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Today's Sports

  • South teams up for Classic win

    BUFORD – The South was once again superior in taking football bragging rights in the annual North-South Classic at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 12.
    The South Carolina football forces – all four Lancaster County squads – teamed for the triumph over the North Carolina schools in the annual prep football scrimmage.
    Indian Land, making the most of its kicking game, edged Parkwood High School, 6-3.

  • Bear Hug Brawl is Saturday

    The Lancaster County junior varsity football teams and cheerleaders take center stage for the sixth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday, Aug.  19.
    The Bear Hug Brawl is held in memory of the late Seth Muennich, a former BHS Junior Jackets football player, who died in an auto accident near the school in 2011.
    Following a short ceremony, play opens at 10:10 a.m. when jamboree host Buford battles Lancaster High School. Andrew Jackson High School faces Indian Land High School in the second period at 11 a.m.

  • Sports Shorts 8-9-17

    Sign up now for fall youth sports

    Registration is now open for Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission’s fall youth sports. The county offers football, cheerleading and volleyball for ages 7-12; soccer for ages 5-15; and introduction to soccer for 4-year-olds.

  • Let’s play some football

    Indian Land High School opened football drills under new Warriors coach Horatio Blades with a late afternoon workout July 28. ILHS followed with a second practice late the next day.
    “We working at 6 p.m. because that’s close to the time we play our games and we’re getting away from the heat of the day,” Blades said.
    Blades said he’s been pleased with the early Warriors sessions.

  • Nothing but proud: Darlings fall...

    SUMTER – Lancaster’s Darlings all-stars, undefeated going into the last day of the Dixie Softball World Series, slammed into a Louisiana juggernaut twice Aug. 2, losing both games decisively and ending their championship quest one step short of the title.
    The team from Jena, La., which Lancaster’s 7- and 8-year-olds had beaten in a dramatic comeback July 30, steamrolled to the victory with 11-3 and 16-5 wins.
    Eleven teams competed in the double-elimination tournament at Sumter’s Patriot Park Recreation Complex.

  • Sports Shorts 8-2-17

    County offers fall youth sports

    Registration is now open for Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission’s fall youth sports. The county offers football, cheerleading and volleyball for ages 7-12; soccer for ages 5-15; and introduction to soccer for 4-year-olds.

  • Darlings off to great start!

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, age 8U, are off to a dandy start in the Dixie Softball World Series at Patriot Park in Sumter.
    The 2017 S.C. state champions opened the double-elimination tournament with three straight wins, including a 13-11 victory over Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday, July 30.
    The Darlings, 14-0 in postseason play, bolted to a 9-3 lead on the Alabama state champion, but the Bama team rallied to take a 10-9 edge.
    Lancaster County rebounded to with four runs in the fourth inning to take a 13-10 lead.

  • Summers column: Darlings give us...

    It was one of those frozen-in-time, “you had to be there” moments to truly appreciate.
    As soon as I stepped out of my pick-up in the senior parking lot at Buford High School on Thursday, July 27, I heard a round of involuntary laughter that got my immediate attention.
    The snickering was followed by a water balloon barrage that splattered on Gene Knight’s back.
    Knight, the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball Darlings All-Stars coach, immediately convulsed into one of those drawn-up contortions that such actions cause.

  • Rodman leads IL track awards

    Indian Land High School star distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman led the ILHS track awards for the 2017 season.
    Rodman, a freshman, paced the Lady Warriors’ honors, earning the girls team MVP.
    Rodman highlighted her season by winning the Class AAA girls 1600-meter state championship with an ILHS school record 5:16.90. In the Class AAA meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac. Rodman also smashed the school record with a third-place finish in the 3200-meter run with an 11:44.10 showing. She posted a sixth-place effort in the girls 800-meter run in 2:32.86.

  • Warriors kick off practice Friday

    Indian Land High School kicks off the Warriors 2017 preseason football practice Friday, July 28, when head coach Horatio Blades will greet his team.
    “We will be practicing at 6 p.m. to try to get away from the heat and get fully adjusted to the time of day we will be playing,” Blades said. “We’re pleased with our summer workouts and how our guys have responded.”