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Today's Sports

  • Sistare bids to finish up top

    Here it is, post-Thanksgiving and some real turkeys are still lurking.
    Yes, those fearless Pigskin Pickers are set for what will be the final week of The Lancaster News 2017 Pigskin Picks.
    Top bird, nesting at the crest, is Lori Sistare “Bright,” who with her late-season rally, is in the lead atop the flock.
    “Birds are suppose to fly south for the winter, but I’m ascending north in the Picks and it’s feeling fine,” Bright said. “Really like the perch up here and I want to stay.”

  • Jackets 16th in state cheer field

    COLUMBIA – Buford High School’s stellar run of top-five finishes in the state cheer competition ended Saturday, but Jackets cheer coach Julie Thompson found a silver living for the maroon and gold squad.
    BHS, 16th in the 16-team field, continued its run in state competition.

  • LMS hosts rules meeting Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is hosting a rules meeting for the 2018 LMS racing season at the track Saturday for drivers and crews.
    The rules meeting schedule begins at 10 a.m. for the Super Stock. The schedule follows with the Renegade at 10:20 a.m., SECA Crate Sportsman at 10:40 a.m., SECA Crate Late Models at 11 a.m., Vintage at 11:10 a.m., Pure Stock V8 at 11:30 a.m., Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drive at 11:50 a.m., and the MMSA 4-cylinders at 12:10 p.m.
    The meeting will be held in front of the draw window building.

  • Thornwell nets royal welcome

    CHARLOTTE – The king of Lancaster hoops was in the Carolinas’ Queen City on Saturday night, receiving a royal welcome back to the area.
    Sindarius Thornwell, the former Lancaster Bruins and South Carolina Gamecocks basketball star, got as close to home as he could Saturday night when his Los Angeles Clippers played in Charlotte against the Hornets at the Spectrum Center.
    Thornwell, starting his fifth game in a row, played 30-plus minutes and scored five points and had three assists in front of a host of family and friends from Lancaster.

  • Blue Devils savor title, golden...

    HEATH SPRINGS – Devils drawing praise at a church is unheard of any time, but this was a different day.
    The special night was devoted to an extraordinary time, a devil of a football season.
    The proud Heath Springs Blue Devils celebrated the golden anniversary of their 1967 Class C state championship football season at the Heath Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall Saturday night.
    The state title holds merit today as the Heath Springs High Blue Devils are the last Lancaster County high school football team to win a state championship.

  • Warriors top Bruins in Buford...

    BUFORD – Indian Land rebounded from an opening night loss to earn a hardwood win for county pride Saturday afternoon in the Buford Preseason Tournament at Buford High School.
    The Warriors, held scoreless in the opening period, rallied to take a 34-31comeback basketball win over rival Lancaster.
    LHS, up 6-0 after one period, saw Indian Land rally to tie the game at nine-all at the half.
    The Warriors, up 24-19 after three periods, held on for the three-point win over the Bruins.

  • Tigers’ Elliott wins Broyles...

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    CLEMSON – Clemson Co-Offensive Coordinator and running backs coach Tony Elliott received the Frank Broyles Award this week as the National Assistant Coach of the Year on college football. The presentation was made at a luncheon in Little Rock, Arkansas by the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation.

  • Lancaster Motor Speedway sets...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway officials, in an effort to get everything out as early as possible for the drivers, fans and staff members of LMS to plan for the upcoming season, have announced the track’s annual car show is March 10.

    The event will also feature an open practice for all divisions to follow after the car show.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, for the first time in many seasons, will host a two-day show for the opening race on the 2018 racing season.

  • Bruins sweep Vols

    The Lancaster Bruins opened their 2017-18 home basketball schedule, taking two wins over county rival Andrew Jackson.

    The Lady Bruins posted a 63-38 win and the LHS boys topped the Vols, 72-62.

    The teams meet for a rematch at AJ on Friday when the girls play at 6 p.m. and the boys tip off at 7:30.

    In other action, Buford dropped two games at home, falling to Parkwood of Union County, N.C.

    The Lady Jackets fell to the Lady Rebels, 60-29 and BHS boys dropped a 66-55 setback.

  • Lady Jackets second in Fort Mill...

    Buford rebounded nicely to finish second in the Fort Mill Invitational girls basketball tournament at Fort Mill High School on Wednesday night.

    BHS fell to Fort Mill, 58-32 in its tournament opener on Monday night, but came back for a pair of wins in Fort Mill.

    Buford, after falling to the FMHS girls, came back to beat Chester, 55-52 in overtime on Tuesday night, and Covenant Day of Matthews, N.C., 36-30 to cap play Wednesday.

    The six-point win over Covenant Day gave the Lady Jackets the runner-up finish in the three-day field.