Community Sports

  • LGC receives Audubon designation
    The Lancaster Golf Club has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Ross Baker, Superintendent, led the effort to obtain sanctuary designation on the property. Lancaster is one of 24 golf courses in South Carolina and 912 in the world to hold the title of Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
  • Tigers triumph in Big Thursday golf
    The streak has been stopped, at least for a year. A team of Clemson golfers halted the University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina Lancaster’s run in the 14th annual Big Thursday golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Nov. 19. The Tigers prevailed with an 8-5 win over the team of Gamecocks and Lancers players. A year ago in a close win, the Lancers and Gamecocks notched an 8.5-7-5 win over the Tigers golfers.
  • Small fry stars open with 46-6 in Central District playoffs
    The Lancaster County small fry all stars, ages 9-10, opened Central District play, rolling to a 46-6 win over Kershaw County-Camden on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Chester. The Lancaster small fry stars had plenty of contributors in posting the 40-point win over Kershaw County-Camden. Zi Moffett paced the Lancaster County stars with three touchdowns to lead the win. Kaden Sapp scored a pair of touchdowns and added a two-point conversion. Fuller Sims returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown and Kenyon Blair had a 90-yard touchdown run on a sweep.
  • Big Thursday bragging rights at stake Nov. 19
    The links streak will be on the line Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Lancaster Golf Club. The team of University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers and USC Gamecock golfers will be out to pad their string of golf triumphs in the 14th annual Big Thursday golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club. A year ago, the Gamecocks and Lancers teamed for an 8.5-7.5 win over the Clemson golfers at the LGC.
  • Former LHS Bruins in USC hoops exhibition
    Lancaster High School will have a solid hoops presence at the University of South Carolina men’s basketball exhibition today, Sunday, with Allen University in USC’s Colonial Life Arena. Two former Bruins’ players will be competing on each side, with junior Avery Harris playing for Allen and junior Sindarius Thornwell playing for USC in the game, which tips off at 4 p.m. Admission is free.
  • Team’s 51 tops Rub of the Green field
    The winning team shot a 55 to take top honors in the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce 25th annual Founders Federal Credit Union Rub of the Green golf tournament. The team notched eagles on both par fives on the backside of the Sun City course. The team’s handicap score was a 51. Winning team member Mickey Phillips showed his team how to use the short iron by winning the men’s closet-to-the-pin on the 154-yard seventh, dropping his ball some six inches from the cup for an easy birdie.
  • Tiger fans happy, but take wait-and-see approach with first CFP poll ranking
    Lancaster area Clemson University football fans are elated with the team’s elite status, but at the same time are taking a wait-and-see approach with the first College Football Playoff poll, which has the unbeaten Tigers No. 1. Clemson, 8-0, 5-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, is atop the early poll, which will decide the final four for the 2015 College Football Playoff. The poll, which was released Tuesday, Nov. 3 for the first time in the 2015 season, will have its final poll for the national championship playoff Dec. 6.
  • Centurions’ charge seizes victory
    Robert Howey rhowey@thelancasternews.com Call it the nightmare on Stadium Street. Broome, down 23-14 with less than two minutes to play, stormed back to take a 29-26 overtime win over the stunned Bruins on Friday, Oct. 30 – Halloween eve – at Memorial Stadium. LHS senior kicker Trevor Latham drilled a 35-yard field goal with 1:56 to play to give the No. 9 Bruins a 23-14 lead. From that point, the never-say-die Centurions, with a ghost of a chance to win, rallied to take the three-point comeback win in overtime.
  • Rally for the Cure a success
    True Homes and Lady Egrets fourth annual Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure, at the Edgewater Golf Club, on October 10 raised $7,500. The funds will be used to assist with the cure of breast cancer, with funds distributed 75 percent locally and 25 percent nationally.
  • Bailey tops Run with the Bruins field
    Buford High School track and football coach Jareth Bailey ran a 19:33 to win the sixth annual Run with the Bruins 5K at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17. The race featured a beautiful, sunny morning at the 48-year-old arena. Runners and walkers, young and old, came out for what has become a fall tradition in Lancaster. Isaac Williams posted a 19:57 to place second and former LHS cross country runner Ellison Hagins had a 19:59 to finish third in the field of 150 runners.