Today's Sports

  • Panthers’ early surge key win...

    ABBEVILLE – Abbeville High School’s No. 1 Panthers, decked in all-back uniforms, struck in cat-quick fashion to fuel a 54-13 win over scrappy Andrew Jackson High School Thursday night in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State football playoffs.
    The game was originally set for Friday night, but moved a day ahead with expected heavy rain to the already soggy field at AHS’s Hite Stadium.
    The 10-0 Panthers, led by quarterback J.D. Moore, ignited for four touchdowns in the opening quarter to take a 27-0 lead on the Volunteers.

  • LHS’s Clark looking to Down...

    Lancaster High School track standout Janard Clark thought it was a joke.
    When he realized it wasn’t, he was so excited he nearly was moved to tears.
    “I really was excited,” Clark said.
    Clark was recently notified he has been selected to compete in the Down Under Sports track competition for the 19th annual International Games in July in Gold Coast, Australia.
    The Down Under Sports program features competition in football, cross country, golf, track and field, basketball and volleyball.

  • Bruins’ Cloud earns Tri-County...

    FORT MILL – Lancaster High School senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud was among the honorees for Tri-County Football Coaches Association postseason awards on Wednesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Cloud, a two-year starter at quarterback for the Bruins, was named the Class A-AAAA Offensive Player of the Year.
    The TCFCA, which includes schools from Chester, Lancaster and York counties, honored a offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year for their 2018 awards.

  • IL’s Ressalam makes pivotal move...

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior offensive lineman Christian Ressalam is the transition within the Warriors’ 2018 transformation.
    Ressalam, who has played tackle and guard on the offensive line during his three-year ILHS football career, has made the move to center for his senior season.
    Ressalam’s move was necessary after Michael Csuhta was injured and lost for the season.
    Ressalam then made the pivotal switch to center.

  • ‘Big E’ rallies to tie Rascal

    There’s a tie at the top in The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks this week.
    Hard-charging Ernie “Big E” Rowell, a former Picks champion, has rallied to deadlock Sports Editor Robert Howey, also known as the “panel rascal.”
    Ern, known as the “Big E,” said he has stressed “E”xcellency in his latest picks.
    “Yep, it’s been a real battle, going through all those lucky charms and huge horse shoes in the last couple of weeks to get to the top,” Ern said. “Wow, I finally got there.

  • Watson wins Rocky Creek Sporting...

    Frank Watson was the top shooter for the eighth annual Fall Flurry, the annual autumn fundraiser for the Lancaster Children’s Home, held in mid-October at the Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg.
    Watson was the afternoon individual top shooter, while Dr. John Howell was the morning individual top shooter.
    Watson was a member of the morning team winner, H&S Roofing, which also included Ned Arthur, Will May and Craig May.
    The second-place team was the National Shooting Team of Bliss Steele, Robbie Boone, Elliott Wall and Joe Courtright.

  • Rams roll to unbeaten season

    The A.R. Rucker Rams made school history in their football regular-season finale with the rival South Middle School Mustangs on Thursday afternoon.
    The 7-0 Ram, with their second win over South Middle this season, wrapped up their first regular-season undefeated campaign.
    The Rams rolled to a 36-8 win over the Mustangs.
    The 28-point Rucker win gave the Rams the Lancaster County School District middle school football title.

  • Vols reset to Thursday

    Andrew Jackson High School’s first-round playoff game in the Class AA Upper State football playoffs has been moved to Thursday at 6 p.m.
    The Vols, 6-4 and an at-large entry in the Class AA Upstate playoffs, will battle an Abbeville team which is ranked No. 1 in Class AA with a 9-0 record.

  • Warriors teams 11th in state...

    The Indian Land High School boys cross country team finished 11th in the Class AAA 20-team field on Saturday.
    The Warriors, with 311 points, were led by junior Austin Reeves, who was 33rd in 17:32.91.
    Reeves was followed by junior Ben Elson, 17:58.48; freshman Maddox Yegge, 18:01; junior Noah Kiger, 18:36.79; and eigth-grader Jaxon Barringer, 19:25.04.
    The Warriors were the top finishers from Region IV-AAA.

  • Watkins focused on Nov. 17 race

    The Rock Hill Bad Boy Ben Watkins has already established himself as one of the best to ever race at Lancaster Motor Speedway in any race car.
    Watkins has won numerous times from a stock body car to a Late Model, but there is another track that has been pretty good to the driver known as “The Rock Hill Bad Boy.”
    The track is near the North Carolina coast, the Fayetteville Motor Speedway.
    Watkins should absolutely love the track.