Today's Sports

  • Lady Warriors stay unbeaten

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors stayed unbeaten in the Class A Upper State softball playoffs, winning their second straight game in extra innings.

    The 12-10 Lady Warriors, who downed Fox Creek 5-2 in eight frames Thursday, needed ninth innings Saturday to defeat Ninety Six 4-1.

    The IL girls are idle to Wednesday when they host the Class A District IV championship game.

    The Buford girls, the third-place team in Conference III-A, will have to battle through the loser's bracket after dropping a 4-3 road loss to Dixie of Due West.

  • Jackets, Vols battling to stay...

    The Buford High School baseball team ventured to Due West on Saturday, seeking to keep alive its postseason hopes in an elimination game with Dixie.

    BHS, which finished fourth in Conference III-A, dropped a tough 6-5 loss to Williston-Elko in the opening round of the Class A district playoffs.

    BHS, 8-10, trailed 5-1, but rallied to tie the game before host W-E rallied to pull out the one-run win.

    Colt Ellis, who worked 7.1 innings, took the loss. He allowed six runs – four earned, four hits and six walks.

  • Lancers earn bid to Region X...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers reached their team goal of earning a bid to the Region X baseball tournament, taking two wins over Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, N.C., last weekend.

    The Lancers, 14-28, 5-22, swept Blue Ridge 7-1, 15-5 on Saturday to gain their bid.

    In the six-run win, Thomas Little, 2-5, went the route, allowing three hits and striking out five. He walked none and allowed an earned run.

    Kyle Heffner led the offense with three hits and scored a run.

  • Rain washes out LMS action...

    Racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway was rained out Saturday night.

    Action this Saturday, sponsored by Cauthen Motor Company, includes a race with posted bonuses.

    “We want to thank Cauthen Motors for their faithful support of Lancaster Speedway,” said track official Mark Huey. “We would encourage all who race with us to thank them also for their help and support.”

    The event includes the NDRA crate late models with $1000 to win. The super street $600 to win. The crate sportsman has $500 to win and the pure street has $350 to win.

  • Buford tops IL in play-off

    Buford defeated county rival Indian Land for the second time in four days to wrap up a third-place finish in Conference III-A Monday at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The one-game play-off game was needed after Buford and Indian Land were tied at the end of regular-season conference play. BHS took a 4-3 win.

    Buford downed Indian Land 4-2 on Lady Jackets’ Senior Day on Friday. Indian Land then fell to regular-season runner-up Chesterfield in its final regular-season game on Saturday.

  • Blackmon nabs first young guns...

    Young guns driver Brandon Blackmon now knows the winning feeling.

    His eager fans had to wait through massive delays, such as watering the track after heat races, a kids activity and seven other main events. Brandon led flag-to-flag, en route to the win Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway. He was given an inaugural winner’s mud bath. His fans and crew got him good. Congrats to Brandon on this memorable win. Andrew Yandle was second, Andrew Blackwood was third, with Josh Langley fourth and Nathan Geist fifth.

  • Jackets earn bid with win over IL

    The Buford Yellow Jackets notched a 4-2 win over Indian Land to secure a Class A Upper State postseason bid on Friday night at IL’s Reservation.

    Colt Ellis, who worked 5.2 innings, earned the win with a five-hitter. Ellis fanned four and allowed a walk and hit a batter. Ricky Lewis, who went 1.1 innings, earned the save, yielding a hit, no runs and no walks.

    Donald Kirkley led the Jackets’ offense with a single, double and scored a run. Joseph Wright drilled two hits, scored a run and drove in a run.

  • Bruins roar to county track title

    The Lancaster Bruins captured top honors in the boys side of the KLS Run for Ryan Lancaster County track meet on Saturday at the LHS track.

    LHS racked up 121 points to Buford’s 30. Indian Land didn’t score and AJ didn’t field a team for the meet.

    Wylie Penegar led the Bruins with 16.25 points. Penegar won the 1600, 800 and 3200 and ran a leg on the winning 4 x 800-meter team.

    Marvin Pratt swept to titles in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Devonte Massey won the discus and shot put.

  • Lady Bruins roll to county track...

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins swept to the title in the KLS Run for Ryan Lancaster County track meet Saturday at the LHS track.

    The Lady Bruins racked up 107 points to easily take home the title trophy.

    Buford had 30 points to place second, with Indian Land third at 26. Andrew Jackson didn’t compete.

    Porsha Cloud topped the LHS girls with 12.5 points. Keiosha Robinson of LHS captured the 100-meter dash to claim the title as the county’s fastest girl.

  • Wallace savors 'Doomsday...

    Thirty years is a long time between being a game participant at one place, but that was Spartanburg Methodist College baseball coach Timmy Wallace’s “magic number” on a recent visit to Lancaster High’s “Doomsday Corner.”

    Wallace, a former Bruins’ baseball star, recently brought his nationally-ranked Pioneers in for a twin bill with USCL.

    The LHS field has special meaning to Wallace.

    “I was part of that gang that gave the place its nickname,” said Wallace, a four-year player under former LHS coach John Daurity.