Today's Sports

  • 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. 

  • Jackets ignite, top Vols

    Buford rallied from a 7-all halftime tie to take a 28-7 win over county and region rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at AJHS.

  • Rams roll to win over SMS...

    The Rucker Rams rolled in their first meeting of the 2018 middle school football season with rival South Middle School on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

    The host Rams, 3-0, routed the Mustangs, 56-0.

    Rucker, up 30-0 at the half, wasted little time in taking the early lead on SMS.

    Juelz Mickles returned the opening kickoff 70 yards to give the Rams an early spark.

    Mickles also had a 60-yard punt return in the lopsided win.

  • York, Chester county players...

    RICHBURG – York and Chester county high school football players dominated the weekly awards for the Tri-County Football Coaches Association in week four.

    The Class AAAAA players of the week included three players from Fort Mill High School after the Yellow Jackets defeated Lugoff-Elgin High School, 41-21 to post their first win this season.

    Yellow Jackets running back Sebastian Lach was the offensive player of the week with 211 yards rushing and four touchdowns against the Demons.

  • Jackets’ Varnadore puts it on...

    Timothy Varnadore loves playing football.

    As one would expect, Varnadore dislikes being away from the action.

    Varnadore, the Jackets’ senior right guard, doesn’t have to worry about being inactive.

    A two-year starter in the Jackets’ offensive line, the 6-2, 210-pounder is in the thick of the action on game night.

    He’s also a part of a defensive line rotation, seeing 15-20 plays a game at end, or tackle.

    Varnadore also plays on three BHS special teams.

  • Pigskin Picks still a tight race...

    The Pigskin Picks continues to be a tight race with Sports Editor Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals” holding a game lead on Eric “The Red” Rowell.

    “Yep, it’s been like that for a few weeks, so something has to give,” Rowell said. “I’m hoping for a change because change is good.”

    Nope Hurricane Florence didn’t blow away the panel as all survived and ready to pick up the pieces and pick on.