Today's Sports

  • Couch to guide Jackets'...

    Buford High School boys basketball coach Jeff Moyer’s decision to lighten his coaching load is having a heavy impact on Neil Couch’s coaching career.

    Couch, with Moyer’s move to yield his hoops coaching duties, will become the Jackets’ head basketball coach. He has guided the BHS junior varsity team the last two years.

    The move was made earlier this week at the Lancaster County Class A school, which will begin competing as a Class AA school with the start of the 2010-11 Lancaster County school term.

  • Warriors triumph, advance

    Indian Land advanced to the third round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs, downing county rival Buford, 6-2 in the teams’ fifth meeting this spring.

    IL and BHS split during regular-season play, with each winning at home. Buford had defeated IL in the Red Rose City Classic back in March.

    After the two teams split in regular-season play, a special play-off match was held at Lancaster Memorial Stadium where the Warriors captured the title with an 8-2 win.

  • IL shines in Upstate, looks to...

    The Indian Land High School boys and girls track and field teams finished third overall at the Class A Upper State meet Saturday at Landrum High School.

    Twelve Indian Land boys team members and nine IL girls team members qualified for the state meet, set for Saturday at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins.

    The top four competitors in each event qualify for the state championship meet.

  • McBee halts Buford run

    This time McBee played the spoiler.

    A year ago in the elimination round of the Class A Upper State championship series, Buford ousted McBee in a close encounter, rallying late to notch an emotional one-run win.

    McBee earned its diamond revenge Wednesday night at the Lady Panthers’ softball field in extra innings.

    Buford, the Class A defending state softball champion, saw its postseason hopes fade in a 5-4 loss in eight innings.

  • Early surge keys Penegar in...

    Lancaster High School junior cross country and track standout Wylie Penegar posted an 18:13 time to capture first place in the first Lancaster Area Literacy 5K road race on Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Penegar, over the 3.1-mile course which covered through residential areas in the vicinity of the Gregory Health and Wellness Center at USCL, built his lead in the first three quarters of a mile.

  • AJ Vols blank EC, 4-0

    Conference IV-AA champion Andrew Jackson launched the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs in impressive fashion, notching a 4-0 win over Eau Claire of Columbia at Volunteer Stadium on Tuesday night.

    The Vols defeated the Shamrocks twice during the regular season on the way to the league crown. AJ’s 3-1 win over the Shamrocks last week sealed the league crown.

    In the win on Tuesday at AJ, senior William Bridges tallied two goals as did junior Oliver Wall to pace the Volunteers’ victory.

  • Bruins' Williams signs with...

    Brian Williams’ strong play in the trenches has taken him to the next level.

    Williams, a standout offensive lineman for the Lancaster Bruins, will be playing football at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., after a solid career with LHS football program.

    Williams, 6-2, 265, was a three-year starter for the Class AAAA Lancaster Bruins.

  • Lady Vols, Warriors post playoff...

    The Andrew Jackson and Indian Land girls’ soccer teams opened the Class A-AA Upper State playoffs with impressive wins on Monday.

    The Lady Vols of head coach Ronnie Wallace forged a 4-0 halftime lead on the way to a 6-0 win over Ninety Six of Greenwood.

    Meanwhile, up in the Panhandle, Indian Land blanked Southside High School of Greenville, 6-0.

    The Andrew Jackson Lady VOLS soccer team improved to 8-9 with their shutout win over the Lady Wildcats.

    Amber Kelley had her third shutout of the season in the goal with eight saves.

  • Lady Jackets stay alive

    BUFORD  Buford held on to stay alive in the Class A Upper State championship softball playoffs on Monday at the Lady Jackets’ field.

    The BHS girls, 25-6, downed Fox Creek 7-4 in a Class A Upper State elimination game to advance to another elimination game today at McBee.

    The Lady Jackets, who dropped a 6-2 home loss to McBee in the Class A Upper State series opener Saturday, visit McBee today for a 6 p.m. game.

    The winner advances to face Chesterfield, which is unbeaten in the Class A Upstate double elimination game playoffs.

  • Mangum nets two checkers in LMS...

    Timbo Mangum highlighted Lancaster Motor Speedway action Saturday night, posting two wins at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Mangum won the Crate Late Model race and took the checkers in the Crate Sportsman division on a night he was also celebrating a birthday.

    With the Crate Late Model front row of Mangum and Brandy Baker, this was going to be interesting. The second row had Chris Steele and Ron Parker.