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Today's Sports

  • Bamberg ousts Lancaster...

    MARION – The Lancaster Dixie Softball Ponytails all-stars saw their state title hopes end Monday with a 17-6 loss to Bamberg.
    The ponytails all-stars rebounded to stay alive in state tournament play Sunday with a resounding 18-2 win over host Marion.
    In Monday’s game, the ponytails, ages 11-12, trailed Bamberg, 5-0, but rallied in the third inning to tie the score at 5-all.
    However, Bamberg answered with five runs to build a 10-5 advantage and then kept it for the 11-run victory.

  • Softball fundraiser to help...

    Three-year-old Charlee Rivers is developing quite a following.
    Charlee, who was born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, may need a new heart.
    A group of supporters led by local youth coach and official Fuzzy Bass are holding a two-day softball fundraiser in Heath Springs later this month to help her family with medical costs. Charlee is the daughter of Chucky and Dustee Rivers.

  • Rain postpones Crook Memorial at...

    A late-afternoon thunderstorm in the area forced the Monster Mini Stocks Association to postpone the July 16 running of the third-annual Buddy Crook Memorial at Lancaster Super Speedway until later this month.
    A four-cylinder race car series, the MMSA races at various dirt tracks in the Carolinas and Georgia. The $2,500 event here is one of the highest-paying stops on the series tour.

  • Cox wins The Blade 2nd straight...

    GREER – Andrew Jackson High School golfer Emily Cox shot an even-par 72 in the second and final round of play Wednesday to win the 13-18 girl’s division in The Blade Junior Classic at Thornblade Club.

    The Vols’ rising senior shot a 3 under on the back nine to finish the two-day S.C. Golf Association tournament at 3 under.

  • Duncan takes on John Smith’s...

    GREAT FALLS – A classroom a few doors down from the Great Falls High gymnasium almost looks naked.

    The team pictures and newspaper clippings that used to adorn the walls are gone, and a big filing cabinet full of scorebooks is missing. And John Smith isn’t sitting behind the desk.

  • Heffner leaving GFHS to assist...

    For Josh Heffner, it wasn’t so much that the light came on...it went off.

    Heffner, who played at Great Falls High School, spent one year as an assistant coach and the past two seasons as head coach of the Red Devils baseball program, has resigned his position.

    He will join the staff of Mike Lucas at Andrew Jackson High School.

    Heffner says a series of unusual events led him to his new position.

  • Lee, CU baseball coaches receive...

    CLEMSON – Following a remarkable first season that featured 44 wins, Clemson University’s first ACC title and NCAA national seed in a decade and the first home regional since 2011, baseball coach Monte Lee and his staff received salary increases and extended contracts approved July 14 by the school’s Board of Trustee Compensation Committee.

  • USC adopts clear-bag policy for...

    COLUMBIA – In a move designed to provide a safer environment and more expedited entry for fans, the University of South Carolina will implement a clear-bag policy for all ticketed athletic events, beginning next month. 

  • DISTRICT CHAMPS

    YORK – The Lancaster Dixie Baseball 14U Dixie Boys All Stars have punched their tickets to next week’s state tournament in Aiken.
    The local all-star team defeated the host York All Stars team, 15-0, in three innings of play Tuesday night to win the 2016 S.C. District 10 Dixie Boys championship.
    Good pitching still beats good hitting, but when both come together at once, watch out, said All Stars coach Jimmy Jackson.
    And the numbers do tell the story.

  • Inman ousts Post 31 to advance

    Inman’s American Legion Post 45 swept Lancaster’s Post 31 this week in three straight games during the second round of the S.C. American Legion Upper State baseball playoffs.
    On Tuesday night in Lancaster, Inman shut down Lancaster for an 11-0 win.
    Then on Wednesday, Post 45 won a two-day rain-delayed deadlocked game, 5-4, on a single by Hunter Gneisig in the bottom of the 10th inning.
    Post 31 never got a chance to swing a bat in the delayed part of the contest, since Inman was the home team.