Today's Sports

  • Boyd’s on the line full time

    When Miles Boyd puts it on the line this season, it’s on both sides of the football.
    Boyd, a Lancaster High School senior lineman, is a starter in the Bruins’ trenches on offense and defense.
    In the past, Boyd, a two-year Offensive-Line starter, drew all his playing time with the offense at left guard.
    This season, it’s both, and Boyd has taken on the dual role.
    He said even though he has more experience in the offensive interior, he now favors defense.

  • Vols capture four Tri-County...

    INDIAN LAND – Unbeaten Andrew Jackson High School, No. 10 in latest Class AA state poll, won four of five awards at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon at the Towne Tavern.
    The Volunteers, who have opened the season with three straight shutouts and outscored their foes 145-0, earned the offensive back of the week, defensive player of the week, offensive lineman of the week and special teams player of the week for Div. II, Class AAA, AA and A high schools.

  • Vols No. 10 in AA state poll

    Andrew Jackson High School, undefeated with three shutout wins to open the prep football season, is ranked No. 10 in the latest Class AA state media poll.
    The Volunteers were No. 9 last week when two teams were tied for sixth in the top 10.
    AJ has been ranked three straight weeks since opening the season with a 37-0 road win over Class A McBee High School. McBee, ranked No. 10 in the Class A preseason poll, garnered votes in the Class A poll again this week.

  • Middle school, jayvee football...

    Buford Middle School built an 8-6 halftime lead and held on to defeat A.R. Rucker Middle School on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
    The Jackets’ score came on a Mason Deese 60-yard run on a quarterback keeper. Deese also tallied on the two-point conversion for BMS.
    Rucker’s touchdown came as Jermaine Flowers picked up a blocked punt by Isaac Blackmon-Wilson and dashed 20 yards for the score.
    Buford Middle School coach Greg Caskey saluted running backlinebacker Tanner Sellers for a stellar effort.

  • Lady Vols sweep York Prep

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers volleyball team rebounded from a tough, five-set road loss to county rival Buford High School last week to post a pair of solid wins this week.
    AJ, in region play, blanked host Chesterfield High School, 3-0 in a sweep of the Lady Rams on Tuesday afternoon.
    AJ downed York Prep, 3-0 at home on Thursday to go 2-0 on the week.
    The Lady Vols will visit Region IV-AA foe Lewisville High School on Tuesday for a junior varsity/varsity match.
    Lady Warriors win

  • Speedway hosts Shrine Race on...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host one of its biggest nights of the dirt track racing season Saturday.
    The annual Jackson Shrine Race will take center stage at the half-mile dirt oval.
    The Shrine Race, with proceeds to benefit Shrine Hospitals, ranks as one of the races Speedway drivers, fans and staff members circle on their racing calendars each season.
    The action-packed night will be headlined by the Fuel Racing Series, paying $2,000 to win.

  • Unbeaten Vols sack Cats

    Alan Sims
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The ninth-ranked Andrew Jackson Volunteers continued their stellar early-season play, cruising to a 39-0 win over 11th-ranked Blacksburg High School on Friday night at the AJ Battlefield.
    AJ, 3-0, entered the game having not allowed a point, and that trend continued with a third consecutive shutout, two straight at home.
    The Vols faced a Blacksburg team, which also came in unbeaten after a 41-21 road win over Buford and a 39-14 rout of Crescent of Iva.

  • Jackets swarm Hornets for first...

    DUE WEST – Buford took to the road and found victory lane in a big way Friday night.
    The Jackets, coming off two double-digit home losses to open their football season, swarmed the Dixie High School Hornets in a 48-0 rout at Due West.
    Buford took control early and cruised to a 34-0 halftime lead for its first win of the 2019 season.

  • Fort Mill foils Bruins, 24-14

    FORT MILL – Lancaster, at 0-3, hasn’t had the ball bounce its way much this season.
    Friday night at Fort Mill High School’s Bob Jones Stadium, it didn’t get better.
    “We had a little bit of luck, and we capitalized on it,” Fort Mill head coach Rob McNeely said after his Yellow Jackets notched a 24-14 win over Lancaster.
    Both teams entered at 0-2, but Fort Mill, making the most of its breaks, emerged the victor, and LHS the tough-luck victim.

  • Panel stays the same after...

    Week three in the Picks was about one number – six.
    Six of the seven panelists each had six misses, a 14-6 showing for the week.
    That meant Picks leader Eric “The Red” Rowell kept his top spot for another week, with the rest of the panel holding their positions.
    Crazy fact was that among the six panelists who missed six each, they were off on different games in the list.
    Like the football bounces, all going in different ways.