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Today's Sports

  • Lady Vols, Warriors post playoff...

    The Andrew Jackson and Indian Land girls’ soccer teams opened the Class A-AA Upper State playoffs with impressive wins on Monday.

    The Lady Vols of head coach Ronnie Wallace forged a 4-0 halftime lead on the way to a 6-0 win over Ninety Six of Greenwood.

    Meanwhile, up in the Panhandle, Indian Land blanked Southside High School of Greenville, 6-0.

    The Andrew Jackson Lady VOLS soccer team improved to 8-9 with their shutout win over the Lady Wildcats.

    Amber Kelley had her third shutout of the season in the goal with eight saves.

  • Lady Jackets stay alive

    BUFORD  Buford held on to stay alive in the Class A Upper State championship softball playoffs on Monday at the Lady Jackets’ field.

    The BHS girls, 25-6, downed Fox Creek 7-4 in a Class A Upper State elimination game to advance to another elimination game today at McBee.

    The Lady Jackets, who dropped a 6-2 home loss to McBee in the Class A Upper State series opener Saturday, visit McBee today for a 6 p.m. game.

    The winner advances to face Chesterfield, which is unbeaten in the Class A Upstate double elimination game playoffs.

  • Mangum nets two checkers in LMS...

    Timbo Mangum highlighted Lancaster Motor Speedway action Saturday night, posting two wins at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Mangum won the Crate Late Model race and took the checkers in the Crate Sportsman division on a night he was also celebrating a birthday.

    With the Crate Late Model front row of Mangum and Brandy Baker, this was going to be interesting. The second row had Chris Steele and Ron Parker.

  • Buford seeks to rebound

    The Buford Lady Jackets find themselves in a familiar situation in the Class A Upper State championship softball series.

    The BHS girls, 24-6, will have to follow a same path they blazed last spring in capturing their first-ever Class A state softball crown.

    A year ago, Buford battled back through the losers bracket to win the Upstate crown at region rival Indian Land en route to the 2009 state title.

    Buford opened the double-elimination Upstate title series, dropping a 6-2 home loss to Conference III-A rival McBee High School on Saturday afternoon.

  • IL charge nets region soccer...

    The Indian Land Warriors ignited in the second half to post an 8-2 soccer win over county rival Buford to capture the Conference III-A regular-season soccer title at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

    IL, 11-3, was led by senior Sergio Esparrago, who scored four goals – three in the second half.

    The play-off match was required after Buford defeated Indian Land 4-1 last week at Jackets Stadium to force a regular-season tie for the Conference III-A soccer crown.

    The two squads split during regular-season play this spring.

  • Vols earn state bid; Jackets...

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ golf team has earned a bid to the Class AA state golf tournament.

    The Vols, led by coach Benjy Bell, competed in the Region IV-AA golf tournament May 5-6 at White Plains Country Club in Pageland.

    The Vols landed a bid to the Class AA state tournament, shooting a two-day score of  680. The Vols were led by Cass Outlaw with rounds of 81-79 (160).

    Outlaw was also selected to the All-Region IV-AA team for his steady play in the region field.

  • Bruins' Roach signs with...

    Lancaster High School senior soccer standout Alex Roach’s dream of playing college soccer became reality Friday afternoon in the LHS media center.

    Roach, who said he first began thinking of playing college soccer at age 10, signed with Anderson University as happy parents, coaches and administrators witnessed.

    “I’ve played soccer all my life,” said Roach, a key three-year member of the LHS varsity. “Coach Sylvia helped me enjoy it that much more. He teaches you about life through the game of soccer.”

  • Vols top 'Rocks, win IV-AA...

    Andrew Jackson capped an unbeaten season in Region IV-AA soccer play with a 3-1 road win over Eau Claire to give the Volunteers the region championship.

    A Vols’ loss would have forced a tie between AJ and Eau Claire for first place, but the Vols prevailed to notch the crown.

    AJ senior William Bridges tallied a goal and an assist as did Kevin Hunter in the match.

    Dylan Gandy had an assist and Tyler Denkins scored the other AJ goal.

    Eau Claire’s lone goal was scored on a penalty kick.

  • LMS to host Mothers Day Special

    Lancaster Speedway is set to host its Mothers Day Special on Saturday night.

    In an attempt to help one of their own, the LMS  drivers will canvass the stands for the family of Brooke Cauthen on Saturday night to collect money for this 4-year-old girl who is awaiting a kidney on a double transplant.

    The NDRA Crate Late Models will be running for $1,500 to win.

    Everybody except Brandy Baker will be going for a $100 for first-time winner bonus this year at LMS.

  • Warriors capture III-A title

    The Indian Land High School track teams won the Region III-A track meet April 27 at North Central High School.

    IL competed against Buford, Chesterfield, Great Falls, Lewisville, McBee and North Central.

    The IL boys were led by Trey Barjona, Jarrell Robinson, Rondreas Truesdale and Troy WongSang, who each placed first or second in several events.