Today's Sports

  • 'Canes sweetest season

    The third time proved to be the charm for the 1959 Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes’ football team.

    The old saying fits, but it took more than a stroke of luck to land this coveted state crown 50 years ago this month.

    In the fall of 1959, Lancaster’s biggest stories were the passing of Col. Elliott White Springs and the opening of the local branch of the University of South Carolina at the old Williams home, now the site of the Lancaster County library. That same year, the Lancaster High football team was making a strong run for state honors.

  • Seniors prevail in LHS powder...

    The seniors took a 13-2 win over the juniors in the annual Lancaster High School powder puff game Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium.

    The LHS senior girls held a 7-2 lead before sealing the win as alert Almesha Catoe, on a wrong ball trick play, streaked 30 yards to secure the 11-point win.

    Courtney McCrorey’s 15-yard run and Atiya Byrd’s extra-point run gave the seniors a 7-0 edge.

  • Remember the 'Canes


    Friday night promises to be an extra special evening at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

  • Founders team's birdie wins...

    For a fun tournament, the 22nd annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Rub of the Green golf tournament featured some serious play Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The winner was determined by a card playoff, with the Founders team, which tied for first with a 54, taking the win with a birdie on No. 15.

    The Founders team included Brian Bass, Rocky Miller, Ken Ackerman and Thomas Hardin.

    A couple of members of the Founders team aided the win with key play.

  • Total Control powerlifters shine...

    A host of Total Control Power Club powerlifters registered a strong showing in the North Carolina state powerlifting championships in Shelby, N.C., on Oct. 10.

    The Total Control Club featured teen, junior and master powerlifter competitors at the meet held in the Cleveland Community College.

    Dylan Short, in the age 14-15 181-pound division, highlighted his effort with a state record 165-pound bench press.

    Short’s 689-pound total included a 270-pound squat and a 254-pound dead lift.

  • IL's Walker lone county...

    Indian Land High junior long snapper Bradley Walker was the lone county winner at the week nine meeting of the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    Walker was perfect on his long snaps, continuing a streak he has had all season to earn the Division II Special Teams Player of the Week. He also made two tackles on the Warriors’ punt team in IL’s 35-21 loss to county rival Buford.

    Lewisville High School, which defeated Chester County rival Great Falls 15-14, had three winners in Division II voting.

  • Pride, playoffs key factors

    Playoffs as well as pride figure prominently into prep football play this week.

    County teams Lancaster and Andrew Jackson will be looking to post wins to enhance their playoff hopes.

    Buford and Indian Land are playing for pride.

    The Jackets, who are headed to the Class A Upper State playoffs, will battle in a non-region game with the AFC Rangers of Charlotte.

    Indian Land, out of the playoff picture this season, is shooting for a win to cap its season.

    Lancaster hits the road for a trip down I-77 South to face Ridge View in Region IV-AAAA play.

  • Jackets charge to blank Rangers

    BUFORD Friday night was Senior Night for the Buford Yellow Jackets, as they hosted the AFC Rangers. The night was special as the maroon and gold notched a 20-0 win over the Charlotte-based team.

    The action in this contest didn’t really get going until the second half.  The first half was a tale of two lackluster offenses, along with stingy defenses that didn’t give up a single point.

  • Lady Bruins blitz Trojans,...

    Lancaster High School didn’t face Northwestern in regular-season tennis play, but the teams battled in the Class AAAA playoffs, with the Lady Bruins prevailing 6-1 in an impressive  first-round match.

    LHS, 15-2, 10-0, rolled by the Lady Trojans to advance to host Spartanburg in second-round play Thursday at the J.P. Richards Tennis Complex at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The Lancaster-Northwestern match was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but postponed to Wednesday due to heavy rain.

  • LHS survives Blazers' blitz

    BLYTHEWOOD The Lancaster Bruins, on Halloween eve, lived to tell after surviving a hard-charging Ridge View Blazers’ points stampede Friday night at the Blythewood High School Stadium.

    The Bruins, seemingly in control with a 23-0 lead in the final period, held on by their claws to win a 23-20 cliffhanger over Ridge View.