Today's Sports

  • AJ Vols win

    GREENVILLE - The upstart Andrew Jackson Volunteers took charge in a pivotal second period on the way to an impressive 66-47 win over Silver Bluff High School for the Class AA Upper State boys basketball championship.
    AJ, locked in a 13-all first period tie, ignited on a key 23-10 surge to take a 36-23 halftime lead on the way to the 19-point win at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Friday night in Greenville.
    "We played smart and controlled the game," AJ senior guard Joey Walters said.

  • Returnees key in LHS baseball...

    The Lancaster Bruins have eight returnees to their 16-player baseball roster this season as they look to make a run at the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs.
    LHS, which just missed out on the playoffs last spring, is hoping to land a bid to the postseason tournament.
    Lancaster High School, 9-11 last season under then first-year head coach Trevor Hammond, has its share of veterans on the mound.
    Senior right-hander Raul Garcia-Mora, a four-year member of the LHS squad, heads the pitching staff as a battle-tested performer.

  • Old to play soccer at Wofford

    INDIAN LAND – Soccer has been a major part of Josh Old’s life and will continue to be.
    Old, an Indian Land High School senior and soccer goalie, will be playing soccer for the next four seasons after signing with Wofford College on Thursday morning in the ILHS media center.
    Old made it official, signing with the Terriers of the Southern Conference as family members, teammates, schoolmates, teachers, coaches and school officials watched and applauded.

  • LMS slates annual car show, open...

    The 2019 Lancaster Motor Speedway racing season officially begins in less than a month.
    This day – March 9 – is going to be busy for the drivers, staff and fans of LMS with an all-day event.
    The day begins at 11 a.m. with the annual Lancaster Motor Speedway car show in the grandstand parking lot off Shiloh Unity Road.
    The car show has been a huge event for Lancaster Motor Speedway for many years as the half-mile dirt track is the only track around that does a car show like this.

  • Dickerson to get his kicks for...

    INDIAN LAND – On an afternoon of mixed emotions, the overriding feeling was happiness on the part of Indian Land High School senior kicker Brandon Dickerson.
    Dickerson, discussing his journey to his big moment – signing with Southern Conference member Western Carolina University – noted several feelings before inkng with the WCU Catamounts in the ILHS media center.
    “I’m happy and I’m relieved,” said Dickerson. “I’m glad this part is over and I can move on in the next chapter in my life.”

  • Vols’ three spree boosts win

    KERSHAW – What’s that they say about the early stages of the second half in a basketball game?
    Andrew Jackson had the answer to the ageless hoops question about key hardwood momentum.
    The Volunteers, in the pivotal early minutes of the second half, opened strong and stayed in control for a 67-55 win over Abbeville in the Class AA Upper State semifinals on Tuesday night at the packed and rocking AJ gym.
    The Vols were sparked by a key three spree, which shot AJ, up 29-26 at the half, into a 38-26 spread on the stunned Panthers.

  • Vols top Panthers for Upstate...

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers finished strong to down the Abbeville Panthers, 67-55 in the third round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs on Tuesday night in the AJ gym.
    The Vols came out in a calm and determined manner and took control of the game by a well-defined passing game.
    By slowing the tempo, the Vols were able to use the clock to their advantage in the 12-point win.

  • Cherokee Speedway opens 2019...

    Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney will open its 2019 racing season Sunday afternoon.
    The Cherokee Speedway racing card will feature the Burns Chevrolet Late Models, Joe’s Towing Limited Sportsman, Terry Worley Renegade, Axles Plus Crate Sprotsman, C&M Automotive Thunder Bomber, Mechanical Edge Stock 4, Carolina Driveline Young Guns 4-Cylinders and Smokin BBQ Extreme 4.
    Cherokee Speedway track officials are expecting a packed house and race cars as this is the first race to happen in the Carolinas for the 2019 racing season.

  • Pepsi Night to open LMS 2019...

    One of Lancaster Motor Speedway’s biggest sponsors will open up the 2019 dirt track racing season in grand style March 15-16.
    Pepsi has been a major sponsor at Lancaster Motor Speedway for years.
    The Pepsi Night action  opens Friday, March 15, with the first of two nights of racing headlined by the SECA Crate Late Models.
    The race will have a full show, paying $1,000 to win.
    The opening night at LMS also has the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Extreme 4 and Vintage set to roll.

  • Comporium Preseason Tournament...

    The annual Comporium Preseason Invitational, an area prep baseball tournament, will launch play Saturday at Buford High School.
    The field features eight teams, four in each division. The AJ Division includes the host Volunteers, Central of Pageland, Chester and Lancaster.
    The Buford Division has South Pointe High School of Rock Hill, Chesterfield, the Carolina Royals of Charlotte and the host BHS Jackets.
    All games Saturday will be played at the BHS field.