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Today's Sports

  • Lady Knights top Buford in...

    North Central rallied to hand Buford its first Region IV-AA volleyball loss on Tuesday during the Lady Knights’ annual pink out game at NCHS.

    North Central, the defending region champion, opened with a 27-25 win over the Lady Jackets, but BHS rallied for two straight wins, 25-18 and 25-19.

    North Central, in game four, forced a decisive fifth game with a 25-17 win.

    In the final match, the host Lady Knights rallied for a 20-18 win.

    North Central and Buford are now tied for the region lead, each with a 9-1 mark.

  • ‘Big E’ leads pickers on the...

    After the week that wasn’t, The Lancaster News pigskin pickers, those fearless football forecasters, rebounded for a strong week of calling games.

    The week prior saw 76 misses of a total of 140 games, a less-than-stellar showing.

    Week seven was better, led by defending champ Ernie “Big E” Rowell’s 17-3 effort.

  • East Lincoln, Cherokee tracks...

    With the end of the Lancaster Super Speedway season last Saturday, area drivers will be heading to regional tracks to race this weekend.

    East Lincoln Motor Speedway, located on 1873 Mariposa Road, Stanley, N.C., 28164, will host the Fall Brawl.

    The Fall Brawl, today and Saturday, is billed as the single biggest event in East Lincoln Speedway history.

    Divisions running will be Lightning Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Renegades $1,000, Thunder Bombers $1,000, 4-cylinders $1,000, and Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drives $1,000.

  • Three county players saluted

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lancaster County high school football players drew top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    Lancaster High School junior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, Indian Land junior Dorian Williams and Andrew Jackson High senior Dalton McKittrick were among the weekly winners at the meeting.

  • Rams charge by Vols, 47-15

     

    CHESTERFIELD – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ running game came directly into the passing game of the Chesterfield Rams, and the Vols came up short in a 47-15 road loss.

    The fast-starting Rams, ranked 10th in the latest Class AA state football poll, grabbed the lead early and never yielded on the way to the 32-point Region IV-AA win. The game was closest at the end of the first quarter when the Vols trailed 9-8.

  • Buford holds off Knights for...

     

    BUFORD – Buford held off a hard-charging North Central Knights team that took the Yellow Jackets to the wire Friday night at Buford Stadium.

    Buford recovered a clutch onside kick with 1:14 left to seal the 41-36 win for the Jackets’ sixth victory of the season on BHS Senior Night.

    The Knights outscored 11th-ranked Buford 24-13 in the second half behind the passing of quarterback Bubba Williamson. Williamson threw four TD passes in the final half, but ran out of time.

  • Talented Stallions dash by Bruins

     

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Battlin’ Bruins, living up to their nickname as much as anytime on the 2017 football season, gave it a good shot, but top-rated South Pointe had too much firepower in a 45-10 win on Friday night.

    The Stallions, ranked No. 5 nationally with an 8-0, 3-0 mark, celebrated their homecoming win later than expected due to the Bruins’ game effort.

    SPHS, up 31-10 and in control, sealed the game with two quick touchdowns in the final period.

  • USCL sets youth swimming lessons

     

     

    Youth swimming lessons at the Gregory Health and Wellness Center pool at USC Lancaster will be held Oct. 16-Nov.9.

    Classes meet Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 6:30, and 6:30 p.m. to 7.

    The Tuesday-Thursday classes are 6 p.m. to 6:30 and 6:30 p.m. to 7.

    Classes offered are aqua-tot, level 1, level 2 and level 3.

    Classes meet twice a week for four weeks.

  • Rams’ late charge decks Jackets

     

    BUFORD – The No. 11 Chesterfield Rams out-paced ninth-ranked Buford at Jackets Stadium, handing BHS its second consecutive Region IV-AA loss, 31-14 on Friday night.

    Buford, 5-2, led early, but let the game slip away late in the final period.

    All knotted at 14 to start the final quarter, Chesterfield took the early fourth-quarter lead when Travis Bowen scored on a four-yard run.

  • Bruins charge by Cavs

     Lancaster hasn’t had much to smile about at home this season, but the Bruins’ 2017 homecoming was happy.