Today's Sports

  • IL's LeRoy enjoys all-star...

    CONWAY - In 34 years of coaching, veteran Indian Land High School assistant football coach Bob LeRoy ranks his North-South All-Star game experience among his best sideline momenormal.

    "It's way up there" said LeRoy on Saturday afternoon after the North stars rolled to a 26-10 win over the South in the 60th annual state all-star football game at Coastal's Brooks Stadium.

    "The North's 16-point win, its third straight and sixth in the last seven games, gave the Upstate stars a 34-24-2 lead in the all-time series.

  • Vols notch exciting sweep

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson won a pair of thrillers to post an exciting sweep of county rival Indian Land on Tuesday night in the Volunteers’ gym.The AJ boys presented first-year Vols’ coach Dale Reeves with his first win at AJ, taking a 49-47 win over the Warriors.In the girls’ game, the Lady Vols notched a 43-42 comeback win over the Indian Land girls.In each game, the contest went down to the wire.In the nightcap, AJ, coming off a tough 49-47 road loss to rival Lancaster, won in thrilling fashion.The Vols, a

  • Jackets sweep in mat opener

    The Buford Yellow Jackets opened their dual match wrestling season posting a pair of impressive wins. The Jackets, in a Conference VIII-AA match, downed Central High School of Pageland 71-6 and Class AAAA foe Hartsville High School, 60-11 on Thursday in the BHS gym. In the 49-point win over the Red Foxes, Buford stormed to a 30-5 lead. BHS notched eight pins, with Lamont McPhearson, Josh Ferguson, Ty Quan Brown, Matt Broughton, Lain Adams, Marcus Pressley, Rashad Cunningham and Tyler Douglas winning on falls.

  • Bruins rally to top Raiders

    The Lancaster Bruins opened their 2007-08 home basketball schedule, doing what's been working on the road.

    The LHS boys won another nail-biter, topping Keenan for a split of the varsity twin bill. KHS was ranked third in the Class AA boys state basketball poll.

    Coach Ricardo Priester’s Bruins, fresh off a 63-61 road win over Class AAA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night, pushed their hoops mark to 3-0 with a 59-52 win.

    The Lady Bruins, 2-1, dropped their first loss, falling to the Lady Raiders 48-43.

  • Cougars hold off Warriors for win

    The Indian Land High School boys gave it a game effort before dropping a tough 57-55 road loss to Class AAAA foe York on Tuesday night.

    The Cougars bolted to a 20-8 first-period lead, but the Warriors kept battling and made it a game to the end.

    "I was proud of our effort," Indian Land High second-year coach Nate Smith said. "We battled and didn't quit."

    Indian Land, with a 15-10 second-period run, sliced the Cougars' lead to 30-23 at the break. The third period was tight, with York holding a 47-41 edge heading into the final eight minutes.

  • Matt Blackwell Holiday Hoops...

    The sixth annual Matt Blackwell Holiday Hoops Classic opens play Monday with an expanded tournament.

    The tourney, held in memory of the late Matt Blackwell, opens play Monday at selected church gyms.

    In the past, games were played over the weekend.

    Following the Monday round, games will be played Tuesday and Thursday. The tournament then moves to the North Elementary School and Lancaster High School gyms for the championship round next weekend.

    Play next Friday at North and Lancaster High opens at 6 p.m. Play Saturday begins at 8 a.m.

  • West all-stars capture pee wee...

    Lancaster County West captured the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation pee wee soccer championship on Saturday when it edged the Lancaster County East all-stars 2-1 in overtime at the Melvin Steele Soccer Complex.

    The West, which went unbeaten in postseason play, tallied from the left side as center forward Evan Hardin found the back of the net. The West stars opened the scoring as Garrett Watts tallied. The East stars tied the match at 1-1 as Chandler King scored. West keeper Kendra Haddox had an impressive save on a penalty kick to keep the match tied and force the OT.

  • LHS looking for right...

    Lancaster High School wrestling coach Sam Robinson enters his second season with the Bruins and is hopeful LHS can improve on its 11-9 mat mark.

    LHS has the needed experience, returning 12 wrestlers.

    Junior Kendall Adams, who wrestled at 103 pounds last season, is back after posting a 22-9 record and earning the LHS wrestling Coaches Award. Adams was also a Class AAAA Upstate tournament qualifier.

    Adams will wrestle at 112 this season, with freshman Dylan Sinclair, who was on the middle school squad last season, also slated to work at 112.

  • Bruins sweep L-E to stay unbeaten

    The Lancaster Bruins, in different ways, stayed unbeaten with a hoops road sweep of Class AA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night.

    LHS, which swept county foe AJ in its opener Nov. 27, downed the Demons, with the girls taking a 62-36 win and the Bruins taking a 63-61 victory.

    The Bruins' Casey Catoe hit three of four free throws down the stretch to lift LHS to its second straight narrow win.

    Bruins' guard Shurdell Wright led the win, hitting 19 points, 11 in the final period.

    L-E held a 23-20 lead at the break, but Lancaster rallied in the second half.

  • Lady Vols win for home split

    KERHSAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers used a strong third period to notch their first win this season, a 39-28 victory over Class A foe Lewisville.The AJ girls’ win gave the Volunteers a split with the visiting Lions on Tuesday night.The Lady Vols of coach Dennis Farmer held a 16-15 lead at the break, but ignited in the third period to build on their advantage, 27-21.“We did a good job of picking up our intensity in the second half,” Farmer said.