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Today's Sports

  • McBee halts Buford run

    This time McBee played the spoiler.

    A year ago in the elimination round of the Class A Upper State championship series, Buford ousted McBee in a close encounter, rallying late to notch an emotional one-run win.

    McBee earned its diamond revenge Wednesday night at the Lady Panthers’ softball field in extra innings.

    Buford, the Class A defending state softball champion, saw its postseason hopes fade in a 5-4 loss in eight innings.

  • Early surge keys Penegar in...

    Lancaster High School junior cross country and track standout Wylie Penegar posted an 18:13 time to capture first place in the first Lancaster Area Literacy 5K road race on Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Penegar, over the 3.1-mile course which covered through residential areas in the vicinity of the Gregory Health and Wellness Center at USCL, built his lead in the first three quarters of a mile.

  • AJ Vols blank EC, 4-0

    Conference IV-AA champion Andrew Jackson launched the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs in impressive fashion, notching a 4-0 win over Eau Claire of Columbia at Volunteer Stadium on Tuesday night.

    The Vols defeated the Shamrocks twice during the regular season on the way to the league crown. AJ’s 3-1 win over the Shamrocks last week sealed the league crown.

    In the win on Tuesday at AJ, senior William Bridges tallied two goals as did junior Oliver Wall to pace the Volunteers’ victory.

  • Bruins' Williams signs with...

    Brian Williams’ strong play in the trenches has taken him to the next level.

    Williams, a standout offensive lineman for the Lancaster Bruins, will be playing football at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., after a solid career with LHS football program.

    Williams, 6-2, 265, was a three-year starter for the Class AAAA Lancaster Bruins.

  • 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.