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Today's Sports

  • Stakes high for BHS, IL

    County pride won’t be the only incentive when host Buford and Indian Land tangle Friday night.

    The Jackets and Warriors each need a win to boost their Class A Upper State playoff hopes.

    Buford, 4-4, 3-2, needs a win to help it toward a runner-up finish in region play.

    Indian Land, 3-5, 1-3, is in hopes of a win to buoy its postseason hopes.

    The game, which is part of the county’s oldest prep football rivalry, marks the second clash this season. Indian Land opened the season with a 14-7 win over the Jackets.

  • Caps strike early for 49-9 win...

    KERSHAW Even the legends of the past were unable to inspire Andrew Jackson on Friday night as Columbia dominated the Volunteers, 49-9 in Conference IV-AA play.

    AJ, celebrating its 40 years of existence, saluted the former athletes, bands, cheerleaders and homecoming queens of Kershaw, Heath Springs, Hillside and Flat Creek.

    Capitols’ senior quarterback Kevin Davis lit up the Volunteer secondary for 266 yards and six touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver sensation Casey Gladney hauled in nine catches for 124 yards and two scores.

  • SAC salutes Wingate's...

    Former Lancaster High School football standout Robert Fletcher has been named the South Atlantic Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

    Fletcher, a redshirt freshman, posted 11 solo tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble return for a touchdown as the Bulldogs rallied to defeat Lenoir Rhyne University 50-49 in SAC football action Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.

    In the second quarter, Fletcher picked up a fumble in stride and took it 52 yards for a touchdown.

  • Coaches honor Warriors'...

    Indian Land High School senior defensive lineman Robert Mungo was the lone county winner at the weekly meeting of the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon.

    Mungo led the IL defensive effort with 12 tackles in the Warriors’ 28-20 loss to McBee High School to earn the Div. II Defensive Lineman of the Week.

    Chester High School had three Div. II winners, including R.J. Canty (offensive lineman), Ariane McCree (defensive player) and Marshall Whitesides (special teams player).

  • AJ's Flowers impact player

    KERSHAW It’s been four seasons since former Andrew Jackson High School running back E.J. Simmons played for the Volunteers, but he still has an impact on one Vols’ player.

    AJ senior running back Trent Flowers, Simmons’ cousin, feels an influence from the former Vols’ running back and defensive back, a versatile performer who never shunned  contact.

    “He stays on me and makes me work,” said Flowers, a two-year starter who was a second-team all-region selection last season.

  • Bengals claw Bruins in 23-13 win

    Lancaster High School football coach Bennie McMurray said the Bruins’ 23-13 homecoming loss to Blythewood was a night of missed opportunities.

    No doubt the biggest came midway the final period when the Bruins, down 23-13, were unable to produce after Shaq Elder’s 45-yard punt return to the Bengals’ nine with 8:28 to play.

    Four straight Zed Truesdale rushes were close, but not enough as BHS held Lancaster at the one.

    “That was big for us,” Blythewood coach Geremy Saitz said. “We played our hearts off.”

  • Region golf tourney reset for...

    The Region IV-AAAA golf tournament, slated for Wednesday, has been postponed to Monday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The 18-hole tournament features five teams, with play beginning at 10:30 a.m.

    The LHS girls golf team recently improved its record to 6-1 with a 12-shot home victory over Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill.

    LHS had a total score of 195 to Nation Ford’s 207.

    Haley Heath was low medalist with a nine-hole score of 41.

  • Jackets boot Panthers 3-0

    McBEE Buford was on the road this week, as the Jackets headed to McBee to take on the unbeaten Panthers. The trip home was happy after the upset-minded Jackets knocked off the fifth-rated Panthers, 3-0 in a thrilling win.

    If you were looking for a shootout in this contest, then you went to the wrong stadium.

    The Conference III-A match-up was a stalemate up until the fourth quarter.

    Both defenses came to play, to say the very least.

  • Lions foil Warriors' senior...

    INDIAN LAND The Lewisville Lions played the spoiler Friday night, putting a damper on Indian Land High School’s senior football night.

    The Lions posted a 22-15 win over the Warriors.

    IL’s troubles began early as the Lions recovered a Warriors’ fumble on the opening kickoff to trigger the Lions’ first points.

    Turnovers and penalties stifled the Warriors’ hopes as three turnovers led to nine Lions’ points.

  • Rub of the Green reset for...

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Rub of the Green” golf tournament and the fall Business After Hours was postponed earlier this week and reset for Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The tournament has a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Space is limited to 88 golfers.

    Any registrants unable to play on the new date are asked to contact the chamber office to request a refund of the entry fees paid.

    The 2009 tournament, presented by Founders Federal Credit Union, has a host of new features and plenty of fun for participants.