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Today's Sports

  • Lewisville Lions duo reaps awards

    FORT MILL – Two Lewisville High School players reaped top honors for the final week of awards on the 2017 season for the Tri-County Football Coaches Association.
    The Lions’ Jaylen McFadden and Mikial Fourney garnered two honors in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.
    Lewisville opened the Class A Upper State playoffs, taking a 31-2 win over
    Wagener-Salley on Friday. Lewisville played at McCormick on Friday night.

  • Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney to...

    Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney is hosting the 4-Cylinder Shakedown and SECA qualifier today.
    Cherokee Speedway is the only Carolinas track racing today, so CS officials are expecting a packed house for a full day of racing action in Cherokee County.
    The card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Stock 4, Extreme 4 and Young Guns 4-Cylinders, with all divisions running a full field qualifier for the World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals.
    The Cherokee Speedway card also has the Renegade, Thunder Bomber and Pure Stock V8 divisions running.

  • Lady Warriors 4th in AAA field

    Staff Reports

    The Indian Land High School girls cross country team placed fourth in the Class AAA cross country meet at the Clemson Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.

    The Lady Warriors, led by sophomore runner Hannah Sawyer, scored 141 points.

    Sawyer, in the individual race, placed runner-up in the Class AAA girls race with a time of 19:49, the highest finish ever for a girl in school history for cross country.

    Sawyer also earned all-state finishing in the top 15 overall.

  • Trojans hold off Jackets, 30-27

    BEAUFORT – Buford’s last-ditch drive to deliver a stirring comeback win fell short at Whale Branch on Friday night.

    The Jackets, who held an early 21-3 lead, came up short in a tough 30-27 loss to the host WBHS Trojans in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs in Beaufort.

    BHS, down three, mounted a game-ending drive which ended at the Trojans’ 24 as senior quarterback Ryan Moore’s pass to the end zone fell incomplete on the game’s final play.

  • Vikings rush by Warriors, 48-23

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    GREENWOOD – Coaches have often said that the way to win games is to run the ball and stop the run. It was mission accomplished for the Emerald Vikings on Friday night as they held Indian Land to -12 yards net rushing, had 49-484 rushing themselves, and between their two best backs, Keshawn Settles and Treshawn Chamberlain, averaged 12.4 yards a carry, and had six touchdowns.

  • Sumter track to host Turkey Day...

    Sumter Speedway, located on 3150 Wedgefield Road, will be hosting its annual Turkey Day race on Saturday.

    The Turkey Day race card will have the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Sharp Mini Late Models, Super Street, Stock 4, Stock V8, and Extreme 4.

    Any division with over 15 cars will be racing for $1,000 to win, but if the division has less than 15 cars it will be racing for $500 to win.

  • Jackets 5 earn all-region

    Region IV-AA has honored five members of the Buford High School football team as all-region selections for the 2017 season.

    Buford High, under fourth-year head coach Tripp Watts, went 7-3, 3-3 in region play, to earn a bid to the Class AA state playoffs.

    Senior quarterback Ryan Moore leads the Jackets ace quintet.

    Moore ran for 466 yards on 132 attempts and scored six touchdowns. He also threw for 1,322 yards, hitting 92-168 passes and 17 touchdowns.

  • Plyler took life’s lemons and...

    You surely heard the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

    Over the last week in reflecting on Richard Plyler’s life and special memories of him following his death, that line has come to mind.

    Most people know Richard was a member of the 1959 Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes football team, which won the Class AA state crown to cap an 11-1-1 season under legendary coach Wade Corn.

  • Cheerleaders have fond memories...

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    To get the cheerleaders’ perspective of the 1967 Heath Springs High School Class C state championship football season, I interviewed Helen Truesdale Hayes, the Blue Devils’ head cheerleader selected by the student body.

    Helen was more than a cheerleader for all the athletic teams. She was a cheerleader in everything she did at HSHS.

  • New LMS owners to attend awards...

    New Lancaster Motor Speedway owner Brandy Baker and his co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will attend the annual LMS awards night Nov. 11 at the La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant at 775 Lancaster Bypass East.

    Baker and his staff will be available to discuss his recent purchase of the half-mile dirt track from Doug McManus.

    McManus had owned the track since 2003.

    The night will also be dedicated to honoring top performers for the 2017 LMS season.