Vols’ milestone.
    I’ve often referenced the information, a reliable tool for any sports reporter following up on a major play in a big game.

  • LSS slates Pure Stock V8 debut,...

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be providing plenty of racing action to the fans and drivers Saturday night.
    Debuting this Saturday is the Pure Stock V8 Division, and fans and drivers have wanted this division at LSS for a while now.
    The Pure Stock V8 Division provides some of the best racing at area tracks on Friday and Saturday nights.
    Drivers such as Wally Cook, Jerry Knight, Eric Cochran and many more are expected to be here to give the LSS half-mile dirt track a test Saturday night.