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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Jackets swarm Bruins for 38-21...

     

    FORT MILL – The storm never came, but the Fort Mill football blitz did as the host Yellow Jackets swarmed the Lancaster Bruins early on the way to a stinging 38-21 win on Friday night at Bob Jones Stadium in Fort Mill.

    Rain and stormy weather was expected, but it was the Jackets who hit the Bruins hard.

    The Yellow Jackets ignited for 31 first-half points on the way to the 17-point win.

    Lancaster battled back in the second half, but the Yellow Jackets’ earlier damage was too much to overcome.

  • Carolina Clash Super Late Model...

    The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series returns to Lancaster Super Speedway to highlight dirt track racing action Saturday night.

    Fans from across the Carolinas will be at the big half-mile to watch the power of the Super Late Models at LSS.

    Fan favorites and hometown drivers Ben Watkins and Josh Langley will be seeking to defend their home turf against the rest of the strong field.

    Watkins has prepared all season for this race, competing in numerous Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model races with wins in his Super Late Model getting it dialed in.

  • AJ’s Funderburk earns Tri-County...

    FORT MILL – Andrew Jackson High School junor kicker Avery Funderburk was the lone Lancaster County player to reap honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    Funderburk earned the Division II (Class AAA-AA-A) special teams player of the week for his play in the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over Class AAA foe Aynor in the AJ home opener last week.

  • Picks girls still going strong

    The girls of the Picks continue to have fun, big fun as they build their leads.

    Mandy Catoe, the News correspondent, was dandy last week with a shining 19-1 showing in week two.

    Close behind was Lori Sistare “Bright,” glowing with a stellar 18-2 effort.

    “The gals are blowing us away,” said Ernie “Big E” Rowell, the defending Picks champ. “They got it going. Oh boy, it’s time for us to shine.”

    Catoe has a game up in the lead, with Sistare ahead by four on her nearest challenger.

  • Wright versatile for Jackets

    BUFORD – Looking for a senior superlative to describe Buford High School veteran player Shylyn Wright and versatile would fit him to a maroon and gold T.

    Wright, in his fourth season playing for the Jackets and third year as a BHS starter, is all over the field.

    About the only time, you will find Wright on the BHS sidelines is when the Jackets’ kickoff team is on the field.

  • Bufford-led Buford stuns Lions

    BUFORD – Buford High football coach Tripp Watts said the Jackets needed big plays to boost their win hopes over Class A’s second-ranked Lewisville High School on Wednesday night.

    BHS junior receiver-defensive back Dwayne Bufford heeded those words and came up big in a resounding 38-20 win over the stunned Lions at Jackets Stadium.

    The game was played Wednesday, two days earlier than scheduled, due to the forecast of heavy rain and storms from Hurricane Harvey this weekend.