Today's Sports

  • Vols' duo signs to play at...

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School football standouts Julius Catoe and Kody Faulkenberry took a trip to the mountains for their recent spring break, but it was for their future, not just fun.

    The result of that notable trip was a special moment in the AJ media center on Tuesday morning when both Vols’ players signed to play at Mars Hill College.

    Mars Hill, a member of the South Atlantic Conference, is located about 15 miles from Asheville.

  • Literacy 5K road race May 8

    The first Lancaster Area Literacy 5K road race will be held May 8 at the Gregory Health and Wellness Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The road race, which measures 3.1 miles, is held in conjunction with the Red Rose City Frestival in Lancaster.

    Race coordinator Tim Hammond said he’s pleased with the early response for the race.

    “We have right at 100 people who have signed up so it’s drawing interest and we hope it will continue to do that,” said Hammond, an avid runner.

  • Buford win nets home bid

    Buford gained diamond revenge and nailed down second place in the final Conference III-A regular-season baseball race with a 5-3 senior night win over county rival Indian Land on Friday.

    Winning pitcher Dillon Hydrick hurled five frames for the win. The senior right-hander struck out four and allowed five hits and two walks. Colt Ellis worked the final two innings for the save, giving up two hits and a pair of walks.

    IL senior Tyler Watkins, who went the route, took the loss.

  • AJ Vols football job draws 55...

    Lancaster County School District officials are moving forward in their effort to hire a new head football coach at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The job has drawn 55 applicants,  which includes coaches from within the district, in state and out of state.

    So far, nine coaches have been interviewed for the job.

    “We’re working to find the best person possible for Andrew Jackson High School,” said Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore. “We hope to fill the position soon.”

  • Lady Bruins' queen of clout

    Lancaster High School softball senior third baseman Cherrell Cousar has clout and a record to back her long-ball prowess.

    Cousar, with 11 mighty swings of the bat, has etched her name in Lady Bruins’ softball records with 11 home runs this spring.

    Cousar topped the season’s home run mark of nine previously held by Sherika Nesbit, who set the standard in 2006.

    Cousar was a member of the LHS Junior Lady Bruins’ softball team when Nesbit, an outfielder, set the mark four years ago.

  • Volunteers pluck Eagles

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers earned some diamond revenge and positioned themselves for a coveted chance to battle for the Conference IV-AA baseball title with an 11-1 league win over Central of Pageland on Tuesday night.

    AJ, which dropped a 6-5 loss to Central last month in Pageland, moved its region mark to 9-1.

  • Speedway set to host Showdown at...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts the City Chevrolet Showdown at Sundown on Saturday.

    A fan has donated extra money this week for division purses. Per the fan’s request $500 will be added to first place for the following classes.

    Pure Street: $800 to win as Jerry Sexton and Chris Fincher are keeping the heat on Frankie McGuire in the Pure Street.

    Crate Sportsman: $850 to win as the competition is strong in this division.

    Super Street: $1000 to win in this division. Shawn Mangum collected the division bounty money last week in Super Street.

  • Junior Warriors edge Bruins for...

    Indian Land captured the first Bruins junior varsity soccer tournament with a 2-1 win over host Lancaster on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Junior Warriors and Junior Bruins played a tough defensive match, with good shots hard to produce.

    Lancaster keeper Matt Johnston made two outstanding stops to keep Indian Land off the scoreboard in the first half.

    The Indian Land defense limited Lancaster to two shots on goal in the first half which ended in a scoreless draw. The offensive pressure increased in the second half.

  • Bruins win county meet

    The Lancaster Bruins captured the boys title in the Run for Ryan KLS Lancaster County track meet on Saturday at the LHS track.

    LHS captured the crown with 133 points, followed by Buford 54, Indian Land 27 and Andrew Jackson 25.

    In the overall meet, LHS also prevailed in the combined meet with the girls for 266.5 points. IL had 82.5 points for second overall, with Buford third, 81 and AJ fourth, 41.

  • Lady Vols blast Lions in soccer

    The host Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers defeated  Lewisville in girls soccer, 8-1 on Monday.

    The Lady Vols had plenty of help in scoring as goals were scored by four different players.  Ashley Beavers scored three, Leah Kennington tallied three, Jordan Truesdale and Stephanie Baker each had one. Madi Jans, Erin Roberts and Kennington also had assists in the win. AJ held a 7-0 lead at the half.

    Goalkeepers for Andrew Jackson were Amber Kelley and Kennington, who teamed for the shutout.

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