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Today's Sports

  • Vols sweep in playoff openers

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers and Lady Volunteers advanced to the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs with their home victories over Ninety-Six High School on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Vols defeated the Ninety-Six girls 46-32.
    The Vols, in the nightcap, won a close contest in a 56-52 victory.
    In the nightcap, AJ senior Jamie Hinson sealed the win with last-second free throws which gave the Vols the four-point win.

  • Lady Jackets swarm Panthers for...

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    BATESBURG – The Buford Lady Jackets battled to the end and came home a winner in the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.
    Buford, the third seed out of Region IV-AA on the road to face second-seeded Batesburg-Leesville in the opening round of the playoffs, rallied for a 50-48 win over the Lady Panthers.
    Buford, down by two with 87 seconds to play, kept plugging.
    Paige Davis netted two free throws with 58 seconds to play.

  • Bruins fall in playoff openers

    COLUMBIA – The Lancaster Bruins were right there with the host A.C. Flora Falcons, and then came the pivotal fourth quarter.
    The Falcons, up 42-31 after three periods, outscored the Bruins 25-5 in the closing period to take a 66-37 win over LHS in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State basketball playoffs on Wednesday night.
    “We were in the game going to the fourth quarter, and then the turnover bug bit and big us hard,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said.

  • County wrestlers quest for...

    Seeds for the individual state wrestling tournaments in all classes will be on the line this weekend, Feb. 15-16.
    Lancaster County high school teams will be competing in the Upper State tournaments at three different locations.
    Lancaster High School will wrestle in the Class AAAA Upstate tourney at Eastside High School in Taylors of Greenville.
    Indian Land, fresh off its first Class AAA team state crown last Saturday at Airport High School, will battle at Powdersville High School in Greenville.

  • Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars here...

    One of the most popular races throughout the Lancaster Motor Speedway racing year has been when the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars visit the half-mile dirt oval at LMS.
    The racing machines fly around LMS, reaching speeds up to over 140 mph.
    Speedway fans need to mark July 20 on their calendars as the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars will be here that night.
    Some of the drivers never lift off the throttle as they flat-foot it around the track.

  • Warriors charge for state gold

    CAYCE – Indian Land High School’s big wrestling day didn’t start well, but ended great, so grand it made school history.
    The 35-5 Warrior fell behind early, but finished with a stirring mat flurry to deck Gilbert High School, 44-12 for the Class AAA wrestling state championship at Airport High School in Cayce on Saturday afternoon.
    The No. 2 Warriors resounding 32-point win gave ILHS its first-ever male team state championship in the 92-year history of the Lancaster County Class AAA high school.

  • Title Notes: Warriors had solid...

    Indian Land High School’s first-ever boys team state championship charge for the 2019 Class AAA state wrestling title featured a 4-0 playoff run.
    The Warriors, as a first round host of the Class AAA Upper State playoffs in the ILHS gym, opened the playoffs with a bye.
    Indian Land, the Region IV-AAA titlist, advanced to the Class AAA Upper State semifinals with a 41-19 home win over Woodruff High School.

  • Jackets used clutch play to net...

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    The Buford Yellow Jackets came through late on BHS Senior Night for a sweep of North Central High School in Region IV-AA basketball play on Friday night.
    The BHS boys, in a 53-50 win over North Central, earned a bid to the Class AA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.
    BHS, which trailed by six going to the final period, came through at the foul line in the clutch.
    Jo Barrino, who led BHS with 19 points, netted two free throws to tie the game at 50-all with 16.7 seconds to play.

  • Vols fall twice to Lee Central...

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    BISHOPVILLE – The Volunteers and Lady Vols each lost games to the host Lee Central basketball teams Friday night.
    The Lady Vols could have captured the regional title with a win, but they finished in second place in the region as did the Vols.
    The Lady Vols lost 57-30 to the Lee Central girls. The Vols dropped their game, 52-42 to the Lee Central Boys.

  • Bruins get forfeits, look to...

    The Lancaster Bruins basketball team took two wins the easy way Friday to wrap up their 2018-19 regular season schedule.
    Lancaster was slated to visit South Pointe to cap Region III-AAAA play, but the games weren’t played.
    LHS was notified Friday that South Pointe had played its limit of 26 regular-season games, so the Bruins received forfeits – 20-0 – for each game. The 26 games include jamborees, preseason and in-season tournaments.