Today's Sports

  • Lady Rams hand IL first league...

    Chesterfield handed the Indian Land girls their first Conference III-AA basketball loss, edging the Lady Warriors 54-50 on Tuesday night in the opener.

    Chesterfield took a 37-30 lead into the final period and was able to hold on against the scrappy Lady Warriors, who dipped to 5-6, 2-1.

    In the nightcap, the CHS boys posted a 54-41 win.

    Indian Land was down by as many as 10 in the final period, but the Lady Warriors battled back.

    Shelby McConnell, who scored 10 points, netted a bucket with 2:20 to play to close the gap to 48-46.

  • Vols, Jackets battle for split

    BUFORD - Solid fourth-quarter play keyed Buford and county rival Andrew Jackson to wins in a Conference VIII-AA basketball split Tuesday night in the BHS gym.

    The BHS Lady Jackets used a 14-6 charge in the final eight minutes to notch a 42-32 win over the AJ girls.

    The nightcap saw the Vols finish strong on a 12-6 run to gain the 57-44 win over the Jackets.

    The Vols, in the boys' game, took a 45-38 lead into the final period and gained control behind the inside tandem of Ryan Miller and Jonathan Belk, who teamed for 43 of AJ's points in the victory.

  • Weddington wins Battle of Border

    Weddington High School made it three straight titles in the annual Battle of the Border duals wrestling tournament Saturday at Indian Land High School.

    The Weddington Warriors, of Union County, N.C., defeated Tar Heel State foe Ardrey Kell, 48-31, to capture the tournament championship.

  • Eagles solid in sweep of Jackets

    BUFORD - Buford had a tough night on the hardwood as visiting Central High School of Pageland posted a pair of Conference VIII-AA wins over the Jackets on Friday night.

    The Lady Eagles opened the night, taking a 67-35 win and the Eagles capped the sweep with a 61-39 victory.

    In the nightcap, the contest was tight to the third period when the Eagles began to take control on the way to the 22-point win.

    The Eagles, up 21-19 at the break, used a 21-12 third-period run to forge a 40-33 lead.

  • Bruins wing Falcons twice

    Lancaster High School basketball teams used stellar second-half play to post a Region III-AAAA sweep of Nation Ford on Friday night. The Lady Bruins picked up their play in the third period to take control on the way to a 45-39 win over the Lady Falcons.

    In the nightcap, the Bruins turned up their defense and downed NFHS 50-37 in a solid league win. The third period proved crucial for each team in its win. The Bruins, 7-5, 2-4, were relentless in their defensive effort on the way to the 13-point win.

  • Lady Warriors hold off Red Devils

    GREAT FALLS - The Indian Land Lady Warriors might be young, but at this point in the Conference III-A basketball season, they're just as stunning.

    The IL girls improved to 2-0 in conference play, topping Great Falls in a split with the host Red Devils on Friday night.

    The Lady Warriors, who opened the conference season with a 48-46 road win over McBee High School on Tuesday night, downed the Lady Red Devils 48-45.

  • Football officials hall to...

    The way Lancaster area high school football official Max Melton figures, had he not switched field positions, he might not be in line for the state's highest honor in working prep games.

    Melton, who entered high school football officiating as an umpire before becoming a referee, will be inducted into the S.C. High School Football Officials Association Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

    The induction will be at Seawell's Restaurant in Columbia.

  • NWTF Catawba Valley Chapter...

    The fourth annual Catawba Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) banquet and auction is Feb. 7 at the Bradley Building on the USC-Lancaster campus.

    Proceeds from the auction, which will feature firearms, hunting gear and outdoor art by top national artists and sculptors, benefit the NWTF's Hunting Heritage program.

    Individual and sponsor tickets may be purchased through committee members, or at Sistare Carpets, Jessie's Paint & Body and Carolina Podiatry Group, according to chapter president Dr. Brandon Percival.

  • Golfers post aces

    In recent play at the Lancaster Golf Club, a couple of aces were posted.

    Frank Neal had a hole-in-one on No. 7. He made the 115-yard shot with a three hybrid iron.

    Neal was playing in a group which included Gene Adams and Carroll Lucas.

    Donald Brouwer had his second hole-in-one on No. 4 using a seven iron on the 135-yard shot.

    Brouwer was playing in a foursome which included Bobby Kennington, John Cauthen and Charles Harrell.

  • Batter up for USC-L Lancers

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster is ready to play ball.

    The Lancers, members of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X, are adding baseball to their athletic program.

    USC-L will play a 20-game schedule in the fall and a 56-game schedule in the spring of 2009.

    The Lancers will be led by coach Mike Prochaska, who has an extensive background in S.C. baseball.