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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • LHS’s McMurray,...

    The 2008 Lancaster County high school football season belonged to the Lancaster High School Bruins.

    LHS head football coach Bennie McMurray and senior linebacker Dawan Thompson highlighted the fall as The Lancaster News’ 2008 coach and player of the year, respectively.

    Thompson led the Bruins’ defense, which was rock-solid throughout LHS’s 10-4 season.

    “Dawan loves to hit,” said McMurray. “He anchored our defense with his consistent play and leadership. Dawan produced a phenomenal year.

  • Warriors sweep to wins over...

    BOONETOWN – Indian Land went on the road and pulled the repeat feat Thursday night.

    The Warriors, who swept Conference III-A foe North Central at home Monday, took two on the Knights’ home floor Thursday. The Lady Warriors, staying unbeaten in Conference III-A play, rolled to a 68-36 win.

    The Warriors had a tougher time, but prevailed in a 72-58 win. In the opener, the Lady Warriors started fast and never looked back on the way to the 32-point win. IL bolted to a 29-5 lead after one period and stayed in control for the triumph.

  • Pardue, Sellers lead AJ all-...

     

    Robert Howey

  • Blackmon has solid season...

    Former Andrew Jackson High School kicker and soccer standout Britt Blackmon produced a splendid sophomore season for the Newberry College football team this fall.

    Blackmon, a 2006 graduate of AJ, finished second on the Newberry team in scoring with 45 points.

    His kick scoring included an 8-12 effort – 66.7 percent on field goals. Blackmon connected on 21 of 25 extra points and was 3 of 4 between 20-29 yards and  5-8 from 30-39 range. His longest field goal kick of the season was a 34-yarder.

  • Blazers' run downs LHS

    The Ridge View Blazers blazed the comeback trail on Friday night to complete a basketball sweep of the host Lancaster Bruins in Region IV-AAAA play.

    RV, 8-13, 6-2, ignited for 64 second-half points in a 100-89 win over the Bruins.

    LHS held a 40-36 lead at the half and took a 57-54 spread into the final period.

    The Blazers, who trailed by 10 early in the second half, used a 18-7 run to take a 72-64 lead.

    Jarvis Davis, who led RV with 30 points – 19 in the final period, scored eight points in a pivotal 11-0 spurt to give the Blazers a 72-64 edge.

  • Holiday Hoops caps play crowning...

    The seventh annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Holiday Hoops Classic, featuring 28 teams, capped play Dec. 20 when champions in five different divisions were crowned.

    The week-long tournament involved teams who participate in the Moriah Baptist Association League, from first graders to high school seniors.

    Games were played during the week at several area church gyms (Covenant Baptist, Zion United Methodist and First Baptist of Kershaw) with weekend games played at North Elementary and Lancaster High.

  • Lancaster had official link in...

     The recent weekend of champions at Clemson's Death Valley didn't include a Lancaster County team, but there were a few local links.

    Lancaster County has always had a presence in the state title football games when it comes to officials and 2008 was no exception.

  • Sandlappers tab Kirkland

    Shrine Bowl-bound William Kirkland’s Christmas and Christmas break came surprisingly early Monday night.

    Kirkland, an all-region offensive tackle for the Lancaster Bruins, was named as an injury replacement player for the 72nd annual Shrine Bowl game Saturday at 1 p.m.

    The Shrine Bowl, played at Wofford College’s Gibbs Stadium, is the annual charity all-star football game which features the Carolinas top senior high school football players. Game proceeds benefit the Shrine hospitals for burned and cripple children.