Today's Sports

  • County wrestlers focused on...

    Indian Land, the Region IV-AAA champion, has four No. 1 seeds heading into the Class AAA Upper State individual wrestling tournament this weekend at Powdersville High School in Greenville.

    The Warriors’ top seeds are Solomon Cortez (106), Austin Ross (113), Xavier Dreese (145) and Kyle Daley (152).

    Ross is a defending state champion.

    Juan Alejandro, at 126, is a third seed.

    The Warriors have two wrestlers seeded fifth, including Weston Nguyen (120) and Alfred Cortez (182).

  • Warriors win, face Walhalla

    GREENVILLE – Indian Land went on the road and came home an upset winner to open the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs Tuesday night.

    The third-seeded Warriors, 11-13, used a strong start to take a 62-49 win over Berea, a second seed in the Class AAA Upstate playoffs.

    “In our final regular season game at Fairfield Central, we said it was like a playoff game because it was on the road and we knew we were going to be on the road for the playoffs,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • Lady Vols top Shamrocks

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols advanced to the next round of the Class AA Upper State girls basketball playoffs with a 53-33 win over Eau Claire High School of Columbia on Tuesday evening.

    The Lady Volunteers, the Region IV-AA regular-season champions and ranked seventh in the latest Class AA state poll, face Blacksburg tonight at 6.

  • Junior Vols top Jackets, 63-37

    Andrew Jackson took control early on the way to a 63-37 win over theBuford Junior Jackets basketball team on Friday night at AJHS.

    The Junior Vols took a 17-8 lead in the opening period.

    AJ continued to control the game at the half.

    In the third quarter, the Junior Vols kept the pressure on Buford totake a 47-30 lead going into the final period.

    AJ pulled away in the closing quarter for the 26-point win.

    The Vols were led by Tez Black’s 17 points.

    Tyson Miller hit 12 points to lead Buford.

  • Mingo Day set Saturday

    Local boxing legend Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo, a Lancaster native who became a world boxing champion in the 1990s, will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Lancaster on Saturday in honor of Cedric Mingo Day – a declaration made 28  years ago by late Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw as Feb. 17 as “Cedric Mean Man Mingo Day.”

    Mingo will be giving away doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. All are welcome.

    Wal-Mart is located at 805 Highway 9 West Bypass.

  • LHS mat trio in Class AAAA...

    A trio of Lancaster High School wrestlers, led by Bruins sophomore heavyweight Immanuel Bush, have qualified for the Class AAAA Upper State individual tournament.

    The LHS wrestlers qualified during the Region III-AAAA tournament at Westwood High School earlier this month.

    Bush, unbeaten on the season at 17-0 with 17 pins, is the Region III-AAAA heavyweight champion and ranked sixth in the Class AAAA state individual heavyweight class, according to SCMAT, the South Carolina high school wrestling website.

  • IL’s Jake Locklear signs to play...

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Warriors’ senior lineman Jake Locklear recalls attending a football camp nearly three years ago, which has made a recent impact.

    “It was at the end of my ninth grade year and I was at a camp at Clemson,” Locklear said. “I remember Coach Caldwell (Robbie, Tigers’ offensive line coach) told me at the camp, if I kept working hard, I would have a chance to play in college.”

  • South Pointe spoils Bruins...

    Lancaster High School basketball senior night was a double downer in the packed LHS gym on Friday night.

    The Bruins dropped both ends of their regular-season home finale, falling to visiting South Pointe High School of Rock Hill in the Region III-AAAA twin bill.

    SPHS rallied for a pair of wins as the Lady Stallions took a 69-66 victory and the Stallions prevailed 67-62 to earn a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.

    The SPHS boys, 11-13, 4-6, capped the sweep, holding off the Bruins’ late hard charge.

  • Lady Vols win region title

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers captured the Region IV-AA girls’ basketball championship with a tough 47-40 win over the rival Buford Lady Jackets on Friday night at AJ High.

    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols took the seven-point win to cap regular-season play with their 10th straight win.

    In the boys game, Buford gained a measure of revenge with an overtime win to earn a Class AA playoff bid.

  • Warriors post win, look to...

    The Indian Land Warriors, fine-tuning their focus for what’s next, treated their regular-season basketball finale as a playoff game Thursday night at Fairfield Central.

    The approach worked as the Warriors won 69-57 over Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro for a Region IV-AAA hoops split.

    “We felt the game had a playoff atmosphere and we needed to have a complete game, four quarters of solid basketball,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.