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Today's Sports

  • Lady Vols trounce Braves in...

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The surging Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers drove toward the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs with another solid win Friday night.
    The No. 7 Lady Vols topped the Cheraw Lady Braves, 44-38 at home for a Region IV-AA split.
    The AJ boys came up 10 points short in their battle with the Braves, falling 67-57.
    The Lady Vols took charge with a two-point lead in the first quarter, 11-9.

  • Bruins win two at home over...

    Lancaster came on late, and it proved timely as the Bruins registered a 51-49 win over York to cap a Region III-AAAA basketball sweep Friday night at LHS.
    The LHS girls opened the twin bill with a 55-46 win over the Lady Cougars.
    Bruins’ junior guard Kemarkio Cloud’s driving layup with 10.8 seconds lifted Lancaster to the win, its third straight in region hoops play.
    “I can’t say enough about Kemarkio’s play,” Bruins coach Ricardo Priester said. “He gave us key leadership at a crucial point.

  • Cyclones top Warriors twice in...

    INDIAN LAND – Visiting Chester took two from Indian Land on Friday night in Region IV-AAA hoops play.
    The Cyclones, in the boys’ game, swept to victory in the second half to complete a sweep of ILHS.
    In the opener, the Lady Warriors’ winless season continued in a 45-29 loss to the Lady Cyclones.
    The nightcap saw Chester charge in the second half for an 83-59 win over the Warriors.
    ILHS bolted to an 18-10 lead after one period and the Warriors were still on top at the break, holding a 35-32 edge.

  • Vols capture region mat title

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson wrestling team captured its first Region IV-AA mat title, going 3-1 on Saturday for a 7-1 region record for the season and the league title.
    AJ, a school-record 25-9 this season in its sixth year of prep wrestling, defeated Buford 38-37, Chesterfield 63-18 and Cheraw 48-33, with the Vols’ lone loss on the day to rival North Central, 36-33.
    The Vols’ overall 7-1 mark gave AJ the region crown.

  • Warriors impress, claim region...

    CAMDEN – The Indian Land Warriors were on a mat mission Saturday and they responded with an impressive run to capture the Region IV-AAA wrestling tournament at Camden High School.
    The Warriors, unbeaten Saturday with four straight wins, including a pair of shutouts, rolled over Chester 47-14, Columbia, 77-0, Camden, 58-15 and Fairfield Central 84-0.

  • Sports Talk: Mary was special to...

    Early Wednesday afternoon as our family approached Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in eastern Lancaster County, my thoughts drifted back to a late summer afternoon.

    It was mid-August, just before the start of a new school year. My wife Anne and I were in a bind.

    We waited at our Arrowood home, hoping the lady – Mrs. Mary McCoy – coming to our house was the answer to our prayers. With the start of school, Anne was headed back to school to continue her work as a guidance counselor.

  • Buford wrestlers take 2 mat wins

    The Buford High School wrestling team improved to 18-10 with a sweep of North Central and Class AAA Fairfield Central at NCHS on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets downed the host Knights, 45-27 and took a 64-12 win over Fairfield Central of Winnsboro.

    In the win over the Knights, the Jackets posted five pins.

    BHS winners by falls included Devin Jenkins (113), Blake Bailey (145), Matthew Wallace (152), Webber Moore (160) and Trey Bobbitt (195).

  • Warriors fall twice to Yellow...

    INDIAN LAND – Fort Mill, in a rematch with Indian Land High School, repeated for a non-region sweep of the Warriors on Thursday night in the Warriors’ gym.

    The game was originally set for Dec. 8 at ILHS, but postponed due to icy road conditions cancelling after-school activities that day – a Friday.

    In the first meeting on Dec. 15 at Fort Mill, the host Yellow Jackets buzzed to a pair of wins over the visiting Warriors – 58-52 in the boys game and 68-11 in the girls contest.

  • Thompson ready for Down Under...

    Lancaster High School junior track runner Kendrick Thompson does his share of distance running and his effort is taking him a ways in the near future.

    This summer, the Bruins track standout will compete in the Down Under Sports track and field events for the 18th annual International Games July 8-18 in Gold Coast, Australia.

    The 2018 Down Under Sports program features competition in football, cross country, golf, track and field, basketball and volleyball.

  • Gardner leads Stinger Wrestling...

    Ashton Gardner led the way as the Buford Stinger Wrestling Club competed in the 2018 Tough Time SC East Showcase at Socastee High School on Saturday.

    Gardner, one of six Stinger youth wrestlers in the 350 wrestler field, won the 12U 100-pound weight class with a 3-0 effort on the day.

    Maddox Hunter, in the 8U 52-pound weight class, placed third with a 3-2 showing.

    Sam Hunter, competing in the 8U 52-pound weight class, finished fourth with a 2-2 effort.

    Tanner Sellers, in the 12U heavyweight class, finished fourth with a 2-2 showing.