Today's Sports

  • Volunteers sweep Warriors

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened their 2018-19 regular-season basketball campaign in impressive fashion Tuesday night.
    The host Lady Vols rolled by Indian Land, 47-25 and the Vols notched an 84-56 win.
    The Lady Vols, of coach Olivia Gaines, opened with a 9-3 lead after one quarter. AJ was on top, 20-17 at the half.
    The Lady Vols pushed their lead to 32-19 at the end of the third quarter before taking the 22-point win.

  • Falcons take two from Bruins

    The Lancaster Bruins had a tough start in their regular-season basketball home opener with Nation Ford of Tuesday night.
    The Lady Bruins dropped a 76-46 loss in the varsity opener and the LHS boys fell, 71-40 in the nightcap.
    In both games, the visiting Falcons surged in the second half to take control on the way to lopsided wins.
    Lancaster, in the nightcap, came out slow on the way to the 31-point loss.

  • Lady Jackets notch win for split...

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    New Buford High School girls varsity basketball coach Susan Scott had a dandy hoops debut Tuesday night to highlight the Jackets’ home twin bill with Great Falls.
    The Lady Jackets started strong on the way to a 52-11 win over the Lady Red Devils.
    In the nightcap, Great Falls prevailed with a 72-55 win.
    In the opener, Buford bolted to an 11-0 lead on the way to the 41-point victory.
    The Lady Jackets led 21-5 at the half and owned a 39-6 spread after three periods.

  • Jackets top Bruins in mat win

    Buford highlighted a three-way wrestling match with a win over rival Lancaster and a loss to Parkwood High School of Union County, N.C., on Tuesday night in the Jackets’ first match in the BHS multi-purpose center.
    The Jackets topped the Bruins, 39-33, but dropped a 45-33 loss to the PHS Rebels.
    In the win over LHS, the Jackets winners were Dylan Jenkins (pin, 113), Max Robinson (disqualification, 126), Devin Jenkins (forfeit, 132), Logan Jaillette (decision, 138), Alex Moore (pin, 145), Blake Bailey (pin, 152) and Webber Moore (pin, 182).

  • Two races slated this weekend

    Area racing fans can check out two regional races in the Carolinas this weekend.
    Antioch Motor Speedway, located 2850 Race Track Street in Morganton, N.C., 28655, is hosting its final race under the promotion of Jason Smoot.
    Smoot, owner of the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series, is hanging up promoting the half-mile dirt track in Morganton to put all his focus on his highly successful Blue Ridge Outlaw Model Series for the 2018 racing season.

  • Charlotte Racers Expo schedule...

    The eighth annual Charlotte Racers Expo is set for this weekend, today and Saturday, at the Cabarrus Arena & Event Center, 4751 NC 49 North,   Concord, NC 28025
    An auction for Go Karts and race cars will be held.
    Schedule of events:
    • Noon – Auction Preview, trade show opens.
    • 2 p.m. – Auction begins.
    • 6:30 p.m. – Karting-Specific Auction (minimum $2,000 worth of karting parts guaranteed to sell).

  • AJ girls lone county team ranked...

    Back-to-back Region IV-AA girls basketball champion Andrew Jackson High School is the lone county team ranked in the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association preseason basketball poll.
    The poll, released earlier this month, has the Lady Volunteers of first-year coach Olivia Gaines rated ninth in the Class AA girls state rankings.
    Sha’Ron Robertson guided the AJ girls the last two seasons before moving to Northwestern High School in Rock Hill last spring.

  • Sports Talk: Tigers roar for...

    The Palmetto Bowl – the annual rivalry game between Clemson University and the University of South Carolina – has taken on a distinct orange look over the last five seasons.
    That would be a burnt orange streak with the Tigers’ 56-35 win over USC on what was billed as “Solid Orange Day” on Saturday night.

  • SAC honors former Warriors star

    NEWBERRY – Former Indian Land High School football star kicker Shea Rodgers is one of six Newberry College Wolves players selected to the South Atlantic Conference’s all-conference teams, including four first-team honorees, by the league’s coaches.
    Rodgers, a first-team selection at punter, won back-to-back SAC Player of the Week honors in September. He was also named a National Special Teams Player of the Week award from D2Football.com, and was a weapon for the Wolves all season.

  • Warriors fall twice in hoops

    WAXHAW, N.C. – The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors lost two games last week in the Battle of the Border basketball tournament held at Marvin Ridge High School.
    The ILHS girls opened play on Nov. 20, falling 28-16 to Marvin Ridge.
    On Nov. 21, the Lady Warriors fell to Cuthbertson High School, 56-7.
    Lady Warriors first-year head coach Paul Richardson said he was encouraged by his team’s play in the first game.
    “It was a decent game until the end when Marvin Ridge pulled away,” Richardson said.