Today's Sports

  • Wolverines halt IL’s playoff...

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News

    WOODRUFF – The Indian Land Warriors had to be disappointed to start the playoffs on the road, especially since they broke even there this season.
    There was also the fact that the Woodruff Wolverines were not the most welcoming of hosts, bolting to a quick 14-0 lead and then scoring 24 straight points in the second half to pull away for a 45-14 win.
    Within 1:17 of the first quarter, the Wolverines struck twice.

  • Panthers’ early strikes doom...

    ABBEVILLE – The Buford Yellow Jackets opened first-round playoff action Friday night, Nov. 13, at Abbeville where the Jackets’ postseason stay was short.
    A tradition-rich football power, the AHS Panthers built a 28-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 41-7 victory over the Yellow Jackets in the Class AA Div. II Upper State football playoffs at Hite Stadium.

  • Wren edges Lancaster, 43-41

    In this shootout, the game hinged on who had the ball last.
    Even though upset-minded Wren didn’t score on its final possession, Hurricanes’ quarterback Jay Urich was able to hit key targets to dash No. 10 Lancaster High’s football playoff hopes in the Class AAA Upper State opening round Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

  • Lucas signs to play at NGU

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School baseball standout Gunnar Lucas is taking his game to the next level in the Upstate.
    Lucas, a Volunteers lefty pitcher-first baseman, is headed to North Greenville University in Tigerville to play for the Crusaders.
    “When I went there, it seemed like the place for me,” Lucas said. “I like the school, academics and baseball program, and it’s in a beautiful setting north of Greenville.
    “I had a good feeling about North Greenville.”

  • Adjustment key in IL’s Mackey’s...

    INDIAN LAND – Football is about making key adjustments at any time, and no player knows that fact better than Indian Land High School senior receiver Dillon Mackey.
    A year ago, Mackey was the IL quarterback, but in his senior season, the 6-1, 180-pounder was in a battle to again lead the Warriors’ offense.
    During the preseason, Mackey lost the job as the Warriors’ top QB. When he received the news from IL head coach Mike Mayer, Mackey quickly looked for another way to contribute.

  • Buford’s Upstate champ

    Buford High School volleyball coach Taylor Roberts had an early inkling about the Lady Jackets’ Class AA Upper State championship volleyball win over Landrum.
    BHS, 21-2, launched the 3-0 victory – its fourth consecutive playoff court sweep – with a business-like 25-20 victory over the LHS Lady Cardinals, and Roberts was confident what the Buford girls could achieve Tuesday night, Nov. 10.
    “That first set was vital,” Roberts said. “We came in and got up. They proved to themselves they could do it.

  • Speedway slates awards Saturday...

    Lancaster Super Speedway will celebrate its 61st season with the annual LSS awards night Saturday, Nov. 14.
    Recognition and awards will be presented to the top five finishers in each division. The awards presentation begins at 2 p.m. in the pits on victory lane stage.
    The entry is through the pit gate ticket booth area. The grandstands are closed. Admission is free.
    Drivers are invited to bring their car for pictures, if they choose.

  • IL’s Sizemore third in AA state...

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors cross country team posted a landmark effort at the S.C. High School League state championship meet in Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 7.
    The Lady Warriors recorded their highest finish ever – fourth overall – for the IL girls team at the Class AA girls state meet.
    Seventh-grader Lauren Sizemore led the Indian Land High girls with a third-place overall effort in a time of 20:08.
    Sizemore’s effort, with a 6:29 pace, earned her Class AA all-state honors.

  • Trio focusing on Friday

    Three Lancaster County high school football teams are looking to the “second season.”
    Lancaster, Buford and Indian Land are focusing on the high school football playoffs, which open Friday, Nov. 13.
    All games kick off at 7:30 p.m.
    Lancaster, the lone county team in the host role, will face 6-4 Wren High of Piedmont in Memorial Stadium.
    Buford and Indian Land will be on the road for opening round play.  BHS treks to Abbeville for a first-round game in the Class AA Upper State Div. II playoffs.

  • LHS’s Collins, Foster, Watts...

    RICHBURG – Lancaster High School swept the Division II season honors at the final meeting of the 2015 Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Bruins’ second-year head coach Bobby Collins earned the Div. II Coach of the Year for the second straight season.