Today's Sports

  • Jackets jolt Red Devils, 42-0

    Opportunistic Buford High took advantage of a mistake-filled Great Falls team, blanking the winless Red Devils 42-0 to give Jackets’ coach Tripp Watts his first shutout as a coach Friday, Sept. 4.
    Both teams had trouble holding on to the football with a combined 13 turnovers on the night.
    Buford’s first four possessions resulted in one touchdown and three turnovers.
    “We didn’t do a good job of taking care of the football,” Watts said.

  • Bruins clip Cavs, 35-14

    The Lancaster Bruins’ 2015 home opener – a 35-14 win over Richland Northeast – resulted in a rush in the 48th season for Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 4.
    The 2-0 Bruins used their vaunted rushing attack to ground out the 21-point win over the Cavaliers, who fell to 0-2 with the road loss.
    Lancaster, boosted by its stellar rushing attack, ignited in the third period to take control.
    LHS, up 7-6 at the break, showed off the bat in the second half it was coming out swinging, uh, rushing.

  • AJ has solid hope for volleyball

    The Andrew Jackson High School volleyball team sports a solid cast and strong hope for the 2015 prep volleyball season.
    AJ High coach John Verdugo has 10 players back from the 2014 Class AA playoff team, including four seniors.
    AJ senior players are middle blocker Brantley Ussery, defensive specialist Brooke Brewer, setter Elizabeth Scott and defensive specialist Rylee Sims.
    Ussery, an all-region pick, earned the Offensive Player of the Year last season for the 10-5 Lady Vols.

  • CPTC earns five bronze medals at...

    Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) celebrated the team’s success at its annual dinner banquet Saturday, Aug. 29 at A.R. Rucker Middle School, according to a CPTC press release.
    Each track member there introduced him or herself and gave a brief speech about the team and what it meant to them.
    Guest speaker Bobby Bailey motivated the team members by telling them to never give up – whether it’s competing on the track, or seeking their life goals.
    Bailey also encouraged parents to be involved in the community.

  • Cox to play in U.S. Women’s...

    Andrew Jackson High School junior ace golfer Emily Cox has earned a bid to play in the prestigious 2015 U.S. Women’s State Team National Championship golf tournament.
    Cox, through a spring and summer of success, will play in the elite tournament Sept. 7-12 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
    “This is a big honor and I’m so proud of Emily,” AJ High golf coach Champ Williams said.
    Team members are selected based on points earned in USGA-sponsored tournaments. The three women with the highest points from each state form a team.

  • LHS’s Johnson, IL’s Medlock reap...

    RICHBURG – The Tri-County Football Coaches Association opened its 2015 meeting schedule, honoring a host of area players Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Two Lancaster County prep football players were saluted for their play in games Friday, Aug. 28.
    Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Lewis Johnson earned the Division II Offensive Lineman of the Week, while Indian Land kicker Matthew Medlock reaped the Division II Special Teams Player of the Week for week one
    Johnson had three pancake blocks and graded 88 percent.

  • Veterans key in Buford...

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets volleyball team has an upbeat outlook for the 2015 fall campaign.
    Coach Taylor Roberts’ BHS team has its share of experience for the new season after posting a Region IV-AA runner-up finish and earning a Class AA Upper State playoff bid in 2014.
    BHS, 15-5 last fall, advanced to the second round before falling to Liberty High School in the Class AA Upstate volleyball tournament.

  • Returnees give LHS strong hope...

    Hopes are high for the Lancaster Lady Bruins volleyball team this season.
    LHS, 15-8 overall last fall, advanced to the Class AAA Upper State third round. The Lady Bruins were 9-1 in winning the region title, their first league title in 25 seasons.
    “All of our varsity players from last year returned,” LHS coach Betsy O’Shields said. “We lost zero seniors last season and have everyone back.  We also have two additions to the team this year that have been in our program at the junior varsity level.

  • Teams host Friday night

    Lancaster County teams will have the home-field edge Friday night, Sept. 4 for week two in the high school football season.
    All county teams will be in the host role Friday.
    Lancaster and Indian Land, each coming off opening night road wins, will have their home openers.
    Lancaster will host Richland Northeast, while Indian Land will have the welcome mat out for Blacksburg High of Cherokee County.
    Buford will be home to face 0-2 Great Falls and AJ will be in Volunteer Stadium for the second straight week as the Vols host McBee.

  • Barrett notches second straight...

    Scott Barrett made it two straight, taking the M&M Garage Extreme 4 main event Saturday, Aug. 29 at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    The front row had David Laney and Scott Barrett, and when the green flag dropped to start the main event, it was Laney, Barrett, Adam Bowers and Chris Baker battling for the lead.
    Barrrett led exiting turn two, while Laney chased. As the laps ticked off, Barrett extended his lead over Laney.