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Today's Sports

  • County athletes place in state...

    A host of Lancaster County athletes turned in solid performances at the state track meet at Lower Richland High School over the weekend.

    Indian Land High Lady Warriors Mariah Williams and Lindsay Johnson each posted a third-place in their events.

    Williams was third in the 100 hurdles with a 17.63 effort. An IL sophomore, Williams ran a 17.4 to place first in the Upper State qualifier.

    Williams was seventh in the high jump with a 4-10 showing. Johnson was third in the long jump with a 16-2 performance.

  • AJ's Dippel to play for...

    KERSHAW  Andrew Jackson High School girls’ senior soccer player Rachael Dippel doesn’t receive as much attention for her solid defensive play, but the notice is enough to propel her to the next level.

    Dippel, a two-sport standout at AJ, recently joined the University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer program as a Lancers signee.

    Randy Jordan, who will lead the Lancers’ women’s program, signed Dippel in the AJ media center on May 6.

  • Lions rally to end Buford's...

    RICHBURG  Buford battled to the finish, but the Jackets fell short in an 8-5 season-ending loss to Lewisville on Wednesday night at the Lions’ field.

    The Jackets’ three-run loss foiled their hopes of a Class A Upper State baseball championship. Lewisville advances to face Chesterfield today, needing to defeat the host Rams twice to move to the Class A state title series next week.

  • Hodges wins crate late model...

    Andy Hodges took over the No. 7 Country’s Race Team in 2007 when Rooster Ghant left the crate late model team. Jerry “Country” and Valerie Strickland, the car owners, make sure the crew is always dressed with racing-style uniforms. They have raced Lancaster Speedway since the 2004 inception of the crate late model division.

  • Banks Class A medalist

    Buford High School senior golfer Trevor Banks used some sage advice to capture a second straight state medalist championship on Tuesday afternoon.

    Banks, who shot a 77 in the opening round of the Class A state golf tournament at the Wellman Club in Johnsonville, said his putting needed to quickly improve to have a shot at the individual state title for a second straight season.

    Banks’ solution was to sleep with his putter Monday night.

  • USCL's Jones earns first...

    Dee Jones, off the bat, has established himself as a player known for firsts in the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball program.

    Jones, in the Lancers’ first-ever baseball game, notched the program’s first hit, first run and first home run.

    Jones’ solid play throughout the Lancers’ season has landed him another USCL diamond first.

    Jones, who played baseball at Spartanburg High School, is the first recipient of the Matt Blackwell Foundation Player’s Player Award.

  • Lady Jackets fall to Landrum...

    Landrum opened the Class A Upper State softball championship series with a 3-0 home win over Buford on Saturday.

    The Lady Cardinals cruised to the shutout, allowing only four hits.

    The Lady Jackets were led by Jena Hallman, Jordan Boone, Hannah Knight and Kayla Lloyd, who had one hit each.

    Landrum advances in the winner’s bracket to face the Indian Land-McBee winner on Monday.

    Buford, 20-9, will seek to stay alive as the Lady Jackets meet the loser of the opening round game between Indian Land and McBee on Monday.

  • Buford wins, stays alive

    Buford was down, but not out in the Class A Upper State baseball championship series Monday night in an elimination game with Landrum High School at Buford Park.

    Landrum, up 7-2 and six outs away from advancing, saw Buford charge in its final two at-bats to pull out a thrilling 8-7 win and advance in the Class A Upper State title tournament. The win sends BHS, 13-11, to face Lewisville in a 6 p.m. elimination game today.

     The winner faces Chesterfield on Friday, needing two wins to take the Class A Upper State championship and a bid to the state title game.

  • Lady Bruins earn berth to Class...

    The Lady Bruins are in and set to compete in the Class AAAA girls Upper State soccer playoffs.

    A week ago, the LHS girls felt they had just missed out to Rock Hill High School for the final bid to the postseason tournament.

    A recheck of the tie-breaker rules had the LHS girls getting the bid over the Lady Bearcats.

    Lancaster and Rock Hill split during the regular-season, but the Lady Bruins played more matches and totaled more points with the Class AAAA playoff tie-breaker.

  • Lady Warriors in driver's...

    Indian Land is in the driver’s seat for the Class A Upper State softball title, while Buford hits the road today in hopes of staying alive in its quest for the Upstate crown.

    The Lady Warriors blanked Landrum 2-0 on Monday to stay unbeaten in the Class A Upstate title series.