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Today's Sports

  • Buford drubs Dixie, 17-7

    Buford returned to the No. 1 spot in the S.C. Softball Coaches Association Class A poll this week and it appears the Lady Jackets are poised to make a return run to the state crown.

    BHS, 22-5, captured the Class A District I championship in impressive fashion – three straight wins decided by the 10-run mercy rule.

    The latest came Wednesday night at BHS where the Lady Jackets, the Class A defending state softball champions, rolled to a 17-7 win over Dixie High School of Due West in six innings.

  • Jackets, Vols fall in prep...

    A pair of Upper State teams halted the Buford and Andrew Jackson baseball playoff hopes earlier this week.

    Christ Church of Greenville downed Buford 6-1 to capture the Class A District II championship in Greenville on Wednesday.

    AJ saw its baseball season end with a 14-1 loss to eventual Class AA District I runner-up Woodruff at AJ on Tuesday.

    Cavaliers clip Jackets

    Buford dropped a second loss to Christ Church, falling 6-1 on Wednesday in the District II title game at the Cavaliers’ field.

  • Tigers to induct Crawford

    CLEMSON Clemson will induct eight new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame at the Tigers’ opening football game with North Texas over the weekend of Sept. 3-4.

    The class includes 2004 Olympic Gold medalist Shawn Crawford, a Van Wyck native and Indian Land High School graduate. During Crawford’s Warriors athletic career he played football, basketball and ran track. He capped his IL track career, winning the 100 and 200-meter state championships.

  • Jackets' duo signs with...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster turned a nifty double play on Wednesday.

    The Lancers’ softball program nabbed a pair of county standouts, signing Buford High School’s Jena Hallman and Leslie Pressley.

    “We’re thrilled to have these two girls,” said USCL coach Alan Blankenship. “Their performance speaks for themselves.

    “They have been well-coached and are well-disciplined,” Blankenship said. “They are the kind of players you want.”

  • 'Showdown' features...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway's “Showdown at Sundown” was all that was billed and more at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    With the front row of Thomas Hedgepath and Tim Allen and the second row with Mike Huey and Daniel Tucker, the Limited Late Model race was an interesting race.

    Hedgepath and Allen earned the front row with qualifying, while Huey and Tucker were heat winners.

  • Middleton nets 500th win

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers, in exciting fashion, rallied to stay alive in the Class AA Upper State Disctrict I softball playoffs to deliver AJ softball coach Steve Middleton his 500th career win.

    The host Lady Vols, down 11-5 to Palmetto in the bottom of the seventh inning of an elimination playoff game, ignited for seven runs for a 12-11 comeback win to give Middleton his milestone win and keep alive AJ’s postseason hopes.

  • Lancers to face USC-Sumter

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team opens play in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X tournament on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Burlington, N.C.

    The Lancers, 25-21, 15-16, are the fourth seed and face fifth-seeded USC-Sumter.

    The winner advances to play the Guilford Tech-Spartanburg Methodist winner, while the two losers will also play.

    Other games have Pitt Community College against Surry and Louisburg face Florence-Darlington Tech.

  • Sawyer's final battle...

    There’s an old Lancaster football story that in the mid-1970s when the late Marv Maxwell was the Bruins’ head football coach, his LHS team was preparing for a scrimmage.

    Great Falls, led by the legendary Harvey Stewart, was one of the foes that August afternoon.

    Maxwell’s attention was drawn to a young Red Devils’ assistant noticeably inspiring his players with words and action as they readied for battle.

  • Playoff decides Partners for...

    A playoff decided the winner in the 19th annual Partners for Youth golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    The team of Dan Sutton, Shane Grumbles, Phil Grumbles and Doug Brown, who were tied at 50.62 after regulation, scored the win in a playoff which began on the 12th hole.

    The winning team had a solid day with 17 birdies and an eagle.

  • Coker signs LHS's Harris

    Lancaster High School senior point guard Avery Harris produced his share of shining moments during the Bruins’ 20-6 basketball season, with the brightest Wednesday morning in the LHS media center.

    Harris, with family, friends, coaches and administrators watching, signed a scholarship to play basketball for Coker College.

    “This is a great day for Avery Harris, a great day for Lancaster High School basketball,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “Days like this never get old.