Today's Sports

  • Jackets split in tourney

    Buford split two baseball games to open play in the Cheraw Diamond Challenge at Cheraw High School on Monday.
    The Jackets rallied to post a 4-3 comeback win over Darlington, but dropped a 9-0 loss to Latta at CHS.
    The Jackets, in the one-run win over the DHS Falcons, trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning, but rallied for a run to tie the game to force extra innings and BHS scored the winning run in the sixth inning.  The tournament games are regulation five innings as opposed to seven innings for regular-season games.

  • Rain washes out LSS action

    Rain washed out action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday and LSS owner Doug McManus has decided to move the March 26 program to April 2.
    The card Saturday night has three make-up main events from Saturday, March 19 when those events were also a weather victim.
    Super Stock paying $1,000 to win, Crate Sportsman $1,000 and Extreme 4 $500 will be making up their main events this week.
    On April 2, the regular racing program has the SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Vintage and Extreme 4.

  • County Hoops Coup

    When Andrew Jackson High School boys basketball coach Danny Wright took over the Volunteers’ hoops program five years ago, his hope was to return the Volunteers to the  glory days of double-digit wins, deep playoff runs and packed gyms.

    One look over the Vols’ past season reflects Wright is on the right track of delivering on that hardwood vision.

  • Lady Bruins, Vols net hardwood...

    The 2015-16 Lancaster County girls high school basketball season featured plenty of hoops success to reap statewide recognition.

    Unlike the 2014-15 campaign, the season didn’t yield a state crown, but there was a host of state honors garnered by elite girls senior players.

    Those hardwood accolades earned top honors for a pair of county senior aces, Lancaster High School’s Malia Rivers and Andrew Jackson High’s Elizabeth Scott.

  • Yellow Jackets swarm Vols, 10-1

    Friday was good for the Buford High School baseball team as the Jackets completed a season’s sweep of the rival Andrew Jackson Volunteers with a 10-1 Region IV-AA win at AJ.

    BHS, 7-5, 6-1, posted a 9-5 home win over the Vols on March 8.

    The Jackets used a 12-hit attack to notch the nine-run win over the Vols.

    Andrew Caskey, who hurled the complete-game win, paced the Jackets to the win.

  • Carnes earns NCWA All-American

    For a college wrestler who considered not competing in the postseason, University of South Carolina grappler Andrew Carnes earned his place among the mat elite.

    Carnes, the son of Lancaster County native and former Buford High School three-sport athlete Derrick “Big” Carnes, finished the 2016 season as a National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) All-American.

  • Four Bruins players embodied the...

    If one didn’t know better, you might have thought Mark Strickland’s words were just coach speak.

    They weren’t.

    Strickland, speaking at the funeral of former Bruins’ offensive lineman Paul “Biscuit” Crompton on Monday afternoon, said over the past three months, the “old” LHS football coaches have endured some tough losses.

  • AJ soccer making strides with...

    First-year Andrew Jackson High School boys’ soccer coach Alex Tarque said his team is making strides as the Vols learn a new system.
    “Our players are adjusting really well to the new system,” Tarque said. “I am pleased with them.
    “I like the attitude  of our players and they want to learn and improve,” Tarque said.
    The AJ offense has key players in senior striker John Ware, freshman center midfielder Jared Truesdale and sophomore Bryce Phillips.

  • Lady Bruins lace Lady Warriors...

    Host Lancaster rolled to a 15-5 win over Class AA foe Indian Land on Wednesday night.
    DeAsia Fisher led the Lady Bruins’ offense with three hits, scored three runs and drove in three runs. Jada Ames drilled two hits, drove in four runs, scored three runs and drew a walk.
    Ariana Ealy had two hits, three RBIs and tallied a run. Gracie Revels drilled a hit, scored four runs and drove in a run.
    Alexus Lowery and Sydney Cauthen each had a hit, drove in a run and scored a run. Jordan Pomnitz had a hit.

  • Lady Bruins key North in all-...

    Coach Ronnie Robinson said he was proud of the Lady Bruins’ effort in the annual North-South All-Star basketball game at Lexington High School on Saturday.
    Robinson, an assistant coach on the North team, saw the Upstate stars take a 78-65 win over the South.
    Lancaster High Lady Bruins’ senior stars Malia Rivers and Keyotta Garris played on the winning North team. Rivers hit four points in the 13-point victory.
    “I thought Malia and Keyotta played well and represented us with solid play,” Robinson said.