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Today's Sports

  • AJ Vols’ McKittrick, Hinson...

    Two Andrew Jackson High School football players were saluted for their play in week two at the meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern Restaurant in Fort Mill.
    The Volunteers’ Jamie Hinson and Dalton McKittrick were honored for their play in AJ’s 19-14 home loss to Providence Day of Charlotte last Thursday.
    McKittrick was selected as the Class AAA-AA-A defensive lineman of the week with 10 tackles, including seven solos, and a sack.

  • LHS duo is trench tough

    Lancaster High senior defensive linemen Blake Payne and Rodrick Johnson are in the “step-up” mode at this point in the Bruins’ season.
    Payne, a two-year starter at defensive end, and Johnson, a four-year starter at tackle, had their roles enhanced with the loss of senior star Markees Watts with a season-ending ACL injury early in the Bruins’ opener with Indian Land.
    Lancaster won the game, but lost the star defender, a two-time Region III-AAAA and Tri-County Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Pettits hold 50-year football...

    The Lancaster Memorial Stadium golden anniversary marks something new, the debut of new grass on the field – the newly installed FieldTurf.
    For a Lancaster High father-son, it goes a little deeper – something old and something much younger.
    The newly installed FieldTurf, replacing the 49-year natural surface on the Memorial Stadium field, takes center stage, but for father Adrian Pettit and son, Drew Pettit, it goes a little deeper than the surface.

  • White recalls stadium opener as...

    Floyd White recalled the first game at Memorial Stadium as “the one that got away.”
    White, an assistant coach to Barr Street High School head football coach W.C. Bill “Pap” Lewis, said he remembered the game on Aug. 31, 1967 for its squandered chances.
    Barr Street, the then all-black high school in Lancaster prior to total integration, battled old rival Granard High School of Gaffney to a 12-all tie.

  • LSS hosts double points night

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action with double points night.
    The race will likely shake up the points in numerous divisions.
    On the Saturday night card will be SECA Crate Late Models ($200 new winner bonus), Super Stock ($200 new winner bonus), SECA Crate Sportsman ($200 new winner bonus), Renegade ($200 new winner bonus), Extreme 4 ($200 new winner bonus), Pure Stock V8 ($100 new winner bonus) and Vintage.
    The pits admission is $25 and $12 for the grandstands.
    Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and 5 for the grandstands.

  • Jackets’ win over Lions earns...

    Buford High’s 38-20 win over Lewisville had an impact on the Class A and Class AA state rankings for week three.
    The Jackets forged a 25-6 halftime lead on the Lions last Wednesday night at home on the way to the 18-point win.
    Buford, 2-0 on the season, received votes in balloting this week for the Class AA state poll.

  • Lady Volunteers return solid...

    The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers return six players from their 2016 Class AA Upper State playoff team this fall.
    Veteran AJ Lady Vols volleyball coach John Verdugo has five seniors among the returnees, including middle and outside hitter Makaylen Crosby, setter Hannah Vincent, middle hitter Lyndsay Taylor, outside hitter Savannah Small and defensive specialist Raegen Brewer.
    Crosby, the team’s block-kills team leader last season, is a returning all-region player, while Vincent was the AJ assists team leader last fall.

  • Clash to be reset following...

    Lancaster Super Speedway saw its racing card washed out Saturday night at the half-mile oval.
    Lancaster Super Speedway owner Doug McManus and the Carolina Clash Super Late Models Series are trying to find a date to reschedule the race.
    Coming into the race Saturday night, fan favorites and hometown drivers Ben Watkins and Josh Langley were seeking to defend their home turf against the rest of the strong field in the Carolina Clash.

  • Thornwell enjoys return to hoop...

    Sindarius Thornwell – “Sin City” – was back in the Red Rose City and he took in the memorable moment Saturday.
    Thornwell, the Los Angeles Clippers rookie and Lancaster native, returned for two youth basketball camps, one at the Springdale Rec Center, and another at Lancaster High School, where he played three years for the Bruins.

  • Junior Warriors win, stay...

    The Indian Land Junior Warriors, keyed by the stellar play of quarterback Brandon Britton, improved to 2-0 on the season with a 34-16 road win over the Blacksburg High School Junior Wildcats on Thursday night.
    Britton, who ran for 200 yards on 12 carries, scored five touchdowns to key the Junior Warriors to the 18-point win.
    Britton had a 60-yard touchdown run to go with two 40-yard scoring dashes, a 50-yard TD sprint and a 15-yard sprint for six.