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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.

  • Vols hold on, split with Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – County rivals Andrew Jackson and Indian Land swapped a pair of tight basketball wins Tuesday night to open the 2016-17 basketball season in the Warriors’ gym.
    The IL girls opened with a 46-43 win, but the AJ boys gained a measure of hardwood revenge with a 73-70 victory over the Warriors.
    The Vols, ranked fourth in the latest Class AA state poll, finished strong behind Kendrick Cunningham, who hit 12 of his 17 points in the final period to pace AJ.

  • Kersey mat tournament Saturday

    The sixth annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament will feature a field of 14 teams and 210 wrestlers from across the Carolinas on Saturday.
    The tournament, which begins at 9 a.m., features 10 South Carolina mat squads and four teams from neighboring North Carolina.

  • Bruins sweep Bearcats

    The Lancaster Bruins used strong finishes to post a sweep of Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill High School in the LHS home opener Wednesday night.
    The LHS teams, on the heels of season-opening setbacks at Nation Ford High of Fort Mill on Tuesday, responded nicely with the two home wins.
    The Lady Bruins, 1-1, rallied to knock off Rock Hill, the second-ranked girls team in Class AAAAA, in a 45-37 comeback victory.
    The 4-1 LHS boys rolled in the nightcap, blitzing the Bearcats in a 61-37 victory.

  • BHS Jackets drop road pair to...

    Buford launched its 2016-17 hoops season, dropping a pair of road games to Cuthbertson High of Waxhaw, N.C., on Wednesday night.
    The Lady Jackets, who went 1-2 in the Fort Mill preseason tournament, fell 42-19.
    The Jackets lost to the CHS Cavaliers, 70-47.
    BHS held a 10-9 edge after one period, but the Cavs picked up their play with a 29-16 second-quarter surge to build a 38-26 lead at the break.
    Cuthbertson steadily pulled away to take the 23-point win.

  • ILHS begins process of hiring...

    Indian Land High School officials are looking to have a new head football coach in place by the end of January.
    “We want to give the new coach ample time to have an off-season conditioning period and make preparations for the upcoming season, including spring practice,” ILHS principal David Shamble said.
    Shamble said since the job came open with the resignation of Warriors’ coach Mike Mayer, he has received 30-plus applications.