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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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-...

     

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  • 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.