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Today's Sports

  • Great Falls wants to keep on...

    Great Falls High School coach Ken Schofield said his team isn’t looking forward to a return trip to the Class A championship game. In fact, he said, the team isn’t even looking forward to its next game.

    “We want to get three more practices,” Schofield said. “That’s all a win this time of year gets you. If you win, you get three more practices. Nothing else is assured.”

  • Buford, AJ cheer squads compete...

    Cheer teams at Buford and Andrew Jackson high schools will be bidding to earn a berth to the Class A-AA state cheer competition on Saturday.

    Buford High School, the defending Class A-AA Lower State champion, will be defending its title at Lexington High School.

    The Jackets’ squad, led by veteran coach Julie Thompson, has done well during its cheer competition this fall, including a first at the Trojan Invitational in Rock Hill earlier this fall.

  • LHS’s Thompson makes...

    It’s no secret the Lancaster High School defense has been a major factor in the playoff-bound Bruins’ 8-3 season.

    Senior linebacker Dawan Thompson has played a key role in the LHS stop unit’s sound play.

    Through 11 games, Thompson, a North-South All-Star game selection, has racked up 95 tackles, seven sacks, a caused fumble and a fumble recovery, which went for a touchdown in the Bruins’ 9-0 homecoming win over Ridge View.

  • Panthers claw Vols in 59-28 win

    Kim Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    BATESBURG - Batesburg-Leesville scored on its first six possessions plus had a 47-yard pick for a touchdown to roll past Andrew Jackson, 59-28 in a Class AA Upper State opening round playoff game at Batesburg on Friday.

    B-L, 8-3, also forced five AJ turnovers to end the Vols' season at 5-6.

    "They came out of the gate quick and made some plays early," AJ coach Louis Clyburn said. I told our team at the half (down 49-14) to go out and play hard and have fun.

  • Stingers sign AJ's Phillips

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ softball connection to Florence-Darlington Tech added another solid link Monday afternoon.

  • Spurrier: Gamecocks going to...

    FORT LAWN – The University of South Carolina football team’s slide to cap the 2007 season hasn’t diminished coach Steve Spurrier’s hopes for the Gamecock football program.

  • AJ Vols claim playoff openers:...

    Andrew Jackson rolled to an impressive 8-0 win over Loris in the opening round of the Class AA Lower State soccer playoffs on Tuesday. The 18-1 Vols' lopsided win sends AJ to a second-round home match against Barnwell on Thursday. Barnwell downed Buford in an opening round playoff match. Jason Faile led the Vols with three goals and Oliver Wall netted two goals. Cory Gardner, O'marr Truesdale and William Bridges each added one goal. Gardner had an assist as did Tyler Stroud.

  • No rain means LMS top night

    For the eighth straight week, clouds loomed over Lancaster Motor Speedway, again looking as if it would bring the dreaded word all race fans hate – rain. But Mother Nature relented and for the second straight week, the track got in a full event between brief showers. First up was the young guns. Starting on the front row were a pair of previous winners, Andrew Blackwood and Austin Baker.

  • AJ, IL battling to survive

    Indian Land and Andrew Jackson are battling through the losers’ brackets in their respective softball playoff runs.

  • Soccer teams open playoffs

    County soccer teams launch their state title hopes this week as postseason play opens in all classes. The girls begin playoff action Monday, with the boys’ teams slated to open play Tuesday. Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will have girls’ teams involved in the Class AA playoffs. The IL girls host Greenville Tech in the opening round Monday at 6 p.m.