Today's Sports

  • Vols cap Classic with shutout win

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson finished strong to cap the 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic with a 17-0 win over Anson County, N.C., on Saturday night at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.
    Senior southpaw quarterback Chas DeBruhl sparked the Vols, in their shutout.
    Buford, in the third period, edged McBee, 7-6.
    Lancaster, in the second quarter, dropped a 19-7 loss to West Mecklenburg and Indian Land opened play, falling to Monroe High School, 13-7.

  • Bear Hug Brawl reset for Saturday

    The eighth annual Bear Hug Brawl will be played Saturday at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The game was originally set to be played Thursday at BHS, but moved to Saturday.
    Buford and Lancaster didn’t have enough players for their teams to play Thursday, but will have enough to play Saturday.
    A year ago, the junior varsity jamboree was played on a Thursday night, but moved this year to Saturday to accommodate the BHS and LHS teams.
    The Bear Hug Brawl opens at 10 a.m. with a welcome. Gates open at 9 a.m.

  • Picks return for a new season,...

    They’re back, and a little earlier than in the past.
    The Pigskin Picks, those not-so-always-on-the-money football forecasters, are back for another big season of picking football games.
    In the past, the Picks have been featured in the Friday paper, but now, with no Friday edition, the Picks will be showcased on Wednesday. We’re coming at you earlier each week now. Can you stand it?
    Picks fans might also notice we have sponsorship, so a big tip of the coaches cap goes to H&H Chevrolet of Kershaw.

  • Indian Land nets Good Samaritan...

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors captured top honors among varsity teams in the first Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship varsity volleyball championship tournament Saturday at Buford High School.
    The ILHS girls shared the spotlight with the Buford High School junior varsity volleyball team which won the jayvee title.
    Lancaster High School won the teachers tournament as part of the second annual Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship tournament.

  • Extreme 4 features $1,000 prize

    After taking off last Saturday night, Lancaster Motor Speedway roars back into action Saturday night.
    The LMS headline race will be the M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4 Shootout paying $1,000 to win.
    This is the second straight race the Extreme 4 Division will be paying $1,000 to win because the second annual Phillip Knight Memorial paid $1,000 to win Aug. 10.
    The Extreme 4 Division is one of the most highly competitive divisions at Lancaster Motor Speedway with about 8-10 cars that can win on any Saturday night.

  • Teams set for Classic clashes

    After tonight, it all counts on the scoreboard, so the 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic is the final tune-up heading into regular-season high school football play.
    Andrew Jackson High School hosts the annual jamboree, which features all four Lancaster County teams against different squads.
    Play opens with Indian Land High School battling Monroe High School (N.C.) at 6 p.m.
    Lancaster follows as the Bruins battle West Mecklenberg High School of Charlotte at 7 p.m.

  • Sports Talk: Loss of Kellin...

    There’s a void as the 2019 Lancaster County high school football season nears.
    With each season and each team, there’s always holes to fill, but the gap I’m thinking about is the loss of a fixture on the Andrew Jackson High School football sidelines.
    That’s David Kellin, who died last month at his Kershaw home.
    When I say a void, I truly mean it.
    A few seasons back, we lost our AJ Vols sports correspondent just before the season began.
    We were in a bind as the season was quickly drawing close.

  • Gamecocks hope to profit from...

    The 2019 edition of the University of South Carolina football team might be Coach Will Muschamp’s best team in his four seasons, but it might not be reflected in USC’s final record.
    Wes Mitchell, of Gamecock Central and the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Gamecock Club’s football kickoff cookout at the Lancaster Moose Lodge on Monday night, said he feels Muschamp might be fielding his best overall team, but the challenging schedule might play in USC’s final record.

  • Buford High set to host second...

    Buford High School will be the setting for the second annual Lancaster County Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation volleyball tournament today at BHS, 4290 Tabernacle Road.
    The volleyball fundraiser, which begins in the BHS gym, is 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The fundraiser features scrimmages between the four county junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams, and a friendly afternoon competition among teachers’ teams from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools.

  • Extreme 4 has $1,000 purse Aug....

    The Extreme 4 Division at Lancaster Motor Speedway will be racing for $1,000 to win Aug. 24.
    This race marks the second time the Extreme 4 Division will be racing for $1,000 to win, because the second annual Phillip Knight Memorial race, held Aug. 10, was also a $1,000 to win.
    Chris Baker posted his second straight Phillip Knight Memorial race win and the $1,000 payday last Saturday night at LMS.
    Baker said he’s hoping the win will provide key momentum as he seeks his second straight win for another big payday at the half-mile dirt track.