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Today's Sports

  • AJ’s Sowell, IL’s Pressley...

    Two Lancaster County senior girls hoops stars and a county team are among the hardwood elite with the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association preseason state rankings recently released.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior center Alexxus Sowell along with Indian Land senior Nia Pressley were honored among the top five senior players in their respective classifications.

    Sowell, with a stellar junior season, is rated among the top five senior girls in Class AA play.

  • T-Day’s over, but still some...

    Staff Reports

    You would think since Thanksgiving is behind us, we wouldn’t be talking turkey.

    Yet here it is and you – the reader – have a roost of turkey’s before you.

    For another “notable” week, The News’ picks panel didn’t actually soar with the eagles, Philadelphia, Boston College or even Central Pageland. By the way, all three noble birds lost.

  • Doyle to play for NC Wolves

    Indian Land High School softball standout Gabbie Doyle made her decision to attend Newberry College and play for the Wolves on Nov. 18, but it’s been pretty clear for a while.

    Doyle, entering her fourth season with the IL Lady Warriors’ softball team, said Newberry has been on her list for a good stretch.

  • Small fry stars post playoff win

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars, ages 9-10, rallied to take a 14-8 comeback win over Kershaw County-Lugoff at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill on Saturday.

    The small fry stars trailed 8-6 at the half, as KCL took the two-point lead at the break with a pick six.

    The Lancaster County small fry stars took the lead on Trey Thompson’s touchdown run and Ladarius Cloud’s two-point conversion.

  • Warriors open region play with...

    Indian Land High School opened Region IV-AAA basketball play, posting a split with visiting Columbia High School on Tuesday night.
    The 3-10 ILHS Warriors, who snapped a nine-game losing skid, capped the twin bill with a solid 65-54 win over the Capitols.
    The IL girls dropped the opener, falling 38-35 to the Lady Caps.
    In the nightcap, the Warriors bolted from a 16-all tie in the first period to take charge with a 25-11 spree for a 41-27 halftime edge.

  • Lady Jackets blitz Knights for...

    Buford split a Region IV-AA twin bill with North Central High School on Tuesday night in the Jackets’ gym.
    The BHS girls built an early lead and steadily pulled away for a solid 72-40 win over North Central at BHS.
    In the boys game, North Central earned a measure of hardwood revenge, taking a 72-54 win over the Jackets.
    The Lady Jackets took the lead in the first period when senior Morgan Deese sparked the BHS girls, hitting eight of her 14 points to give Buford an 18-8 lead after one period.

  • Bruins drop pair to RVHS Blazers

    Lancaster capped a three-game hoops home stand to open the 2017 portion of the Bruins’ schedule, dropping a Region III-AAAA doubleheader to Ridge View on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Bruins fell in the opener, a 64-41 loss, and the Bruins lost, 76-62.
    The girls game was tight to the final quarter when the Lady Blazers used a 25-9 blitz to notch their 23-point win.

  • Vols notch sweep of Rams

    CHESTERFIELD  – The Andrew Jackson High Volunteers made the most of a Region IV-AA road trip to Chesterfield on Tuesday night.
    The sixth-rated Lady Vols topped the CHS Lady Rams, 46-35 and the No. 2 AJ boys rolled to a 64-49 win.
    The AJ boys teams had a fast-paced with the CHS boys.
    Several fast breaks and full-court runs made the game exciting.
    The Volunteers gained the lead in the first quarter, 20-8, and kept the advantage for the rest of the game.

  • BHS resets game as teams return...

    The impact of the winter storm over the weekend led to one county basketball game being rescheduled for later this month.
    Buford High School’s road basketball game with Chesterfield, which was slated for Friday, Jan. 6, has been reset for Thursday, Jan. 19.
    The girls game is at 6 p.m., with the boys to play at 7:30.
    The game was the first region game for Buford to open the 2017 schedule.

  • International Bowl-bound

    Indian Land High School sophomore kicker Brandon Dickerson has kicked his way to a second straight appearance in the International Bowl.
    Dickerson, 15, played in the 2016 International Bowl at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and he will return for a second straight year in Arlington, Texas.