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Today's Sports

  • Sports Talk: Mama’s your best...

    Remember at one time when a camera panned a sideline during a college or pro football game, a wide-grinning player often greeted the shot with a warm “Hi Mom.”
    You recall that?
    You couldn’t watch a game without that memorable scene.
    I know why.
    My father, the late Jim Howey, once told me your mother is your “best friend.”
    She’s why you’re here today; no matter if she isn’t a part of your life now, and you wear a white rose to honor her memory today – Mother’s Day.

  • Saints sign IL’s Daley

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School star wrestler Kyle Daley will be on the mat at the next level.
    Daley, a three-time all-state wrestler, will be competing in college at Limestone in Gaffney.
    “I’m really pleased to have this opportunity to wrestle in college,” said Daley, who signed with the Saints on May 3 in the ILHS media center. “I like the coaches and Limestone has a good, strong wrestling program.

  • LHS second in Class AAAA Upstate...

    The Lancaster Bruins golf team shot a 294 to place second in the Class AAAA Upper State golf tournament at the Southern Oaks Golf Club in Easley on Monday.
    The Bruins, the Region III-AAAA golf champions, were led by senior Brady Hinkle and freshman Trey Crenshaw who each shot a 72.
    Mason Tucker carded a 73, while Simon Wright posted a 77.
    Nick Mangano finished with a 78 for the 18-hole round.
    Wren topped the field with a 291, with Brandon Masters leading the Hurricanes with a 69.

  • Lady Warriors fall to Irmo

    IRMO- Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda knew challenging 10-time state champion Bishop England for the state championship would be a task.
    ILHS, battling the Lower State champion Lady Bishops at less than full strength, would be that much tougher.
    The Lady Warriors gave it their all, but played the state title match without two of their top players.
    Senior striker Breanna Bishop was lost for the match in the first half with an ACL injury.
    Lady Warriors' senior midfielder Emily Gerdes was hampered as she battled the flu during the week.

  • Bruins set for state meet

    Lancaster High School has a host of athletes who have qualified for the Class AAAA state track meet.

    The Bruins qualified at the state qualifier held at Sumter High School last Satuday.

    The LHS girls are led by sophomore Tierra Belk, who ran a 12.45 to place eighth.

    Belk also ran a leg on the seventh-place 4 x 100 relay. Belk, Quanie Simmons, Rekia Polk and Ashanti Talford ran a 49.47. The alternate is Mohongany Perry.

    In the boys 400 dash, Frederick Thompson placed third in 49.75.

  • Vols, Jackets athletes in state...

    Andrew Jackson and Buford High School track athletes will compete in the Class AA state track meet this weekend.
    The AJ Lady Volunteers are led by Niyana Jones who is the top qualifier in the girls high jump at 5-02. Jones also qualified fourth in the long jump at 16 feet.
    Oshamiya Black placed eighth in the triple jump at 31-08.
    In the boys, AJ was led by Darrion Wright, third in the high jump with a 6-04 effrot.
    LaKyle McIlwain finished sixth in the 110 high hurldes in 16.31.

  • Jacket booters fall in second-...

    The Buford High men’s varsity team opened the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs with a convincing 8-0 home win over Eau Claire on May 1.
    Senior Blaine Gossman had two goals, and added an assist. Junior Jesse Black also tallied twice for the Jackets. Seniors Jim Small, Nate Purser, and William Ingram each contributed a goal, and sophomore Logan Jaillette netted his first goal of his varsity career as he converted a penalty kick following an EC foul in the 18-yard box.
    Senior Bryton Davis also had a big hand in the scoring, adding four assists.

  • Buddy Crook Memorial race...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will honor one of the greatest to ever race at LMS in any division Saturday night.
    The late Buddy Crook is considered a dirt track racing legend at LMS and various other tracks.
    Crook will be honored Saturday with the MMSA Buddy Crook Memorial paying $4,000 to win. The MMSA is a traveling 4-cylinder series that travels all over North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
    The top 4-cylinder drivers in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are expected here Saturday night with one of the richest paydays they will see this season.

  • Bobcats end IL postseason run

    Seneca halted Indian Land High School’s postseason baseball hopes with a 3-0 win over the Warriors at the Bobcats’ field on Wednesday.
    Seneca, which defeated Indian Land, 13-6 Saturday in the double-elimination Class AAA Upper State title round, blanked the Warriors to end their season.
    The 15-8 Bobcats, the defending Class AAA Upstate champs, scored two runs in the fourth and a single run in the fifth to take the win.
    A Jack Fassino double opened what proved to be Seneca’s winning rally in the bottom of the fourth.

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ, stay alive

    KERSHAW _ Buford prevailed to keep its Class AA Upper State championship  hopes alive Wednesday at rival Andrew Jackson High School.
    The 17-9 Lady Jackets blanked Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson High School, 3-0 to keep their softball playoffs hopes going.
    BHS, the Region IV-AA runner-up to AJ this season, faced Landrum on Thursday when it needed two wins over the host Lady Cardinals to advance to the Class AA state title series.
    The Lady Jackets struck for a run in the second inning on Kayley Stroud’s run-scoring double.