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Today's Sports

  • Mrs. Criminger, like many moms,...

     

       

    Each time I head down U.S. 521 South for an athletic event at Andrew Jackson High School, I always have memories of the late Andrew Jackson HighVolunteers’ correspondent Mike Criminger.

  • Lady Jackets stay alive with...

    The Buford Lady Yellow Jackets hit the road again Thursday in hopes of continuing their postseason run in the Class AA Upper State softball playoffs.
    The Lady Jackets, who captured the district softball title, downed Pendleton, 12-6 in a Class AA Upper State championship round elimination game on Wednesday, May 8.
    Buford, which was rained out with Pendleton on Monday night at PHS, made a trip to Pendleton on Tuesday when the game was played, but not completed.
    The game Tuesday was rained out in the top of the fifth inning with the game tied at 4-all.

  • Lady Warriors top Lady Vols,...

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land forged a 2-0 halftime lead on the way to a 3-0 Class AA Upper State playoff win over county and Region IV-AA foe Andrew Jackson on Wednesday, May 8.
    The Lady Warriors, 13-4, received three goals from Shalyn Dougherty who scored in the 21st minute, 26th minute and 44th minute.
    Dougherty was assisted by Raquel Addamo, Kayla Groll and Katherine Kilroy.
    Indian Land had 18 shot to five for the Lady Vols.
    Indian Land’s Isabella Maia, who notched the shutout, had three saves.

  • Buford blanks Griffins, faces...

    Buford opened the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs with a 4-0 win over Fairfield Central.
    The 13-4 Jackets, the No. 5 seed in the Upstate, held a 2-0 lead at the half.
    Junior Andrew “Red” Ellis scored first in the 15th minute on an assist from senior Trey Starnes. Senior James Shehane scored his first career goal in the 29th minute on an unassisted shot from the edge of the 18-yard box. Keeper Corey Bracey had 3 saves in the first half.

  • Rams down Vols to end playoff run

    Chesterfield halted the Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ postseason baseball hopes with a 10-2 win in the Class AA Upper State championship tournament on Wednesday, May 8 at AJ.
    The Vols took an early 1-0 lead, but the Rams rallied for eight runs to forge an 8-1 advantage after four innings.
    Taylor King led the Rams with three hits, two doubles, a two-run homer, and four RBIs.
    Dylan Woodward, a southpaw, went seven frames for the win.
    Chandler Neal, Kipp Rollings and Austin Wrape each pitched for the Vols.

  • County athletes look to state...

    A host of county athletes will be seeking state titles at the state track meets at Lower Richland High School on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.
    Indian Land has several athletes who will be competing for state crowns in the Class AA state meet.
    Destiny Todd, who won the 800-meter run in the Class AA Upstate meet, will run in that event and with the 4 x 800 team which includes Imani Jernegan, Morgan Engstrom and Tianah Miller.
    Senior James Gregory, who finished fourth in the Class AA Upstate meet, will be running in that event at the state meet.

  • Vols net region golf title

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers golf team is “fore real.”
    The Vols, who went unbeaten in regular-season Region IV-AA play, kept it going in the region tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Wednesday, May 8.
    AJ, 25-4, posted a 657 team score to top the six-team field for its first region golf championship since 1982.
    Freshman Logan Sowell led the Vols’ effort, shooting a 149 (73-76) to earn medalist honors for the one-day, 36-hole tournament.
    “I hit the ball well and putted well,’ Sowell said.

  • Lancers earn district bid as X...

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers have earned a bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association Eastern District baseball tournament.
    The Lancers, with a runner-up finish in the Region X tournament in Burlington, N.C., on Wednesday, May 10, reaped the coveted bid.
    “Our backs were really to the wall, but we came back fighting and I’m really proud of this team and the character they showed through long games and rain delays.

  • LSS hosts six divisions of...

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host six divisions of racing action Saturday, May 11.
    Josh Langley and Marty Spittle will have to start in the rear of the field after winning three straight races in their respected divisions.
    Langley will have to start in the rear of the field in a stout Pure Street Division, and Spittle will have to start in the rear of the field in a very competitive Vintage Division.

  • BHS softball bids to stay alive...

    Buford, seeking to stay alive in the Class AA Upper State softball playoffs, hit the road Tuesday night to face Pendleton in an elimination game.
    The Lady Jackets were slated to face Pendleton on Monday, but heavy rain washed out the game and it was reset for Tuesday.
    Pendleton fell to Crescent, 12-3 in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Saturday, May 4.
    Crescent then defeated Chesterfield, 10-0 in five innings on Monday, May 6.
    Chesterfield will host the winner of the Buford vs. Pendleton game on Wednesday, May 8.