Today's Sports

  • Bailes takes Clash for first...

    Ross Bailes of Clover, has many feature wins at Lancaster Super Speedway, be it in a crate late model, a limited late model, but now he is a super late model winner.
    Bailes scored his first “super speedway” win with his No. 87 Bailes Construction entry after scoring a lap 11-lead over Rock Hill driver Ben Watkins, the Carolina Clash series point leader.
    Watkins, who along with Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, N.C., each lowered the previous track record of 18.422 seconds set by Jared Landers in March 2012.

  • Duvall wins River Wars race at...

    Mitchell Duvall won the highly anticipated River Wars race for the Deal 1 SECA Crate Sportsman main event Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Ricky Greene and “Mr. Excitement,” Travis Payne, were the front row, and when the green flag fell, it was Payne, Green, Mitchel Duvall and Trey Tarlton battling for the lead entering turn one.
    Exiting turn two, Payne led, while Duvall was on his back bumper.

  • Panthers pound Volunteers in...

    KERSHAW – Top-rated McBee scored early and often en route to a new scoring record at Andrew Jackson, handily defeating the Volunteers, 84-14 on Friday, Sept. 4.
    The Panthers eclipsed the 73 points the Vols scored against Bethune in 1997.
    Dashonnell Wright, who does everything for McBee except sell peanuts in the stands, started the scoring deluge with a 78-yard kickoff return for the opening score. Zach Middleton added the first of nine extra points for a quick 7-0 lead.

  • Warriors spear Wildcats, 38-7

    INDIAN LAND – Playing an option offense team is a difficult task for any defense.
    Many times, with all the fakes and misdirection, it’s difficult to know who has the ball.
    Indian Land coach Michael Mayer admitted as much, saying “a team like Blacksburg is tricky, especially in the first couple of drives. You can’t replicate what they do in practice.”

  • Jackets jolt Red Devils, 42-0

    Opportunistic Buford High took advantage of a mistake-filled Great Falls team, blanking the winless Red Devils 42-0 to give Jackets’ coach Tripp Watts his first shutout as a coach Friday, Sept. 4.
    Both teams had trouble holding on to the football with a combined 13 turnovers on the night.
    Buford’s first four possessions resulted in one touchdown and three turnovers.
    “We didn’t do a good job of taking care of the football,” Watts said.

  • Bruins clip Cavs, 35-14

    The Lancaster Bruins’ 2015 home opener – a 35-14 win over Richland Northeast – resulted in a rush in the 48th season for Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 4.
    The 2-0 Bruins used their vaunted rushing attack to ground out the 21-point win over the Cavaliers, who fell to 0-2 with the road loss.
    Lancaster, boosted by its stellar rushing attack, ignited in the third period to take control.
    LHS, up 7-6 at the break, showed off the bat in the second half it was coming out swinging, uh, rushing.

  • AJ has solid hope for volleyball

    The Andrew Jackson High School volleyball team sports a solid cast and strong hope for the 2015 prep volleyball season.
    AJ High coach John Verdugo has 10 players back from the 2014 Class AA playoff team, including four seniors.
    AJ senior players are middle blocker Brantley Ussery, defensive specialist Brooke Brewer, setter Elizabeth Scott and defensive specialist Rylee Sims.
    Ussery, an all-region pick, earned the Offensive Player of the Year last season for the 10-5 Lady Vols.

  • CPTC earns five bronze medals at...

    Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) celebrated the team’s success at its annual dinner banquet Saturday, Aug. 29 at A.R. Rucker Middle School, according to a CPTC press release.
    Each track member there introduced him or herself and gave a brief speech about the team and what it meant to them.
    Guest speaker Bobby Bailey motivated the team members by telling them to never give up – whether it’s competing on the track, or seeking their life goals.
    Bailey also encouraged parents to be involved in the community.

  • Cox to play in U.S. Women’s...

    Andrew Jackson High School junior ace golfer Emily Cox has earned a bid to play in the prestigious 2015 U.S. Women’s State Team National Championship golf tournament.
    Cox, through a spring and summer of success, will play in the elite tournament Sept. 7-12 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
    “This is a big honor and I’m so proud of Emily,” AJ High golf coach Champ Williams said.
    Team members are selected based on points earned in USGA-sponsored tournaments. The three women with the highest points from each state form a team.

  • LHS’s Johnson, IL’s Medlock reap...

    RICHBURG – The Tri-County Football Coaches Association opened its 2015 meeting schedule, honoring a host of area players Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Two Lancaster County prep football players were saluted for their play in games Friday, Aug. 28.
    Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Lewis Johnson earned the Division II Offensive Lineman of the Week, while Indian Land kicker Matthew Medlock reaped the Division II Special Teams Player of the Week for week one
    Johnson had three pancake blocks and graded 88 percent.