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Today's Sports

  • USC fans backing Muschamp

    Lancaster area University of South Carolina football fans are excited about the hiring of new Gamecocks’ head football coach Will Muschamp.
    Muschamp, 44, was named the Gamecocks’ 34th head coach Dec. 6, and was formally introduced at a Williams-Brice Stadium press conference Dec. 7.
    “I’m encouraged,” said Hugh Mobley, a Lancaster native and USC board of trustees member. “Coach Muschamp is full of enthusiasm and he gets you excited. He has a lot of confidence in what he does.”

  • Rucker, Buford split in hoops...

    Buford Middle and A.R. Rucker split a pair of middle school basketball games Dec. 7.
    In the opener, the Buford girls rallied from a 14-9 halftime deficit to take a 32-19 win.
    BMS used a 12-2 third-period run to take a 21-16 lead going to the final period.
    Buford Middle, with tough defense, kept the upper hand for the 13-point win. BMS has allowed only 19 second-half points, 10 in the final period this season.

  • Mud Bog Show Down Dec. 12

    Lancaster Super Speedway is hosting the Christmas Show Down Mud Bog on Dec. 12.
    The Saturday event starts at 10:30 a.m. The divisions running include ATVs with a two-lap endurance race for the best time average for two laps. The payout for the ATVs is $100 for first place and $25 for second.
    In the truck/jeep event for the 30-35 tire size class, the payout is $75 for first place and $25 for second. In the 35-40 tire size class, first is $100 and $25 for second.
    In the 41-46 tire size class, the payout is $150 for first place and $25 for second.

  • Volunteers pin Bruins in mat...

    Andrew Jackson used eight pins to post a 60-18 wrestling win over county rival Lancaster High School at the LHS gym on Dec. 3.
    The Volunteers opened a 36-6 lead and cruised to the 42-point win.
    AJ pin winners included Christian Valcourt, Xzavier Woodard, Dalton Mackey, Talon Carter, Hunter Haven, Dale MacCue, Dalton Allen and Austin Henderson.

  • Warriors drop two at home to...

    Indian Land dropped a pair of non-region hoops losses in the Warriors’ home opener Dec. 3.
    Marvin Ridge posted a pair of close wins to sweep the IL Warriors.
    The Mavericks, in the boys game, dropped IL to 0-2 with a 65-63 comeback win.
    Mark Morton, who paced IL with 24 points, hit a bucket to give IL a 63-62 lead with 1:10 to play in overtime.
    MV’s Josh Cardell drilled a trey to put the Mavericks up, 65-63 and seal the win.
    “A lack of experience and a lack of execution cost us the game,” IL coach Nate Smith said.

  • Jackets sting Devils for OT...

    Buford returned home Dec. 4 to post a sweep of Great Falls after a pair of losses to host Chester High School on Thursday night in the Cyclones gym.
    The Jackets capped the hoops broom job with an exciting 48-45 comeback win over Great Falls in the nightcap Friday.
    The Lady Jackets launched the varsity twin bill, rolling to a 56-10 win over GFHS.
    The boys’ game was much closer, with Christian Joplin scoring the decisive bucket in the extra period for the three-point play.

  • Bruins sweep Vols at home

    Lancaster swept on the hardwood, taking two from county rival Andrew Jackson on Dec. 4.
    The Lady Bruins opened the twin bill with a 71-48 win and the Bruins followed with a 58-52 win over the Volunteers.
    The LHS boys, 2-1, steadily built their lead and then held off a late Vols’ charge for the six-point win.
    Lancaster held a 54-36 lead with 6:44 to play, but the Vols rallied with a 16-4 surge before LHS took the win.
    A Taron Heath bucket put the Bruins up 58-44, but the Vols responded with the final eight points of the game.

  • Buford Middle splits with IL

    Buford Middle School split a pair of games with Indian Middle School on Dec. 3.
    The Buford Middle girls, with a strong second half, posted a 42-21 win.
    Buford led 10-6 after one period and took an 18-12 lead at the half.
    BMS picked up the pace in the second half to build a 28-14 edge on the way to the 21-point win. The Jackets held ILMS to nine points in the second half, two in the third period.

  • Rucker takes two from rival South

    A.R. Rucker posted a sweep of Lancaster area middle school rival South on Dec. 3 in the SMS gym.
    The Rams capped the sweep with a 37-21 win over the Mustangs.
    Rucker, up 9-0 after one period, forged a 21-8 halftime edge. The Rams took a 25-13 lead after three periods on the way to the 16-point win.
    O’Mazeon Tinsley hit 15 points to pace the Rams. Phillip Mickles II had 11 points.
    Ji’Keem Catoe and Emanuel Clark hit three each. Ger’Heim Richardson netted two.

  • Jackets top Bruins for split in...

    Buford High posted a split in its 2015-16 wrestling opener Dec. 1 at BHS.
    The Jackets, led by first-year coach Garrett Plyler, downed Lancaster, 48-27.
    LHS led 15-12 after a Jacob Campo decision, but the Jackets reeled off a 36-0 surge to take the 21-point victory.
    The tri-match also included CATA, the Central Academy of Technology and Arts in Monroe, N.C.
    CATA defeated BHS, 48-27, and downed Lancaster, 55-24.
    Scotti Moser had a decision and Dakota Barton posted a pin for BHS in the loss to CATA.