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Today's Sports

  • Bruins blast Cyclones in 11-4...

    The Lancaster Bruins rebounded from an 8-4 loss to Central of Pageland to take an 11-4 win over Chester High School on Tuesday night at AJ in the Comporium Preseason Invitational.
    The Bruins drilled 10 hits, with J.P. Cunningham clouting a grand slam in the seven-run LHS win.
    Logan Phillips, the winning pitcher, hurled five frames and struck out five, with no walks.
    He allowed three hits and two runs.
    Ashton Phillips went two innings and gave up a hit, two runs, one earned run and two walks. He fanned three.

  • Title Notes

    Game tickets on sale today
    Tickets to the Andrew Jackson vs. Gray Collegiate Class AA boys basketball state championship game are $12 each. Tickets are on sale at the AJ High School office, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through today. AJ school and athletic officials urge Volunteers fans to buy tickets today to avoid long lines Saturday at the Colonial Life Arena.
    For more details, call (803) 475-2381. Tickets are good for all games Saturday at the CLA.
    Directions to Colonial Life Arena

  • Vols battle War Eagles for Class...

    COLUMBIA – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers missed the playoffs last season, but now they’re in the biggest postseason game for the program going back nearly 40 years.
    The year was 1980 when the AJ boys were in their last state title basketball game.
    “I wasn’t even born,” said AJ coach Danny Wright, 37, and a former Vols player.
    Wright, now in his eighth season guiding the Vols, can recall when AJ began to lay the foundation for their stellar 17-4 season.

  • Hanging Rock Kartway returns to...

    Hanging Rock Kartway had another rained out race Saturday, and now HRK has a new race set Saturday.
    The Saturday schedule will have the Clone Classes of Clone 325 paying $200 to win, Clone 350 $300, Clone 375 $500, Clone 425 $500, Clone 425 $500, Amateur Clone 350 $100. Predator classes are Predator 325 $200, Predator 350 $300, Predator 375 $500, Predator 425 $200. Amateur Clone 350 $100. Junior Classes Red Plate, Jr. 1 Green Plate/Small Pipe, Jr. 2 Purple Plate/Small Pipe, Jr. 3 Blue Plate/Small Pipe, Jr. Predator II, Pee Wee Predator, Champ 425 Predator, FH 375.

  • IL’s Drakeford wins state mat...

    ANDERSON – Indian Land High School Warriors junior 160-pounder Markeith Drakeford followed the mat plan all the way to the state championship podium.
    Drakeford, in his first trip to the Class AAA individual state championship tournament, captured the gold with a 6-4 decision over Chester High School’s Ly’ Terrence Mills on Saturday night at the Anderson Civic Center.

  • Bruins’ Bush places in Class...

    ANDERSON – Lancaster High School junior heavyweight Immanuel Bush, Region III-AAAA Wrestler of the Year, led the Bruins’ mat effort in the Class AAAA state tournament at the Anderson Civic Center over the weekend.
    Bush, 33-4 for the season, finished fourth in the Class AAAA heavyweight division after placing third last season.
    Nygel Moore, 30-9 for the season, was fifth in the 170-pound weight class. He qualified for the state field in third and was a region champion.

  • Vols open tournament with 8-2 win

    Andrew Jackson opened play in the rain-plagued Comporium Preseason Invitational with an 8-2 win over Chester High School on Monday.
    Play in the round-robin prep baseball tourney was slated to open Saturday, but rained out and moved to Monday night with games at AJ and Buford high schools.
    The Volunteers’ Bry Neal was the winning pitcher, going three innings and fanning four Cyclones. He allowed two walks and a hit. Kyle Percival worked 1.1 frames and whiffed two.
    Colby Jackson went 2.2 frames and fanned four.

  • Gold for orange

    School wrestling team Saturday.
    The Volunteers, in the Class A-AA individual state mat tournament, captured three state championships, earning coveted gold medals at the Anderson Civic Center.
    AJ’s Tyleik Elder, a junior (152), and sophomores Daniel Barfield (106) and Luke Phillips (132) each captured an individual state crown in the elite field.

  • Vols chain Bulldogs, grab Upper...

    GREENWVILLE – all it an AJ orange-letter day in Greenville.
    The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers were as dominant as their orange uniforms in capturing the Class AA Upper State boys basketball championship with a resounding 66-47 win over the stunned Silver Bluff High School Bulldogs on Friday night.
    The Vols, earning a bid to the Class AA state title game for the first time in 39 years, chained the third-ranked Bulldogs with the solid 19-point rout at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.

  • Masters of the mat