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Today's Sports

  • Sports Talk: It’s official –...

    As you read this, veteran National Football League official Jim Howey is likely working or preparing to launch his 19th NFL season.

    Howey, before going to Indianapolis today for his first game on the 2017 season – host Colts vs. Cardinals – made a whistlestop at the Lancaster Rotary Lunch Club as guest speaker on Thursday afternoon in the Carole Ray Dowling Center at USC Lancaster.

    Howey, one of two NFL officials from the Palmetto State, has been working the games for nearly two decades and still enjoys the experience.

  • Fall sports roundup: Lady...

    The Buford High Lady Jackets volleyball stayed unbeaten on the season, sweeping rival Andrew Jackson, 3-0 at the Volunteers gym on Thursday.

    BHS, 10-0, 6-0, topped the Lady Vols in tight matches – 25-21, 28-26 and 25-23.

    “We battled against a scrappy AJ team, and playing as a team was big for us,” Buford coach Taylor Roberts said. “I’m proud of our girls.”

    “They played as a unit and it was a team effort all the way,” Roberts said.

    AJ coach John Verdugo saluted the Lady Jackets.

  • Falcons edge Bruins, 14-7

     

    The game wasn’t a thing of football beauty, but Nation Ford coach Michael Allen was all for the taking.

    He had to be.

    The Falcons, at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night, were in quest of their first win on the season and they went home victors with a tough 14-7 non-region win.

    “It’s a ‘W,’ ” said Allen after addressing his Falcons’ team.

    All the scoring came in the first half as the Falcons built their seven-point edge.

  • Vols blank Knights, 28-0

     

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened Region IV-AA play in a big way, rolling to a 28-0 home win over the rival North Central Knights on Friday night.

    The 2-2 Vols, with a strong running game – 283 yards, posted four rushing touchdowns on the way to the shutout win.

    O.J. White placed the first points on the board at 10:46 of the second quarter with a two-yard rushing touchdown. Avery Funderburk kicked the extra point to put the Vols up, 7-0.

  • Big-play Rams blast Warriors

     

     

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors were back at home Friday night

    to face a familiar foe, the unbeaten Chesterfield Rams.

    The Warriors and Rams were in the same Class AA region just two years ago. The No. 7 Rams still looked the same, using their speed and Indian Land's mistakes, to bolt to a 20-0 lead seven minutes into the game.

    The Rams used big plays to pull away for a 48-25 win Friday night at the ILHS Reservation.

  • Buford game canceled

     

    Buford High School’s Region IV-AA football game with Lee Central High

    School wasn’t played Saturday, despite attempts to play the contest.

    The game, originally set for Friday, Sept. 15 at Lee Central High in

    Bishopville, was moved to Saturday, Sept. 16 after Lee Central was out

    of school Monday and Tuesday due to the impact of Hurricane Irma.

    The game Saturday, with a noon kickoff, was canceled when game

    officials deemed the field unsafe for play due to a heavy infestation

  • Vols roll, even mark

    Andrew Jackson evened its record at 2-2 on the season, rolling to a 28-0 home win over North Central to open Region IV-AA football play Friday night.

  • Warriors fall to Rams

    Indian Land dropped a home loss to Chesterfield in a 48-25 loss at the Reservation on Friday night.

  • Rams top Warriors for win

    Warriors fall to Rams, 48-25 in home loss.

  • LSS hosts Spin Spittle Memorial...

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host a special race, the Spin Spittle Memorial Race in the Vintage Division, on Saturday night.

    Spittle was a huge part of racing in the Carolinas during his racing career, capturing wins at numerous tracks over the years.

    Spin’s son Marty Spittle has been racing in the Vintage Division and has captured his share of wins as well.