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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Vols fall to Chargers

    Andrew Jackson dips to 1-2 with 19-14 home loss to the Providence Day Chargers of Charlotte.

  • Woolford Extreme 4 winner

    The Lancaster Super Speedway wait was worth it.

    Lancaster Super Speedway officials had a long wait during a rainstorm from about 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. On the radar, it was the only Carolinas rain storm that night, so LSS owner Doug McManus waited it out and the main events were a draw and run, skipping the heat races.

    - The night’s final race was the Extreme 4 non-winners race and Keith Woolford dominated the race in posting his first win.

  • Hinson’s late pick seals AJ win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Jamie Hinson intercepted a fourth-down end zone pass in the final seconds to secure the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Friday night in the AJ home opener.

    The game was a battle, with Aynor building an early lead before AJ rallied for the comeback win over the Blue Jackets.

  • Buford turns back Warriors

    BUFORD – Buford High fourth-year football coach Tripp Watts has been focused on seeing the Jackets turnaround their turnover troubles from last season.

    Watts, looking back over the 2016 season, said the BHS giveaways played a major role in the Jackets’ 3-8 finish.

    So in the Jackets’ opener with rival Indian Land, Watts saw BHS once again lose the turnover battle, but not the game.