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Today's Sports

  • Jackets ignite, top Vols

    Buford rallied from a 7-all halftime tie to take a 28-7 win over county and region rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at AJHS.

  • Jackets’ Varnadore puts it on...

    Timothy Varnadore loves playing football.

    As one would expect, Varnadore dislikes being away from the action.

    Varnadore, the Jackets’ senior right guard, doesn’t have to worry about being inactive.

    A two-year starter in the Jackets’ offensive line, the 6-2, 210-pounder is in the thick of the action on game night.

    He’s also a part of a defensive line rotation, seeing 15-20 plays a game at end, or tackle.

    Varnadore also plays on three BHS special teams.

  • Rams roll to win over SMS...

    The Rucker Rams rolled in their first meeting of the 2018 middle school football season with rival South Middle School on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

    The host Rams, 3-0, routed the Mustangs, 56-0.

    Rucker, up 30-0 at the half, wasted little time in taking the early lead on SMS.

    Juelz Mickles returned the opening kickoff 70 yards to give the Rams an early spark.

    Mickles also had a 60-yard punt return in the lopsided win.

  • York, Chester county players...

    RICHBURG – York and Chester county high school football players dominated the weekly awards for the Tri-County Football Coaches Association in week four.

    The Class AAAAA players of the week included three players from Fort Mill High School after the Yellow Jackets defeated Lugoff-Elgin High School, 41-21 to post their first win this season.

    Yellow Jackets running back Sebastian Lach was the offensive player of the week with 211 yards rushing and four touchdowns against the Demons.

  • Pigskin Picks still a tight race...

    The Pigskin Picks continues to be a tight race with Sports Editor Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals” holding a game lead on Eric “The Red” Rowell.

    “Yep, it’s been like that for a few weeks, so something has to give,” Rowell said. “I’m hoping for a change because change is good.”

    Nope Hurricane Florence didn’t blow away the panel as all survived and ready to pick up the pieces and pick on.

  • Jackets battle Vols to highlight...

    County bragging rights and position in Region IV-AA play are the stakes as Andrew Jackson and Buford battle to highlight prep football action Friday night.

    The 4-1 Volunteers, coming off their first loss of the season, will be at home to face the rival BHS Yellow Jackets in AJ’s annual homecoming game.

    Buford, fresh off its first win, will be looking to stay unbeaten in region play after taking a 52-27 home win over Chesterfield High School last Wednesday night.

    AJ dropped a 28-17 loss to North Central in Boonetown on Wednesday night.

  • League extends 2018 prep...

    The 2018 South Carolina high school football regular season now has an additional week.

    The S.C. High School League Executive Committee voted 18-0 on Tuesday to extend the 2018 regular season high school football season to Nov. 2.

    Games postponed last week related to the impact of Hurricane Florence will now be played Nov. 2.

    The S.C. High School League playoffs are now scheduled to begin Nov. 9, instead of Nov. 2 as originally scheduled. The 2018 S.C. high school regular season was scheduled to end Oct. 26 before the changes Tuesday.

  • Shrine Race to roll Thursday

    Thursday night marks the return of a fan and driver favorite at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    Race fans and drivers have been asking to bring back the annual Shrine Race at Lancaster Motor Speedway, and it will finally return after 12 seasons Thursday.

    The Shrine Race, presented by the Jackson Shrine Club in Lancaster, will be one of the highlight races during the 2018 racing season.

    The race features a great cause to help the Jackson Shrine Club and the cripple and burned kids the Shriners support.

  • Andrew Jackson Middle School...

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers are 2-0 on the football season after a 34-0 home win over North Central on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Vols broke on top as Ely Sowell picked up a fumbled punt and ran 10 yards for a 6-0 lead.

    AJ Middle, up 6-0 at the half, extended its lead as Banks Helms hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hammond Wrenn.

    Sowell scored on the conversion for a 14-0 lead.

    C.J. Frasier dashed 50-yards for a touchdown and Wrenn added the conversion for a 22-0 lead.

  • Team’s 52 tops Rotary field

    The winning foursome shot a 20-under 52 to win the annual Rotary Open golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday afternoon.

    The winning team included Kenny Faulkenberry, Sonny Hardin, Wayne Joynor and Quinton Rodgers.

    The top prize was $1,000 for the tournament, which included 15 teams.

    Hardin said his team had a “good day.”