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Today's Sports

  • Rock Hill grounds Indian Land,...

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    ROCK HILL – Indian Land was again on the road Friday night, this time against the Rock Hill Bearcats.

    For a while it looked as if it might be deja vu all over as, just as they did last week, the determined Warriors kept it close in the first half in their 14-9 comeback win over York.

    Class AAAAA Rock Hill, however, used a strong running game and stout defense to turn a 7-0 lead into a 34-7 win over the Warriors on Friday night at District Three Stadium in Rock Hill.

  • Parkwood outlasts Buford

    Buford’s home opener saw the Yellow Jackets stumble and fall short to the Parkwood Rebels, of Union County, N.C., 30-22 on Friday night.

    Buford, playing its first home game of the season, was eager for its first win of the 2018 season. 

    Playing from behind all game, the Jackets struggled to keep the Rebels ground game at bay.

    Parkwood rushed 51 times and gained 158 yards. Rebels running back Sametrius Drakeford amassed 154 of those rushing yards in the eight-point PHS win.

  • Vols blitz Red Devils in 47-2 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers took a commanding victory over Great Falls, 47-2 to remain undefeated on the 2018 season.

    AJ quarterback Chas DeBruhl guided the Vols’ running game with four of eight scoring drives running plays.

    The Vols tallied 16 points with just over two minutes expired in the first quarter. AJ’s Ty Elder blocked a Great Fall punt for a safety. AJ took the 2-0 lead at 9:39 in the first period.

  • Bruins flog Falcons, 24-13

    FORT MILL – The Lancaster Bruins, for the first time since 2015, are 4-0 and champs of Fort Mill area football.

    The Bruins, facing a Fort Mill high school for the second straight week, notched another solid victory over a neighboring eastern York County Class AAAAA high school on Friday night.

    A week ago, the Bruins clawed Fort Mill, 42-14, and followed with a 24-13 road win over Nation Ford.

  • David Laney double winner...

    David Laney captured a pair of wins to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The Extreme 4 front row had Laney and Chris Baker.

    Laney and Baker, entering turn one, battled for the lead.

    Exiting turn two, Baker hit the outside wall hard to end his night. He walked away from the wreck OK. On the restart, Laney battled Ronnie Plyler, David McManus and Brad McManus for the lead.

    As the laps passed, and after numerous caution flags, Laney proved too tough and won.

  • Junior Bruins hold on for win

    The Lancaster Junior Bruins evened their football record at 1-1 on the season with a tough 22-20 win over the Nation Ford Junior Falcons at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

    The Junior Bruins, who trailed at the half 14-8, rallied in the second half and held on for the two-point win.

    Sean McCray, who had a big game to spark the Lancaster win, picked off a Falcons pass in the end zone to snuff a late NFHS threat.

    The Junior Falcons were able to get the ball back, but Lancaster stayed on top for the win.

  • Sports Talk: Jimbo’s made his...

    I am not my brother’s keeper, so I’m not quite sure where he is today, the first Sunday of the 2018 NFL season.

    I know where he won’t be.

    Jimbo, my oldest brother, has made his last call in the NFL. He retired last spring along with six other officials, who hung up their whistles for the final time.

    Since the 1999 pro football season, he’s been at a NFL stadium to call a game, but not today. That’s 19 seasons, but for him that’s enough.

    Some years back I recall going to his home to watch a Super Bowl.

  • Pelham debuts, looks ahead

    C.D. Pelham’s Major League Baseball debut wasn’t a highlight memory maker, but he’s likely to fondly recall the occasion.

    Pelham, the former Lancaster High School and Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball star, made his big league debut Wednesday night in the Texas Rangers’ 9-3 home loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.

    Pelham, 23, was promoted to the Rangers on Monday after the American League Western Division team purchased his contract from the Class AA Frisco RoughRiders.

  • Spin Spittle Memorial set...

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host and honor one of the top drivers to ever race at LMS and any track in the Carolinas.

    The Spin Spittle Memorial for the Vintage Division is set for Saturday at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Spittle was a factor in any race car he raced in back in the day, always a fixture in victory lane.

    Spin’s son Marty Spittle has dominated the Vintage Division for years at LMS and has become one of the popular Vintage drivers.

  • Bruins, Vols stay unbeaten

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson each improved to 4-0 with wins Friday night.

    Lancaster topped Nation Ford, 24-13, and AJ rolled to 47-2 home win over Great Falls.

    In other action, Rock Hill ripped Indian Land, 34-7 and Buford fell in Parkwood, 30-22