Today's Sports

  • Bruins, Vols post region wins

    The Lancaster Bruins ignited in the second period, taking control of the game to gain a Region IV-AAAA split with Rock Hill on Tuesday night.

    The Bruins, 11-10, 3-4, led 22-20 after one period of play, but took control of the game with a 23-6 spurt.

    “We were able to use our speed and athleticism to our advantage,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “Our defense was efficient and it caused some chaos out there for Rock Hill.”

  • Warriors sweep MHS Panthers;...

    Indian Land made the most of a Conference III-A basketball road trip to McBee on Thursday.

    The Warriors capped the league sweep with an exciting 69-67 win over the Panthers.

    Terrell Rogers, who led IL with 25 points, hit a clutch trey with 6.6 seconds to play to give the Warriors the thrilling two-point win.

    Rogers hit 15 points in the first half when IL held a 38-23 lead, but MHS rallied in the second half.

  • Lady Warriors solid in helping...

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – Host Indian Land earned a hardwood split with Class AAAA Fort Mill on Friday night.

    The Lady Warriors prevailed in the opener, taking a 49-28 win over the Lady Jackets.

    In the nightcap, the Jackets held on for a 66-59 win over the scrappy Warriors.

    The opener saw coach Tamara Jacobus’ Lady Warriors build an early lead and cruise to the 21-point win over the Lady Jackets.

  • AJ Vols prevail in sweep

    Chance Bowers

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – A short bus ride back to “Big Orange Country” was sweet for Andrew Jackson High School on Friday night.

    The Volunteers swept a basketball twin bill from county rival Buford High School in the Jackets’ gym.

    The Lady Vols opened with a 46-26 win and the AJ boys completed the hoops broom job with a 66-41 victory.

    In the nightcap, AJ held the upper hand throughout and finished strong for the 25-point win.

  • Stallions surge, top LHS

    ROCK HILL – South Pointe, powered by a pivotal third-period surge, posted a Region IV-AAAA hardwood sweep of Lancaster on Friday night in the Stallions’ gym.

    The SPHS boys, 13-4, 5-1, avenged their lone league loss in an 82-71 win over the Bruins, who dipped to 10-10, 2-4.

    The South Pointe girls opened the twin bill, taking a 41-38 win over the Lady Bruins, who battled to the buzzer before dropping the narrow loss.

  • Wright leads BHS fall sports...

    BUFORD – Buford High School two-way football starter Joseph Wright led the Jackets’ fall sports honorees Monday night in the school auditorium.

    Wright, a four-year starter for the Jackets, was among a host of BHS standouts honored at the fall sports awards night.

    “Joseph will be hard to replace,” BHS football coach Mike Wells said. “He’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever been around.”

  • Taylor Competitor of Year

    Ricky Taylor has found the secret to eternal youth. At an age when most people are looking ahead to retirement, Taylor is an active competitor in the Dojo Organization and was awarded Competitor of the Year for 2009 for heavyweight men 35 and up in Kumite (fighting).

    The Dojo covers the Southeastern United States and sanctions one or two tournaments a month.

    Taylor, 52, has to compete with men 17 years younger than him in his division.

  • Warriors go 2-1 in quad match at...

    Indian Land went 2-1 in a Conference III-A quad wrestling match at Chesterfield High on Wednesday night.

    The Warriors defeated Buford 60-18 and North Central 60-24, but fell to the host CHS Rams 50-15.

    “Our match with Chesterfield was closer than the score indicates,” Indian Land coach Mike Kersey said. “We had two wrestlers who missed weight and that hasn’t happened to us.

  • Thompson, Wells set for North-...

    Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells said he’s looking forward to Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

    Wells, an assistant coach for the North all-star team in the 61st annual North-South All-Star game, said the week has gone well for the Upper State team.

    “It’s been a lot of fun and we have a good group of coaches and players,” Wells said. “We’ve had a good week and I’ve enjoyed working with these players and at the same time getting to know them.

  • League gives Warriors boys...

    The Indian Land High School boys basketball program has been placed on a one-year probation by the S.C. High School League following an incident with McBee High School on Tuesday night at the Warriors’ gym.

    The probation bars the Warriors from the Class A boys’ basketball playoffs this season. Indian Land will also be unable to participate in any preseason, or in-season tournaments during the 2009-2010 basketball season. The Lancaster County Class A school was also fined $300.