Today's Sports

  • LMS points on the line

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts seven exciting divisions on Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Points will be on the line as only a handful of races are left on the 2010 schedule.

    The NDRA Crate Late Model points is a battle between Steve Davis and Timbo Mangum.

    Davis, saddled with bad luck lately, is only letting Mangum inch closer and closer.

    The Super Street is a battle between Steve Colgate and Joey Engelbrecht, only 12 points apart.

  • Rodgers big hitter for AJ

    Andrew Jackson senior defensive end Tyler Rodgers gets his share of hits.

    Rodgers, a stalwart in the Vols’ defense, can shoulder the load.

    Same can be said of Rodgers in the spring when he hit .479 as the Volunteers’ first baseman and reaped all-region honors for the playoff-bound Vols under first-year baseball coach Mike Lucas.

    Rodgers said he sees a similarity between the diamond and gridiron at AJ.

  • Border battles set Friday

    Lancaster County high school football for week three features a pair of border battles and an unbeaten hoping to pad its record.

    Lancaster takes a trip out S.C. 9 to battle the rival Buford Yellow Jackets, while Andrew Jackson is set to challenge neighboring Kershaw County rival North Central High School.

    Indian Land, the county’s lone unbeaten team, shoots to stay that way with a home clash with winless Whitmire High School.

    The Jackets will host the Bruins in the seventh meeting between the two schools just over 10 miles apart.

  • Big-play Warriors smash Wildcats

     Indian Land ignited in the second quarter to take control on the way to a 38-15 win over Blacksburg at T.A. Campbell Stadium on Friday night.

    The unbeaten Warriors, 2-0, trailed 8-7 after one period of play, but took the lead for good in the pivotal second quarter on quarterback Rondreas Truesdale’s 18-yard scoring dash on a third and three snap. Truesdale’s touchdown capped a 76-yard drive with 2:12 to play in the half.

    Freshman Chad Thomas, continuing his solid special teams play, added the conversion for a 14-8 lead.

  • Speedway sports exciting racing

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway featured an exciting night at the track on Saturday.

    The Limited Late Models front row featured Chad Paxton and Daniel Tucker. When the green flag flew the first time, Paxton was slow on the start. On the restart, Paxton and Tucker went into turn one side by side for the lead.

    Coming out of turn two, it was Paxton with the lead over Tucker. Paxton pulled away from Tucker as the laps would tick off. Late in the race, Tucker ran down Paxton, but ran out of laps before he could catch Paxton.

  • Clutch stand lifts Buford to...

    The Buford defense delivered a clutch stand to lift the Jackets to a 24-21 win over McBee on Friday night in the BHS home opener.

    The Buford’s defense stopped McBee with a goal-line stand with 3:33 left.

    With BHS up, 24-21, McBee started a 22-play drive with 30 seconds left in the third quarter that kept Buford’s offense on the sideline until the dramatic stand.

    A swarm of Jackets, led by Josh Kennington and DeMarcus Brown, stopped Panthers’ workhorse running back Greg McDonald a yard shy of the end zone to preserve the victory.

  • Quinn to lead NCAC swimmers

    Lancaster native Sean Quinn, a former Lancaster High School swimming standout, has been named the head coach of the N.C. Aquatic Club in Chapel Hill.

    Quinn, a star swimmer during his swimming career at the University of North Carolina, has served as the primary coach for the NCAC Senior II group, co-coach for the NCAC Masters, and a volunteer assistant for the UNC varsity swim team where he works with the breaststrokers and middle-distance swimmers.

    Quinn has coached for NCAC since graduating from the UNC in 2003.

  • Lady Bruins notch tennis,...

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins tennis team defeated Fort Mill 5-1 Thursday afternoon at Fort Mill High.

    The LHS girls continue to win the close matches and are showing strong finishing touches in difficult final sets.

    Lindsey Hegler won the first singles, 6-0, 6-2 completely dominating FM’s No. 1 player.

    Sara Hicks won the second singles, 7-6, 7-6 defeating a very experienced senior in a close match.

    Morgan Gardner won the third singles, 7-5, 6-4, winning in convincing manner the last two games to capture the final set.

  • Tri-County Coaches honor...

    The Tri-County Football Coaches Association honored a host of athletes for their play to open the 2010 high school football season.

    Winners for week two in Division 1 are South Pointe’s Tay Hicklin (offensive player), J.D. Clowney (defensive player) and James Jackson (special teams). Other winners are Chad Burris (Northwestern, offensive lineman of the week), and Rock Hill’s Tre McCullough, offensive lineman of the week. Mitchell Jeter of Rock Hill won defensive lineman of the week.

  • Vols charge, clip Devils

    Andrew Jackson, on an emotional night, rallied from an 18-14 halftime deficit with determination and stout defense to defeat Great Falls, 35-18 at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.

    The win marked the first victory for AJ interim coach David Moore, who took over late last spring.

    The win also came on the day Dr. Peter Barry, husband of AJ principal Mary Barry, died. Barry was a Lancaster County school board member and a history instructor at USCL.