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Today's Sports

  • Rams charge to hoops title

    The A.R. Rucker Rams are the toast of the Chestnut Oaks Middle School holiday basketball tournament.
    The unbeaten Rams, 10-0, rolled through the field on the way to the championship in the three-day tournament at the Sumter County middle school on Dec. 22.
    Rucker, led by coach Lamont Elder, captured the tournament crown with a 47-35 win over host Chestnut Oaks Middle School on Thursday afternoon.

  • Bruins rebound for win in...

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster rebounded from a tough loss in the opening round of the annual Y.C. Winborn boys basketball tournament with a 66-58 win over Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Rock Hill High School on Thursday afternoon.
    The Bruins, bolstered by balanced scoring, built a 53-39 lead after three periods and held on for the eight-point win over the OWHS Bruins.
    LHS opened tourney play, dropping a 48-47 loss to Marvin Ridge on Wednesday, while Orangeburg-Wilkinson fell to two-time defending tournament champion Butler High of Charlotte, 55-31.

  • BHS Jackets honor fall sports...

    BUFORD –  Fall stars of the Buford High School maroon and gold took a final bow Tuesday night in the school’s cafeteria during the annual BHS fall sports awards.
    Buford High athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and cheer were saluted for their stellar effort during the Jackets’ fall sports season.
    The BHS football team, which finished 3-8 and earned a second straight Class AA playoff bid, honored a host of players.

  • Vols, Warriors split pair

    KERSHAW – The host Andrew Jackson basketball teams split on the hardwood in a non-conference match with county rival Indian Land on Wednesday night.
    The eighth-ranked Lady Vols, 5-2, dropped a close 56-53 loss to the IL girls, and the No. 2 AJ boys posted a 60-46 win over the Warriors.
    Both games were fast-paced and action-packed contests.
    Danielle Ussery sparked the Lady Vols, scoring 24 points on 2 two-point goals, 6 three-point goals and 2-2 on free throws.

  • Rec small fry football all-stars...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry all-star football team, ages 9-10, fell short in its quest for the state championship at River Bluff High School in Lexington on Saturday.
    North Charleston, the Lower State champion, built a 14-0 halftime lead on the way to a 14-6 win over the Lancaster County stars.
    The Lancaster County stars, the Upstate champions, battled to the end, but dropped the tough eight-point loss.
    North Charleston, up 14-0 at the break, allowed its only postseason points in the second half when Lancaster struck.

  • ILHS promotes Blades to head...

    INDIAN LAND – Horatio Blades, a former NFL linebacker who has been the Indian Land High School defensive coordinator for three years, is the Warriors’ new head football coach.
    “Coach Blades is a young man of very high character,” said ILHS Principal David Shamble. “His leadership and character are outstanding.

    “He is going to step in and do some things different,” Shamble said. “He has a true understanding of Indian Land. Coach Blades understands our students and football players. He is a worker.”

  • Mavs notch two victories over...

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land returned home, but didn’t return to the win column Tuesday night.
    Marvin Ridge foiled the IL hoops hopes, taking two wins at the Warriors’ gym.
    The Lady Warriors dropped a 46-43 loss in overtime and the IL boys fell to the Mavericks, 58-51.
    In the opener, the Lady Mavs outscored the IL girls, 10-7 in the overtime to take the three-point win.
    Marvin Ridge opened an 11-10 lead after one period, but Indian Land rallied for a 16-15 edge at the break.

  • LC Stallions take two from...

    BISHOPVILLE – Buford High opened Region IV-AA basketball play, dropping a pair of losses at Lee Central High School of Bishopville on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Jackets fell to the Lady Stallions, 59-36, and the Buford boys suffered an 80-60 loss.
    In the nightcap, Lee Central took an early lead and steadily extended its edge for the 20-point win. Lee Central, on top 17-13 after the opening period, used a 23-11 second quarter run to gain a 40-24 lead at the break.

  • Jackets swarm Bruins in mat rout

    Buford, as it did in its first match with Lancaster, didn’t need a late pin to post a win over the host Bruins.
    The Jackets bolted to a 51-6 lead on the way to a 57-18 win over rival Lancaster in the LHS gym on Tuesday night to sweep the season mat series at 2-0.
    “We’re making strides, getting better, but we’re still young,” BHS coach Garrett Plyler said. “Overall, we wrestled well. We’ve made progress since our last match.”

  • Bruins fall to Falcons, Bearcats

    The Lancaster Bruins had a quick turnaround on the hardwood, but couldn’t reverse the results.
    A night after dropping two at Rock Hill, the Bruins fell twice at home to Nation Ford of Fort Mill in the final home games of the 2016 portion of the LHS hoops schedule.
    The Lady Bruins, who dipped to 2-5, lost to the Lady Falcons, 46-27 and the NFHS boys held on for a 56-47 win.
    The boys game was tied at the break, 19-all, but the Falcons rallied in the third period to take a 39-31 lead.