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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Bruins' Roach signs with...

    Lancaster High School senior soccer standout Alex Roach’s dream of playing college soccer became reality Friday afternoon in the LHS media center.

    Roach, who said he first began thinking of playing college soccer at age 10, signed with Anderson University as happy parents, coaches and administrators witnessed.

    “I’ve played soccer all my life,” said Roach, a key three-year member of the LHS varsity. “Coach Sylvia helped me enjoy it that much more. He teaches you about life through the game of soccer.”

  • Vols top 'Rocks, win IV-AA...

    Andrew Jackson capped an unbeaten season in Region IV-AA soccer play with a 3-1 road win over Eau Claire to give the Volunteers the region championship.

    A Vols’ loss would have forced a tie between AJ and Eau Claire for first place, but the Vols prevailed to notch the crown.

    AJ senior William Bridges tallied a goal and an assist as did Kevin Hunter in the match.

    Dylan Gandy had an assist and Tyler Denkins scored the other AJ goal.

    Eau Claire’s lone goal was scored on a penalty kick.

  • LMS to host Mothers Day Special

    Lancaster Speedway is set to host its Mothers Day Special on Saturday night.

    In an attempt to help one of their own, the LMS  drivers will canvass the stands for the family of Brooke Cauthen on Saturday night to collect money for this 4-year-old girl who is awaiting a kidney on a double transplant.

    The NDRA Crate Late Models will be running for $1,500 to win.

    Everybody except Brandy Baker will be going for a $100 for first-time winner bonus this year at LMS.

  • Warriors capture III-A title

    The Indian Land High School track teams won the Region III-A track meet April 27 at North Central High School.

    IL competed against Buford, Chesterfield, Great Falls, Lewisville, McBee and North Central.

    The IL boys were led by Trey Barjona, Jarrell Robinson, Rondreas Truesdale and Troy WongSang, who each placed first or second in several events.

  • 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.”