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Today's Sports

  • 1969 scrimmage led to annual...

    For the 40th time county rivals Andrew Jackson and Lancaster are set to battle tonight at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.

    The annual rivalry game, which more times than not has kicked off the season, coincides with Andrew Jackson High’s 40th anniversary celebration today and Saturday.

    For the record, the series has Lancaster holding a 28-11 edge. Since this is my 32nd year at The News, I’ve covered the majority of the games. Most of the others I saw unless I was away at college.

  • USA 4x100 relay disqualified...

    The IAAF Jury of Appeals upheld the disqualification of Team USA’s men’s 4x100m relay team. The team was disqualified for passing before the zone on the exchange between Shawn Crawford and Darvis Patton. Patton was running the anchor leg.

    The defending champion USA team had the best qualifying time of 37.97 seconds. At the Beijing Olympics last summer, the USA team dropped the baton and was eliminated.

    Patton was part of the blown exchange in Beijing, along with Tyson Gay, who didn’t run Friday because of a groin injury.

  • Lucas to guide Volunteers'...

    Lancaster native Mike Lucas, one who has had his share of diamond success on various levels, is the new Andrew Jackson High baseball coach.

    Lucas, 53, replaces Andy Morton, who has left the Lancaster County School District for a teaching position in Rock Hill after teaching at Kershaw Elementary School. Morton, in two seasons leading the Volunteers, posted a 22-25 record, including a 13-12 mark last spring and two Class AA Upper State playoff berths.

    AJ athletic director Dale Reeves said he’s confident Lucas will do the job.

  • LJGA trio paces chapter to state...

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association garnered a second-place team finish in the annual state all-star tournament last weekend at the Pickens Country Club.

    “This was our best overall finish as a team in our 15-year history,” said Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom. “We had some outstanding play and I was really proud of the overall effort. Our chapter is right up there with the best in the state.”

    Greenville won the overall team championship.

  • Vols, Bruins notch wins

    BUFORD Andrew Jackson and Lancaster each were shutout winners to highlight action in the sixth annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    The Volunteers of first-year head coach Elmer Bench posted a 7-0 win over Class AAAA Fort Mill and the Bruins followed with a 21-0 victory over county foe Indian Land.

    Host Buford forged an early 7-0 lead on No. 1 ranked Central of Pageland, but the Eagles rallied for 16 unanswered points in a 16-7 comeback win.

  • Rivalries launch season

    As one county coach put it this week, the Lancaster County high school football season, opens with a bang.

    “It’s a lot like NASCAR in that they have Daytona to start the season, the ‘Super Bowl of racing,’ each year,” said Indian Land High School football coach Mike Mayer. “With two county rivalry games to open the season, there’s a ton of interest on the games Friday, much like our own Super Bowl, but in two different locations.”

  • Buford High hosts thirdKickoff...

    The sixth Founders Federal Kickoff Classic made its third appearance at Buford High School on Friday night. When the jamboree was first established, the main idea was for the event to be played on a rotating basis among the Lancaster County high schools.  

    Buford High has played jamboree host more times than any other school, but for good reason.

  • LHS, IL debut in border battle

    FORT MILL – Lancaster High head football coach Bennie McMurray had a simple message for his Bruins in their Saturday jamboree at Fort Mill High School – show improvement over the last time out.

    LHS, on Friday night at the Chester County Jamboree, battled the host Cyclones to a 14-all draw.

    The Bruins responded to their fourth-year head coach as they posted a 23-7 win over Class AAAA Davie County High School of Mocksville, N.C.

    LHS bolted to a 16-0 lead on the way to the 16-point win in the Battle of the Border at FMHS’s Bob Jones Stadium.

  • BHS boosters drivers race sports...

    It was hot, hot, hot. These words can’t even hold a flame to the racing intensity that took place at Lancaster Speedway on  past Saturday night.

    It was all a fan would want in a race track. That was a little red mud, a little loud noise, a little beating and banging and some of the most exciting lead battles seen this season.

    Before the drop of the first green flag to begin the main events, everyone was buzzing about a reported problem at another local track that potentially could bring more cars to Lancaster for the main events.

  • Buford hosts Classic tonight

    The county football spotlight shines squarely on Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium as the sixth annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic unfolds tonight.

    The event, the final tune-up for county high school football teams, offers three clashes of a half of play.

    The action opens as Andrew Jackson tests Fort Mill in the 6:30 p.m. opener.

    The annual Lancaster-Indian Land battle highlights second period play at 7:30.

    Host Buford caps play as the Jackets will battle Central at 8:30.