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Today's Sports

  • Lady Warriors solid in helping...

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – Host Indian Land earned a hardwood split with Class AAAA Fort Mill on Friday night.

    The Lady Warriors prevailed in the opener, taking a 49-28 win over the Lady Jackets.

    In the nightcap, the Jackets held on for a 66-59 win over the scrappy Warriors.

    The opener saw coach Tamara Jacobus’ Lady Warriors build an early lead and cruise to the 21-point win over the Lady Jackets.

  • AJ Vols prevail in sweep

    Chance Bowers

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – A short bus ride back to “Big Orange Country” was sweet for Andrew Jackson High School on Friday night.

    The Volunteers swept a basketball twin bill from county rival Buford High School in the Jackets’ gym.

    The Lady Vols opened with a 46-26 win and the AJ boys completed the hoops broom job with a 66-41 victory.

    In the nightcap, AJ held the upper hand throughout and finished strong for the 25-point win.

  • Stallions surge, top LHS

    ROCK HILL – South Pointe, powered by a pivotal third-period surge, posted a Region IV-AAAA hardwood sweep of Lancaster on Friday night in the Stallions’ gym.

    The SPHS boys, 13-4, 5-1, avenged their lone league loss in an 82-71 win over the Bruins, who dipped to 10-10, 2-4.

    The South Pointe girls opened the twin bill, taking a 41-38 win over the Lady Bruins, who battled to the buzzer before dropping the narrow loss.

  • Wright leads BHS fall sports...

    BUFORD – Buford High School two-way football starter Joseph Wright led the Jackets’ fall sports honorees Monday night in the school auditorium.

    Wright, a four-year starter for the Jackets, was among a host of BHS standouts honored at the fall sports awards night.

    “Joseph will be hard to replace,” BHS football coach Mike Wells said. “He’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever been around.”

  • Taylor Competitor of Year

    Ricky Taylor has found the secret to eternal youth. At an age when most people are looking ahead to retirement, Taylor is an active competitor in the Dojo Organization and was awarded Competitor of the Year for 2009 for heavyweight men 35 and up in Kumite (fighting).

    The Dojo covers the Southeastern United States and sanctions one or two tournaments a month.

    Taylor, 52, has to compete with men 17 years younger than him in his division.

  • Warriors go 2-1 in quad match at...

    Indian Land went 2-1 in a Conference III-A quad wrestling match at Chesterfield High on Wednesday night.

    The Warriors defeated Buford 60-18 and North Central 60-24, but fell to the host CHS Rams 50-15.

    “Our match with Chesterfield was closer than the score indicates,” Indian Land coach Mike Kersey said. “We had two wrestlers who missed weight and that hasn’t happened to us.

  • Thompson, Wells set for North-...

    Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells said he’s looking forward to Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

    Wells, an assistant coach for the North all-star team in the 61st annual North-South All-Star game, said the week has gone well for the Upper State team.

    “It’s been a lot of fun and we have a good group of coaches and players,” Wells said. “We’ve had a good week and I’ve enjoyed working with these players and at the same time getting to know them.

  • League gives Warriors boys...

    The Indian Land High School boys basketball program has been placed on a one-year probation by the S.C. High School League following an incident with McBee High School on Tuesday night at the Warriors’ gym.

    The probation bars the Warriors from the Class A boys’ basketball playoffs this season. Indian Land will also be unable to participate in any preseason, or in-season tournaments during the 2009-2010 basketball season. The Lancaster County Class A school was also fined $300.

  • Smith nets 800th career hoops win

    Great Falls High basketball coach John Smith has compiled an impressive list of records and accomplishments in his career.

    Smith is the state’s all-time winningest boys basketball coach. He has six state titles, once recorded back-to-back unbeaten state title winning seasons, has averaged more than 20 wins a year and got his team to state nine times during a 10-year stretch.

  • Jackets clip Eagles in home mat...

    Fourth-ranked Buford improved to 16-14 on the wrestling season, downing Central of Pageland 48-18 on Friday night in the BHS gym.

    The Jackets used a 27-0 surge to take control of the home match.

    Buford, after four weight classes, trailed 12-9, but the Jackets picked up the pace to gain the upper hand on the way to the 30-point win over the Class AA Eagles.

    The Jackets defeated CHS for the second time this season after downing the Eagles 54-24 in a tri-match sweep at Lancaster High School last month.