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Today's Sports

  • Jackets booters blank Tigers,...

    The Buford High School boys soccer team posted its second straight home playoff win, taking a 1-0 win over Saluda High School in the second round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs at rain-soaked Jackets Stadium on Thursday night.

    Fourth-seeded BHS, the Region IV-AA champion, scored late in the match to edge the fifth-seeded SHS Tigers.

    Buford opened the playoffs with a 2-0 win over Gray Collegiate Academy of Columbia on Tuesday night.

  • Gamecock Club’s Spurs Up tour...

    FORT LAWN – The Gamecock Club’s Spurs Up Tour hit a high note Tuesday night during the Lancaster County Gamecocks Club’s annual spring meeting at the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn.

    A crowd of 470 Gamecock fans, some who lined up 90 minutes prior to the start of the meeting, packed the seafood restaurant to hear USC head football coach Will Muschamp and Gamecocks’ women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley.

  • AJ’s Hendrix to play at Erskine

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School ace pitcher Morgan Hendrix is headed to Due West to continue her education and softball career.

    That’s Due West as in Erskine College, a NCAA Division II school and a member of the Conference Carolinas.

  • Pardue Iron Club duo shines in...

    HEATH SPRINGS – A pair of female powerlifters out of the Pardue Iron Club in Heath Springs racked up titles in the Europa Games held April 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

    Candice Maness and Priscilla Pardue, in Masters 3 (age 50-54), won their respective weight divisions at the competition.

    Maness, in the 165-pound weight class, won with a total of 677.7 pounds (307.5 kilos).

  • Jackets bag Wolverines, district...

    Buford, with its back to the wall, came out on top to win the Class AA District VII baseball championship with a 4-3 win over Woodland High School at the Wolverines’ field on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets, battling through the losers bracket after a 10-0 road loss to Johnsonville to open the playoffs April 25, rebounded with four straight wins to advance to the Class AA Lower State title series.

  • Buford falters, but celebrates 2...

    LATTA – Buford High School fell short in its Class AA softball state title defense Wednesday night, but the Lady Jackets fans are still high on the BHS girls after another terrific season.
    The Lady Jackets, bidding to repeat and wear the Class AA state softball crown another year, were denied by a scrappy Latta High School team in an 8-1 defeat.
    Latta, which finished 20-4 and won its second state softball title in three years after taking the Class A crown in 2015, opened the best-of-three state championship series with a 6-5 win Monday at Buford.

  • BHS faces must-win situation...

    Buford will have to bounce back in order to claim its second straight Class AA softball state championship.

    The Lady Jackets, in their final home game of the 2017 season, dropped the best-of-three series opener as Latta ignited for three runs in the seventh inning to defeat BHS, 6-5 Monday at the BHS field.

    Game two is 6 p.m. today at Latta where 23-5 Buford must win to force a rubber game Friday at a neutral site.

  • STATE CHAMPS!

    IRMO – In an electrifying penalty-kick finish, Indian Land High School won its first state soccer championship Saturday, as the Lady Warriors outlasted Brookland-Cayce to take the Class AAA title.
    Moments after Indian Land goalkeeper Emma Thompson blocked a Brookland-Cayce penalty kick, her teammate Emily Gerdes blasted the ball into the net on the decisive play, igniting a rousing on-field celebration.
    “It was nerve-wracking,” said Gerdes of her championship-clinching penalty kick.

  • Funderburk to guide BHS athletics

    BUFORD – Take the assistant tag off Eric Funderburk’s assistant athletic director’s title.

    He’s officially the Buford High School athletics director, replacing veteran Jackets’ AD Mike Wells, who is retiring with the 2016-17 school year.

  • Buford wins Class AA Upper State...

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets softball team is returning to the Class AA state championship series to defend its crown.

    Buford, continuing its splendid postseason softball run, advanced to the Class AA softball state title series for the second straight season with a 3-0 win over rival Andrew Jackson High School on Friday at the Lady Jackets' field.

    Buford scratched for a run in the first inning and added two more in the bottom of the fifth to build its three-run edge on the Lady Volunteers.