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Today's Sports

  • Soccer teams open playoffs

    County soccer teams launch their state title hopes this week as postseason play opens in all classes. The girls begin playoff action Monday, with the boys’ teams slated to open play Tuesday. Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will have girls’ teams involved in the Class AA playoffs. The IL girls host Greenville Tech in the opening round Monday at 6 p.m.

  • No rain means LMS top night

    For the eighth straight week, clouds loomed over Lancaster Motor Speedway, again looking as if it would bring the dreaded word all race fans hate – rain. But Mother Nature relented and for the second straight week, the track got in a full event between brief showers. First up was the young guns. Starting on the front row were a pair of previous winners, Andrew Blackwood and Austin Baker.

  • IL's Scott leads state...

    A trio of Indian Land High  athletes captured firsts at the Class A Upper State track meet at Landrum. IL also claimed three seconds and a fourth. The Warriors have seven athletes set to compete in the Class A state meet on Saturday at Spring Valley. Wes Scott, IL’s ace distance runner, won the 3200-meter run in 11:02 and 1600-meter run in 4:58.8. IL freshman Mariah Williams also placed in two events, finishing first in the 100 meters hurdles in 17.66 and fourth in the high jump with a 4-foot, 10-inch effort.

  • Soccer teams open playoffs

    County soccer teams launch their state title hopes this week as postseason play opens in all classes. The girls begin playoff action Monday, with the boys’ teams slated to open play Tuesday. Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will have girls’ teams involved in the Class AA playoffs. The IL girls host Greenville Tech in the opening round Monday at 6 p.m.

  • County quartet reaps honors

    RICHBURG – Lancaster County teams had four winners at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Wednesday.

  • Bruins' Penegar looks to...

    Lancaster High School sophomore Wylie Penegar will compete in the Class AAAA state cross country meet after posting a 16:56 for 3.1 miles in the state qualifying meet. The state meet will be held at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.Penegar was fifth overall in the region meet in a time of 17:09, which earned him a spot on the all-region team this fall.

  • AJ's Sellers a good catch

    A season of 39 catches is an impressive receiving statistic.It takes greater meaning when you toss in the fact the receiver – Andrew Jackson High School senior Justin Sellers – has done so with a broken bone in his right hand.“Justin’s heart is bigger than that pain in his right hand,” AJ receivers coach Alex Fair said. “He gives it all each Friday night. That’s just the way he is. Justin is tough and he’s been a solid player for us all year.

  • Blackwell elated with 'Run...

    Those who follow sports often wonder what motivates some athletes to push themselves to their physical and mental limits.In the case of marathoner, Mark Blackwell, that’s an easy answer. His inspiration comes from someone who has touched his heart deeply – his nephew, the late Matt Blackwell.

  • CCA Crusaders capture state crown

    October 23 will go down as a red-letter day in the annals of Carolina Christian Academy athletics.The Crusaders, led by first-year coach Derrick Coley, captured the school's first-ever state volleyball championship.CCA, which finished 7-4, defeated Union Christian Day School of Union 3-1 to take the S.C.

  • Trio focus on playoffs

    Buford and Andrew Jackson are already in.Lancaster is bidding to join.The Jackets and Volunteers have made the Upper State football playoffs in their respective classifications and are hoping to stay alive.Lancaster has its eye on the postseason, needing a win to nail down its first playoff bid in eight seasons.Lancaster caps regular-season play with a Region IV-AAAA road trip to Pontiac to face Spring Valley.Buford and AJ are also on the road as they launch their postseason hopes.The Jackets have a familiar foe in Regio