Community Sports

  • Soccer stars sweep to district crowns
    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth soccer program will be represented well at the state tournament in Bluffton this fall, with all three age groups winning the district title and earning a state bid. The district tourney was held at the Buford High School football stadium Nov. 21. The LCPRC 10U all-stars opened the day  with a 1-0 victory over Kershaw County-Camden. The match was a back-and-forth contest, with both teams having opportunities to score, but tough defense on both sides kept the game scoreless for most of the first half.
  • Thornwell leads USC in Paradise Jam hoops title
    The South Carolina men’s basketball team is coming home with a new addition to the trophy case Tuesday, after winning the 2015 Paradise Jam in convincing fashion Monday night with a 83-75 win over Tulsa (4-1). Five Gamecocks scored double figures, and a fast start played a big role in moving the team’s record now to 5-0, best start since the 2004-05 season. Junior Sindarius Thornwell was named the tournament’s MVP, and Mindaugas Kacinas joined  him as an all-tournament honoree.
  • Bulldogs’ big day a capital gain
    The Citadel’s stellar football season is still going and no matter where it finishes, it’s going to be chronicled as a Bulldogs’ banner campaign. Co-champs of the Southern Conference is nice, but a cherished capital moment in Columbia on Saturday afternoon made it that much better for those of the “long gray line.” The 24th-ranked Bulldogs, 8-3, are headed to play Coastal in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs on Nov. 28.
  • 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.