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Today's Sports

  • Vols roll to take two from...

    KERSHAW - The Andrew Jackson basketball teams tipped off 2008 in top form Friday night at home.

    The Volunteers, facing Kershaw County Class A rival North Central, downed the Knights twice for the non-region sweep.

    The two wins served as the final tune-up before the Vols launch league play and they were impressive in both wins.

    The Lady Vols opened play with a 44-32 triumph and the boys followed with a 79-67 victory.

  • Lady Jackets fall short in late...

    Buford’s girls opened the new year with their final non-league hoops tune-up and dropped a 51-43 home loss to Class A foe Lewisville on Thursday night.The difference was the second period when the Lady Lions used a 22-2 surge to take a 30-9 halftime edge. Lewisville held an 8-7 lead at the end of one period, but Lady Jackets’ ace Brittany McCarter, who scored a game-high 31 points, got in early foul trouble. McCarter sat out the second period and the Lewisville girls took advantage to post a 21-point lead at the break.

  • Solid start aids LHS girls win

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins used a fast start to open the 2008 portion of their basketball schedule with a 42-38 Region III-AAAA road win over Clover.

    LHS senior Miteka Trueheart hit seven of her team-high 15 points in the opening period when the Lady Bruins bolted to an 11-0 start.

    "We got off to a real strong start," said Lancaster High School girls coach Ronnie Robinson.

    Trueheart netted 10 points in the opening half when the LHS girls held a 24-16 lead at the break.

  • News salutes best of 2007

    In a rare repeat, two county athletes who earned statewide honors on the diamond and continued their careers at Southeastern Conference schools are The Lancaster News' athletes of the year for 2007.

    Steven Neff, who starred for Lancaster High School and Lancaster Post 31 baseball teams, and Andrew Jackson star softball player Casey Faile are the honorees.

    Neff, a freshman member of the University of South Carolina baseball team, is the News' Male Athlete of the Year. Faile, a freshman at Louisiana State University, is The Lancaster News' Female Athlete of the Year.

  • Fast start helps Red Devils...

    KERSHAW – Great Falls used a blazing start to fuel a 60-48 win over Conference III-A foe North Central to claim the boys title in the Comporium Christmas Classic on Friday night at Andrew Jackson High School.

  • Lady Bruins top Vols, repeat as...

    KERSHAW - The Lancaster Lady Bruins made it two straight, capturing the girls' title in the Comporium Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson High School on Friday night.

    The Lady Bruins, 6-2, rolled to a 58-41win over the host Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers.

    The LHS girls' 17-point win gave them a sweep of the AJ girls this season.

    Lancaster defeated the AJ girls, 55-14 and 52-35 in a pair of regular-season games.

    A year ago, Lancaster captured the girls' title with a 61-46 victory over Class A foe North Central High School.

  • Former Bruins- star Robert...

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Robert McGriff is taking his game abroad.

    McGriff, a junior member of the Pfeiffer University men’s basketball team, has been chosen to participate on the USA Athletes International Basketball Team.

    McGriff, a 2005 graduate at Lancaster High School where he played three seasons of basketball, will compete on the 2008 Italian Basketball Series across Italy from May 20-29.

    The USA Athletes will play games in Rome, Pisa, Florence, Livorno and Padova, Italy.

  • Eagles edge BHS in tourney play

    Buford held Central to only five fourth-quarter points, but the Eagles had enough to edge the Jackets 53-49 in the second round of the Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield High School. The loss on Friday sent BHS to a 3:30 p.m. losers’ bracket game Saturday. Due to early holiday deadlines, the game will be included in the next edition. Central held a 34-31 lead at the break and stretched the edge to 48-38 with a period to play.Qua Reid led Buford with 12 points, 10 in the second half. Donald Kirkley hit nine and Jabari Williams added seven.

  • Lions' late charge foils...

    Daniel of Clemson ignited in the final stages of the game to take a 68-51 win over Buford in the Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield on Thursday afternoon.

    The Lions held a three-point lead with four minutes to play, but used a press to pull away in the final period for the 17-point win in first-round play.

    Daniel led 47-40 with a period to play, but outscored Buford 21-11, with most of the damage done in the late stages.

    Deandre Hopkins hit 21 to lead DHS. Andrew Moore, Pat Tillman and Freddie Williams added 10 points each.

  • Warriors go 2-1 in Eagles'...

    The Indian Land Warriors capped the 2007 portion of their 2007-08 basketball season, going 2-1 in the Central Eagles holiday tournament.

    IL rebounded from a 74-52 first-round loss to host Central of Pageland to defeat New Covenant 77-46 and McBee, 43-37.

    "After playing 13 games and going 6-7 against a tough schedule, I feel pretty good about our team," IL coach Nate Smith said. "We've had some tough losses, but we've also had some good wins, like our two victories over Nation Ford and Newberry.