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Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils won Upper State...

    (Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series about the 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils’ run to the Class C state football championship.)


    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    The conference champion Heath Springs Blue Devils launched their postseason run, facing Norway High for the Upper State title.

    Norway, 15 miles from Orangeburg, was undefeated and unscored on during the 1967 high school football season.

  • Warriors’ defense delivers 14-6...

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    COLUMBIA – The Indian Land Warriors were well rested, having the week off, coming into their Thursday night Region IV-AAA game against the Columbia High School Capitals at Memorial Stadium.

    The Warriors would need every bit of it, particularly the defense, in ILHS’s hard-fought 14-6 win over the Capitals.

    ILHS, 2-6, 1-2, snapped a four-game losing skid with the win over CHS.

  • Lady Jackets region volleyball...

    KERSHAW – The Buford High School Lady Jackets’ volleyball team, for the second time in three seasons, is the queen of the Region IV-AA court.

    Buford, in a tough, tense tie-breaker match for the region volleyball title at Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday, defeated defending Region IV-AA volleyball champion North Central High School, 3-2.

  • Rams charge by Vols, 47-15

     

    CHESTERFIELD – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ running game came directly into the passing game of the Chesterfield Rams, and the Vols came up short in a 47-15 road loss.

    The fast-starting Rams, ranked 10th in the latest Class AA state football poll, grabbed the lead early and never yielded on the way to the 32-point Region IV-AA win. The game was closest at the end of the first quarter when the Vols trailed 9-8.

  • Buford holds off Knights for...

     

    BUFORD – Buford held off a hard-charging North Central Knights team that took the Yellow Jackets to the wire Friday night at Buford Stadium.

    Buford recovered a clutch onside kick with 1:14 left to seal the 41-36 win for the Jackets’ sixth victory of the season on BHS Senior Night.

    The Knights outscored 11th-ranked Buford 24-13 in the second half behind the passing of quarterback Bubba Williamson. Williamson threw four TD passes in the final half, but ran out of time.

  • Talented Stallions dash by Bruins

     

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Battlin’ Bruins, living up to their nickname as much as anytime on the 2017 football season, gave it a good shot, but top-rated South Pointe had too much firepower in a 45-10 win on Friday night.

    The Stallions, ranked No. 5 nationally with an 8-0, 3-0 mark, celebrated their homecoming win later than expected due to the Bruins’ game effort.

    SPHS, up 31-10 and in control, sealed the game with two quick touchdowns in the final period.

  • Rucker Rams win, stay unbeaten

    The A.R. Rucker Rams stayed unbeaten on the middle school fooball season, taking a 28-12 win over host Lewisville on Thursday.

    Rucker quarterback J.P. Cunningham had a 35-yard scoring run and also tossed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Sean McCray.

    McCray also caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Grayson Kirk and grabbed a two-point conversion catch.

    Brice Harris scored a rushing touchdown and tallied on a two-point conversion run for the Rams.

    Linebacker Red Roff and cornerback Cureton Witherspoon led the Rams’ defense.

  • LSS points banquet to be...

    Lancaster Super Speedway 2017 points champions are SECA Crate Late Models Timbo Mangum, Super Stock Brandy Baker, SECA Crate Sportsman Bill Knight, Renegade Andrew Baker, Pure Stock V8 Adam Bowers, Vintage Marty Spittle and Extreme Rusty Catoe.

    The 2017 points banquet is to be announced, with various awards presented during the event. Keep checking The Lancaster News, or Lancaster Motor Speedway facebook group page for more details.

  • Pigskin Picks race getting tight

    The Pigskin Picks are getting tight at the top.

    Lorie Sistare “Bright,” always among the panel leaders, is a game back in the race for the Picks top spot this week.

    Sistare, rolling with a 15-5 week, is one pick out of the top perch.

    “I’ve got my focus on the front,” Sistare said. “Well, it’s time to shine.”

    News correspondent Mandy Catoe, who has led for the bulk of the Picks season, went 13-7 to see her lead sliced to a mere game.

  • McKittrick double winner in Tri-...

    Andrew Jackson High School senior lineman Dalton McKittrick was a double winner at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    McKittrick was honored twice in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.

    McKittrick was named the offensive lineman of the week with a 91 percent grade, four pancake blocks and zero sacks allowed in the Vols’ 48-0 win over Great Falls.