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Today's Sports

  • Stallions dash to 52-0 win over...

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The last of Indian Land High School’s pre-region “gauntlet,” in ILHS coach Horatio Blades’ words, saw the Warriors face the South Pointe Stallions.

    The Stallions defensive front and linebackers stopped Indian Land’s running game. while SPHS quarterback Tahleek Steele threw for 405 yards and five touchdowns, leading the No. 2 Stallions to a 52-0 win.

  • Watts happy with Jackets’ surge...

    KERSHAW – Tripp Watts is starting to feel good about his upstart Yellow Jackets.

    Watts, the fifth-year BHS head football coach, saw his team open the season at 0-3, but since that lethargic launch, the surging Jackets have reeled off two impressive wins to open Region IV-AA play.

    The Jackets, getting their offense on track, started their steak with a 52-27 home win over Chesterfield, and then notched a solid 28-7 road win over region and county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night to spoil the Volunteers’ homecoming.

  • Jackets charge back, deck Vols

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Buford Yellow Jackets, with a strong second-half charge, notched a 28-7 victory over the rival Andrew Jackson Volunteers on Friday night at AJHS.

    The Jackets, locked in a 7-all halftime tie with the Vols, secured the victory with three second-half touchdowns.

    AJ, coming off a tough road loss to North Central where the Vols lost starting quarterback Chas DeBruhl with a broken collarbone, scored its lone TD on a pick six.

  • Shrine Race features competitive...

    The return of the Shrine Race at Lancaster Motor Speedway featured a competitive night of track action Thursday.

    The Renegade Division featured the race of the night with track veteran Brandy Baker taking the win.

    Andrew Baker and Jason Knight were on the front row.

    At the green flag, Andrew Baker, Knight, Brandy Baker and Steve Hinson battled for the lead entering turn one.

    Exiting turn two, Andrew Baker led.

    Andrew Baker was up front with Steve Hinson on his bumper challenging him for the lead.

  • Junior Bruins roar by NCHS

    The Lancaster Junior Bruins improved to 2-1 on the junior varsity football season with a 34-6 road win over the North Central High School jayvees on Thursday night in Boonetown.

    The Junior Bruins held a 13-6 halftime lead before breaking open the game in the second half.

    Sean Truesdale sparked the Junior Bruins with two touchdowns, scoring on runs of eight and 15 yards.

    Fred Twitty tallied on a 12-yard run and Sean McCray went in from three yards out.

  • Sports Talk: Coach Allen in...

    The weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association, as you might expect, is lively.

    A group of high school football coaches always talking the latest games and what’s ahead on the prep football schedule, with a friendly barb now and then.

    But Tuesday during the meeting at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg had a sad tone, at least for me.

    The day before, Glenn Threatt called to tell me my old high school football coach Gus Allen wasn’t doing well, and the family had been called in.

  • Buford Middle edges AJMS, 6-0

    The Buford Middle School Jackets won a defensive battle with rival Andrew Jackson Middle School, taking a 6-0 win over the Volunteers on Thursday afternoon at Buford’s Jackets Stadium.

    The Jackets’ Caden Sapp scored on a five-yard run in the second quarter for the game’s only points.

    Sapp’s scoring run was set up by a 40-yard pass from Mason Deese to Logan Whitaker.

  • Buford sweeps AJ in volleyball...

    Buford, with a sweep, earned some Region IV-AA volleyball revenge on Thursday in the Jackets gym.

    Buford, which fell to county and region rival Andrew Jackson High School, 3-2 earlier in the prep volleyball season, notched a 3-0 win over the Lady Volunteers on Thursday night.

    Buford prevailed 25-23, 25-8 and 25-20 for the 3-0 victory.

    In the decisive third set of the match, AJ held the early lead before the Lady Jackets rallied for the five-point comeback win to take the victory.

  • Speedway set for two-night racing

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, due to the running of the Shrine Race on Thursday night at the track, was off Saturday night, but racing returns with a two-day show Sept. 28-29.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway co-promoters Eric Caskey and Shannon Munn will be end the 2018 racing season, their first-ever as co-promoters at the half-mile dirt oval, with a dirt track bang.

    The two-day racing event will draw some of the top area cars to LMS for one of the biggest racing dates in the history of the track, which opened in 1954.

  • South Pointe pounds Indian Land

    Second-ranked South Pointe pounds Indian Land, 52-0.