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Today's Sports

  • Speedway crowns points champions

    The racing didn’t match the weather at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The weather was cool, while the racing action was hot as the track’s 2009 points champions were crowned.

    u In the crate late model heats, the winners were Ross Bailes and Andy Blackwood.

    When the green flag dropped in the main event, it was all Bailes taking the lead out of turns one and two and he never looked back. Bailes won, but the battle for second was heating up between Steve Banal, Timbo Mangum and Blackwood.

  • Warriors fall to Red Devils

    GREAT FALLS The Indian Land Warriors lost their last regular season game of the 2009 season and failed to earn a playoff bid, but the team still managed to finish on a high note.

    Indian Land scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes of Friday's game against the Great Falls Red Devils, to take the game from a 40-6 blowout to a respectable 40-22 final score.

    “I'm proud the kids didn't quit. They played four full quarters of football,” Warriors coach Make Mayer said.

  • Cobb's versatile for LHS

    If Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Seth Cobb broke the huddle and lined up at a different position besides left tackle, one could understand.

    It hasn’t happened and likely won’t, but Cobb is playing his fourth offensive line position in his fourth season as a Bruins’ varsity starter.

    As a freshman, Cobb launched his career at right guard. The following season, he was the LHS tight end. As a junior, he started at right tackle before moving to left tackle this fall.

  • SMS Mustangs fall in final...

    South capped its middle school football season on a down note, falling 18-6 to New Heights Middle School of Jefferson on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Mustangs and Hawks were tied at the half, 0-0, but the visitors ignited for three scores to build an 18-0 lead.

    South avoided the shutout as Dre’ Bailey hit Jimmy Hill on a 60-yard scoring pass on the game’s final play.

    South, which defeated New Heights 12-6 in overtme earlier this season, finished 6-2.

    Lady Warriors fall

  • Mustangs rally for OT win over...

    The South Mustangs earned a measure of revenge, rallying for a 24-18 overtime win over Lancaster middle school rival A.R. Rucker on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

    Dreshun Stewart, who sparked the Mustangs’ second-half rally, swept right end on an 11-yard touchdown run to lift SMS to the six-point win.

    Stewart’s decisive run came two plays after the Mustangs’ defense had stopped Rucker short on its four downs from the 10 in the overtime.

  • Eagles soar in victory over Vols

    PAGELAND, Death. Taxes. Andrew Jackson getting beat by Central of Pageland.

    Central of Pageland sprinted to a 36-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 50-3 shellacking of Andrew Jackson in a Conference IV-AA football tilt Friday night.

    Central defeated the Vols for the 14th consecutive year and has captured 27 out of the past 28 contests with AJ.

    “We were beat by a very good football team,” said AJ coach Elmer Bench. “Central played very traditional football by whipping us in the trenches.”

  • Jackets swarm Warriors

    BUFORD, Friday night was a banner maroon and gold night for the Buford Yellow Jackets.

    Buford battled county rival Indian Land for the second time this season after BHS fell to IL in its opener, 14-7 at the Reservation.

    Buford turned the tables for a 35-21 revenge win over the Warriors, who fell to 3-6, 1-3.

    The game was not only a rivalry match-up, but was also homecoming for Buford. Janay Blackmon won the crown as Buford’s homecoming queen, and Whitney Funderburk won first runner-up honors.

  • Stallions' late run foils...

    KERSHAW Lee Central foiled Andrew Jackson’s playoff hopes, edging the Volunteers, 26-23 in the final Region IV-AA regular-season football game for both teams Friday night.

    The Stallions’ win forced a three-way tie among Eau Claire, Lee Central and AJ. The Vols needed a win, or a loss of one-point to the Stallions to advance to the playoffs. Eau Claire will be seeded fourth, while AJ and Lee Central remain at home.

  • Roberts force for Buford

    BUFORD Josh Roberts, a second-year starter for the Buford Yellow Jackets at offensive tackle, has used hard work to become a force in the BHS trenches.

    “Josh works hard to get where he needs to be,” Buford High head coach Mike Wells said.

    Roberts knows what it takes to play well as a team.

    “It’s not one person out there. We have to work together as a team, if we want to win. If we give 110 percent on the field as a team, we can win,” Roberts said.

  • Clark pleased with Rising Stars...

    The first Rising Stars at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster tennis tournament was a success.

    The tournament, held Saturday at the Richards Complex at USCL, featured 15 budding youth tennis players.

    “We were pleased with the tournament,” said USCL tennis coach Brian Clark, who coordinated the event. “We want to grow the sport of tennis here and this is a start for us.”

    The 15-player field featured a handful of Lancaster area tennis players.