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.

  • Bruins drop pair to RNE Cavaliers

    Lancaster High School dropped a pair of Region III-AAAA basketball losses to host Richland Northeast High School on Tuesday night in Columbia.
    The Lady Cavaliers edge the LHS girls, 54-45 and the Bruins fell to the RNE boys, 69-43.
    The girls game was close, with the seventh-ranked Lady Cavs able to get the lead in the second quarter and hold the advantage for the nine-point win over the Lady Bruins.

  • Lady Warriors roll by Cycs to...

    The Indian Land High girls continued their  strong Region IV-AAA play, taking a 56-24 road win over Chester on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Warriors, 5-7, 2-1, started strong to cruise to the 32-point victory over the Lady Cyclones.
    IL bolted to a 16-5 lead and held a 35-8 edge at the break after outscoring CHS, 19-3 in the second period.
    “We got off to a good start and built on that lead,” Indian Land High girls coach Natasha Rogers said.
    Nia Pressley paced the Lady Warriors with 20, 12 in the first half.

  • Vols take two from Jackets

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers battled rival Buford High School in a Region IV-AA twin bill on Tuesday night when the Volunteers posted the sweep,  but in different fashion.
    The AJ girls won in overtime, taking a tough 39-30 win.
    The No. 7 AJ boys dominated the Buford  squad with an 83-60 victory.
    The Lady Vols started off evenly matched with the Lady Jackets, leading by two during the first quarter, 8-6. The play between the two teams was balanced by the half when AJ held a narrow 15-14 edge.

  • IL wrestlers second in Kings...

    The Indian Land High School varsity wrestling team placed in a tie for second at the King of Kings wrestling tournament at Waddell Language Academy in Charlotte on Saturday.
    The Warriors and Hopewell of Charlotte tied for second with 133.5 points each.
    Northwest Cabarrus, with 143 points, topped the 16-team field.
    The Warriors were led by Austin Ross and Chad Milasauskas, who each placed first in their weight class.
    Indian Land had three wrestlers who finished second, including Juan Alejandro, Kyle Daley and Wesley Johnson.

  • Lady Warriors rebound, deck Lady...

    Indian Land, in a region road trip to Camden, had mixed results in its varsity twin bill.
    Indian Land’s girls evened their region mark at 1-1 with a solid 62-44 win over Camden, while the IL boys dropped a 67-37 loss.
    The Lady Warriors, 4-7, took charge in the second period to build an 32-22 edge at halftime and stayed on top for the 18-point win.
    “We played a complete game of basketball tonight,” Natasha Rogers said. “The second quarter was the difference for us.”

  • AJ girls net win over LC

    BISHOPVILLE –  The Andrew Jackson Volunteers split wins with the Lee Central Stallions on Friday night.
    The eighth-ranked Lady Vols won 28-22, but the second-rated AJ boys lost 69-54 in the Region IV-AA split at Lee Central High School in Bishopville.
    The Lady Vols, 10-5, 5-0, got off to a slow start and posted six points in the first quarter to the Lee Central girls’ three.
    The score remained low at the half with Lady Vols holding a 15-10 halftime lead.