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Today's Sports

  • Vols deck Bruins 57-51

    KERSHAW – The unbeaten Andrew Jackson boys bounced back in a hurry to snap a long hoops skid against county rival Lancaster with a 57-51 comeback win on Friday night.

    The Vols posted their first basketball win over the Bruins going back to the 1998 season when AJ downed the Bruins 62-60 in its holiday tournament.

    AJ’s six-point win gave the Vols a hoops split after the Lady Bruins took a 57-38 win in the varsity opener.

  • County soccer stars bidding for...

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth soccer teams, representing the Central District, will compete for state championships Saturday at the Manchester Meadows Complex in Rock Hill.

    The Lancaster County contigent includes three all-star squads which includes the 10-under, 12-under and 15-under teams.

    The 10-under team, led by coach Melvin Lucas, plays Beaufort in the 10 a.m. state semifinals. A win advances the 10-under team to the state title match, while a loss sends them to the state consolation match.

  • Vols bidding for hoops progress

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson will face plenty of stiff competition in Region IV-AA, as three of six members are ranked in the top 10 in preseason Class AA polls.

    “Eau Claire, W. J. Keenan and Central of Pageland are all quality teams that we will vie with for the region title,” said AJ coach Dale Reeves. “All three are ranked in the preseason polls, so we will have our work cut out for us.”

    Reeves, in his second year at the AJ helm, looks to improve on last year’s 8-14 mark.

  • NF Falcons foil Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Visiting Nation Ford played the spoiler in Indian Land’s 2008-09 hoops debut.

    The Class AAAA Falcons took a pair of wins over the Warriors on Wednesday night.

    Nation Ford topped the IL boys 60-50 after the Lady Warriors dropped a 41-33 loss.

    Nation Ford forged a 28-24 lead at the break and extended its lead to 45-34 after three periods before taking the 10-point win in the nightcap.

  • Rucker, South split in exciting...

    A.R. Rucker and South each scored a win for Lancaster area middle school basketball pride with an exciting win on Wednesday night at the Lancaster High School gym.

    Both games came down to a final shot.

    In the girls’ game, a buzzer beater lifted the Lady Mustangs to a 30-29 win over the Lady Rams.

    The Rucker boys gained a measure of revenge, taking a 32-31 win over South in the nightcap.

  • Jackets drop pair to L-E

    BUFORD – Buford had a rocky start on the hardwood to open its 2008-09 basketball season.                                             Class AAA Lugoff-Elgin swept a pair of games from the host Jackets on Tuesday night.

    The Demons pulled away for a 77-64 win after the L-E girls took a 65-36 win.

  • Jackets drop pair to L-E

    BUFORD – Buford had a rocky start on the hardwood to open its 2008-09 basketball season.

    Class AAA Lugoff-Elgin swept a pair of games from the host Jackets on Tuesday night.

    The Demons pulled away for a 77-64 win after the L-E girls took a 65-36 win.

    In the varsity boys’ game, the Demons, up 32-28 at the break, steadily pulled away to post the 13-point win.

    L-E was paced by JoJo Pellipino’s 24, 16 in the second half. Pellipino netted 12 points in the final period when the visitors outscored the Jackets 21-14 for the win.

  • Fast finish sparks Volunteers...

    BOONETOWN – Andrew Jackson used a torrid fourth-quarter rally to post a sweep of North Central in the Vols’ opener on Tuesday night in Boonetown.

    The Vols, down 29-24 after three periods, used a 24-13 final period run to take a 48-42 win over the Knights. AJ’s six-point win gave the Vols a sweep after the Lady Vols rolled to a 43-9 win.

    AJ junior Ryan Miller, plagued by early foul problems, triggered the Vols, hitting 10 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter. Miller netted eight free throws in the final period.