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Today's Sports

  • Rivers nets CIAA All-Rookie team...

    Johnson C. Smith freshman guard Malia Rivers has been named to the CIAA All-Rookie team for the 2016-17 women’s basketball season.
    Rivers, a former Lancaster High School Lady Bruins hoops star who led the LHS girls to the 2015 Class AAA girls basketball state title, made an early splash in the CIAA.
    In her collegiate debut, she scored 25 points against Slippery Rock University in the JCSU season opener Nov. 11. Against SRU, she nailed three treys and finished 10-of-22 from the field.

  • Sports Briefs: Feb. 26, 2017

    Parker Track Club meeting
    The Columbus Parker Track Club will hold an organizational meeting March 2 at 6 p.m. at 117 South Wylie Street.
    The meeting will include registration. Any athlete planning to join the team after finishing the high school track season, should plan to attend the meeting.
    For more details on the meeting, call coach Arthur Benjamin at (803) 283-3606, or email Tina Shaw at tina.shaw@bankofamerica.com.

    Gamecock Club to host Muschamp

  • Funderburk confident about BHS...

    Buford High School baseball coach Eric Funderburk, with the departure of nine seniors last season, has some big cleats to fill, but he’s confident the Jackets will step up this spring.
    Buford, which went 16-12 and advanced to the Class AA Upper State playoffs, has unproven players at nearly every position, and Funderburk is confident they will come around.

  • Lady Jackets to host preseason...

    The Buford High School softball team, the defending Class AA state champion, hosts its annual preseason tournament Feb. 27-March 4 at the Buford High varsity field (field 1) and the recreation field (field 2) below the BHS student parking lot.
    Teams competing include host Buford, Andrew Jackson, Lancaster, Chester and Central of Pageland. Chester will compete in pool play, but is unable to play in the single-elimination tournament March 4.

  • Lady Vols lose in Upstate finals

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols ended their season Friday with a 63-25 loss to the Christ Church Lady Cavaliers in the Class AA Upper State girls basketball championship game.
    The 25-2 Lady Cavs built an early lead and rolled to the overwhelming win Friday afternoon at Bon Secours Arena in Greenville.
    The Lady Cavs were sparked by a tough inside game and a sticky press. CC was led by Bailey Breazeale’s 19 points, nine in the first half when the Lady Cavs built a 33-6 lead.

  • IL’s Pressley selected for North...

    Indian Land High School senior basketball star Nia Pressley will be among the state’s hoops elite March 18.
    Pressley, a three-year star player for the Lady Warriors, has been named to the 2017 North-South All-Star girls basketball game.
    Pressley is the first ILHS girls player to be selected for the game, which features the state’s top senior basketball players, since former Lady Warriors star Mariah Williams played in the 2011 North-South All-Star contest.
    The 2017 North-South game will be played at Lexington High School on March 18.

  • Racing tracks gear up for 2017...

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Carolinas area racing tracks are gearing up for the 2017 season.

    Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., will hold practice Saturday from 1-5 p.m.

    - Carolina Speedway, located on 6355 Union Raod (Hwy 274) Gastonia, N.C., is holding practice for any race car division.

  • Lewisville set to ‘Lionize’...

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – As is always the case, finding former coaches and athletes worthy of hall of fame induction at Lewisville isn’t the problem, it’s deciding which worthy candidates are going in each year.

    The Chester County Class A school has unveiled its fourth class and will honor the inductees with a banquet and ceremony Saturday.

  • Comporium tourney opens play

    The 2017 Comporium Preseason Baseball Invitational opens play Saturday at the Buford High School baseball field.

    The weeklong tournament has two divisions, one at BHS and another at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The teams competing at Buford include Central, South Pointe and the Carolina Royals, a Charlotte area showcase team.

  • Young Vols look to make impact

    The 2017 Andrew Jackson High School baseball team sports its share of youth, but Volunteers coach Mike Lucas is confident about his AJ squad.

    “We are young, but we’re talented and I think we can come around,” said Lucas, in his eighth season guiding the Vols. “We have our share of depth and I like the way this team has been working and making strides to get better.”