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Today's Sports

  • ILHS wrestlers atop the mat heap

    The Indian Land High School wrestling team has reached another milestone – No. 1 in Class AAA wrestling, but ILHS isn’t resting on its mat laurels.
    Indian Land, 15-2, was ranked No. 1 in Class AAA wrestling by SCMAT, the South Carolina high school wrestling website, when its latest poll was released earlier this week.

  • LHS soccer standout Plyler signs...

    Lancaster High School girls soccer star Lydia Plyler launched her final high school semester with action on her future.
    Plyler, the ace goalkeeper on the LHS Lady Bruins soccer team, signed a scholarship to continue her education and soccer career at Coker College in Hartsville.

  • Blazers finish strong for win...

    The Lancaster Bruins, flirting with a hoops upset, rallied, but couldn’t pull it off Tuesday night in the LHS basketball 2018-19 Region III-AAAA home opener.
    Ridge View, the Class AAAA defending state champion, had a battle with the Bruins, but was able to take home the tough road win over the scrappy Bruins.
    Lancaster, which was in the game throughout the night, opened the fourth quarter with an 8-0 run to slice the Blazers’ lead to one, 44-43.

  • Lions net OT win for split with...

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers split Region IV-AA games  with the host Lewisville Lions on Tuesday night.
    The second-ranked Lady Vols won, 56-38. The Vols lost to the Lions in double overtime, 84-83.
    The boys’ game was an intense battle the entire game. The Lewisville boys came out with a full-court press and tried to deny the Vols any room to work. The Vols stuck to their sets and worked the ball to the net consistently.

  • Jackets honor fall sports stars

    The top student athletes in seven fall sports at Buford High School were recognized Tuesday night for their accomplishments an almost-standing-room crowd in the school cafeteria.
    “We like to brag on our kids a lot,” said BHS Athletics Director Eric Funderburk. “You can tell by what these coaches say that they care about your  kids.”
    Cross country
    Buford boys cross country coach Patrick Marshall noted that the Yellow Jackets fans are faithful regardless of the sport.

  • Knight Memorial Race adds Mid-...

    The second annual Phillip Knight Memorial Race on June 22 has gotten even bigger for the 2019 racing season.
    The Mid-East Open Wheel Modified Tour Series has been added to the LMS racing card for that special night.
    The race now has nine divisions of track action with the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Mid-East Open Wheel Modified Tour, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Thunder Bomber, Vintage and Extreme 4 all competing on this night to honor my father.

  • Sports Talk: Tigers roar, rip...

    Back in the opening week of the 2018 college football season, I recall a telephone conversation I had with my brother Bill, an avid Clemson fan who lives in Jacksonville, Fla.
    It was early September and he along with his wife, Frances, an Alabama graduate, had attended the Crimson Tide’s opener in Orlando, Fla.
    The Tide rolled to an impressive 51-14 win over Louisville in one of those opening week classic match-ups.
    Bill said Bama was simply on “another level.”
    The Tide, he said, was here, and all the rest was below Bama.

  • Lady Warriors end skid with...

    The Indian Land High School girls basketball skid has ended.
    The Lady Warriors, launching the 2019 portion of their 2018-19 hoops schedule, did so in a big way, rolling to a 61-34 win over Region IV-AAA foe Chester High School at the CHS gym on Friday night.
    The resounding 27-point win snapped a 34-game skein going back to the end of the 2016-17 season when ILHS dropped a 53-31 playoff loss to Emerald High School of Greenwood on Feb. 16, 2017.

  • Warriors wrestlers top Porter...

    The Indian Land High School Warriors wrestling team continued its solid play, capturing all the mat booty at the Pirate Duals at Porter Ridge High School in Union County, N.C. on Saturday.
    The ILHS matmen, 15-2, went 5-0 in the dual tournament.
    Coach Leon Boulware’s team prevailed over Forest View of Gaston County, N.C., 74-3, 38-20 over host Porter Ridge, 62-15 over Anson County, N.C., 55-21 over Butler High School of Mecklenburg County, N.C., and 49-24 over East Meck High of Charlotte.

  • Warriors rebound, net split

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors got back on track, rolling to an 80-56 home win over county rival Buford on Monday night in the ILHS gym.
    The Warriors’ 24-point win gave ILHS a split of the non-region twin bill, with the BHS Lady Jackets taking a 49-33 victory in the varsity opener.
    “We were happy to get a win coming off the region loss at Chester on Friday night,” Indian Land boys coach Nate Smith said. “It was a battle as is always the case when we play Buford.