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Today's Sports

  • Vols sweep Knights, advance to...

    The host Andrew Jackson teams advanced to the championship round in opening round play in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic in the Vols’ gym on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Volunteers downed North Central for the third time this season, taking a 53-31 win  over the Lady Knights.

    The AJ girls opened an early lead after one, 11-6, and steadily pulled away for the 22-point win.

    The Lady Vols led 22-18 at the half and held a 30-27 spread with a period to play.

    AJ sealed the issue with a 23-4 final period run for the 53-31 win.

  • Lady Jackets down Lions in York...

    Buford had mixed results Wednesday in separate holiday basketball tournaments.

    The Lady Jackets, coming off a lopsided loss to Chapman in a two-day tournament at the York Cougar Christmas tournament, rebounded to top Conference III-A foe Lewisville 46-44.

    The Buford boys weren’t as fortunate as the Jackets dropped a 10-point loss to Class AA foe Central of Pageland.

    The BHS girls, who fell to CHS 64-31 on Tuesday in York, rebounded to top the Lady Lions to take consolation honors at the York tourney.

  • Devils, Rams take titles in AJ...

    KERSHAW  A couple of Conference III-A teams captured titles in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson High School on Wednesday night.

    Great Falls took the boys’ crown, downing the host Vols, and the Chesterfield High Lady Rams notched the girls’ championship with a 48-29 victory over AJ.

    Great Falls proved too strong for the host Vols as the Red Devils rolled to a 59-34 win to cap the two-day holiday tourney at AJ.

    Great Falls held a 14-10 lead after one period, but on the strength of an 18-9 run forged a 32-19 halftime lead.

  • News salutes 2009’s...

    Two Buford High School athletes are The Lancaster News’ 2009 Athletes of the Year.

    Buford High School softball star Jena Hallman, who as a junior led BHS to its first-ever state softball title, is The News’ Female Athlete of the Year.

    Trevor Banks, who won his second straight state medalist honor in golf, is the Male Athlete of the Year.

  • LHS 'Sweet 16' runnerup

    The Lancaster Bruins returned home from the “Sweet 16” holiday tournament with a victory to savor Wednesday night.

    The Bruins, who finished in a three-way tie for first in the three-day tourney at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, capped play with an exciting 83-81 win over First Presbyterian Christian Academy of Hinesville, Ga.

    The Highlanders, a two-time Georgia independent Schools state champion, had won 43 straight games, including 13 consecutive wins this season before falling to the Bruins.

  • Bruins hammer Indians

    The Lancaster Bruins, showing no ill signs of a 17-day layoff, rolled to a 71-41 win over Orangeburg Prep in the opening round of the “Sweet 16” tournament at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg on Monday.

    Lancaster last saw action Dec. 11 in a tough 64-62 home loss to Fort Mill.

    Lancaster, 7-2, bolted to a 20-9 lead after a period  of play on the way to the lopsided win.

    Ron Trapps, who scored 12 points, ignited the Bruins early with a couple of hard dunks. Tracy Ingram led the Bruins with 15 points.

  • Jackets wrestlers profit in...

    Buford captured two wins out of 10 matches in the Ram Rumble, but Jackets’ coach John Mahaffey saw his share of positives.

    Buford, in the two-day wrestling tournament at Chesterfield High School, had several outstanding individual performances.

    “We were in a tough field,” said Mahaffey, who noted BHS and the host CHS Rams were the lone Class A schools in the field. “We faced good competition and I think that can only help us in the long run.

    “You really don’t gain much going up against easy competition,” he said.

  • County trio earns honors

    Two athletes who gained statewide football honors and a coach who led an impressive turnaround are The Lancaster News honorees for the 2009 high school football season.

    Lancaster High School’s Darius Robinson and Buford’s two-way ace Andrew “A.T.” Jennings shared the 2009 County Player of the Year Award.

    Buford High School coach Mike Wells, who saw his Jackets rally from a 1-3 start to go 7-5, is The Lancaster News’ Coach of the Year.

  • All-county offense sports big-...

    Big-play performers, sure-handed receivers and seasoned offensive lineman lead The Lancaster News’ 2009 all-county offense.

    A stable of ace running backs head the backfield.

    Lancaster High School senior running back Zed Truesdale, an all-region pick and the Bruins’ Offensive MVP, ran for 1,075 yards in 160 carries and scored 12 touchdowns.

    Truesdale’s numbers might have been better, but he was hampered by a nagging ankle injury over the last month of the season.

  • Shrine Bowl had a few local links

    The 2009 Shrine Bowl game didn’t feature a direct Lancaster County connection, but there were a few local ties.

    North Carolina, in the 73rd annual charity prep football game which features the Carolinas’ top senior football players, took a 24-14 win. The Tar Heels bolted to a 17-0 lead, and held off a Sandlappers’ rally. The game-clinching touchdown was scored by Northern Guilford’s Keenan Allen on a 32-yard jaunt out of the Wildcat formation.