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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.

  • 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.

  • Barton pin lifts Buford over LHS

    Buford High School senior mat star Dakota Barton rescued the Jackets, posting a decisive pin of Lancaster High’s Immanuel Bush to lift host BHS to a 39-36 wrestling win over the Bruins on Monday night.
    Barton, 8-0 on the season, delivered his crucial fall in the heavyweight class to give the Jackets the three-point comeback victory.
    Buford trailed 36-33 going into the final weight class and Barton came through.

  • Bruins, Vols split in hoops

    KERSHAW – A night at the hoop saw rivals Andrew Jackson and Lancaster each looking good in “to the nines” wins at the packed Volunteers’ gym on Friday night.
    The Vols and Bruins each netted a nine-point victory for a county hardwood split.
    The fourth-ranked AJ boys built a big lead early and kept the upper hand in the face of a torrid Bruins charge for a 74-65 victory over Lancaster to cap play.
    The LHS girls took charge in the second period on the way to a 37-28 victory over the Lady Vols.

  • Goose Creek captures Kersey...

    Goose Creek placed eight wrestlers in the finals, won four individual weight divisions and racked up 190.5 points in taking the team title in the sixth annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament at Indian Land High School on Saturday.
    The tournament is held in memory of late IL wrestling coach Mike Kersey, who also served as the wrestling coach at Lancaster High School during his career.

  • Gamecocks suspend Thornwell

    South Carolina Gamecocks senior guard Sindarius Thornwell, a Lancaster native and former Bruins’ basketball star, has been suspended indefinitely.
    Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said in a Sunday statement  that Thornwell was suspended for violating an athletic department policy, but did not disclose the policy in question.