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Today's Sports

  • Matt Blackwell Holiday Hoops...

    The eighth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Holiday Hoops Classic, featuring 20 teams, will crown youth basketball champions in four different age divisions this weekend.

    The tournament involves teams who participate in the Moriah Baptist Association League, from first graders to high school seniors.

    Play opened Tuesday night at various church sites and continued Thursday.

    The action continues tonight at the North Elementary School gym and the Lancaster High School gym.

  • Buford jayvees jolt Junior Vols

    The Buford High junior varsity team built a 23-13 halftime lead and stayed in control to post a 47-33 basketball  win over the Andrew Jackson Junior Vols on Thursday.

    Josh Roach, who hit 24 points, tallied 16 in the first half to pace the Junior Jackets. Roach, in his second double-double of the season, also grabbed 11 rebounds in the Junior Jackets’ 14-point win.

    “We played a complete game,” Buford coach Neil Couch said. “I was real proud of our effort in the win.”

  • Bruins honor fall stars

    Lancaster High School’s best in fall sports play earned their share of honors at the school’s annual fall sports awards Monday night in the LHS auditorium.

    Athletes in six sports reaped their share of honors for top play in the past season.

    The 7-5 football team, which earned a second straight Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid, honored a host of ace performers.

    Senior standouts Darius Robinson and Zed Truesdale reaped their share of awards.

  • LHS Bruins roll in hoops sweep...

    The Lancaster Bruins used third-period runs to cruise to basketball wins over county rival Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday night in the LHS gym. The Lady Bruins opened the sweep with a 69-33 win and the LHS boys followed with a 67-30 victory over the Vols. In the boys game, Lancaster owned a 29-15 halftime spread and ignited on an 21-5 spurt to take a 50-20 lead with a period to play. Xavier Holloway, who led LHS with 18 points, hit 12 in the third period when LHS pulled away. “AJ plays us hard and we knew we had to bring it

  • Vols, Warriors swap hoops wins

    INDIAN LAND – Andrew Jackson and Indian Land swapped wins in high school basketball action Tuesday night at Indian Land.

    The Volunteers, 4-2, dodged the Warriors’ sweep with a 48-44 win over the IL boys in the nightcap.

    The Vols used a strong start to boost their hopes in the four-point win.

    The AJ boys forged a 15-7 lead after the first quarter, a period which they were bolstered by a key 11-0 run.

    “AJ’s 11-0 took us out of our game,” Indian Land coach Nate Smith said.

  • Fort Mill nips Lancaster

     Fort Mill, in a hardwood rematch, was able to repeat Friday night.

  • Warriors down Trojans in split

     

  • Robinson's beach blast

    MYRTLE BEACH Lancaster High School senior defensive end Darius Robinson capped his prep football career as part of a grand stand at the Grand Strand on Saturday afternoon.

    Robinson, who battled in the trenches all day in the 62nd annual North-South All-Star football game, was part of the North defense that denied a last-ditch South drive in the North’s 21-17 win at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

  • Rucker rallies to down AJ Middle

    The A.R. Rucker boys improved to 5-1 on the season with a 49-40 win over Andrew Jackson Middle School at AJ High on Wednesday.

    AJ held a 22-20 halftime lead and rallied for the nine-point win.

    Benjamin “Deuce” Dunlap paced the Rams with 17 points. Quan Winfield netted 13 points to aid the Rams. Jordan Caroway and E.J. Patterson hit six each.

    Dre’ Linton followed with five. Q Johnson added two points.

    “We had our best game of the season,” Rucker coach Lamont Elder. “We were aggressive and that made a difference.”

  • Buford jayvee, middle school...

    The Buford Middle School team and the Buford High School junior varsity combined to qualify a trio of wrestlers for the upcoming middle school and junior varsity state tournaments at Lexington High School next month.

    The wrestlers finished in the top two at the state qualifying tournament at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill on Monday.

    Garrett Johnson, who wrestles in the 112-pound weight class, placed second in his weight class at South Pointe. Johnson went 3-1 to take the runner-up slot.