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Today's Sports

  • Nelson is full bore for Vols

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior player Lamont Nelson is hailed by Volunteers head coach Todd Shigley as “most dependable.”

    “Whatever we need from Lamont, he’s going to give it to us,” Shigley said. “He’s going to step up and give you his best shot.”

    Nelson, a three-year varsity member, has been a key contributor for the Volunteers this season.

    He’s scored five touchdowns, two a week ago when the Vols blanked Class A foe Great Falls High School, 48-0 at home.

  • Fall Sports Roundup: Buford Lady...

    The Buford Lady Jackets rebounded from an opening game loss to notch three straight wins in defeating county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson for the second time in region volleyball play this season.

    Buford, 14-1, 11-1 in region play, used the 3-1 win over AJ to force a special tie-breaker match at AJ on Thursday when BHS faced North Central for the region title.

    The Lady Jackets and Lady Knights split during regular-season region play this season.

  • Pigskin Picks race getting tight

    The Pigskin Picks are getting tight at the top.

    Lorie Sistare “Bright,” always among the panel leaders, is a game back in the race for the Picks top spot this week.

    Sistare, rolling with a 15-5 week, is one pick out of the top perch.

    “I’ve got my focus on the front,” Sistare said. “Well, it’s time to shine.”

    News correspondent Mandy Catoe, who has led for the bulk of the Picks season, went 13-7 to see her lead sliced to a mere game.

  • LSS points banquet to be...

    Lancaster Super Speedway 2017 points champions are SECA Crate Late Models Timbo Mangum, Super Stock Brandy Baker, SECA Crate Sportsman Bill Knight, Renegade Andrew Baker, Pure Stock V8 Adam Bowers, Vintage Marty Spittle and Extreme Rusty Catoe.

    The 2017 points banquet is to be announced, with various awards presented during the event. Keep checking The Lancaster News, or Lancaster Motor Speedway facebook group page for more details.

  • Rucker Rams win, stay unbeaten

    The A.R. Rucker Rams stayed unbeaten on the middle school fooball season, taking a 28-12 win over host Lewisville on Thursday.

    Rucker quarterback J.P. Cunningham had a 35-yard scoring run and also tossed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Sean McCray.

    McCray also caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Grayson Kirk and grabbed a two-point conversion catch.

    Brice Harris scored a rushing touchdown and tallied on a two-point conversion run for the Rams.

    Linebacker Red Roff and cornerback Cureton Witherspoon led the Rams’ defense.

  • McKittrick double winner in Tri-...

    Andrew Jackson High School senior lineman Dalton McKittrick was a double winner at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    McKittrick was honored twice in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.

    McKittrick was named the offensive lineman of the week with a 91 percent grade, four pancake blocks and zero sacks allowed in the Vols’ 48-0 win over Great Falls.

  • Strong second half keys Bruins’...

    Lancaster High School hasn’t had much to smile about at home this season, but the Bruins’ 2017 homecoming was happy.

    Lancaster, capping its regular-season home schedule at Memorial Stadium, held a 21-20 halftime lead and finished it off in the second half for a happy homecoming in a 34-20 Region III-AAAA football win over Richland Northeast on Friday night.

    The Bruins took care of business on both sides of the football in the final two periods, scoring twice and holding the Cavs scoreless for the 14-point win.

  • Volunteers roll over Red Devils

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers got back on track in a big way Friday night.

    The Vols, 3-4, 1-2, rolled to a 48-0 victory over the winless Great Falls Red Devils at  home.

    The Class A Red Devils are a young team with 12 freshmen.

    The Vols, coming off a road loss to Cheraw, took the opportunity to redouble their execution of plays in the rout at Volunteer Stadium.

  • Rams’ late charge decks Yellow...

    BUFORD – The No. 11 Chesterfield Rams out-paced ninth-ranked Buford at Jackets Stadium, handing BHS its second consecutive Region IV-AA loss, 31-14 on Friday night.

    Buford, 5-2, led early, but let the game slip away late in the final period.

    All knotted at 14 to start the final quarter, Chesterfield took the early fourth-quarter lead when Travis Bowen scored on a four-yard run.

    Bowen’s touchdown capped a 79-yard, 14-play drive. Chesterfield’s Will Douglas added the extra point for a 21-14 lead with 11:54 left.

  • King of the Carolinas race set

    Carolina Speedway in Gastonia will host one of the biggest dirt track races in the Carolinas on Oct. 12-14.

    The action cranks up Thursday, with an open practice for all divisions, 6 p.m. to 10.

    On Friday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., and the grandstands at 5. The driver’s meeting is 5:45 p.m., with hot laps at 6:15.

    A host of Lancaster Super Speedway drivers will be competing in the field.