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Today's Sports

  • South Pointe spoils Bruins...

    Lancaster High School basketball senior night was a double downer in the packed LHS gym on Friday night.

    The Bruins dropped both ends of their regular-season home finale, falling to visiting South Pointe High School of Rock Hill in the Region III-AAAA twin bill.

    SPHS rallied for a pair of wins as the Lady Stallions took a 69-66 victory and the Stallions prevailed 67-62 to earn a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.

    The SPHS boys, 11-13, 4-6, capped the sweep, holding off the Bruins’ late hard charge.

  • IL’s Jake Locklear signs to play...

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Warriors’ senior lineman Jake Locklear recalls attending a football camp nearly three years ago, which has made a recent impact.

    “It was at the end of my ninth grade year and I was at a camp at Clemson,” Locklear said. “I remember Coach Caldwell (Robbie, Tigers’ offensive line coach) told me at the camp, if I kept working hard, I would have a chance to play in college.”

  • Warriors post win, look to...

    The Indian Land Warriors, fine-tuning their focus for what’s next, treated their regular-season basketball finale as a playoff game Thursday night at Fairfield Central.

    The approach worked as the Warriors won 69-57 over Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro for a Region IV-AAA hoops split.

    “We felt the game had a playoff atmosphere and we needed to have a complete game, four quarters of solid basketball,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • Mingo Day set Saturday

    Local boxing legend Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo, a Lancaster native who became a world boxing champion in the 1990s, will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Lancaster on Saturday in honor of Cedric Mingo Day – a declaration made 28  years ago by late Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw as Feb. 17 as “Cedric Mean Man Mingo Day.”

    Mingo will be giving away doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. All are welcome.

    Wal-Mart is located at 805 Highway 9 West Bypass.

  • LHS mat trio in Class AAAA...

    A trio of Lancaster High School wrestlers, led by Bruins sophomore heavyweight Immanuel Bush, have qualified for the Class AAAA Upper State individual tournament.

    The LHS wrestlers qualified during the Region III-AAAA tournament at Westwood High School earlier this month.

    Bush, unbeaten on the season at 17-0 with 17 pins, is the Region III-AAAA heavyweight champion and ranked sixth in the Class AAAA state individual heavyweight class, according to SCMAT, the South Carolina high school wrestling website.

  • Junior Vols top Jackets, 63-37

    Andrew Jackson took control early on the way to a 63-37 win over theBuford Junior Jackets basketball team on Friday night at AJHS.

    The Junior Vols took a 17-8 lead in the opening period.

    AJ continued to control the game at the half.

    In the third quarter, the Junior Vols kept the pressure on Buford totake a 47-30 lead going into the final period.

    AJ pulled away in the closing quarter for the 26-point win.

    The Vols were led by Tez Black’s 17 points.

    Tyson Miller hit 12 points to lead Buford.

  • Wingate a good fit for Payne

    Lancaster High School football standout Blake Payne said Wingate University is the right place for him.

    Wingate will be part of Payne’s football future after he signed to play with the Bulldogs in the LHS conference room on Wednesday morning.

    “When I visited there, I felt welcomed,” Payne said. “The campus is nice and the coaches are real nice.

    “Wingate is close to home, less than an hour away,” he said. “It felt like the right place for me.”

  • South edges Rucker for hoops...

    The South Middle School Mustangs won a nail-biter, and the victory gave SMS the opportunity to hoist its index finger as the district champion.

    South capped a sweep of rival A.R. Rucker with a 36-35 win over the Rams on Wednesday night at the Lancaster High School gym.

    The Mustangs’ one-point win came after the South girls took a 27-20 win.

    The boys game was a battle to the wire.

    Rucker’s Tyler Trimnal tallied a trey with three seconds to play to slice the gap to one, 36-35.

  • Fairfield Central girls defeat...

    Fairfield Central High School started strong on the way to a 50-27 win over the Indian Land High School girls basketball team on Thursday night.

    The Lady Griffins’ win gave FCHS a split in the Region IV-AAA twin bill.

    The Indian Land High boys won the nightcap.

    Fairfield Central, in the opener, bolted to a 25-8 lead and stayed on top for the 23-point win.

    Fairfield Central held a 41-15 lead at the half.

    The Lady Griffins led 48-22 after three periods on the way to the win.

  • Nunnery signs to cheer at...

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Karli Nunnery’s dream is to be an English teacher, and with the signing of  a college cheerleading scholarship, she is making a giant leap in that direction.

    Nunnery, an Andrew Jackson High School senior cheerleader, signed with Limestone College on Wednesday morning in the AJ media center.

    Nunnery, with her signing, became the first Andrew Jackson High School student to sign a cheerleading scholarship to Limestone, located in Gaffney.