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Today's Sports

  • Landrum ends BHS's...

    Buford had an unexpected short stay in the Class A Upper State wrestling tournament at Chesterfield High School on Saturday.

    The Jackets were an opening-round casualty, falling to Landrum 39-34.

    “This was a match we could have won, but it didn’t help us not having two wrestlers we were counting on, but they didn’t show and it cost us,” BHS coach John Mahaffey said. “This was disappointing and until we get that changed, our program won’t reach its potential.”

  • BHS senior night sweep

    The surging Buford Yellow Jackets made BHS basketball senior night special, sweeping Conference III-A foe North Central on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Jackets launched the region broom job with a 53-39 win and the BHS boys capped play with a 46-37 win.

    The Lady Jackets, 3-8, 5-12, used a solid third-period charge to take control of the contest.

    “We turned up the pressure on them and that gave us some easy scores,” BHS coach T.J. Armbrust said. “We were able to knock down some shots early and that also opened up the middle for us.”

  • Jackets take two from Panthers

    Buford High School made a clean hardwood sweep in Conference III-A basketball play Saturday in the BHS gym.

    The Jackets took two from McBee, winning 55-46 in the girls’ game and 62-50 in the nightcap.

    The Jackets finished strong for the 12-point win over the Panthers.

    Buford held a 27-15 edge at the break, but McBee used a 13-4 run to open the second half to make it a 31-28 game.

    BHS, 7-14, 4-6, took a 35-30 lead after three periods and cruised to the win.

  • Lancers sign Cycs' Clack

    The decision to offer Chester High’s Kody Clack a baseball scholarship probably wasn’t a difficult one for USC-Lancaster coaches. Deciding where to play him once he gets on campus might be, though.

    Clack signed with the Lancers on Wednesday.

    During his time as a Cyclone, one of Clack’s strengths has been his versatility.

    “Kody is a great player with great instincts. He’s played every position for us,” said Chester coach Dennis Jensen.

  • County trio picking Colts'...

    A trio of Lancaster County prep football coaches predict an Indianapolis Colts’ win tonight in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.

    Buford’s Mike Wells, The Lancaster News’ Coach of the Year for the 2009 high school football season, is calling for a Colts’ win along with Lancaster High School coach Bennie McMurray and Mike Mayer, the Indian Land head football coach.

    AJ’s Elmer Bench is forecasting a Saints’ upset in New Orleans’ first-ever visit to the Super Bowl.

  • Ridge View snaps LHS win streak...

    Ridge View snapped Lancaster’s 10-game winning streak, taking an 81-64 win over the visiting Bruins on Friday night.

    The Blazers’ 17-point win gave RVHS a sweep of the Region IV-AAAA twin bill.

    The loss also evened the region boys race with each team sporting a 6-1 record in league play.

    The Blazers, 12-10, were paced by Jamie Portee’s 17 points. Mike Green followed with 16. Jared Johnson hit 14 and Jamar Gillespie netted 13.

    Lancaster was paced by Garrett Thompson’s 18. Ron Trapps tallied 15. Sindarius Thornwell tallied 13.

  • South Middle teams win two over...

    The South Middle School Lady Mustangs stayed unbeaten on the basketball season with a road win over Great Falls on Jan. 28.

    The Lady Mustangs forged a 22-15 halftime lead on the way to the 37-30 win.

    Phoebe Johnson led the Lady Mustangs with 15. Aliyah Davis netted eight and Shareese Ross added seven points. Kenyatta Robertson finished with five.

    Kaela Robinson added two points.

    The South boys completed the sweep with a 41-33 win over the Devils.

  • USCL Lancers set to open second...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster launches its second season of baseball Saturday with a twin bill at the LHS baseball field.

    The Lancers host New River Community College at 1 p.m., with game two set for 3 p.m. The Lancers host two games Sunday, with the opener set for noon. USCL continues play Monday when it travels to Gaffney to face the Limestone junior varsity in a twin bill which opens at 2 p.m.

    USCL, 16-32 last spring, is led by second-year head coach Steve Williams.

  • Bulls sign Robinson

    The rainy weather aside, Friday was a beautiful day in the eyes of Lancaster High School football star Darius Robinson.

    Robinson sported a familiar wide smile as he entered the Lancaster High School conference room where his mother, Debora Robinson, and grandmother, Rosie, were waiting with equally big grins Friday morning.

    Robinson’s happy day was highlighted with a special moment, signing to play college football at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

  • Rape to debut at Wingate

    Former Lancaster High School and Post 31 American Legion baseball standout Marc Rape will launch his Wingate University baseball career today when the Bulldogs open their 2010 home schedule.

    Rape, a right-hander, is slated to be on the mound when the Bulldogs face Limestone at 2 p.m. in the Wingate home opener.

    Rape helped Spartanburg Methodist College advance to the 2009 NJCAA World Series. The Pioneers finished the 2009 campaign with a 55-9 overall record and a No. 5 finish in the JUCO series.