Today's Sports

  • Blackmon pleased with LHS...

    Lancaster High School first-year baseball coach Brett Blackmon said the Bruins’ prep baseball jamboree – Gameday at Doomsday – was a hit Saturday at the LHS field.

    The jamboree included three mini-game – host Lancaster vs. Class AAAA foe Richland Northeast, Great Falls vs. Indian Land and Lewisville vs. Fairfield Central of Winnsboro.

    RNE edged the Bruins 4-1 and Great Falls downed Indian Land 5-1.

    “We had a wonderful event,” Blackmon said of the jamboree which also featured a host of baseball contests between the mini-games.

  • Saluda dashes Volunteers&...

    Dylan Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    SALUDA – The third seed Andrew Jackson Volunteers fell to No. 2 seed Saluda Tigers Wednesday, 49-58, in the AA Upper State playoffs.

    The Vols ended the first quarter up 13-12. Then the Tigers and the Vols stayed neck and neck throughout the second quarter until the Tigers hit a buzzer-beating three to put them up 25-23.

    “They took some good shots. They made some good shots,” Coach Dale Reeves said. “That three gave them a lot of momentum that hurt us in the third quarter.”

  • South tops Rucker in hoops sweep

    South Middle School’s basketball teams each took a different direction, but went home with the same result – on the north end of the final score of a pair of games with rival A.R. Rucker.

    The South Middle Mustangs swept to a pair of wins over the rival Rams at the Lancaster High School gym on Wednesday night. The Lady Mustangs, who capped a 14-0 hoops season, rallied for a thrilling 45-43 win, while the South boys took a 54-28 victory.

    The games were played at the LHS gym to handle the overflow crowd for the second of two clashes this season.

  • Vols deck Bruins 57-51

    KERSHAW The unbeaten Andrew Jackson boys bounced back in a hurry to snap a long hoops skid against county rival Lancaster with a 57-51 comeback win on Friday night.

    The Vols posted their first basketball win over the Bruins going back to the 1998 season when AJ downed the Bruins 62-60 in its holiday tournament.

    AJ’s six-point win gave the Vols a hoops split after the Lady Bruins took a 57-38 win in the varsity opener.

  • IL advances in playoffs

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – A fast start helped the Indian Land Lady Warriors make quick work of C.A. Johnson in the opening round of the Class A Upper State girls basketball playoffs Monday night.

    The host Lady Warriors bolted to a 6-2 lead, but C.A. Johnson charged back to grab a 7-6 edge. Indian Land had a quick answer, using a 10-2 run to gain a 16-9 lead after one period.

    C.A. Johnson, the fourth-place team in conference IV-A, never recovered and fell 68-33 to the Lady Warriors.

  • Trojans foil Bruins’...

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Bruins ran into a purple storm in Rock Hill on Wednesday night. Lancaster, making its first playoff appearance under head coach Ricardo Priester, suffered a 76-63 setback to the Trojans of Northwestern.

    The Bruins scored the first bucket of the night just to see Northwestern outscore them 19 to 4 to end the first quarter. Northwestern took a 32-19 lead into the half. The Trojans extended its lead 55-38 after three periods.

  • Vols hold off Stallions in split

    KERSHAW – The annual Andrew Jackson High School basketball court warming saw the Vols finish in a blaze of glory.

    The AJ boys capped a Conference IV-AA split with Lee Central with a 52-45 win over the Stallions.

    The seven-point win gave the Vols a season's sweep of LC and also gave AJ a 13-7 mark, the most victories in a season since the 2001 AJ hoops campaign.

    The night wasn't as good for the Lady Vols, who dropped a 69-29 loss to the Lady Stallions.

    The AJ Vols, 6-4 in region play, started strong and finished fast for the victory.

  • Lady Warriors ousted

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors went toe-to-toe with Landrum, but couldn’t make enough plays at the end. The Lady Cardinals defeated the Lady Warriors, 64-58, in the second round of Class A Upper State girls basketball playoffs Thursday night.

    The Lady Warriors jumped out to a 20-15 lead after one period behind the play of Jelissa Gordon and Hannah Harris as they combined for 13 points.

  • Bruins drop pair at Spring Valley

    Lancaster battled back from an early deficit only to fall shy in its regular-season Region IV-AAAA basketball finale on Friday night in Pontiac.

    Spring Valley built a 43-25 halftime lead, but the Bruins battled to the end before dropping a 93-86 loss.

    The Vikes’ seven-point win gave them a sweep of the region twin bill as the LHS girls dropped a 61-27 setback.

    The nightcap appeared to have the makings of a runaway, but the determined Bruins clawed back to slice the margin to 61-52 after three. LHS, 12-12, 4-6, rallied to within six, but could get no closer.

  • Warriors sweep rival Jackets in...

    BUFORD – Indian Land prevailed in a pair of thrillers to cap regular-season Conference III-A basketball play in a sweep of county rival Buford on Thursday night.

    The Conference III-A champion Indian Land girls put the finishing touches on a perfect league mark, but not without a battle in a 46-43 win over the upset-minded the Lady Jackets.

    In the nightcap, the IL boys rallied to notch a 48-41 win over Buford.

    The opener was a battle to the wire, with Buford looking to pull the upset.

    The Lady Warriors held off Buford for the three-point win.