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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.

  • Cox signs with Southern Miss

    Andrew Jackson star golfer Emily Cox is headed south to take her game to the next level.

    Cox, an all-state golfer and the 2016 Class AAA state champion, solidified a verbal commitment to Southern Mississippi University, signing with the Golden Eagles at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday night.

    Cox noted several factors in her decision to attend Southern Miss, a Conference USA member located in Hattiesburg, Miss.

  • Women’s powerlifters win...

    HEATH SPRINGS – Pardue’s Iron Club in Heath Springs sports some strong women.

    As it turns out, they are top in the nation.

    A team of Pardue’s Iron Club women powerlifters captured the national title at the 365 Strong Nationals at the Courtyard by Marriott in Charlotte where the meet was held Oct. 29.

  • LHS runners finish strong

    Staff Reports

    The 2016 Lancaster High School cross country season concluded at the Class AAAA state championship meet at the Sandhills in Columbia on Nov. 5.

    The LHS boys and girls teams performed well in the state qualifier meet to advance to the state and the Bruins finished their season well at the state meet with a host of runners hitting new personal records and/or season-best times.

  • Bruins survive Cavs, advance

    PONTIAC – The Lancaster Bruins, by the skin of their claws, are in the Class AAAA Upper State football playoffs.
    LHS, 5-5, 2-3, held off hard-charging Richland Northeast to edge the Cavaliers, 28-26 on Thursday night at Harry Parone Stadium in Pontiac.
    The Bruins’ two-point win sends LHS, the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA, to Belton-Honea Path to battle the 9-1 Bears on Nov. 18.
    Lancaster earned its bid to the postseason, surviving a frantic finish to end the tight game.

  • Warriors drop two at Nation Ford

    FORT MILL –  A short bus ride to nearby Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill proved to be a long night for the visiting Indian Land Warriors.
    The host Falcons soared to a pair of non-region basketball wins over the ILHS teams Tuesday night.
    The Lady Falcons notched a 38-24 win and the NFHS boys rolled to a 71-48 victory over the Warriors, who dipped to 2-5 on the season.
    The Falcons, in the nightcap, bolted to a 16-0 lead on the Warriors and stayed in control for the 23-point win.

  • South Pointe’s late surge foils...

    South Pointe used an 8-0 finish to post a 53-45 win over the host Buford Yellow Jackets and a hardwood sweep at BHS on Wednesday night.
    Buford, 0-2, tied the game at 45-all on Tanner Wallace’s bucket with 91 seconds to play, but then the visiting Stallions dashed away with their pivotal 8-0 run.
    “We had a great effort tonight,” BHS boys coach Raheem Waller said. “We need to work on free throws and cut down on our turnovers, but I feel we’re making progress with this team.”

  • Lady Bruins win at FM

    FORT MILL – Lancaster High’s hoops trip to Fort Mill resulted in a split for the Bruins on Wednesday night.
    The Lady Bruins, 3-1, posted their second win over a Class AAAAA team this season, taking a 53-46 victory over the Lady Yellow Jackets. The LHS girls also have a win over Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill High this season.
    The LHS boys dropped a 61-40 loss to the Yellow Jackets.
    In the opener, Lancaster bolted to an early lead and stayed on top for the seven-point win.

  • Ern earned his 2016 Picks win

    A year ago, veteran Pigskin Picks panelist Ernie “Big E” Rowell got off to a slow start and never fully recovered.
    The 2016 season is different and that’s why Ern, known as the “Big E,” is bound for the fabled Taxahaw Inn for a winner’s weekend wingding.
    The Picks “Big E” is the champion for the 2016 season, holding off a hard charge from third-year picker Lori Sistare “Bright.”

  • Lady Warriors notch win at...

    Indian Land posted one win in four games over the weekend in prep basketball play.
    The Indian Land Lady Warriors rebounded from their first loss of the season, lashing the Lewisville Lady Lions, 56-7 on Saturday night.
    The IL girls blitzed to a 24-6 first-period lead and allowed only one point the rest of the game to seal the 49-point win.
    The Lady Lions, who trailed 37-7 at the half, didn’t score in the second half as the Lady Warriors’ sticky defense kept LHS scoreless.