Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Smith nets 800th career hoops win

    Great Falls High basketball coach John Smith has compiled an impressive list of records and accomplishments in his career.

    Smith is the state’s all-time winningest boys basketball coach. He has six state titles, once recorded back-to-back unbeaten state title winning seasons, has averaged more than 20 wins a year and got his team to state nine times during a 10-year stretch.

  • Jackets clip Eagles in home mat...

    Fourth-ranked Buford improved to 16-14 on the wrestling season, downing Central of Pageland 48-18 on Friday night in the BHS gym.

    The Jackets used a 27-0 surge to take control of the home match.

    Buford, after four weight classes, trailed 12-9, but the Jackets picked up the pace to gain the upper hand on the way to the 30-point win over the Class AA Eagles.

    The Jackets defeated CHS for the second time this season after downing the Eagles 54-24 in a tri-match sweep at Lancaster High School last month.

  • Rhoney's pin lifts Bruins...

    Lancaster High School heavyweight wrestler Marshawn Rhoney delivered in a big way to lift the Bruins’ wrestling team to an exciting 42-39 Region IV-AAAA win over Ridge View on Wednesday night.

    The three-point win pushed the LHS mat mark to 5-7, 2-3 and earned the Bruins a bid to the Class AAAA Upper State team playoffs which open Monday in Fort Mill where they face the Yellow Jackets at 7 p.m.

    Fort Mill, the Region III-AAAA champion, is rated third in the latest Class AAAA state poll.

  • Vols advance on first-round wins

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson girls and boys teams earned title game bids with opening round wins in the Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ on Saturday.

    The Lady Volunteers dispatched of North Central 35-26 as Jazzy Gripper hit 17 points to pace the AJ girls to the nine-point win.

    The Lady Vols used an eight-point run to cap the first period to take control of the game.

    AJ forged a 20-15 lead at the half and held a 28-21 edge with a period to play before taking the win.