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Today's Sports

  • Volunteers drop pair to LC...

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteer teams lost their Region IV-AA games with the Lee Central Stallions on Tuesday night in their final home basketball game of the regular season.
    Lee Central rallied to edge sixth-ranked AJ girls, 39-38 and the No. 4 Stallions topped the sixth-rated Vols, 80-72 in the Vols gym.
    The Lady Vols came out with the lead at the end of the first quarter, 10-7. The Lady Vols scored five unanswered points to lead at the half, 27-19.

  • BHS wrestlers split in Upstate...

    The Buford High School wrestling team finished the 2016-17 season with a 10-15-1 record after splitting in the Class AA Upper State playoffs dual tournament at Cheraw on Feb. 4.
    Buford opened with a 38-21 win over Keenan, but then fell to Region IV-AA champion and top seed Cheraw, 54-21.
    Buford, in the playoff matches, was led by David James (two wins), A.J. George (two pins), Dakota Barton (two wins with a pin), and Matthew Wallace (two wins).
    Blake Bailey, Webber Moore and Trey Bobbitt each had a win.

  • Late rallies spark Cavs to sweep...

    Fourth-quarter charges sparked Richland Northeast to a Region III-AAAA sweep of Lancaster High School on Tuesday night.
    The Cavaliers, in both games in the varsity twin bill, spurted late to notch wins over the host Bruins.
    The RNE boys, in a battle with the Bruins, took a 53-47 win after the Lady Cavaliers posted a 56-44 victory.
    The nightcap was tight throughout as LHS battled the Cavs to the wire.
    Richland Northeast held a 35-33 lead going to the final period.

  • Thornwell on Naismith Top 30 list

    COLUMBIA – University of South Carolina senior guard Sindarius Thornwell was named to the Naismith Trophy Top 30 list on Thursday by Atlanta Tipoff Club.
    The list is comprised of the nation’s top basketball players under consideration for the 2017 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year award. Ten semifinalists for the honor will be announced on March 1.
    Thornwell, of Lancaster, is having a career year at USC in the 2016-17 hoops season.

  • Rams cap unbeaten season

    The A.R. Rucker Rams impressively put the finishing touches on an unbeaten basketball season and a conference title with a decisive win over rival South Middle School in the Lancaster High School gym on Wednesday night.
    The Rams charged to a 75-40 win over the Mustangs to wrap up a 17-0 season.
    The Rucker boys’ win came after the Lady Rams cruised to a 41-11 win over the Lady Mustangs.
    The Rams started fast against the Mustangs and were in complete control for the victory.

  • Teams fall in mat playoffs

    Indian Land High wrestling coach Leon Boulware, despite seeing his Warriors’ team fall short in its quest to advance in the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, was still proud of his squad’s effort.
    “All of our wrestlers laid it on the line,” said Boulware. “I felt we competed real well.”
    The Warriors, who finished 22-6 for the dual match season, opened the playoffs at Emerald High in Greenwood with an 84-0 forfeit win over Mid-Carolina High School of Prosperity.
    Indian Land then faced host Emerald and dropped a 38-30 loss.

  • Westwood foils Bruins in sweep

    Westwood played the spoiler on Lancaster High School Senior Night, taking two wins over the host Bruins on Friday night.
    The Lady Red Hawks opened with a 53-38 win and the WHS boys followed with a tough 59-51 victory for the region sweep.
    The nightcap was a battle, with the Red Hawks rallying for the eight-point win over the Bruins.
    Westwood led for the better part of the game, but the determined Bruins stayed close to make it a game to the final whistle.
    WHS, up 25-23 at the half, owned a 40-34 lead after three periods, but Lancaster charged.

  • AJ Vols top Rams twice

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured both Region IV-AA home games with the Chesterfield Rams on Friday night.
    The AJ boys, ranked sixth in Class AA, posted a 68-45 win.
    The Lady Vols won a nail-biting game, 54-44.
    The sixth-ranked AJ girls fought hard against the Rams throughout the game.
    The lead exchanged back and forth throughout the first three quarters.
    Each team answered points for points. The Lady Vols pulled ahead in the fourth and held on for the tough victory.

  • Pressley nets milestone in IL win

    The Indian Land High girls continued their stellar play, rolling to a 72-45 win over Camden on Warriors Senior Night on Friday.
    The ILHS girls’ 27-point win gave them a Region III-AAA split after the Warriors dropped a 71-58 loss to the Bulldogs.  The Lady Warriors, with their seventh straight win, are 10-7, 6-1 in region play atop the league standings.
    The Lady Warriors, up 12-10 after one period, ignited in the second quarter with a 20-9 surge to take a 32-19 halftime lead.

  • LHS honors top swimmers

    The Lancaster High School swim team recently honored its top performers for the Bruins’ 2016 season.

    LHS swim coach Charles Henry honored a top male and female swimmer in each award during the presentations.

    Lauren Spencer was the LHS girls swim MVP and Samuel Page was the LHS boys swim MVP.

    The team’s rookie of the year awards were presented to Taylor Teague (girls) and Andres Cuella (boys).