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Today's Sports

  • Jackets sack Knights, 46-21

    BOONETOWN – The Buford Yellow Jackets, with a strong rush, are playoff-bound.

    Buford, bolstered by a productive ground attack, sealed a Class AA playoff bid with a 46-21 win over North Central on Friday night at the Knights’ field.

    Buford, needing a playoff-clinching win over the host Knights, ignited in the second half and cruised to the 25-point rout.

  • Cato glad he returned for Jackets

    Buford High School senior right guard Cannon Cato was hoping for a better record in his final football season, but he’s still glad to be with the Jackets’ squad.
    Cato, who didn’t play last season, is pleased he returned to the maroon and gold fold.
    “I’m glad to be out there and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” said Cato, who played as a sophomore.
    “This was my last year to play and I wanted to be out there,” he said.
    Cato said he enjoys being with his teammates.

  • Roses win Southern Region

    The Red Roses are blooming good and they have the crowns to show it.
    
The Red Roses, a Lancaster area senior mixed doubles team, captured the 
65-over mixed doubles Southern Region championship Sunday in Little Rock,
 Ark.
    
The Red Roses qualified for the region tournament as the South Carolina 
champion after winning the title for the second time in three years at the 
Florence Tennis Center in Florence where the state tourney was held Sept.
 9-12.

  • Roses win Southern Region

    The Red Roses are blooming good and they have the crowns to show it.
    
The Red Roses, a Lancaster area senior mixed doubles team, captured the 
65-over mixed doubles Southern Region championship Sunday in Little Rock,
 Ark.
    
The Red Roses qualified for the region tournament as the South Carolina 
champion after winning the title for the second time in three years at the 
Florence Tennis Center in Florence where the state tourney was held Sept.
 9-12.

  • Rec football stars to open play

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth all-star football teams – 9-10 small fry and 11-12 mite stars – will open the Central District playoffs Nov. 19 at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill.
    The 9-10 small fry all-stars will play Lugoff-Elgin at 10 a.m., with the 11-12 mite all-stars to play the Rock Hill YMCA at 1 p.m.
    The winners will advance to second-round play in Chester on Nov. 29.
    The small fry stars will play at 6 p.m., with the mite stars game at 7.

  • Two Carolinas tracks set to hold...

    A pair of Carolinas tracks are slated to host racing events this weekend.
    Sumter Speedway will hold championship night Saturday along with a full racing program.
    Sumter Speedway is honoring its division champions.
    Divisions racing Saturday night will be Crate Late Models, Super Street, Street Stock, Stock V8, Stock 4 and Extreme 4.
    Admission prices are $20 for the pits and $10 for the grandstands. Gates open at 5 p.m.
    Sumter Speedway is located on 3150 Wedgefield Road in Sumter.

  • IL girls cross country team...

    The Indian Land High School girls cross country team placed sixth out of 20 teams at the Class AAA state championship meet Saturday at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.
    The Lady Warriors of coach Chris Cuviello scored 181 points for their top 10 finish in the Class AAA girls field.
    The boy’s team, with 207 points, placed 13th out of 20 teams.
    Indian Land junior runner Juan Alejandro and freshman Kaitlyn Rodman each placed 10th in their races. Alejandro posted a time of 17:23 and Rodman had a time of 20:25.

  • Jackets battle Knights for AA bid

    Buford caps regular season play, seeking to extend its 2016 football campaign into the Class AA postseason.
    BHS, 2-7, ventures to Boonetown to battle North Central High School, questing for a win to earn a Class AA state playoff bid.
    The Buford-North Central winner advances to face Carvers Bay in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs on Nov. 18.

  • Hinson pledges to USC

    In May of 2015 when Buford High School baseball star Gage Hinson signed with Spartanburg Methodist College, BHS principal Rodney Miller said he hoped to hear “good things” from Hinson in his future.
    The latest word on Hinson is strong as the former BHS Yellow Jackets right-hander, a diamond standout in his BHS baseball career, is headed to the University of South Carolina after giving USC a verbal pledge to sign with the Gamecocks baseball program.

  • Lancaster drivers have solid...

    Lancaster area drivers posted a strong showing at the annual Turkey Day race at the Sumter Speedway on Saturday.
    In the Extreme 4 race, driver Brad McManus captured the win in his heat race in his first-ever visit to the Sumter track.
    Chris Baker also made his first-ever visit to the historic race track.
    When the green flag dropped, McManus and Baker proved they would be factors in the race for the win. McManus ran second the whole race, trying to run down race leader Rusty Harrelson.