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Today's Sports

  • Williams’ FT lifts IL...

    The Indian Land and Buford girls teams each posted Conference III-A basketball wins in make-up games on Thursday night.

    The IL girls, who host Buford tonight at 7, took an exciting 48-47 win, while Buford downed North Central 46-42.

    Williams keys IL win

    Indian Land’s Mariah Williams hit a free throw with 6.6 seconds to play to lift the Lady Warriors to a 48-47 win over sixth-ranked Chesterfield on Thursday night.

    The game was played Thursday after being postponed Tuesday due to the winter storm.

  • Warriors scalp BHS twice

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land earned a pair of county and league scalps, sweeping Conference III-A foe Buford on Friday night in the Warriors’ gym.

    The IL boys, 4-10, 2-3, posted a 65-52 win after the Lady Warriors rolled to a 77-30 decision.

    The Warriors started strong, bolting to a 17-0 lead to take a 20-3 lead on the Jackets after the opening period.

    Buford battled back to make it a 15-point game, 37-22 at the break.

    The Jackets came out firing to open the second half and used an 11-5 run close the Warriors’ edge to 41-33.

  • Vols hold off Rocks in 46-45...

    Andrew Jackson junior Ryan Miller hit a clutch free throw with four seconds to play to lift the Volunteers to an exciting 46-45 Conference IV-AA home basketball win over Eau Claire of Columbia on Tuesday night.

    Miller’s free throw helped AJ weather a late Shamrocks’ rally.

    EC, down by 12 with 2:30 to play, used a 10-0 run to slice the margin to two.

    The Shamrocks tied the game at 45-all, but Miller hit the crucial free throw to lift AJ to the win.

  • LHS falls twice to York Cougars

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster had a tough night on the high school hardwood, dropping a pair of home games to Class AAAA foe York on Thursday night.

    The Lady Cougars clawed the Lady Bruins 63-37 in the opener and the York boys capped the sweep with an 85-79 win in the nightcap.

    Lancaster, 4-5, held a 35-33 lead at the half, but York rallied to gain a 54-51 edge with a period to play. The game was tight to the wire, but the Cougars prevailed for an 85-79 win.

  • Late flurry fuels Devils

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson seriously flirted with an upset of Class A powerhouse Great Falls on Monday night, but the Red Devils used a serious run to take a 53-43 comeback win over the Vols.

    AJ, which held a 26-25 edge with a period to play, saw the Red Devils open the pivotal final period with a key 16-0 run to forge a 41-26 lead on the way to the win in the title game of the Comporium Christmas Classic.

  • Kirkland part of S.C. win

    SPARTANBURG – The mere thought of Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman William Kirkland celebrating a South Carolina 24-16 comeback win in the Shrine Bowl at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium on Saturday afternoon was inconceivable a week prior.

    Chances of that scene happening at the 72nd annual Carolinas charity high school all-star game seemed just as dim at halftime with the North Carolina stars holding a 16-3 edge on the S.C. stars.

    But, as Kirkland can attest, positive change can come quickly.

  • Warriors place five in Bearcats...

    The Indian Land Warriors’ wrestling team posted a ninth-place finish at the annual Bearcat Invitational at Rock Hill High School on Saturday.

    IL, in the two-day tournament, had five wrestlers place to boost the Warriors’ finish.

    “There was great competition in all weight classes,” Indian Land coach Mike Kersey said. “That’s what we wanted because we haven’t run from any competition this season.

    “We want to go against the best to help us improve as a team.”

  • Vols rally, give Reeves 300th...

    Andrew Jackson rallied in the final period to present Volunteers’ veteran boys basketball coach Dale Reeves with his 300th career win on Tuesday night.

    Reeves’ milestone win highlighted play Tuesday when AJ, down 42-40, made a late run to seal the win.

    AJ, down 42-40 after three periods, outscored the host Indian Land Warriors 19-12 in the final eight minute to take the 59-54 comeback win.

    The Vols’ win gave AJ a split after the Lady Warriors took a 59-35 win.

  • Vols rally to clip Caps

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson prevailed in a game of hoops surges to down Columbia in a Conference IV-AA basketball split on Friday night.

    The AJ boys rallied from an early hole to finish strong in a 62-46 win over the Capitols.

    The opener was a downer as the Lady Caps ignited early and rolled to a 50-15 victory over the Lady Vols.

    In the nightcap, the Vols started slow, but steadily came around to notch the league win to improve to 9-4, 2-1.

    The third period was the difference for the AJ boys, who held a 31-30 lead at the break.

  • Mr. Cauthen was a noble neighbor

    With the arrival of a new year, we remember those who have left us. The thought crossed my mind as I recently watched a show which highlighted the notables who moved on in 2008.

    One who didn’t make the show’s elite list, but I consider special, was our next-door neighbor John Cauthen. Mr. Cauthen, as I knew him, died Christmas Eve. The time of his death was 24 minutes after midnight – 12:24 a.m. on 12/24/08.