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Today's Sports

  • Jackets rebound, sting Cavs

    BUFORD – Buford got back on the winning track, defeating the Franklin Christian Cavaliers 26-6 at Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    Buford, 5-1 and ranked ninth in Class AA, survived the Cavaliers’ charge and fought through sluggish play to secure the 20-point win.

    The enthusiasm of homecoming night helped fuel the Yellow Jackets’ fast start.  The Cavaliers received the opening kickoff, but on their third play from scrimmage Cavs quarterback Dee Hardin was intercepted by Buford’s Dwayne Bufford at FC’s 39.

  • Juniors capture BHS powder puff...

    The juniors downed the seniors, 20-13 to capture the title in the annual Buford High School powder puff football game at Jackets Stadium on Wednesday night.
    The Jackets’ powder puff game, a Buford High homecoming tradition, is sponsored by the school’s Educators Rising, which is co-sponsored by Pam Langley, Rachel Haynes and Kendall Horne.
    The juniors capped the win as Hunter Allen hit Hannah Boone on a touchdown pass and Allen scored on the conversion to seal the 20-13 win.

  • Lady Bruins split matches on the...

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins tennis team split a pair of matches this week.
    The LHS girls, 7-4, fell to Class AAA foe Camden, 4-2 on Wednesday at the USC Lancaster courts.
    On Tuesday, Lancaster High posted a region win over York, 5-1.
    Camden 4, LHS 2
    Singles
    ◆ Imani Wyatt (CHS) defeated Katie McBride (L), 6-2, 6-2
    ◆ Aalela Blackmon (L) defeated Lexi Setzer (CHS), 6-4, 6-2
    ◆ Nelle Joseph (CHS) defeated Rebekah Sapp (L), 6-3, 6-4
    ◆ Tiesha Shannon (L) defeated Mackenzie Pendelton (CHS), 4-6, 6-4 tiebreak 10-8

  • Coaches salute county trio

    FORT MILL – Three Lancaster County high school football players were saluted for

    their play at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches

    Association at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    The county trio included Lancaster High School’s Kevius Barnes along

    with Jacob Cato and Dalton McKittrick of Andrew Jackson High School.

    Barnes and Cato played key roles in the Bruins’ 27-24 road win over

    Class AAAA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night.

  • LSS hosts Fall Finale on Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the the track’s Fall Finale Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Divisions running include the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.

    The 2017 LSS racing season is coming to an end, with major improvements expected to happen during the 2017-2018 offseason at the track.

    The racing season has had its ups-and-downs, with the numerous rainouts hurting the LSS racing campaign all summer long.

  • Small looms large for Jackets

    BUFORD – Dalton Small is Buford’s little big man. Small, at 5-8, 170 pounds, isn’t the biggest player, but whatever it takes, he will come up big for the Jackets football team.
    “Dalton is a big asset to our team,” BHS coach Tripp Watts said. “He will do anything to help the team. Dalton is a true team player.”
    Small, a two-year starter for the Jackets and a four-year player, is a two-way starter.
    “The biggest thing about Dalton is he doesn’t come off the field,” Watts said.

  • Knight cruises in River Wars win

    Veteran driver “Wild Bill” Knight continued his dominating 2017 racing season in the SECA Crate Sportsman Division, capturing the River Wars $1,500-to-win race.

    “Nature Boy” Andrew Baker continued his dominating season in the Renegade Division, posting his sixth straight win Saturday night.

    In the SECA Crate Sportsman River Wars race, the front row had two drivers that fans discussed all week, Mitchell Duvall and “Wild Bill” Knight.

  • Falcons soar in win over Warriors

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – It was homecoming for the Indian Land Warriors and on Friday night they faced a team as desperate for a win as they were, the 1-3 Nation Ford Falcons.

    After a scoreless first quarter, the Falcons scored 31 straight points en route to a 31-7 win.

    The Falcons had a chance to score in the first period, but Ben Tuipolotu was stopped on fourth and one at the 18, ending a 64-yard drive.

  • Cheraw hands BHS first loss

    BUFORD – The Buford Yellow Jackets, after playing a conference game against Lee Central just four days earlier, had no answers for the third-ranked team in the state, falling to the explosive Cheraw Braves, 62-0 on Friday night.

    The loss was Buford’s first of the season.

    Cheraw, 5-1, only held a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter, but you could sense it was only a matter of time before the Braves’ athleticism took over.

  • Eagles top Volunteers in 28-7 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    PAGELAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers fell to Region IV-AA rival Central High School of Pageland, 28-7 on Friday night.

    The strong Eagles’ defense blocked the visiting Volunteers, and turnovers sealed the 21-point AJ loss.

    On the Eagles’ first possession, they fumbled and AJ recovered. On fourth down in the drive, AJ kicker Avery Funderburk attempted a field goal from the 25, but it was wide to leave the game scoreless.