Today's Sports

  • Brigman brings the hits

    INDIAN LAND –  If it seems Indian Land High School senior offensive guard Dakota Brigman embraces his role as a Warriors’ offensive lineman, he does.
    Brigman does enjoy his role in the trenches, but he’s known that for a while.
    “Growing up, there are those glamour positions in football, like quarterback, or running back or wide receiver,” he said.
    Don’t even go there with Brigman, a 6-1, 245-pound IL line veteran.
    Since his early days of organized football, he’s always been on the line.

  • Watkins seeking to pad points

    The “Rock Hill Bad Boy” Ben Watkins is set to defend his Carolina Clash points lead this weekend at the King of the Carolinas race.
    The racing focus will be on Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., for two busy nights for the driver known as the “Rock Hill Bad Boy,” Watkins.
    On Friday night, tonight, Watkins will be in his No. 16 Sandwood Racing Limited Late Model car at Carolina.
    The action has  qualifying and the main event for the Limited Late Model Division.

  • Tri-County coaches salute 4...

    RICHBURG – A quartet of Lancaster County football players was honored at the week seven meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting held Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    The county players selected for honors included Andrew Jackson High’s Heath Gandy and Dalton McKittrick along with Lancaster High School’s C.D. Catoe and Caleb Funderburk.

  • LHS volleyball closing in on...

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins, 20-1, 8-0, are looking to wrap up their second straight Region III-AAA volleyball championship.
    LHS, in action last week, posted two home wins, topping South Pointe and Clinton.
    LHS visited Chester on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and hosts Broome to wrap up regular-season play on Thursday, Oct. 15.
    Lancaster, in the win over South Pointe High School, was led by Hayden Thorne’s seven kills.
    Keyotta Garris and Amirah Steward each had five kills.

  • Waller to lead Jackets’...

    Buford High School has tapped into the college ranks for its new boys basketball coach.
    Raheem Waller, an Atlanta native who has coached 10 years in various levels of college basketball, was introduced as the Jackets’ new basketball coach Thursday, Oct. 8 in the BHS auditorium.

  • Pivotal games Friday night

    Week eight of the 2015 Lancaster County football season features a host of pivotal clashes Friday, Oct. 16.
    Lancaster and Buford will be in quest of wins to boost their region title and playoff chances.
    Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will be seeking victories to aid their postseason hopes.
    Lancaster ventures to Rock Hill to battle defending Region III-AAA champion South Pointe, while Buford, in its annual homecoming game, will face Central as the Jackets seek to stay unbeaten in Region IV-AA play.


    South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier, in his coaching career, was known for his knack of the element of surprise, but his final call at USC was the stunner of his 11-season career with the Gamecocks.
    Spurrier, mired in a 2-4 start and an 0-4 record in Southeastern Conference play, announced his retirement effective immediately following the Gamecocks’ evening practice Monday, Oct. 12.

  • Fast start fuels Rebs' win...

    PROSPERITY – The month-long odyssey for the Indian Land Warriors continued on Friday night, Oct. 9 against the Mid-Carolina Rebels, and once again the Warriors had trouble getting started.
    The host Rebels, led by Terrence Long, bolted to a 28-0 lead en route to 54-30 non-region win over the visiting Warriors, who dropped their third straight loss.
    Long’s first rush, the opening play from scrimmage, went 75 yards for a touchdown.

  • Vols’ homecoming happy in win

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson parlayed a strong defense and a balanced offense to give first-year Volunteers’ coach C.J. Frye his first home victory against Region IV-AA rival North Central, 35-15.
     “I am so proud of the effort this team gave tonight, “ Frye said. “Every time we needed a big play, our defense responded. Plus, we were pretty balanced on offense.
    “This group is exciting to watch when we play with this kind of desire,” added Frye. “ We still have to work on penalties.”

  • Juggernaut Jackets jolt Rams, 31...

    CHESTERFIELD – The saying goes, a good defense will beat a good offense and the Buford Yellow Jackets proved that to be true Friday night when they handed the 10th-ranked Chesterfield Rams their second loss of the season, 31-23.
    With the win Buford, 5-2, 4-0, sits atop Region IV AA after the surging Jackets’ fourth straight region win.
    The pass-happy Chesterfield offense was stymied throughout the game by the stingy Buford defense. The Rams didn’t have an offensive score until five minutes left to play.