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Today's Sports

  • Thornwell nets royal welcome

    CHARLOTTE – The king of Lancaster hoops was in the Carolinas’ Queen City on Saturday night, receiving a royal welcome back to the area.
    Sindarius Thornwell, the former Lancaster Bruins and South Carolina Gamecocks basketball star, got as close to home as he could Saturday night when his Los Angeles Clippers played in Charlotte against the Hornets at the Spectrum Center.
    Thornwell, starting his fifth game in a row, played 30-plus minutes and scored five points and had three assists in front of a host of family and friends from Lancaster.

  • Blue Devils savor title, golden...

    HEATH SPRINGS – Devils drawing praise at a church is unheard of any time, but this was a different day.
    The special night was devoted to an extraordinary time, a devil of a football season.
    The proud Heath Springs Blue Devils celebrated the golden anniversary of their 1967 Class C state championship football season at the Heath Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall Saturday night.
    The state title holds merit today as the Heath Springs High Blue Devils are the last Lancaster County high school football team to win a state championship.

  • Warriors top Bruins in Buford...

    BUFORD – Indian Land rebounded from an opening night loss to earn a hardwood win for county pride Saturday afternoon in the Buford Preseason Tournament at Buford High School.
    The Warriors, held scoreless in the opening period, rallied to take a 34-31comeback basketball win over rival Lancaster.
    LHS, up 6-0 after one period, saw Indian Land rally to tie the game at nine-all at the half.
    The Warriors, up 24-19 after three periods, held on for the three-point win over the Bruins.

  • Rec stars fall in Central...

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth all-star football teams had a tough day in postseason play Saturday at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
    Both Lancaster County teams dropped losses in the Central District tournament at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
    The mite stars, ages 11-12, fell to Rock Hill, 32-0.
    Rock Hill led 16-0 at the half on the way to the win.
    The small fry stars, ages 9-10, dropped a 14-0 loss to host Lugoff.
    "It just wasn't a good day for our teams," LCPRC mites football coach David

  • Jordan Sellers to play at PIU

    Piedmont International University is adding baseball to its sports program and Buford High School baseball player Jordan Sellers will be part of the Bruins’ diamond fold.
    Sellers, who played outfield last spring for the Jackets, but is expected to work at second base this season, signed with Piedmont International at BHS on Thursday.
    Sellers, who returned to high school baseball last season, is hoping to make the most of the chance to play at the next level.

  • Gamecocks, Lancers team up for...

    The Gamecocks and Lancers had something to crow about late Thursday afternoon.
    The University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina Lancaster backers captured annual bragging rights in the 16th annual Big Thursday Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The Gamecocks and Lancers team prevailed 6-4 in the 10 matches with the rival Clemson teams.

  • Blue Devils delivered 1967 Class...

    HEATH SPRINGS – For The 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils, the third time was the charm – a long-sought state championship football trophy was finally theirs.
    Heath Springs, denied the two previous seasons for the Class C state title, struck gridiron gold with the 1967 state championship.
    The golden anniversary of the Blue Devils’ blue ribbon season, a 10-2 finish with a 14-6 win over Lower State champion St. Stephen, was celebrated Saturday night at Heath Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall.

  • Cherokee Speedway hosts second...

    Leg two of the Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100 continues today.
    Gaffney’s Cherokee Speedway will host day two of one of the Carolinas biggest dirt track races.
    The Blue Gray 100 is now known as the Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100, held in memory of Duvall, who died earlier this year.
    Duvall is regarded as a household name in dirt track racing across the country. Duvall’s car was known as the Flinstone Flyer.
    Fans, in Duvall’s heyday, said when he came to a track, the drivers were racing for second.

  • Buford cheer team in state field

    The Buford High School cheer squad, a fixture in state finals competition, is going for the gold again Saturday in the Colonial Life Arena at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

    The Jackets, led by veteran cheer coach Julie Thompson, are bidding for a fourth straight top five finish in the state field.

    BHS placed fifth in the Class AAA state competition last fall after consecutive top four finishes in the Class AA state competition the previous two seasons. Class AAA includes Class AA and A schools in a combined field.

  • Clippers’ Thornwell to face...

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell will return to his hoops roots Saturday when the Los Angeles Clippers face the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center.

    Thornwell, a second round pick in the NBA June draft, is in his rookie season  with the Clippers, who are 5-8 heading into a road clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.

    Thornwell, who broke into the Clippers starting lineup last week, is averaging 4.8 points a game and 1.2 rebounds.