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Today's Sports

  • LHS boys fifth, girls seventh in...

    The Lancaster High School boys swim team placed fifth and the LHS girls were seventh in the 15-team Invitational Meet held Saturday in Rock Hill.

    Points were awarded for the top eight finishers in the event.

    200 IM – 5. Makenzy Mills

    50 freestyle – 6. Alaina Houghtaling; 4. Samuel Page

    100 butterfly – 6. Taylor Teague

    100 backstroke – 3. Makenzy Mills; 2. Samuel Page

    100 breaststroke – 8. Alaina Houghtaling

  • Catoe still strong as panel chief

    Picks leader Mandy Catoe is a major KC Chiefs fan.

    She will be the first to tell you so. That’s first like in the Picks lead to date.

    In case you missed it last week, Mandy, a News correspondent, was one of two panelists to call the Chiefs’ road upset of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots to open the 2017 NFL season.

    Mandy, true to her fav team, has been well, uh, chief of the Picks panel, holding a five-game lead this week.

    She said it’s “gonna be the year.”

  • Jackets hold off Rebels, 27-24

    MONROE, N.C. – Buford remained perfect on the season, outlasting the Parkwood Rebels of Union County, N.C., 27-24 for the Jackets’ third win of the season, first on the road.

    Buford held off a determined Parkwood team and sealed the win by recovering an onside kick with 1:39 left.

    Buford, who led the whole game, relied on its defense in the second half to secure the win.  

  • Cycs ignite to bury Bruins

    Chester High football coach Victor Floyd said it was a matter of the Cyclones finding their rhythm, and when they did, they rolled.

    The 3-1 Cycs ignited for 36 second-half points on the way to a 43-22 win over Lancaster in the 50th anniversary home opener at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    The Bruins, 1-2, rallied from a 7-0 halftime deficit to tie the game on quarterback Kemarkio Cloud’s 12-yard scoring dash with 10:38 to play in the third period.

    Cloud, for the night, ran for 116 yards on 12 carries.

  • Centurions rally, down Warriors

    The song remains the same in the early season for the Indian Land Warriors.

    Friday night, Indian Land went toe to toe with the host Broome Centurions, but ultimately succumbed, 27-16, thanks to their own mistakes, Broome’s running game, and the Centurion defense.

    Broome went three-and-out on their first drive, and things went from bad to worse for the Centurions. 

  • Mangum doubles down with two wins

    On Saturday night, the leader of Timbo Nation (as Timbo Mangum fans say, there is one nation and that is Timbo Nation.) put on a show for his fans at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    Mangum captured his first Super Stock win since May 10, 2014.

    In the SECA Crate Late Model main event, the front row was Timbo Mangum and Hank Taylor. When the green flag dropped to start the race, Mangum, Taylor, Kelly Fetger and Pat Linsday roared into turn one battling for the lead.

    Exiting turn two, Mangum led while Taylor, Fetger and Linsday chased.

  • LHS swimmers defeat Rock Hill

    The Lancaster High swim team posted a road win over Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill High School on Thursday.

    The Bruins teamed for a 224-97 win over the Bearcats. The LHS girls won, 123-38 and the LHS boys prevailed, 101-59.

    Lancaster also won five relay events.

    200 freestyle – 1. Isabella Ihm, 2. Mallory McDow, 3. Torie Johnson; 1. Braydon Powers, 3. Louie Prete, 4. Andrew Bell

    200 IM – 1. Makenzy Mills, 3. Tamra Tipton; 2. Luis Bravo, 3. Nathan Reid, 4. Matt Prete

  • Playoff decides Rotary tourney

    The winning foursome posted a close win in the annual Rotary Club golf tournament sponsored by the Lancaster Breakfast and Lunch Clubs on Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The winning team was decided on a card playoff, which included Rob Evans, Johnny Roscoe, Jay Rainey and Bill Williams.

    The team’s birdie on No. 7 gave the foursome the win in the 21-team field. The runner-up team posted a par on No. 7.

    Williams said teamwork was a key for the victory.

  • CPTC honors top performers

    The Columbus Parker Track Club had five athletes capture medals at the National Junior Olympic Games in Detroit.

    The CPTC winners included a third-place bronze for Jaleel Alexander in 1500m racewalk. The club’s 3,000-meter racewalk winners were fourth-place Edwin Shaw, sixth-place Tytiuana Alexander, sixth-place O’mious Boulware and eighth Tiesha Shannon.

    The club had 30 athletes who qualified and 29 made the trip to the Junior Olympics.

  • Jayvee football wrap: Rucker...

    The A.R. Rucker Rams came off the deck to down the rival South Middle School Mustangs, 18-14 in the first game played on the Memorial Stadium FieldTurf on Wednesday afternoon.

    Rucker quarterback J.P. Cunningham hit Toby Willis on a 20-yard, fourth-down pass late in the game to lift the Rams to the close win.

    Cunningham also had a pair of rushing touchdowns, one from 40 yards out, and another from 20 yards.