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Today's Sports

  • Third-period runs spur Bruins in...

    Lancaster launched its 2017-18 home basketball schedule, scoring a pair of wins over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night.

    The Bruins teams, in front of a packed house, used third-period surges to post their wins over the Volunteers.

    The Lady Bruins, 2-2, notched a 63-38 win and the boys completed the sweep with a 72-62 victory.

    The LHS boys, 3-2, were in a battle with the scrappy Vols, but gained the upper hand with a strong third-period finish.

  • Vols roll to mat win over Bruins

    Andrew Jackson bolted to a 34-0 start on the way to a 58-12 win over rival Lancaster High School in prep wrestling Monday night in the LHS gym.

    The Volunteers, 6-2, rolled to the 46-point win on the strength of seven pins.

    AJ pin winners included Daniel Barfield (113), Gabe Rollings (138), Nick Burgess (145), Ty Elder (152), Hunter Haven (160), Kalab Haven (170) and Eli Mackey (220).

    Kyle Lesso had a major decision at 132 and AJ forfeit winners were Dalton Mackey and Patrick Burgess.

  • Area Clemson fans say Tigers...

    Lancaster area Clemson Tiger fans said they feel the Tigers are peaking as they open defense of their national championship in the College Football Playoff.

    The No. 1 Tigers, fresh off a resounding 38-3 win over Miami for their third straight Atlantic Coast Conference crown, face Alabama in the national semifinals at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on New Year’s Day. Kickoff is at 8:45 p.m.

    Lancaster County Clemson Club president Rodney Thomas witnessed the Tigers’ rout of Miami on Saturday night in Charlotte.

  • Jackets rally to down Rebels

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford rallied in the second half to take a 77-69 win over Parkwood High School on Monday night to give the Jackets a split at the Union County, N.C., school.

    In the opener, the Buford girls dropped a 62-23 loss.

    In the nightcap, Buford, down 41-37 at the half, rallied to take a 54-53 lead after three periods.

    The 3-5 Jackets then used a 23-16 run in the final period to post the eight-point win over the Rebels.

  • Warriors drop two at Marvin Ridge

    Indian Land had a tough night Monday as the Warriors lost two games at Marvin Ridge High School in Union County, N.C.

    The Warriors, in the nightcap, dropped a 71-25 loss to the Mavericks.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a 49-9 in the opener.

    In the boys game, MRHS held a 49-13 lead at the half on the way to the lopsided win.

  • Huey captures 2017 Blue Ridge...

    Mike Huey, a Lancaster Motor Speedway veteran, has captured the 2017 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Championship.

    Huey competed against some of the Carolinas top Late Models drivers this season to capture the championship.

    Huey was in a long battle with Brian “Meathead” Carswell and Adam Yarbrough, but the “little engine that could” (as Huey calls his Late Model motor) prevailed to give him bragging rights until the 2018 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series starts back racing.

  • Rams, Mustangs swap wins

    Lancaster middle school rivals A.R. Rucker and South split a pair of basketball games Thursday night in their first meeting of the 2017-18 hoops season.

    The Rucker girls opened with a 37-26 win over the South Middle Lady Mustangs.

    The South boys, in the nightcap, posted an exciting 40-32 win in overtime.

    The back-and-forth boys game was tight all the way.

    Regulation ended in a 32-all tie, but the Mustangs finished strong as they outscored the Rams 8-0 in the extra period for the win.

  • McKittrick leads Volunteers’ All...

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School two-way all-star senior lineman Dalton McKittrick leads the Volunteers’ All-Region IV-AA football selections for the 2017 season.

    McKittrick, who left today to begin workouts to play in the 70th annual Touchtone Energy Bowl North-South All-Star football game, was a star on both sides of the ball for the Vols this season.

  • Bruins sweep Vols

    The Lancaster Bruins opened their 2017-18 home basketball schedule, taking two wins over county rival Andrew Jackson.

    The Lady Bruins posted a 63-38 win and the LHS boys topped the Vols, 72-62.

    The teams meet for a rematch at AJ on Friday when the girls play at 6 p.m. and the boys tip off at 7:30.

    In other action, Buford dropped two games at home, falling to Parkwood of Union County, N.C.

    The Lady Jackets fell to the Lady Rebels, 60-29 and BHS boys dropped a 66-55 setback.

  • LMS points awards Saturday

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway points banquet is Saturday at La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant, 775 Lancaster Bypass 9 East.

    The banquet begins at 6 p.m.

    Cost is $10 person for an all-you-can-eat buffet.

    The LMS 2017 season awards will be presented to the top five drivers in each division and the rookie of the year award. LMS co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will attend the banquet to answer questions about the 2018 racing season.