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Today's Sports

  • Lions' late charge foils...

    Daniel of Clemson ignited in the final stages of the game to take a 68-51 win over Buford in the Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield on Thursday afternoon.

    The Lions held a three-point lead with four minutes to play, but used a press to pull away in the final period for the 17-point win in first-round play.

    Daniel led 47-40 with a period to play, but outscored Buford 21-11, with most of the damage done in the late stages.

    Deandre Hopkins hit 21 to lead DHS. Andrew Moore, Pat Tillman and Freddie Williams added 10 points each.

  • Warriors go 2-1 in Eagles'...

    The Indian Land Warriors capped the 2007 portion of their 2007-08 basketball season, going 2-1 in the Central Eagles holiday tournament.

    IL rebounded from a 74-52 first-round loss to host Central of Pageland to defeat New Covenant 77-46 and McBee, 43-37.

    "After playing 13 games and going 6-7 against a tough schedule, I feel pretty good about our team," IL coach Nate Smith said. "We've had some tough losses, but we've also had some good wins, like our two victories over Nation Ford and Newberry.

  • AJ, LHS battle for girls title

    County foes Lancaster and Andrew Jackson meet for the third time this season, with the girls' championship in the Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ High on the line.

    The Lady Bruins and Lady Vols tangle at 7 p.m. today.

    AJ advanced with a 51-43 win over North Central and the Lady Bruins, who have defeated AJ twice during regular-season play, earned a title game bid with a 54-40 win over Great Falls.

    In the AJ win, the Lady Vols held a 25-23 lead at the break, but took control in the third period to take a 40-31 lead on the Lady Knights.

  • Warriors fall to Bearcats on mat

    The Indian Land Warriors fell to Class AAAA power Rock Hill in prep wrestling on Tuesday as the Bearcats rolled to a 65-12 win.

    The Warriors' wins came at 189 and heavyweight.

    Brian Gunter notched a pin and heavyweight Josh Gray also had a pin for the Warriors.

    "We knew going into the match that Rock Hill has a strong wrestling program, but that's how we're going to improve as a team," IL coach Mike Kersey said. "We have worked against some quality programs, like Lugoff-Elgin and Chesterfield, in December in order to get better.

  • Bruins rally to down Cougars

    Joe Craig continues to shine for the Lancaster High School wrestling team.

    Craig, the recently named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Taco Bell Invitational at Spring Valley High School, came up big again for the Bruins.

    Craig, 13-2, notched a match-deciding pin to lift LHS to a 42-36 win over the host Cougars on Tuesday night in region action.

    "Joe has been coming up big for us and he did again," LHS coach Sam Robinson said. "Joe didn't surprise me because he has been a clutch wrestler for us.

  • Vols drawing 'quality...

    KERSHAW - The ninth head coach in the history of Andrew Jackson High School football will come from a field of 50 applicants.

    "Right now, we have about 50 applicants for the job," said Volunteers' athletic director Dale Reeves, who also doubles as the Lancaster County Class AA school's boys basketball coach.

    "We will continue to accept applications through the first of the year and we may get in a few more, but right now it's in the area of 50."

    Reeves said he's impressed with the quantity and quality of the applications.

  • A child made me ponder

    Earlier this month while attending the 60th annual North-South All-Star football game at Coastal Carolina University, a casual conversation blossomed into a special moment.

    Jackson, my 11-year-old son, and I bumped into a newspaper friend from another town at the game that Saturday.

    He kidded Jackson, now standing 5-6, he ought to be playing for the Lancaster High basketball team. We laughed and I told him Jackson was playing for the IBC this season, Immanuel Baptist Church.

  • Blackwell Holiday Hoops scores...

    The sixth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Holiday Hoops Classic, featuring 35 teams, capped play Saturday night, as champions were crowned in seven different divisions.

    The week-long tournament involves teams who participate in the Moriah Baptist Association league, from first graders to high school seniors.

    The tournament also includes a college division.

    Games were played during the week at several church gyms with all championship games being played Saturday at Lancaster High School.

  • McCarter guns Lady Jackets to...

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets gave BHS coach Michelle Vestal a reason to smile after the BHS girls notched their first win Thursday in the Sonic Classic at Cheraw High School.

    The Lady Jackets ignited in the final period behind Buford High ace Brittany McCarter, who tallied 29 points.

    McCarter netted 21 second-half points to power the Lady Jackets to a 35-26 win over Lamar in the opening day of the holiday tournament.

    McCarter hit 16 of her 21 points in the final eight minutes, with six coming at the foul line.

  • Warriors honor fall stars

    INDIAN LAND- Indian Land High fall sports stars were honored for their season of brilliant play Wednesday night.

    The Warriors' fall sports stars took center stage at the annual awards night.

    IL athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and girls' tennis were honored in the Warriors' gym.

    Football standouts Chad Carlton and Keyadd Miller reaped top honors for the 1-9 team.

    Carlton, a versatile performer, was named the Offensive MVP, while Miller earned the Defensive MVP.

    Carlton, a sophomore, garnered All-Conference III-A honors.