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Today's Sports

  • Jackets confident about campaign

    Buford has an old face in a new place for the Jackets’ 2008 soccer season.

    Leland Summers, who coached the BHS junior varsity team and a former varsity assistant, is the new varsity head coach.

    Summers’ chore is to keep the Jackets’ program among the Class AA elite.

    A year ago, the Jackets fashioned a 17-5 mark and earned a Class AA Lower State playoff bid.

  • Bruins fall to Airport

    Bruins fall to Airport

    Lancaster dropped an 11-5 loss to Airport of Columbia in the third round of the Lake Murray Classic on Wednesday.

    Nick Ferguson led the Bruins with two hits and a pair of stolen bases. Bryan Gainer had two hits and drove in two runs. Trevor Hammond had a hit and a RBI.

    Will Gaston and Josh Warfield each had a hit.

    Warfield worked an inning and allowed four hits and an earned run.

    Michael Catoe went three frames and yielded four hits and a walk. Evan Byrd hurled two innings and gave up three hits and two walks.

  • AJ upbeat about baseball

    Andrew Jackson High School baseball coach Andy Morton is confident the Volunteers can shine on the diamond this spring.Morton, the AJ jayvee baseball coach last season, is upbeat with the return of seven starters to the Vols’ lineup this season.The veteran cast includes MVP Daniel Pardue along with Josh Eubanks, the team’s Offensive Award winner last season, and Defensive Award winner Greg Cook.Pardue, a junior, returns at shortstop to solidify the heart of the AJ defense, which includes senior second baseman Eubanks along with senior catche

  • LHS booters face challenging...

    First-year Lancaster High School soccer coach Bo Sylvia said the Bruins are starting from scratch, but are shooting to make their mark in time.“We know we’re in a complete rebuilding mode,” said Sylvia who will be guiding a team which won only two matches last season. “We’re facing a challenge, but we look forward to the challenge. We hope to have a surprise or two this season.”Sylvia, a Panama native, has coached high school soccer in Missouri, N.C. and S.C.

  • Volunteers crown Knights

    Andrew Jackson capped play in the North Central preseason baseball tournament, taking a 12-4 win over the Knights on Wednesday at the NCHS field.

    AJ sophomore Dylan McKittrick was the winner, working four innings and fanning five batters. Lance Horton went three innings to notch the save. He struck out three.

    Daniel Pardue led the Vols' 10-hit attack with three hits and a walk. Senior catcher Greg Cook rapped two doubles. Justin Hinson added a triple for the winners.

  • Lancaster County stars open play...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department will have six youth basketball teams in action this weekend.All six squads will be vying for the Central District championships Saturday.The 10-under girls team, coached by Derek Vick, travels to Forest Lake Park in Columbia to take on Fairfield County in a first-round game at 11:15 am.The 10-under boys have two teams traveling to Columbia and both will play at Trenholm Park.

  • Classic kicks off play Friday

    The first Rose City Soccer Classic kicks off play Friday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The two-day-event, which involves all four county high school boys' teams, will continue Saturday with four matches on tap starting at 11 a.m.

    The Classic's opening match has tournament host Lancaster meeting Indian Land at 5:30 p.m. The second match of the opening night pits Conference VIII-AA foes Andrew Jackson against Buford at 7.

    Play opens Saturday with four matches on tap.

  • Buford rebounds, rips Stallions

    Buford rebounded from a pair of losses to blank Lee Central of Bishopville 15-0 on Monday in the North Central preseason baseball tournament.The Jackets’ Colt Ellis was the winning hurler, going four innings and fanning eight. He allowed two hits and a walk.Gavin Flynn led the Buford offense with two hits.

  • Cunningham finishes fourth in A-...

    Buford High School sophomore Rashad Cunningham had the top finish among the three county wrestlers who competed in the individual state championship matches on Saturday.Cunningham, in the 119-pound class, placed fourth.

  • Buford looks to make region run

    A year ago, the Buford High baseball team finished as the Region VIII-AA runner-up.Jackets’ coach Joe Wright said his team can again be in the thick of the battle this spring.“We have a good group of players back this season,” Wright said. “Defensively, we have a sound team and our hitting will come around with some of our younger players gaining experience.