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Today's Sports

  • Small fry stars win District...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry all-stars, ages 9-10, continue to make big news in youth football play.
    The LCPRC small fry stars won the Central District football championship, taking a 16-0 win over Fort Mill on Nov. 21.
    The Lancaster small fry stars scored a TD in each half on the way to the win.
    Lancaster County will play for the Upper State title Dec. 5 in Chester where it faces the Western District champion.
    Zi Moffatt and Kaden Sapp each scored a touchdown on a long runs to spark the LC shutout victory.

  • Lady Jackets edge York for crown

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News

    Buford had to work overtime, but it paid big hardwood dividends as the Lady Jackets captured the Buford Preseason basketball tournament title at BHS with a 42-40 overtime win over Class AAAA York on Tuesday night.
    Lady Jackets’ senior Autumn Rabon scored a basket in the closing seconds of the extra period and York missed on what would be its final shot and Buford took the two-point win.

  • LHS girls dump Dorman

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins handled an early test to boost their No. 1 ranking in Class AAA girls hoops.
    Lancaster, the defending Class AAA state basketball champion, opened the 2015-16 season, taking the Lady Cavalier Invitational at Dorman High School in Spartanburg where LHS notched a 50-44 win over host DHS on Tuesday.
    Lancaster, sparked by senior guard Malia Rivers, opened an early lead and protected its edge en route to the title.

  • Buford cheerleaders 4th in state

    The Buford High School varsity cheerleaders have built a tradition of competing in the state cheer field and their latest effort was a top five showing.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA cheer champion, posted a fourth-place effort in the state competition at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Nov. 21.
    BHS, in the state field for the 10th time in the last 11 years, posted 248 points to finish fourth overall in the top 12 field.

  • Teams launch hoops play

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins, the defending Class AAA girls state basketball champions, opened defense of their state title with a 56-38 win over Class AAA foe Wren of Piedmont in the Dorman Lady Cavalier Invitational at Dorman High in Spartanburg on Nov. 23.
    The Lady Bruins, the preseason Class AAA girls No. 1, closed strong to post the 18-point win and earn a bid to the title game Nov. 24 at DHS.
    LHS senior guard Malia Rivers, regarded as one of the top senior players in Class AAA girls, paced the Lady Bruins with 22 points, 16 in the first half.

  • Soccer stars sweep to district...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth soccer program will be represented well at the state tournament in Bluffton this fall, with all three age groups winning the district title and earning a state bid.
    The district tourney was held at the Buford High School football stadium Nov. 21.
    The LCPRC 10U all-stars opened the day  with a 1-0 victory over Kershaw County-Camden.
    The match was a back-and-forth contest, with both teams having opportunities to score, but tough defense on both sides kept the game scoreless for most of the first half.

  • Thornwell leads USC in Paradise...

    The South Carolina men’s basketball team is coming home with a new addition to the trophy case Tuesday, after winning the 2015 Paradise Jam in convincing fashion Monday night with a 83-75 win over Tulsa (4-1).
    Five Gamecocks scored double figures, and a fast start played a big role in moving the team’s record now to 5-0, best start since the 2004-05 season. Junior Sindarius Thornwell was named the tournament’s MVP, and Mindaugas Kacinas joined  him as an all-tournament honoree.

  • Bulldogs’ big day a capital gain

    The Citadel’s stellar football season is still going and no matter where it
    finishes, it’s going to be chronicled as a Bulldogs’ banner campaign.
    Co-champs of the Southern Conference is nice, but a cherished capital moment in Columbia on Saturday afternoon made it that much better for those of the “long gray line.”
    The 24th-ranked Bulldogs, 8-3, are headed to play Coastal in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs on Nov. 28.

  • LSS Mud Bog opening a success

    The opening of the Lancaster Super Speedway Mud Madness Mud Bog and two ATV courses Nov. 21 was a big success, said LSS owner Doug McManus.

  • Miles signs with PC Blue Hose

    Presbyterian College was in need of quality pitching and tabbed Buford High School right-hander Eric Miles to fill the mound bill.
    Miles, a two-time All-Region IV-AA pick and a Class AA all-state selection last spring, officially joined the Blue Hose fold, signing with PC on Nov. 12 at the Lancaster County Class AA school.
    “No doubt, Presbyterian is the place for me,” Miles said. “They have a great campus and when I visited there, it felt like home. They have a top-notch coaching staff and they play the game the right way.”