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Today's Sports

  • McGriff's BHS playmaker

    Buford High School senior Desmond McGriff has gone from nearly not playing to the Jackets’ playmaker.

    Last winter after the Jackets’ playoff basketball season, McGriff pondered the notion of a total focus on basketball.

    It didn’t happen and McGriff, a 5-8, 150-pound performer, is glad.

    “My friends really talked to me back into playing football and urged me to play,” he said.

  • Lady Bruins host county...

    The Lancaster County preseason volleyball tournament is Saturday at the Lancaster High School gym.

    The field includes all four county schools.

    Play opens at 9 a.m. when Lancaster faces Andrew Jackson and Buford battles Indian Land.

    The 10:30 a.m. matches have Lancaster meeting Buford and AJ battling Indian Land. At noon, Lancaster meets Indian Land and AJ faces Buford.

    The title game is set for 1:30 p.m. when the consolation match will also be played.

  • LHS youth cheer campers to cheer...

    Lancaster High School 2010 cheer camp participants need to report to Memorial Stadium tonight to perform during halftime of the LHS-Andrew Jackson football game.This is a change from the original plan of cheering during first and second quarters. The campers are the girls who participated in the summer camps in the LHS gym.

    A S.C. High School rule prohibits the girls on the field during the game.

    Parents should bring their child, in camp attire, to the field level with five minutes left in the second period. For details, call (803) 285-8509.

  • Rivalry clashes in opener

    County rivalry clashes highlight the 2010 high school football openers Friday night.

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson will battle in their annual opener for the 41st time, while Buford takes a bus ride to Indian Land for the latest meeting in county’s oldest grid rivalry game.

    Lancaster head coach Bennie McMurray said the Bruins-Vols contest crosses family, neighborhood and church lines.

    “Emotions are going to be high,” McMurray said. “It’s the first game of the season and there’s a lot of anticipation.”

  • Meet the Jackets 'a good...

    The weekend went well for Buford High School.

    It started Friday night in the seventh annual Founders Kickoff Classic at Lancaster Memorial Stadium where the Jackets posted a 6-0 win over Class AAA foe Fort Mill High School.

    BHS junior Scott Catledge’s two-yard scoring run to cap a 54-yard drive was the difference and the BHS defense protected it for the shutout of the FM Yellow Jackets.

    On Saturday, the Buford Booster Club held its annual meet the Jackets and veteran club member Jeff “Bones” Langley said it was a “good day.”

  • Hargett wins limited late model...

    Chris Hargett captured a thrilling Limited Late Model race Saturday to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Hargett and Mike Huey were on the front row after heat wins.

    When the green flag dropped, it was Hargett, Huey, Daniel Tucker and Randy Smith going into turns one and two for the lead. Coming out of turn two, Hargett led over Huey, Tucker and Smith. As the laps ticked off, Hargett and Huey were by themselves going for the lead.

  • CPTC saluted for successful...

    A season of success was spotlighted at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet Saturday night at A.R. Rucker Middle School.

    The CPTC is a Lancaster area youth track team which was founded in 1985 in memory of the late Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, its first coach.

    The CPTC, during its season which began last spring, racked up 286 awards, including 46 gold medals.

    The highlight was Keendarius Truesdale’s eighth place finish in the AAU National Junior Olympics at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va.

  • Remembering fallen Lions

    Prior to the start of the seventh annual Founders Kickoff Classic, a moment of silence was held in memory of two Lewisville High School athletes who died earlier this month.

    Those remembered were Lions’ football player Brian Colvin and cheerleader Catherine Elizabeth Fowler.

    Colvin, a standout Lions’ football player, died after collapsing on the field in the Chester County Jamboree last week in Chester. His funeral was earlier in the week. Fowler was killed in an auto accident two weeks ago.

  • County trio triumphs

    A trio of county teams – Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster – posted wins to help the home side prevail in the seventh annual Founders Kickoff Classic on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    Andrew Jackson  rallied for an exciting 19-14 win over McBee High School,  while the Jackets and Bruins each posted shutout victories.

    Buford blanked Class AAA Fort Mill 6-0 and Lancaster downed county foe Indian Land 14-0.

    The lone visiting team to win was Central of Pageland which rolled to a 20-8 victory over Great Falls.

    Vols rally by Panthers

  • Sutton, Evans lead juniors&...

    Lancaster junior golfers “T” Sutton and Baylee Evans captured state titles during play in the 20th annual Thomas D. Todd all-stars championship.

    The tournament is sponsored by the S.C. Junior Golf Association and was held at the Pickens Country Club in Pickens on Aug. 14-15.

    Sutton, a Buford Elementary School fourth grade student, blitzed the boys 8-9 field, shooting a 69 (36-33) over 18 holes to post an 11-shot win.