Today's Sports

  • IL bids to stay unbeaten

    Indian Land has built momentum heading into its first-ever Class AA season.

    The Warriors, at 4-0 – its best start since 2005, are hoping to build on it this Friday in their final game before region play begins next week.

    The Warriors, on the road for the second straight week, venture to Boonetown to face former Class A region foe North Central.

    Buford is also on the road as the Jackets take the bus to Great Falls to battle the Red Devils, also a former Class A region opponent.

  • High fives are aplenty in...

    A host of winners were saluted for their play in the sixth annual Neil McMackin Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    The tournament’s theme – High Five Friday – featured plenty of celebration among the competing golfers in the 18-hole captain’s choice tournament.

    The winning gross score team, with a 56, included Allen Dempsey, Al Dempsey, Craig Cassedy and Bill Anderton.

    The second-place gross score finisher with a 59 included the team of Matt Pitmon, Bill Faile, Junior Pate and Dale Pate.

  • I-77 Speedway, Lancaster...

    On Friday night, I-77 Speedway in Richburg will host the NDRA Dirt Wars Finale.

    Drivers such as Ron “The Bull” Parker, Dennis “Rambo” Franklin, Timbo Mangum, Jeff Cooke, Jimmy Schiltz, Mitchell Coble, Steve Hendren and many more will be going for the 2010 NDRA Dirt Wars Championship.

  • Lady Vols capture silver bracket

    The Andrew Jackson High School volleyball team captured the silver bracket at the North Central High School volleyball tournament on Saturday.

    The Lady Vols won three straight matches to claim the crown.

    The Volunteers struggled in the tourney’s opening pool matches, but came to life in the silver bracket, winning matches over Class AAA Crestwood High of Sumter and region foe Indian Land before defeating A.C. Flora High of Columbia for the championship.

    Defensively, Dayne Ware (3) and Ashley Williams (13) combined for 43 defensive saves.

  • Jackets swarm Knights

    Buford blasted visiting North Central 53-13 to make BHS homecoming 2010 a blast in front of a packed house at Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    Buford, 2-2, jumped to a 20-0 lead midway the second quarter and seemed ready to cruise into halftime, but the Knights answered with two scores in just under four minutes to close the gap to seven, 20-13, with 2:32 left in the half.

    Buford answered NC’s charge with a score at the end of the first half to lead 26-13 and cruised to the 40-point win.

  • Islanders hold off Vols to notch...

    KERSHAW  St. John’s of Charleston withstood a last-minute Andrew Jackson rally to capture a hard-fought 21-19 win at Volunteer Stadium on Friday.

    The narrow loss dropped the Volunteers to 2-2, while the Islanders improved to 2-2.

    Trailing 21-19, AJHS started on its own 33-yard line with 2:00 left in the game. AJHS senior quarterback Darrian Henderson found Quadarius Fair on 37-yard pass play to the Islanders’ 31.

  • Neff's White House visit...

    The open weekend of the University of South Carolina’s fall baseball practice featured a little different twist than what most teams experience this time of year.

    It was a road trip, but not your ordinary bus ride.

    This event wasn’t a game, but in the words of Steven Neff, a pitcher on the Gamecocks’ 2010 national championship team, it was “an experience.”

    A week ago on Sunday afternoon, Neff and his USC diamond teammates boarded a bus for Washington, D.C.

  • Bruins fall short in 28-21 loss...

    Spring Valley’s narrow win was decided by inches.

    The 2-3 Vikings, who forged a 28-0 lead early in the second half, held on for a 28-21 win despite a furious comeback by the host Bruins at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    LHS, 2-2, was bidding to possibly tie the game with a late scoring drive as the Bruins were on the move after starting the march at their 37.

  • Buford jayvees roll to win

    The unbeaten Buford junior varsity football team posted its second straight shutout, blanking North Central, 31-0.

    Tripp Wright scored three touchdowns and was 1-3 on extra points. Josh Mullens added a six-yard score and Nate Saxon scored a touchdown.

    Parker Melton and  Wright each had a pick.

     BMS rolls

    The Buford Middle School Jackets rolled to a 32-6 win over North Central on Thursday night.

  • Warriors' late charge...

    Indian Land’s defense delivered in the clutch to lift the unbeaten Warriors to a 34-21 comeback win over host McBee on Friday night.

    The clinching score came on a key defensive play to the end the game.

    The Warriors, who trailed 21-14 at the half, also used a critical defensive stand to set the stage for the go-ahead touchdown.

    After Indian Land took the lead 28-21 on Breyon Williams 14-yard scoring run with 17 seconds to play and Chad Thomas’ conversion, the Warriors’ defense stepped up to seal the win.