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Today's Sports

  • Bruins set for state meet

    Lancaster High School has a host of athletes who have qualified for the Class AAAA state track meet.

    The Bruins qualified at the state qualifier held at Sumter High School last Satuday.

    The LHS girls are led by sophomore Tierra Belk, who ran a 12.45 to place eighth.

    Belk also ran a leg on the seventh-place 4 x 100 relay. Belk, Quanie Simmons, Rekia Polk and Ashanti Talford ran a 49.47. The alternate is Mohongany Perry.

    In the boys 400 dash, Frederick Thompson placed third in 49.75.

  • Vols, Jackets athletes in state...

    Andrew Jackson and Buford High School track athletes will compete in the Class AA state track meet this weekend.
    The AJ Lady Volunteers are led by Niyana Jones who is the top qualifier in the girls high jump at 5-02. Jones also qualified fourth in the long jump at 16 feet.
    Oshamiya Black placed eighth in the triple jump at 31-08.
    In the boys, AJ was led by Darrion Wright, third in the high jump with a 6-04 effrot.
    LaKyle McIlwain finished sixth in the 110 high hurldes in 16.31.

  • Jacket booters fall in second-...

    The Buford High men’s varsity team opened the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs with a convincing 8-0 home win over Eau Claire on May 1.
    Senior Blaine Gossman had two goals, and added an assist. Junior Jesse Black also tallied twice for the Jackets. Seniors Jim Small, Nate Purser, and William Ingram each contributed a goal, and sophomore Logan Jaillette netted his first goal of his varsity career as he converted a penalty kick following an EC foul in the 18-yard box.
    Senior Bryton Davis also had a big hand in the scoring, adding four assists.

  • Buddy Crook Memorial race...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will honor one of the greatest to ever race at LMS in any division Saturday night.
    The late Buddy Crook is considered a dirt track racing legend at LMS and various other tracks.
    Crook will be honored Saturday with the MMSA Buddy Crook Memorial paying $4,000 to win. The MMSA is a traveling 4-cylinder series that travels all over North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
    The top 4-cylinder drivers in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are expected here Saturday night with one of the richest paydays they will see this season.

  • Bobcats end IL postseason run

    Seneca halted Indian Land High School’s postseason baseball hopes with a 3-0 win over the Warriors at the Bobcats’ field on Wednesday.
    Seneca, which defeated Indian Land, 13-6 Saturday in the double-elimination Class AAA Upper State title round, blanked the Warriors to end their season.
    The 15-8 Bobcats, the defending Class AAA Upstate champs, scored two runs in the fourth and a single run in the fifth to take the win.
    A Jack Fassino double opened what proved to be Seneca’s winning rally in the bottom of the fourth.

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ, stay alive

    KERSHAW _ Buford prevailed to keep its Class AA Upper State championship  hopes alive Wednesday at rival Andrew Jackson High School.
    The 17-9 Lady Jackets blanked Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson High School, 3-0 to keep their softball playoffs hopes going.
    BHS, the Region IV-AA runner-up to AJ this season, faced Landrum on Thursday when it needed two wins over the host Lady Cardinals to advance to the Class AA state title series.
    The Lady Jackets struck for a run in the second inning on Kayley Stroud’s run-scoring double.

  • Bonda expects battle Saturday

    Indian Land High School Lady Warriors soccer coach Mark Bonda said he expects his toughest match of the season Saturday when the ILHS girls go for their second straight Class AAA soccer championship.
    The Lady Warriors will battle Class AAA Lower State champion Bishop England, 15-2-1, in hopes of netting their second straight state crown Saturday at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.
    Kickoff is set for noon.

  • LMS racing off May 19

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be taking a vacation weekend with no race set for May 19 at the half-mile dirt oval.
    The break will allow LMS drivers, fans and staff members to take a vacation, or work on their race cars for the second half of the 2018 LMS season.
    Lancaster Motor Speedway will return to racing action May 26, hosting the Robbie Helms Memorial race on the Memorial Day Weekend Mayhem.
    Helms of Heath Springs died last December.

  • Post 31 opens season at Union

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball team will open its 2018 season May 21 with a League V game at Union Post 22.
    The game will launch a three-game season-opening series with Union.
    Union will host game one May 21, with game two in Lancaster at Eggleton Field on May 23.
    The series caps with a road game in Union on May 24.
    Lancaster Post 31 opened practice for the 2018 season with try-outs and registration on Thursday.
    Lancaster Post 31 will draw players from Lancaster, Buford, Andrew Jackson and Lewisville high schools.

  • LHS second in Class AAAA Upstate...

    The Lancaster Bruins golf team shot a 294 to place second in the Class AAAA Upper State golf tournament at the Southern Oaks Golf Club in Easley on Monday.
    The Bruins, the Region III-AAAA golf champions, were led by senior Brady Hinkle and freshman Trey Crenshaw who each shot a 72.
    Mason Tucker carded a 73, while Simon Wright posted a 77.
    Nick Mangano finished with a 78 for the 18-hole round.
    Wren topped the field with a 291, with Brandon Masters leading the Hurricanes with a 69.