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Today's Sports

  • Vols upbeat about 2017-18 hoops...

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School teams garnered Class AA Upper State playoff bids last season and the Volunteers teams are looking to do the same again.

    The AJ Lady Vols, led by second-year head coach Sha’Ron Robertson, returns a solid cast from the Region IV-AA championship team, which also finished as the Class AA Upstate runner-up.

    Coach Danny Wright has a good nucleus of returnees to go with a strong group of newcomers for the AJ boys.

  • Cherokee Speedway hosts World...

    Cherokee Speedway will host the World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals today.
    Divisions running at the Gaffney track are Stock 4 paying $5,000 to win, Extreme 4 $2000 to win and Young Guns 4-Cylinder $1,000 to win.
    Grandstand admission prices are $15, and $35 for the pits.
    Track gates open at 11 a.m., with the drivers meeting at 12:30 p.m.
    The World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals is one of the most prestigious events for 4-Cylinder Dirt Track Racing.

  • Bruins, Warriors capped Buford...

    BUFORD – The Lancaster Bruins and Indian Land Warriors capped play in the Buford Preseason prep basketball tournament, posting wins Monday night at BHS.
    Lancaster, with a blazing start, rolled to a 65-35 win over the Jackets.
    Indian Land, which went 2-1 in the tourney, opened the final round, taking a 59-49 win over the McBee Panthers.
    Lancaster, rebounding from a 34-31 second-round loss to Class AAA foe Indian Land, used a strong start to fuel its win over the host Jackets.

  • Bruins looking for better hoops...

    Lancaster High School basketball teams are looking for better hardwood results this season.
    The LHS teams each finished with losing records, so they are focusing on reversing those numbers in hoops play this season.
    The Lancaster High girls, who two seasons ago went unbeaten and captured the Class AAA state title, earned a playoff berth last season. However, their postseason was short and they are looking to return for more than a one-game stay.

  • Lady Bruins, Jackets fall in...

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins dropped a 53-47 loss to host Marvin Ridge High School of Union County, N.C., to open play in the two-day Border Battle 2017 on Tuesday night.
    The LHS girls were tied at the half –25-all, but the Lady Mavericks used a 13-7 third-period charge to take a 38-32 lead going into the final quarter.
    “We were sluggish to open the second half,” LHS girls coach Ronnie Robinson said. “We came out of the half slow and it hurt us.

  • Sistare bids to finish up top

    Here it is, post-Thanksgiving and some real turkeys are still lurking.
    Yes, those fearless Pigskin Pickers are set for what will be the final week of The Lancaster News 2017 Pigskin Picks.
    Top bird, nesting at the crest, is Lori Sistare “Bright,” who with her late-season rally, is in the lead atop the flock.
    “Birds are suppose to fly south for the winter, but I’m ascending north in the Picks and it’s feeling fine,” Bright said. “Really like the perch up here and I want to stay.”

  • Jackets 16th in state cheer field

    COLUMBIA – Buford High School’s stellar run of top-five finishes in the state cheer competition ended Saturday, but Jackets cheer coach Julie Thompson found a silver living for the maroon and gold squad.
    BHS, 16th in the 16-team field, continued its run in state competition.

  • LMS hosts rules meeting Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is hosting a rules meeting for the 2018 LMS racing season at the track Saturday for drivers and crews.
    The rules meeting schedule begins at 10 a.m. for the Super Stock. The schedule follows with the Renegade at 10:20 a.m., SECA Crate Sportsman at 10:40 a.m., SECA Crate Late Models at 11 a.m., Vintage at 11:10 a.m., Pure Stock V8 at 11:30 a.m., Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drive at 11:50 a.m., and the MMSA 4-cylinders at 12:10 p.m.
    The meeting will be held in front of the draw window building.

  • Thornwell nets royal welcome

    CHARLOTTE – The king of Lancaster hoops was in the Carolinas’ Queen City on Saturday night, receiving a royal welcome back to the area.
    Sindarius Thornwell, the former Lancaster Bruins and South Carolina Gamecocks basketball star, got as close to home as he could Saturday night when his Los Angeles Clippers played in Charlotte against the Hornets at the Spectrum Center.
    Thornwell, starting his fifth game in a row, played 30-plus minutes and scored five points and had three assists in front of a host of family and friends from Lancaster.

  • Blue Devils savor title, golden...

    HEATH SPRINGS – Devils drawing praise at a church is unheard of any time, but this was a different day.
    The special night was devoted to an extraordinary time, a devil of a football season.
    The proud Heath Springs Blue Devils celebrated the golden anniversary of their 1967 Class C state championship football season at the Heath Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall Saturday night.
    The state title holds merit today as the Heath Springs High Blue Devils are the last Lancaster County high school football team to win a state championship.