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Today's Sports

  • Practice kicks off today

    Andrew Jackson High School got the jump on its prep football counterparts as high school preseason practice opens today around the state.
    The Volunteers didn’t waste any time in getting started. Just after midnight, AJ hit the field for its opening practice of the season – Volunteer Midnight Madness.
    “This is something we do to give our players a boost as they open practice,” AJ coach David Moore said. “I think it creates excitement in the community.”

  • Lancaster Debs fall in World...

    Defending Debs World Series champion Alexandria, La., halted the Lancaster County Debs U18 softball all-stars’ postseason run with an extra-inning 3-2 win Tuesday, July 29, in Atoka, Tenn.
    Alexandria, which defeated Lancaster County, 6-3, to open its tournament run Saturday, July 26, scored the winning run Tuesday night as a batter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force home the winning run.

  • State antler records down...

    from S.C. Department of Natural Resources
    The most recent round of white-tailed deer antler measuring conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) revealed more than 200 new records, including one Boone and Crockett Club qualifier.
    Each spring, DNR Wildlife Section personnel make a concerted effort to measure deer racks throughout the state, with a major session during the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic in Columbia.

  • Limited Late Models headline...

    Lancaster Super Speedway roars back into racing action Saturday, Aug. 2, with six exciting divisions. The Late Models (Limited Late Models) will headline the program.
    Other divisions racing will be Pro Street, the ever-popular Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman, the fan-favorite Super Street, the wild M&M Garage Extreme 4 and U.S. Bonding Vintage.
    Lancaster Super Speedway admission for Saturday, Aug. 2, is $20 for the pits and $12 for the grandstands.
    Pit gates open at 4 p.m., with the grandstand gates to open at 5 p.m.

  • Sports Briefs 8-1-14

    LHS Bruins set fall sports practices
    Lancaster High School athletics director Mark Strickland announced starting practice dates for all Bruins’ fall sports.
    LHS varsity, junior varsity and freshman football begins at 9 a.m. today, Aug. 1.
    Cross country opens at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 1.
    Volleyball for varsity and junior varsity players opens at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4.
    Swim team practice begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4.
    Girls tennis starts at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4.

  • Walker wins Buddy Crook Memorial...

     For the $2,500-to-win Monster Mini’s Buddy Crook Memorial race, the front row was pole sitter Nick ‘Hotrod’ Walker and track veteran Wes Helms. 

    When the green flag dropped, Walker, Helms, Austin Mintz and Jamie Mattison roared into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, Walkder’s No. 4 poweredout to the lead over Helms, Mintz and Mattison. 

  • Debs notch third straight win in...

    The Lancaster County Debs U18 softball all-stars notched their third straight win, rolling to a 12-0 win over Magee, Miss., on Monday, July 28.

    Lancaster County was led by right-hander Kayla Price, who hurled a one-hitter in six innings in the game halted due to the mercy rule.

    Price also homered in the rout, one of three Lancaster County players to clear the fences.

  • Byrd inducted into hall of fame

    KERSHAW – S.C. Coaches Association Hall of Famer John Byrd, as one would expect, had his share of stellar teams in his 30-year coaching career, but he has one which stands out in his memory.

    “If I had to pick one, I’d say that 1975 team,” said Byrd, the legendary Andrew Jackson High School boys basketball coach who was among the latest class of inductees into the SC Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the TD Convention Center in Greenville on Sunday, July 27. 

  • Dixie Boys 13 stars fall in...

     

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball’s final 2014 all-star  team in postseason play was eliminated with a tough 5-4 loss on Wednesday, July 23 when the Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars fell to Lexington American.

  • Lancaster County Debs U18 stars...

     

    The Lancaster County American Debs U18 all-stars, who captured the state championship, are bidding to add some more softball hardware.