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Today's Sports

  • Senior Spotlight: Carnes makes...

    Talk about a before and after situation, and Buford High School sixth-year head football coach Tripp Watts thinks of Jackets’ senior defensive end Nick Carnes.

    “When I first saw him as a freshman, Nick was this itty-bitty guy,” Watts said. “He was about 5-9 and weighed 115 to 120 pounds. I really had my doubts Nick would ever play for us because of his size.”

    Fast forward – with a strong run in the Jackets weight room – to now.

  • Gandy inducted into Dixie Boys...

    Ronnie Gandy had quite a diamond surprise during the recent Dixie Boys World Series in Aiken.

    Gandy, who has been involved with Dixie Baseball for 41 years, was inducted into the Dixie Boys Baseball Hall of Fame during the opening games at the tournament.

    “I was really shocked,” said Gandy, who recalled he began as a youth baseball volunteer in T-ball in 1978. “It was an honor, but it was also humbling.

  • Team Husqvarna savors...

    Team Husqvarna, a 12-under Lancaster area youth baseball travel team, has had its share of success over the last four seasons, with their recent action ranking among the team’s top moments on the diamond.

    Team Husqvarna, which has won 30-plus championships in playing tournaments across the Carolinas over the last four years, competed at Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in central New York State earlier this summer.

  • Ultimate Super Late Model Series...

    The stars of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series will head back to Lancaster Motor Speedway on Aug. 31.

    With other area Super Late Model Series, the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, taking off that weekend, fans can expect to see a packed house of the Carolina’s top Super Late Model teams at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The LMS racing card will also feature the SECA Thunder Bomber Tour race paying $1,000 to win at the half-mile dirt track.

  • Bear Hug Brawl kicks off Saturday

    Lancaster County junior varsity football takes center stage Saturday with the eighth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.

    The game was originally set for Thursday night at BHS, but moved to Saturday morning.

    Buford and Lancaster didn’t have enough players for their teams to play Thursday, but will have enough to play Saturday.

  • Cyclones smash Green Hornets

    The top-rated Chester Cyclones cruised to an impressive 52-6 win over Class AAAA foe Aiken High School at home Thursday night.

    The Cyclones, the defending Class AAA state champions, have won 16-straight games after going unbeaten last season at 15-0.

    CHS quarterback Zan Dunham sparked the Cycs, hitting 7-14 pass for 126 yards and two TD passes. He had 188 total yards.

    Jarel Hill scored three TDs, including two touchdown passes. Stan Mills ran for 168 yards and tallied two TDs.

    Chester held a 35-6 lead at the break.

  • 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.