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Today's Sports

  • Sports Talk: Barbara Tyler,...

    When Lancaster County School District public information officer David Knight calls The News’ sports desk, he’s usually in a kidding mood.

    His call late Thursday afternoon lacked his usual jovial tone. He had good reason as he passed along some sad news.

  • Knights end Jackets soccer season

    The Buford High boys soccer team saw its stellar season end with a 5-0 loss to St. Joseph’s Catholic School of Greenville on Saturday.

    The fifth-ranked BHS team made its first road trip of the Class AA Upper State playoffs to face the second-rated SJCS Knights.

    Buford, as the host team in the first two rounds, had defeated Gray Collegiate Academy of Columbia, 2-0, and Saluda 1-0.

    St. Joseph's, with its higher ranking, hosted the third-round match.

  • Upstate runner-up LHS golfers...

    The Lancaster High School golf team qualified for the Class AAAA state golf tournament as the Class AAAA Upper State runner-up with a 315 at the Woodside Plantation Cupp Course on Monday.

    Wren High School of Piedmont topped the Class AAAA Upstate field with a 309.

    LHS junior golfer Brady Hinkle, fifth in the medalist running, shot a 76 to lead the Bruins.

  • Lady Warriors capture Class AAA...

    IRMO – As they say, practice makes perfect.

    Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda said the Lady Warriors’ first-ever Class AAA state championship was all bout preparation and execution.

    As it turned out, the marathon match – regulation, two 10 overtimes and two five-minute sudden death periods, came down to penalty kicks and the 19-5-1 Lady Warriors converted on all five to give ILHS a 2-1 win over Class AAA Lower State champion Brookland-Cayce High School in W.C. Hawkins Stadium at Irmo High School on Saturday afternoon.

  • Buford wins Class AA Upper State...

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets softball team is returning to the Class AA state championship series to defend its crown.

    Buford, continuing its splendid postseason softball run, advanced to the Class AA softball state title series for the second straight season with a 3-0 win over rival Andrew Jackson High School on Friday at the Lady Jackets' field.

    Buford scratched for a run in the first inning and added two more in the bottom of the fifth to build its three-run edge on the Lady Volunteers.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway to host...

    Lancaster Super Speedway is hosting ladies night in honor of all mothers for Mother’s Day weekend Saturday night at the half-mile track.

    The track special is ladies grandstands admission $5.

    The LSS card will featured seven exciting divisions of racing action, with the headliner for the night Andrew Baker.

    Baker will start in the rear of the field for the Renegade main event, after capturing three straight wins as per track rules.

  • Lady Vols stay alive to battle...

    LANDRUM – Determined Andrew Jackson used the long ball to return to rival Buford to play for the Class AA Upper State softball championship tonight.

    AJ, which fell to Buford, 3-2 to open the double-elimination Class AA Upstate championship series a week ago, has captured two straight elimination game wins, including a 6-3 victory over host Landrum High School on Wednesday, to stay alive in the postseason.

  • Lady Warriors to battle Bearcats

    A late-season wake-up call is saying volumes about the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors’ soccer run to a first-ever Class AAA state title match Saturday.

    The ILHS girls, in their first season of Class AAA competition, are looking back to a 3-1 road loss to Region IV-AAA foe Camden High School as the key turnaround in their banner campaign.

    Since that loss to the Lady Bulldogs, Indian Land has reeled off seven straight wins and allowed only one goal.

  • AJ, LHS athletes qualify for...

    The Andrew Jackson High School girls has a host of Lady Vols track athletes going to the Class AA state meet following the AA Upper State meet at Keenan High School in Columbia.

    Lady Volunteers’ sophomore athlete Niyana Jones led the AJ effort with a third in the girls high jump, 4-10, and a third in the long jump, 16-11.25.

  • County pool opens May 27

    The Lancaster County pool, at 106 South Wylie Street, opens for the 2017 season May 27.

    Vicki Robinson is the pool manger.

    Public swimming is Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. to 5, Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30.