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Today's Sports

  • Lancaster drivers have solid...

    Lancaster area drivers posted a strong showing at the annual Turkey Day race at the Sumter Speedway on Saturday.
    In the Extreme 4 race, driver Brad McManus captured the win in his heat race in his first-ever visit to the Sumter track.
    Chris Baker also made his first-ever visit to the historic race track.
    When the green flag dropped, McManus and Baker proved they would be factors in the race for the win. McManus ran second the whole race, trying to run down race leader Rusty Harrelson.

  • Melton likes, takes hits

    INDIAN LAND – The 2016 Indian Land High School football season hasn’t been what the Warriors’ envisioned as their first season in Class AAA football.
    ILHS senior Drew Melton knows first hand.
    The six-foot, 182-pound senior, who plays defensive back and wide receiver, sees past the 2-8 record.
    The team, the fourth seed in five-team Region IV-AAA, is headed for the Class AAA Upper playoffs.

  • Tiger fans taking wait-and-see...

    Area Clemson  University football fans are elated the Tigers are among college football’s elite, but they know there’s a lot of football to be played before the final elite Final Four is released next month for the national title playoff.
    Clemson, 8-0, is ranked second in the first College Football Playoff Poll. The 12-person committee released its first rankings of the 2016 season Tuesday evening.
    Defending national champion Alabama, which defeated Clemson, 45-40 for the title, is No. 1 and followed by the Tigers.

  • Gaither to lead Diamonds hoops

    Caleb Gaither’s first job as a high school boys basketball head coach comes at one of state’s tradition-rich hoops programs.
    Gaither, 30, is the new boys head basketball coach at Lower Richland High School in the Hopkins area  of Columbia.
    “I’m excited,” said Gaither, a former Lancaster Bruins three-sport performer at LHS where he played football, basketball and baseball. “Lower Richland is one of those dream jobs.
    “They have a great tradition and LR is very passionate about basketball,” he said.

  • Warriors set for state cross...

    The Indian Land High School cross country teams finished in the top 10 at the Class AAA Upper State meet held Oct. 29, qualifying them for the state championship meet.
    The IL girls cross country team finished third out of 13 teams at the Upper State qualifier at Woodmont High School in Piedmont.
    The IL Warriors’ boys team finished  seventh out of 18 teams at the Upstate meet.
    The top 10  teams qualified for the state championship meet Saturday  at the Sandhills Clemson Research Center in Columbia.

  • LHS set for state meet

    The Lancaster High School girls and boys cross country teams have qualified for the Class AAAA state meet Saturday at Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.
    LHS coach Josh Pauling said the last few weeks have been exciting for Bruins’ cross country program.
    In the Region III-AAAA championship cross country meet, Alex Quevedo and Sydney Cauthen made the all-region team finishing third and and fifth, respectively Oct. 20.
    For both runners, this feat marks the third straight year earning  the distinction.

  • 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.”