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Today's Sports

  • Vols hold on, split with Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – County rivals Andrew Jackson and Indian Land swapped a pair of tight basketball wins Tuesday night to open the 2016-17 basketball season in the Warriors’ gym.
    The IL girls opened with a 46-43 win, but the AJ boys gained a measure of hardwood revenge with a 73-70 victory over the Warriors.
    The Vols, ranked fourth in the latest Class AA state poll, finished strong behind Kendrick Cunningham, who hit 12 of his 17 points in the final period to pace AJ.

  • Kersey mat tournament Saturday

    The sixth annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament will feature a field of 14 teams and 210 wrestlers from across the Carolinas on Saturday.
    The tournament, which begins at 9 a.m., features 10 South Carolina mat squads and four teams from neighboring North Carolina.

  • Bruins sweep Bearcats

    The Lancaster Bruins used strong finishes to post a sweep of Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill High School in the LHS home opener Wednesday night.
    The LHS teams, on the heels of season-opening setbacks at Nation Ford High of Fort Mill on Tuesday, responded nicely with the two home wins.
    The Lady Bruins, 1-1, rallied to knock off Rock Hill, the second-ranked girls team in Class AAAAA, in a 45-37 comeback victory.
    The 4-1 LHS boys rolled in the nightcap, blitzing the Bearcats in a 61-37 victory.

  • BHS Jackets drop road pair to...

    Buford launched its 2016-17 hoops season, dropping a pair of road games to Cuthbertson High of Waxhaw, N.C., on Wednesday night.
    The Lady Jackets, who went 1-2 in the Fort Mill preseason tournament, fell 42-19.
    The Jackets lost to the CHS Cavaliers, 70-47.
    BHS held a 10-9 edge after one period, but the Cavs picked up their play with a 29-16 second-quarter surge to build a 38-26 lead at the break.
    Cuthbertson steadily pulled away to take the 23-point win.

  • ILHS begins process of hiring...

    Indian Land High School officials are looking to have a new head football coach in place by the end of January.
    “We want to give the new coach ample time to have an off-season conditioning period and make preparations for the upcoming season, including spring practice,” ILHS principal David Shamble said.
    Shamble said since the job came open with the resignation of Warriors’ coach Mike Mayer, he has received 30-plus applications.

  • Ricks in for all-star game

    Lancaster High School senior running back Ant Foster is going to have familiar company for the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
    Foster’s senior LHS teammate Desmond Ricks has been selected to the North-South game which is set for Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS team and a two-year starter at linebacker, was selected for the game Monday when alternates for the elite game were announced.

  • Ricks in for all-star game

    Lancaster High School senior running back Ant Foster is going to have familiar company for the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
    Foster’s senior LHS teammate Desmond Ricks has been selected to the North-South game which is set for Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS team and a two-year starter at linebacker, was selected for the game Monday when alternates for the elite game were announced.

  • Thornwell honored as SEC Player...

    Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former LHS Bruins hoops star who now plays for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, earned the SEC Player of the Week award after leading the Gamecocks to wins over nationally ranked Michigan and Syracuse last week.
    The 6-foot-5 USC senior guard averaged 18.5 points and eight rebounds in the two wins while shooting 61.6 percent from the floor.  He also had four assists and two steals in the wins over No. 25 Michigan and No. 18 Syracuse last week.

  • Drivers shine, records fall at...

    The Antioch Motor Speedway in Morganton, N.C., drew a record crowd in the grandstands and a record car count for the Thanksgiving Thunder and Phillip Knight Memorial race last weekend.
    It was a cold weekend for racing, but once the racing action got rolling the fans were excited with the massive car counts.
    In my dad’s race, the Phillip Knight Memorial race, Timbo Mangum and Chris Fincher were on the front row. When the green flag dropped, Mangum and Fincher battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Antioch track hosts Thanksgiving...

    The Antioch Speedway, located in Morganton, N.C., is hosting Thanksgiving Thunder today and Saturday.

    The race track is located at 2850 Race Track Street in Morganton, N.C., 28655.

    The Antioch track is running the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, paying $1,200 to win and $125 to start.

    The Phillip Knight Memorial, for Vintage cars, is paying $400 to win and $50 to start.

    The Super Stock 4 has $500 to win and $50 to start. The Renegades will have $500 to win and $50 to start.