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Today's Sports

  • Hughes resigns as AJ coach

    Andrew Jackson High School will have a new head football coach next season. Ernie Hughes, the Volunteers’ head football coach since 2003, submitted his resignation as the Lancaster County Class AA school’s football coach Thursday afternoon following a mid-week meeting with AJ principal Mary Barry and athletic director Dale Reeves.

  • Warriors solid in first gym sweep

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land, in impressive fashion, added to its recent Warriors’ hoops history Friday night.Two days after posting the first win in the Lancaster County Class A school’s new gym, IL notched its first hardwood sweep taking two from Class AA county rival Buford.The Lady Warriors registered their first win in the new facility with a 50-34 win over the Lady Jackets in the varsity opener.The IL boys, who defeated Nation Ford of Fort Mill 50-45 for the school’s first win in the new gym on Wednesday, completed the hoops b

  • Volunteers drop tough road...

    BOONETOWN – Andrew Jackson’s first road trip of the 2007-08 basketball season resulted in a pair of tough losses at North Central on Friday night.

    The Lady Volunteers went cold in the final period and dropped a 38-36 loss to the NCHS girls. In the nightcap, the Vols dug an early hole and couldn’t quite recover in dropping the 67-63 setback.

    North Central, in the boys' game, held an 8-5 first-period lead and opened a 32-18 edge at the break.

    The Vols, 0-2, made a hard charge in the third period and sliced the Knights' lead to 45-44.

  • Warriors earn first gym win

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land rallied late and held on to produce some Warriors’ basketball history Wednesday night.

    Indian Land used an 18-12 fourth-quarter surge to take a 50-45 comeback win over Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill for the Warriors’ first win in their new gym.

    Indian Land had lost to Class AAAA foe York on Tuesday in the IL gym opener, but Wednesday was a different story.

    The Falcons held a 33-32 lead going into the final period, but the Warriors, behind Karl Watson, charged for the victory.

  • BHS hoops have familiar, new look

    The 2007-08 Buford High School basketball teams feature a blend of the old and new.The familiar face in the Jackets’ hoops program is veteran girls coach Michelle Vestal, while the BHS boys have a new look in coach Jeff Moyer.Vestal, in her eighth season at Buford, is hoping the Lady Jackets can improve on a 1-21 mark.Buford returns its top scorer in sophomore performer Brittany McCarter, an all-region and all-county pick who averaged 12.7 points and 4.5 rebounds a game last season.McCarter will be joined by senior guards Amanda Truesda

  • Oh baby, Ern wins Picks title

    Back 15 weeks ago when the 2007 Pigskin Picks kicked off the season, big news came out about veteran panelist Ernie "Big E" Rowell.

    Well, it didn’t have a thing to do with picking football games. It was more about "all in the family."

    Ern and his wife, Debbie, a Lancaster High School teacher and an avid football fan, had just learned their team was growing by one.

    Their son Brady was gaining a sibling.

    That's right a baby is on the way. The word is it's a girl.

  • AJ Vols have new look with Reeves

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson boys’ basketball coach Dale Reeves will not be the only newcomer to the Volunteers’ hardwood this season as only one starter returns for the 2007-08 hoops season.Senior post player Jonathan Belk returns as the lone starter for the inexperienced Vols.“We are really lacking experience in virtually every position except the post,” said Reeves.

  • York sweep spoils ILHS's...

    INDIAN LAND – York spoiled Indian Land’s debut in the new Warriors’ gym in a high school basketball sweep Tuesday night.

    The Cougars clawed the IL teams twice – 90-56 in the nightcap after the York girls cruised to a 60-29 win.

    York shot to a 22-9 lead in the opening period and held a 44-22 lead at the break. The Warriors used a 9-5 run to open the second half to make it 49-31, but couldn’t get closer in the nightcap.

    York, up 64-37 after three periods, cruised to the 90-56 win.

  • Thriller nets LHS sweep of AJ

    KERSHAW – Lancaster High School notched a season-opening sweep of county rival Andrew Jackson High School, but the hoops broom job on the Vols’ home floor didn’t come easy.

    After the LHS girls notched a 52-35 win, the determined Vols of first-year AJ boys’ coach Dale Reeves battled the Bruins to the wire before LHS took a 62-61 win.

    Lancaster High School junior guard Shurdell Wright hit two free throws with 1.8 seconds to play for what proved to be the winning points in the Bruins’ comeback win.

  • Veterans boost IL mat hopes

    INDIAN LAND – Veteran Warriors wrestling coach Mike Kersey has molded the Indian Land program into one of the elite in Class A and he hopes the mat trend will continue.

    Kersey, a 13-year coaching veteran, has a solid group of returnees back from the 2006-07 squad, which went 17-5 and finished as the Class A Upstate runner-up in the dual tournament.