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Today's Sports

  • Picks spoils due me at Taxahaw...

    The Taxahaw Inn is where I’m bound.
    Anyone who follows The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks knows those are the coveted spoils for the winning picker in the Picks.
    This year, I took the title after Ernie “Big E” Rowell registered back-to-back Picks crowns.
    Now, the winner’s suite is going to take on a new look at least for a year.
    The first order of business is a complete paint job of Citadel blue. That’s like sky blue, and that’s most fitting because The Citadel, at 9-3, is soaring these days.

  • Vols top Falcons twice

    FORT MILL – Andrew Jackson opened its 2015-16 hoops season in impressive style with a road sweep of Class AAAA foe Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill on Nov. 30.
    The Lady Volunteers, fresh off winning the title in the Lady Lions Invitational at Lewisville High School last week, posted a 38-30 win over the Lady Falcons.
    The AJ boys, ranked fourth in the Class AA boys preseason poll, posted a 63-52 win over the Nation Ford boys in the nightcap.

  • Warriors look to make run at...

    The Indian Land High School basketball teams are poised to make a strong run for region title this season.
    The Lady Warriors return a solid cast of players, while the boys also have some key performers back in what will be their final hoops season in Class AA hoops.
    The Indian Land boys again figure to be in the hunt for the Region IV-AA title this season under veteran coach Nate Smith.

  • Junior Bruins open with victory...

    The Lancaster Junior Bruins opened their season with a 37-26 win over Rock Hill on Nov. 30.
    Roshaun McGriff paced the Lancaster effort with 17 points. Shammah Clyburn hit 10 and Remington Totten grabbed 14 rebounds.
    Lancaster visits Nation Ford in its next outing.
    Rucker falls to Great Falls
    The A.R. Rucker Rams dropped a 31-29 loss to Great Falls on Nov. 30.
    O’Mazeon Tinsley led Rucker with 14 and Phillip Mickles II hit nine. Ger’heim Richardson scored four and Janyle Pittman had two.
    Talford’s 15 led Great Falls.

  • Watson the difference in Tigers...

    No. 1 and unbeaten Clemson’s margin of victory over South Carolina in the annual Palmetto Bowl was a surprising five points.
    The difference, by no stunning notion, was Tigers’ ace sophomore quarterback Dashaun Watson.
    Watson, regarded two seasons back as the top prep quarterback in the land by ESPN, has certainly responded to those lofty expectations in Tigertown.

  • BHS has solid outlook for new...

    The Buford Yellow Jackets sport solid hope for the 2015-16 high school basketball season.
    The Lady Jackets return a strong cast to the maroon and gold fold, while the BHS boys are upbeat with their new coach Raheem Waller, who brings a wealth of hoops experience to the squad.
    The Lady Jackets are optimistic about their hoops season with a strong cast of players back for coach T.J. Armbrust, in his eighth season leading the BHS girls.

  • Andrew Jackson Vols look strong...

    KERSHAW – Once again, excitement is in the air at Andrew Jackson High School as the 2015-16 cage season begins for the Volunteers.
    The AJ boys hope to improve on last year’s record of 16-7, 10-2. The Lady Vols return eight veterans and look to improve on a 14-8 record.
    The current edition of the Lady Vols will be once again led by veteran coach Dennis Farmer, who is in his 40th season of coaching high school basketball, with 15 years at AJ.

  • LHS Bruins hardwood hopes high

    Optimism abounds for the Lancaster High School hardwood hopes this season.
    The Lady Bruins, coming off a Class AAA state title and an unbeaten season, return their share of key experience from a brilliant 27-0 hoops season.
    The LHS boys, a playoff team last winter, also have their share of seasoned players for the 2015-16 season.
    The LHS girls, of 12th-year coach Ronnie Robinson, return four starters among seven returnees for the new season as they look for a hardwood encore.

  • Lady Vols roar to crown

    RICHBURG –  The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers roared to the title in the Lady Lions Invitational at Lewisville High School on Nov. 24.
    The AJ girls, ninth in the Class AA state girls basketball preseason poll, swept to wins over North Central, 60-32 and Great Falls, 56-22 to capture the championship at the Richburg Class A school.
    The Lady Vols took the crown with the 34-point win over the GFHS Lady Red Devils.
    AJ opened an 8-4 lead after one period and steadily pulled away for the win.

  • LSS’s Turkey Bog on tap today

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the first Turkey Bog (mud bog) at the new 280-foot Mud Bog Pit at Lancaster Super Speedway today, Nov. 27.
    The classes running will be based on tire size. All first place winners will receive a winner’s plaque.
    ◆ Tire sizes 33-35
    ◆ Tire sizes 36-38
    ◆ Tire sizes 40-42
    ◆ Tire sizes 44-46
    In addition, a $100 bonus goes to the longest distance in the Mud Bog by a truck/jeep, no paddle or tractor tires will be allowed at this competition.