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Today's Sports

  • Mayer resigns as ILHS football...

    Days after a group of parents demanded that he be fired, citing his losing record and his treatment of players, Mike Mayer has resigned as Indian Land High School's head football coach.
    "After 16 years of spending more time with other people's children than with my own, I have decided to resign as head football coach...," Mayer wrote in a Wednesday letter to ILHS Principal David Shamble. "I feel stepping down is in the best interest of the student athletes, myself and my family.

  • AJ’s Haven leads Tri-County...

    FORT MILL –  Three Lancaster County high school football players were honored for their week 10 play at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.
    Andrew Jackson’s Dalton “Tex” Haven was selected as the Division II (Class AAA-AA-A teams) Offensive Player of the Week for his play in AJ’s 33-7 road win over county rival Buford.
    Lancaster High School’s Fred Reid, a junior, was named the Division I (Class AAAA-AAAAA schools) Offensive Lineman of the Week.

  • Gray Collegiate rally foils AJ...

    Gray Collegiate Academy rallied to take a 3-2 win over Andrew Jackson High School in the second round of the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs on Monday.
    AJ started strong and forged a 2-0 edge in the best-of-five match, winning 25-23 and 25-18.
    Then, the Lady War Eagles rallied to win three straight – 29-27, 25-19 and 15-12.
    Andrew Jackson High volleyball coach John Verdugo said the loss was disappointing.

  • Bruins quest for berth

    For the Lancaster Bruins, it comes down to one game to decide where their 2016 football season goes this week.
    LHS, 4-5, 1-3, ventures to the Midlands on Thursday to battle Richland Northeast for the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA.
    The winner moves on in the playoffs and the loser goes home for the 2016 season.
    “It is as simple as that,” LHS coach Bobby Collins said. “A win and you’re in, and a loss, well, the season is over. Basically, it’s a one-game season and winner takes all.”

  • Sumter Speedway to host annual...

    A fall racing tradition is ready to unfold this weekend.
    The Sumter Speedway will host its annual Turkey Day race, a major event for Sumter Speedway.
    The race usually produces the largest car count every year for the historic track located on 3150 Wedgefield Road in Sumter.
    The 2016 race should produce another great car count with Crate Late Models paying $2,000 to win, Super Street $800, Street Stock $300, Stock V8 $300, Mini Stock $700, Bomber/Extreme 4 $400 and Mini Late Models.

  • AJ’s Dalton Haven reaps double...

    FORT MILL – Andrew Jackson High School senior football stalwart Dalton “Tex” Haven was a rare double winner at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Haven, for his play in AJ’s 35-12 win over seventh-ranked Lee Central of Bishopville, was selected the Division II (Class AAA-AA-A) Offensive Player of the Week as well as the Defensive Lineman of the Week for the Vols ranked 10th in the Class AA state poll this week.

  • Lady Vols rally to advance in AA...

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ volleyball earned a little postseason court revenge Wednesday night in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs in the AJ gym.
    Two seasons ago, Liberty knocked Andrew Jackson out of the playoffs, so for the Lady Vols, it was payback time.
    “We knew it was going to be a battle as Liberty consistently produces strong teams,” AJ coach John Verdugo said. “Liberty’s coach Carla Simpson always has her teams ready to play good volleyball.”

  • LHS secondary trio looks to make...

    For three senior members of the Lancaster High secondary – Keenan Barnes, C.D. Catoe and Nigel McCollum – last takes on significant meaning tonight at Memorial Stadium.
    The Bruins’ senior trio represents the last line of defense on what will likely be their last game at the LHS field.
    The Lancaster playoff hopes, which hinge on this game and the road contest next Thursday with Richland Northeast, will likely have the Bruins on the road.

  • LHS secondary trio looks to make...

    For three senior members of the Lancaster High secondary – Keenan Barnes, C.D. Catoe and Nigel McCollum – last takes on significant meaning tonight at Memorial Stadium.
    The Bruins’ senior trio represents the last line of defense on what will likely be their last game at the LHS field.
    The Lancaster playoff hopes, which hinge on this game and the road contest next Thursday with Richland Northeast, will likely have the Bruins on the road.

  • Cox captures state crown

    Emily Cox’s clutch eagle putt soared her to a lofty perch she had long sought Tuesday afternoon.
    Cox, an Andrew Jackson High School girls senior golfer competing as an individual in the Class AAA golf tournament at the Carolina Springs Golf Club in Fountain Inn, earned the coveted state medalist.
    Cox, a prep golf competitor for six years, saved her best for last.
    In her final hole of her final round as a prep golfer, Cox sank a clutch 15-foot eagle putt to give her the Class AAA individual state championship.