Today's Sports

  • Bishops too strong for Jackets

    Bishop England’s stellar court streak goes on.

    The Lady Bishops, 40-9-4, swept Class AA Upper State champion Buford, 3-0 on Saturday afternoon to again forge its name among the national volleyball elite.

    The Lady Bishops’ sweep of the game BHS Lady Jackets gave the Charleston-based team its national record 16th straight state volleyball crown.

    BEHS also owns the national mark of 26 state titles.

  • CCA girls win state with perfect...

    The 2015 Carolina Christian Academy girls volleyball team was perfect in winning their first-ever S.C. Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) Div. 1A state championship.
    The 15-0 CCA Lady Cougars captured the title with a 3-1 win over Temple Christian Academy of Anderson at the state tournament at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville where the tourney was played Oct. 30-31.
    The all-conference players on the girls’ team are Mary Bethea and Madyson Faulkner.
    The 2014 team lost only one regular-season game and fell in the tournament’s opening round.

  • Lady Bruins reap volleyball...

    The 2015 Lancaster Lady Bruins volleyball team produced a banner season, with a host of LHS players reaping honors for their court play this fall.
    Senior Hayden Thorne, an outside hitter, is the Region III-AAA Player of the Year for volleyball and has been selected to the Class AAA all-state team.
    Thorne has also been chosen to play in the annual Coaches Association of Women’s Sports (CAWS) North-South all-star volleyball match at Erskine College on Nov. 19-21 in Due West. She will play for the Class AAAA-AAA North All-Star team.

  • Wolverines halt IL’s playoff...

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News

    WOODRUFF – The Indian Land Warriors had to be disappointed to start the playoffs on the road, especially since they broke even there this season.
    There was also the fact that the Woodruff Wolverines were not the most welcoming of hosts, bolting to a quick 14-0 lead and then scoring 24 straight points in the second half to pull away for a 45-14 win.
    Within 1:17 of the first quarter, the Wolverines struck twice.

  • Panthers’ early strikes doom...

    ABBEVILLE – The Buford Yellow Jackets opened first-round playoff action Friday night, Nov. 13, at Abbeville where the Jackets’ postseason stay was short.
    A tradition-rich football power, the AHS Panthers built a 28-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 41-7 victory over the Yellow Jackets in the Class AA Div. II Upper State football playoffs at Hite Stadium.

  • Wren edges Lancaster, 43-41

    In this shootout, the game hinged on who had the ball last.
    Even though upset-minded Wren didn’t score on its final possession, Hurricanes’ quarterback Jay Urich was able to hit key targets to dash No. 10 Lancaster High’s football playoff hopes in the Class AAA Upper State opening round Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

  • Lucas signs to play at NGU

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School baseball standout Gunnar Lucas is taking his game to the next level in the Upstate.
    Lucas, a Volunteers lefty pitcher-first baseman, is headed to North Greenville University in Tigerville to play for the Crusaders.
    “When I went there, it seemed like the place for me,” Lucas said. “I like the school, academics and baseball program, and it’s in a beautiful setting north of Greenville.
    “I had a good feeling about North Greenville.”

  • Adjustment key in IL’s Mackey’s...

    INDIAN LAND – Football is about making key adjustments at any time, and no player knows that fact better than Indian Land High School senior receiver Dillon Mackey.
    A year ago, Mackey was the IL quarterback, but in his senior season, the 6-1, 180-pounder was in a battle to again lead the Warriors’ offense.
    During the preseason, Mackey lost the job as the Warriors’ top QB. When he received the news from IL head coach Mike Mayer, Mackey quickly looked for another way to contribute.

  • Buford’s Upstate champ

    Buford High School volleyball coach Taylor Roberts had an early inkling about the Lady Jackets’ Class AA Upper State championship volleyball win over Landrum.
    BHS, 21-2, launched the 3-0 victory – its fourth consecutive playoff court sweep – with a business-like 25-20 victory over the LHS Lady Cardinals, and Roberts was confident what the Buford girls could achieve Tuesday night, Nov. 10.
    “That first set was vital,” Roberts said. “We came in and got up. They proved to themselves they could do it.

  • Speedway slates awards Saturday...

    Lancaster Super Speedway will celebrate its 61st season with the annual LSS awards night Saturday, Nov. 14.
    Recognition and awards will be presented to the top five finishers in each division. The awards presentation begins at 2 p.m. in the pits on victory lane stage.
    The entry is through the pit gate ticket booth area. The grandstands are closed. Admission is free.
    Drivers are invited to bring their car for pictures, if they choose.