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Today's Sports

  • A league stars capture district...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A-League (6U) Machine Pitch All-Stars recently won the District 2 tournament in dominating fashion at Rodman Park in Chester.
    The A-League teams use a motorized wheel pitching machine that pitches the ball at 35 miles per hour.
    The Lancaster stars outscored their opponents in three games by a score of 57-2.  In game one, the Lancaster team was matched up against the Jefferson stars. The Lancaster All Stars scored early and often on their way to a convincing 15-0 win.

  • Sprint Cars at LSS on Saturday...

    The ever-popular USCS Sprint Cars will headline the show at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    Seems each time the USCS Sprint Cars invade the big half-mile of LSS, the crowd is record breaking.
    A big crowd is expected this week after the track had its third rainout in the last four weeks.
    The USCS Sprint Cars will carry speeds close to 150 miles per hour down the long LSS straightaways into the turns.
    The fan favorite is Mr. Lancaster Super Speedway, Eric Lee Riggins Jr.

  • New state rules for upcoming...

    S.C. hunters will see two big changes in regulations for the upcoming deer season.
    State game laws now require every deer harvested to be tagged at the point of kill with tags issued by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, according to Charles Ruth of the department’s Big Game Projects staff. In the past, some kills did not require tags.
    The other change is where you can get tags. You’ll no longer be able to get them from retail stores that sell hunting licenses. You will have to get them directly from DNR.

  • Another rainout at Lancaster...

    Late evening showers continue to hamper local dirt racing at the half-mile Lancaster Super Speedway.
    On Saturday, the track experienced its sixth rainout of the 2017. There was one in March, two in May, one in June and so far, racing action has been canceled twice in July.
    At least one local driver – Travis Steele – raced elsewhere.
    Steele took the roof off his late model and competed in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models field at the half-mile Antioch Speedway in Morganton, N.C.

  • A pair of aces

    Local golfer Rodney Thomas shot his second-ever hole-in-one at the Lancaster Golf Course on Tuesday.

    Thomas aced the 155-yard, Par-3, 13th hole using a 5 iron.

    Ray Ackerman, Mark Logan and Ronnie Funderburk witnessed the shot.

    “I didn’t even see it,” Thomas said laughing. “My eyesight isn’t real good.

  • Dixie ponytails finish second in...

    DILLON – Lancaster Ponytails all-star coach Jerome Miller knew going in that his team faced an uphill battle against the Dillon 12U team.

    They were pretty much facing a loaded team with players that won both the Dixie Softball Angels and Ponytails World Series titles in 2016.

    “They’re a solid team from a solid program, so you aren’t going to get very many chances,” Miller said. “We’ve been preaching that you can’t make any mistakes against them ’cause they’ll make you pay.”

  • Almirola back on track after...

    Aric Almirola no longer takes his job for granted.

    Two months after injuring his back, Almirola is back behind the wheel of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) Ford Fusion this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

    NASCAR cleared the 33-year-old driver to race again Tuesday after a private test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In a release from RPM, Almirola said it felt great to be back behind the wheel. 

  • Faltering Clippers fall to Miami...

    LAS VEGAS – The one constant for the Los Angeles Clippers in their 91-84 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday was Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell’s presence on the floor.

    The SEC basketball player of the year scored nine points in the contest, but led his team in minutes played (29), as Clippers summer league coach Sam Cassell opted to get everyone on the three-deep roster playing time.

    The only Clippers player who did not make it on the court was point guard Davis Michineau, who strained a hamstring on Monday night.

  • $5 charge for Panthers fan fest

    CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers will charge fans $5 to reserve a seat at the annual preseason fan fest practice and fireworks show, which is 7:30-9:20 p.m. Aug. 4 at Bank of America Stadium.  

    According to NBC Sports, all proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the team’s charitable division.

    “Due to increased demand and precautions for fan safety, all patrons must have a ticket to attend the event,” said Steven Drummond, Panthers director of communications.

  • LSS sweetens purses with bonus...

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Super Speedway will pay bonus money in several divisions on Saturday night, as well as a $200 bonus for a new winner.

    With one area track idle this week, an increased car count is expected at the half-mile dirt track, just as on July 8.  

    Divisions racing at the track this week include Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4. Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade.