Today's Sports

  • Vols top Panthers for Upstate...

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers finished strong to down the Abbeville Panthers, 67-55 in the third round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs on Tuesday night in the AJ gym.
    The Vols came out in a calm and determined manner and took control of the game by a well-defined passing game.
    By slowing the tempo, the Vols were able to use the clock to their advantage in the 12-point win.

  • Vols’ three spree boosts win

    KERSHAW – What’s that they say about the early stages of the second half in a basketball game?
    Andrew Jackson had the answer to the ageless hoops question about key hardwood momentum.
    The Volunteers, in the pivotal early minutes of the second half, opened strong and stayed in control for a 67-55 win over Abbeville in the Class AA Upper State semifinals on Tuesday night at the packed and rocking AJ gym.
    The Vols were sparked by a key three spree, which shot AJ, up 29-26 at the half, into a 38-26 spread on the stunned Panthers.

  • Dickerson to get his kicks for...

    INDIAN LAND – On an afternoon of mixed emotions, the overriding feeling was happiness on the part of Indian Land High School senior kicker Brandon Dickerson.
    Dickerson, discussing his journey to his big moment – signing with Southern Conference member Western Carolina University – noted several feelings before inkng with the WCU Catamounts in the ILHS media center.
    “I’m happy and I’m relieved,” said Dickerson. “I’m glad this part is over and I can move on in the next chapter in my life.”

  • Pepsi Night to open LMS 2019...

    One of Lancaster Motor Speedway’s biggest sponsors will open up the 2019 dirt track racing season in grand style March 15-16.
    Pepsi has been a major sponsor at Lancaster Motor Speedway for years.
    The Pepsi Night action  opens Friday, March 15, with the first of two nights of racing headlined by the SECA Crate Late Models.
    The race will have a full show, paying $1,000 to win.
    The opening night at LMS also has the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Extreme 4 and Vintage set to roll.

  • Cherokee Speedway opens 2019...

    Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney will open its 2019 racing season Sunday afternoon.
    The Cherokee Speedway racing card will feature the Burns Chevrolet Late Models, Joe’s Towing Limited Sportsman, Terry Worley Renegade, Axles Plus Crate Sprotsman, C&M Automotive Thunder Bomber, Mechanical Edge Stock 4, Carolina Driveline Young Guns 4-Cylinders and Smokin BBQ Extreme 4.
    Cherokee Speedway track officials are expecting a packed house and race cars as this is the first race to happen in the Carolinas for the 2019 racing season.

  • Vols win, advance in playoffs

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    GREENVILLE – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers, in the Class AA Upper State playoffs, went 1-2 on the hardwood at Christ Church Episcopal School of Greenville over the weekend.
    The one win was a big one as the AJ Vols topped Christ Church, 61-56 in the second round of the boys Class AA Upstate playoffs on Saturday night.
    The Lady Vols saw their season end with a 66-51 loss to the host Lady Cavaliers on Friday night.

  • Lady Cavs halt Lady Jackets’...

    GREENVILLE – Host Christ Church, with a key third-period surge, halted the Buford High School girls’ basketball postseason run with a 57-36 win over the Lady Jackets on Monday night in Greenville.
    The Lady Cavaliers, 24-4, held a 28-21 lead at the half, but used a 14-7 third-period surge to take a 42-28 lead with a period to play.

  • Drakeford leads Warriors in...

    Class AAA state team champion Indian Land High School has six wrestlers qualified for the state tournament this weekend in Anderson.
    Markeith Drakeford (40-6, 160) led the Warriors with a first-place finish after going 4-0 on the day at Powdersville High School in Anderson County.
    Drakeford, in the Warriors’ 44-12 state title match to cap the 32-point win over Gilbert High School the week prior, posted a 10-0 major decision.
    Weston Nguyen, 41-5, was the runner-up at 126 with a 3-1 showing for the two-day event.

  • Hanging Rock Kartway hosts Top...

    The Top Gun Championship Series, presented by Browns Karts and Parts, will continue at Hanging Rock Kartway on Saturday.
    Racing will be the Clone Classes of Clone 325 paying $200 to win, Clone 350 $500 to win, Clone 375 Top Gun $500, Clone 425 Top Gun $500, Clone 425 $300, Amateur Clone 350 $100, Amateur Clone 350 Trophy.
    Predator Classes of Predator 325 $200, Predator 350 $500, Predator 375 Top Gun $500, Predator 425 Top Gun $300, Predator 425 $200, Amateur Predator 350 $100, Amateur Predator 350 Trophy.

  • Comporium Preseason Tournament...

    The annual Comporium Preseason Invitational, an area prep baseball tournament, will launch play Saturday at Buford High School.
    The field features eight teams, four in each division. The AJ Division includes the host Volunteers, Central of Pageland, Chester and Lancaster.
    The Buford Division has South Pointe High School of Rock Hill, Chesterfield, the Carolina Royals of Charlotte and the host BHS Jackets.
    All games Saturday will be played at the BHS field.