Today's Sports

  • Melton cites family support at...

    Max Melton said having family attend his S.C. High School Football Officials Hall of Fame induction on Saturday made it special.

    "When you work high school games and are away from home a good bit, you have to have the support of your family," Melton said. "My family was able to attend the induction and it meant a great deal to me.

    "Their support is greatly appreciated," he said. "My wife (Karen) and my two children (Matt and Casey) and my parents (Mr. and Mrs. Max Melton Sr.) attended and that made it special.

  • Warriors top Jackets, Bruins

    Indian Land High School junior 140-pounder Thomas Harris has been a major player in the Warriors' wrestling success this season.

    On Tuesday night, Harris gave IL an early spark in helping the Warriors take a 46-30 win over county foe Buford.

    Harris, with IL trailing 12-4, keyed an 18-0 run to boost the Warriors to the 16-point win.

    "Thomas has had a solid season; and, at that point in the match, he responded with a key pin," IL coach Mike Kersey said. "Thomas is a veteran and he gave us that needed spark."

  • Hepp's win lands Olympic...

    Megan Hepp captured her first-ever marathon win in the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte on Dec. 8, but it was her time that really gave her a thrill.

    Hepp, a clinical dietitian at Springs Memorial Hospital, completed the 26.2-mile race in 2:45:10 hours, which earned her a chance to qualify for the women's marathon Olympic Trials this spring.

    By finishing under 2:47 hours, Hepp is qualified to compete in the elite women's marathon in Boston.

  • Solid effort keys Lady Vols in...

    KERSHAW - The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers produced a solid showing in posting a 54-44 basketball win over Great Falls on Saturday night in the AJ gym.

    The Lady Vols' win gave AJ a split of the league twin bill. Great Falls notched a tough 52-44 win in the nightcap.

    AJ girls coach Dennis Farmer said the Lady Vols had their "best overall performance of the season" in taking the 10-point comeback win.

  • 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.