Today's Sports

  • Wright, Walters lead all-county...

    The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers, in a magical 360-degree hardwood turnaround this season, netted tops honors for the 2018-19 Lancaster County boys basketball season.
    AJ veteran head coach Danny Wright and Volunteers’ senior guard Joey Walters led the hoops awards for 2018-19.
    Wright, in his eighth season leading the Vols basketball program, was named The Lancaster News’ County Coach of the Year, while senior guard Joey Walters was named The Lancaster News’ Player of the Year.

  • B.A.C.A. Night slated for...

    B.A.C.A. means Bikers against Child Abuse, and the group will be  representing the racing night at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday – Easter eve.
    B.A.C.A. Night, a key date on the track’s April calendar, is only part of an action-packed night at the speedway. The group will be out in full force, raising a greater awareness against child abuse.
    The LMS racing card for the night will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Thunder Bombers and Extreme 4.

  • Swim team registration set for...

    From release
    Registration for the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation swim team is April 22-May 10 at the Springdale Recreation Complex.
    The registration fee is $80 per child, which includes a swim cap and T-shirt. The team is open to boys and girls ages 5-18 as of June 1.
    Each new swimmer that did not swim last season will have to attend the skills assessment on Saturday, May 18, 3-4 p.m.

  • Warriors’ Ross to wrestle at...

    INDIAN LAND – Austin Ross saw the Indian Land High School wrestling steadily built into an elite mat program.
    He wants the same for his college future at Lander University.
    Ross, who holds Warriors wrestling records for career pins and wins, is looking to help establish Lander as a mat power.
    Ross, a four-year grappler for the Warriors, signed with the LU Bearcats in the ILHS media center on Tuesday afternoon.
    Lander, a NCAA Division II school in Greenwood, will field its first wrestling team with the 2019-20 season.

  • Vols booters blitz Lions, 14-0

    Andrew Jackson stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA soccer play with a 14-0 win over Lewisville High School on Wednesday night.
    Jared Truesdale led the Volunteers with five goals and Mason McKittrick tallied four goals. Cam Vincent netted two goals.
    Stiles Joyce, Rhett Bowers and Brice Harbin each had a goal.
    Truesdale and Jake Vaughn each had two assists. Tyler Williams added one.
    Williams, with two saves, also teamed with Nolan Plyler for the shutout.
    In the junior varsity match, the Junior Vols blanked the Junior Lions, 8-0.

  • Lady Jackets, Lady Warriors...

    Buford and Indian Land High girls’ soccer teams secured region crowns with shutout wins on Wednesday.
    Buford top Lions
    The Buford High School girls’ soccer team blanked Lewisville High School, 4-0 to claim the Region IV-AA championship with a 6-0 region mark.
    Isabella Jones led all scorers with two goals and two assists.
    Peyton Deese and Chaney Smith each scored one goal in the BHS win.
    Madison Funderburk posted three saves and recorded her eighth shutout of the season.

  • Vols rally, down Eagles

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson rallied from an early 3-1 deficit to take a 5-4 Region IV-AA home baseball win over Central High School of Pageland on Wednesday night.
    AJ, 8-3 in region play, rallied to tie the game at 4-all, and then tallied a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to notch the one-run, comeback win.
    Bry Neal drilled a two-out RBI-double to score courtesy runner Dylan Hendrix, who was running for AJ catcher Gavin Phillips.
    Phillips, on the night, drew three walks, and Hendrix, running for him, scored two runs.

  • Priester out as LHS basketball...

    Lancaster High School will have a new basketball coach for the 2019-20 season.
    Ricardo Priester, who has guided the Bruins boys’ team since the 2005-06 season, has been relieved of his coaching duties with the LHS basketball program.
    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Jonathan Phipps called the issue a personnel matter.
    “We’re just making some changes in the coaching staff,” Phipps said.
    The Lancaster News made several attempts to contact Priester on Thursday, but he was unavailable for comment at press time.

  • LMS hosts regular racing card...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host a regular night of racing action Saturday.
    The track was scheduled to host the Faith Funerburke Realty Super Stock Shootout, but with struggling car counts in the Super Stock Division to open the season, co-promoters Eric Caskey and Shannon Munn decided to reschedule the Shootout until later in the season.
    The LMS Saturday night card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models $1,000 to win, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Thunder Bomber, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.

  • Bruins' Tucker wins...

    The Lancaster Bruins finished seventh in the 12-team Fleischer Invitational high school golf tournament at the Rock Hill Country Club, with Mason Tucker leading the way as tournament medalist Saturday.
    LHS shot a 499 team total over 27 holes, nine in the opening round Friday and 18 Saturday.
    Teams played only nine holes Friday due to wet playing conditions.
    Tucker carded a 105, with a 37-68, to top the individual field.
    “Mason did well,” LHS golf coach Joe Adams said. “He brought it home and finished well in the tournament.”