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Today's Sports

  • Vols’ Hudson signs with Winthrop

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School baseball standout Will Hudson noted Wednesday, Nov. 14 as a special day for him and his future, a “garnet and gold day.”
    “This is a dream come true,” said Hudson, who plays second base, shortstop and pitches for the Volunteers. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

  • Henson signs with Anderson golf

    Raymon Chisom said he has seen Buford High School star senior golfer Caleb Henson come a long way in his golf career.
    So far, that his game is hitting the next gear at the next level.
    Henson, a two-time Class AA all-state golfer for the Jackets, will be playing the next four years at Anderson University in Anderson after signing with the Trojans on Thursday in the BHS conference room.
    “Caleb has earned this chance to play college golf,” said Chisom, who led the Lancaster chapter of the SCJGA when Henson began playing golf and developing his game.

  • Darnell signs to play for...

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School softball star Peyton Darnell is taking her game to the college level with impressive stats and plenty of respect from ILHS coach Monica Barfield.
    Darnell, a three-year starter for the Lady Warriors, signed with the University of South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday in the ILHS media center.
    Upstate, located in Spartanburg, is a NCAA Div. I school, a member of the Big South Conference.

  • Percival Clemson baseball-bound

    KERSHAW – The colors won’t change much for Andrew Jackson High School ace right-hander Brett Percival as he goes to the next level.
    His AJ Volunteer orange will be similar to the Clemson Tigers’ burnt orange he will don as a CU freshman next fall.
    Percival, a three-year player for the AJ Vols, is headed to the elite of college baseball after signing with the Atlantic Coast Conference Tigers on Wednesday afternoon in the Lancaster County Class AA school’s media center.

  • James relishes role with Jackets

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Buford High School senior football player David James, the Jackets’ backup quarterback and cornerback, has been a part of the BHS football program for a long time.
    Two seasons as a junior varsity player and the last two years on the BHS varsity, but it goes beyond that.
    You could say James, a 5-7, 135-pounder who for his size is tough as a lighter knot, has earned his maroon and gold stripes.

  • Rascal, Ern still deadlocked at...

    The late-season Pigskin Picks are still tied, but getting a tad tighter.
    Ernie “Big E” Rowell and Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals,” are still in a gridiron deadlock at the top, with Ern’s brother, Eric “The Red” Rowell fast on their heels.
    “It’s going to be a fight to the finish,” Eric said. “Those two veteran fatheads, uh, I mean, heavyweights are duking it out and I’m going to sneak in with a surprise and steal the prize and show. Don’t sleep on it.”

  • County trio in all-star...

    Lancaster County will have solid representation in the annual North/South All-Star prep volleyball matches at Erskine College in Due West this weekend.
    A trio of Lancaster County senior prep volleyball stars is set to compete on the court with the state’s elite.
    Players reported Thursday, with the opening matches slated to be played today at 6:30 p.m.
    Indian Land High School’s Kaylah Cranor and Emily Alanis along with Buford High School’s Hunter Allen will play for the Class A-AA-AAA North all-star team.

  • Super Late Model action heads...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway puts the final touches on its 2018 season with a major racing event Saturday.
    The half-mile dirt oval will host the Palmetto State 50.
    The Saturday racing card headlines the Southern All-Stars Super Late Model Series.
    Top prize for the main event is $10,000.
    Fans can expect a major battle for the high stakes race, with Scott Bloomquist leading an ace field.

  • Rec stars launch play

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission will field two all-star football teams in postseason play Saturday.
    The Lancaster County teams will open play Saturday at the Camden High School Bulldog Sports Complex, 25 Brandlewood Plantation Road.
    The 9-10 all-stars, led by coach Sammie Cousar, open play with a 10 a.m. game with Kershaw Countty.
    The 11-12 all-stars face the Rock Hill YMCA at 1 p.m.
    The 11-12 stars are guided by Darrell Shropshire, Nick Seegars, B.J. Fair and Israel Fair.

  • Buford swarms Hornets in 40-6...

    The Buford High School Yellow Jackets added to their stellar season Friday night, crushing C.A. Johnson High School of Columbia, 40-6 in the foggy opening round of the state high school football playoffs.
    The win was BHS Coach Tripp Watts’ first playoff victory and Buford’s first postseason win since 2001.
    Buford, on a fast start, took control early and easily punched their ticket to a second round home playoff game against Saluda High School.