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Today's Sports

  • Vols, Jackets advance to AA...

    Two Andrew Jackson High School track athletes have qualified to the Class AA state track meet.
    Sophomore sprinter LaKyle McIlwain and Oksana Lathan, a sophomore, are headed to the state meet.
    McIlwain ran a 15.56 to win the Class AA Upper State 110 high hurdles at the Upstate meet at Keenan High School in Columbia. McIlwain has the fastest time in Class AA 110 high hurdles, according to AJ coach Corey McIlwain.
    Lathan, in the 100 meters, ran a 12.95 to place eighth in the event and advance to the state meet.

  • Jackets eliminate IL in Upstate...

    INDIAN LAND – Union County returned to Indian Land High School, but this time the Lady Yellow Jackets were on the attack on the way to a 15-5 win over the Lady Warriors.
    UCHS’s 10-run win eliminated the host Lady Warriors in the Class AAA Upper State softball championship series Wednesday night at ILHS.
    The Lady Warriors, in their series opener, pounded the Lady Yellow Jackets, 10-3 on Friday night, but UCHS turned the tables Wednesday night in the elimination game rematch.

  • Buford golfers earn bid to Class...

    Buford High School senior “T” Sutton captured the Region IV-AA medalist with a 139 to help the Jackets earn a bid to the Class AA state tournament May 13-14.
    Sutton’s effort – 71-68 – helped the Jackets to a second-place finish in the six-team region field.
    Two teams from the region advance to the state tournament.
    Central won the Region IV-AA golf tournament with a 646 – 327-319, with David Oliver, the runner-up medalist, leading the Eagles with a 140, 72-68.
    Buford was second with a 664 – 340-324.

  • Belk leads LHS in Class AAAA meet

    Lancaster High School has several qualifiers for the Class AAAA state meet, including Tierra Belk in two events.
    The Class AAAA state qualifying meet, hosted by Dreher High School in Columbia, was held at Columbia International University.
    Belk was fourth in the triple jump with a 35-06 effort. She placed seventh in the girls’ 200-meter dash in 25.63.
    Belk placed 10th in the 100-meter dash.
    The girls 4 x 100 relay was eighth, including Belk, Ya’dynasty Douglas, Mahongany Perry and Rekia Polk in a time of 49.84.

  • Cards rebound, eliminate AJ in...

    Landrum High School, forced to a do-or-die game by scrappy Andrew Jackson, bounced back in a big way for an 8-1 win over the Volunteers to win the Class AA Upper State baseball championship Wednesday night at the Cardinals’ field.
    AJ, needing two wins to advance to the Class AA state title series, opened with a resounding 13-7 victory to force the second game.
    In the nightcap, Landrum struck for three first-inning runs and added two runs in the third inning to build a 5-0 lead after two frames.

  • Warriors earn state title berth

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School boys soccer team earned a bid to the Class AAA state title match, and in doing so, made Warriors soccer history.
    ILHS, a five-time participant in the Class AA state soccer finals, earned its first-ever berth to the Class AAA state championship match Tuesday night when the Warriors pounded Pendleton High School, 6-2 to win the Class AAA Upper State crown at Warrior Stadium.
    The Warriors were led by freshman John Fosu who scored three goals – a hat trick – to pace ILHS to the solid win.

  • Lancaster Motor Speedway off...

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be taking off Saturday at the half-mile dirt oval.
    The off-week is due to numerous drivers and fans going on vacation to Myrtle Beach for the annual bike week.
    The following Saturday night, May 25, is still to be announced, but with all the rainouts for the 2019 racing season so far, LMS co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will reschedule one of the rainout races for May 25.
    The June 1 race has been discussed for a while.

  • Furman mourning passing of Coach...

    From Release
    GREENVILLE – Jimmy Satterfield, head coach of Furman University's 1988 NCAA I-AA (FCS) National Championship football team and member of both Furman and South Carolina Athletic Halls of Fame, died Monday following a brief illness.  He was 79 years old.

  • Vols hold off Blacksburg

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson junior pitcher Chas DeBruhl has been tough out of the Volunteers’ bullpen in AJ’s stellar playoff run in the Class AA Upper State baseball playoffs.
    DeBruhl got a little big help from his infield friends to post his latest save in the Vols’ 5-3 elimination game save against Blacksburg High School on Monday night at AJ.
    The Vols, up 5-1, saw the scrappy Wildcats rally for two runs in the seventh to slice the gap to two, 5-3.

  • Broome downs ILHS in softball...

    Broome High School ignited for three first inning runs and added single runs in the fifth and sixth-innings to take a 5-1 win over host Indian Land in the winner’s bracket round of the Class AAA Upper State title softball playoffs Monday.
    The ILHS loss sends the Lady Warriors to an elimination game home contest with Union County High School on Wednesday.
    A win over UCHS today wil send the Warriors, 19-5, to the Class AAA Upper State title game against Broome.