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Today's Sports

  • McKittrick toes the line

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior Dalton McKittrick puts it on the line.

    The 6-4, 255-pounder has been doing that for three years and he’s looking forward to number four with the Volunteers this season.

    McKittrick heads the Volunteers’ line play on defense and offense.

    He’s in his fourth season as a defensive line starter and third in the offensive trenches.

  • USC suspends former ILHS player...

    University of South Carolina sophomore guard Rakym Felder, who played one season of basketball at Indian Land High School, has been suspended indefinitely from the Gamecocks men’s basketball program and will not attend classes this fall, USC  basketball coach Frank Martin announced Wednesday.

    Felder, according to Richland County court records, was arrested July 13 by Columbia police and charged with third-degree assault and battery. He was released on personal recognizance, court records show.

  • Junior golf stars set for Todd...

    The Lancaster Junior Golf Association all-stars will look to earn more recognition as they play in the annual SC Junior Golf Association Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six this weekend.

    The Lancaster chapter, led by director Raymon Chisom, will field 11 all-stars for the two-day tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

    Nick Mangano, who won the boys 15-18 age division and the LJGA chapter’s player of the year, leads the Lancaster contingent.

  • ‘Big E’ heads return of the Picks

    There’s a “Big E” sighting in today’s Lancaster News.

    That’s Ern, not Elvis.

    Ernie “Big E” Rowell heads The Lancaster News’ fearless forecasters as the annual Pigskin Picks returns for a new season.

    Ern earned his 2016 title by a mere two games over football fanatic Lori Sistare “Bright,” the News’ advertising sale team leader.

  • Bear Hug Brawl set for Saturday

    The high school football spotlight will quickly shift to the Lancaster County junior varsity football teams Saturday morning.

    The sixth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium is set for a 10:10 a.m. start.

    The varsity season launches tonight at Buford High where Lancaster faces Indian Land, and then moves to the jayvee squads Saturday.

    Jamboree host Buford battles Lancaster to kick off play.

    Andrew Jackson faces Indian Land in the second period at 11 a.m.

  • LSS hosts SECA Crates Late...

    Lancaster Super Speedway is hosting the SECA Crate Late Models double main events Saturday night.

    Qualifying will determine the first main event. After the first main event, the top six will be inverted for the second main event.

    Both races will be paying $600 to win, with a $100 new winner bonus in both mains.

    The LSS card will also feature the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4 with a $200 new winner bonus in all divisions.

    The pits admission is $25 and $15 for the grandstands.

  • Bakers’ show dominates at LSS

    On a hot and eventful night, the father-son duo of Brandy and Andrew Baker shined.

    The race had no heat races because when the heats were about to start, a power line caught fire.

    Lancaster Super Speedway owner Doug McManus called Duke Power to fix the problem.

    The racing program started on a draw and run. LSS officials thanked the fans and drivers for waiting patiently for the power to get fixed. LSS also thanks Duke Power for its help.

  • Bruins win in Chester jamboree

    The Lancaster Bruins finished strong to notch a 23-8 win over Columbia High (Ga.) in the Chester Jamboree on Friday night.

    LHS bolted to a 9-0 lead before the CHS Eagles sliced the gap to 9-8.

    The Bruins used a 14-0 finish to seal the 15-point win.

    LHS, up 9-8, responded with an 80-yard drive, with Ason’ta Clark going in from nine-yards out for a 16-8 lead.

    Jacob Cato, who kicked two extra points, drilled the second of his two point-afters.

    A Will Burton fumble recovery at the CHS nine set up the Bruins’ final score.

  • Roberts holds off Tucker to...

    Newly crowned Lancaster Golf Club champion Scott Roberts mused in the pro shop after winning his fifth LGC title Sunday, he was headed home for a possible mid-afternoon nap.

    That rest was deserved after Roberts, in defending his club crown, won a links battle with upstart Lancaster High School freshman golfer Mason Tucker.

    Tucker, 14, nipped at Roberts’ heels over two days and 36 holes before the seasoned Roberts, 46, was able to hold him off for a five-stroke win.

  • South teams for Classic win

    BUFORD – The South was once again superior in taking football bragging right in the annual North-South Classic at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday night.

    The South Carolina football forces – all four Lancaster County squads – teamed for the triumph over the North Carolina schools in the annual North-South Classic, a prep football scrimmage. The South won 35-20 in 2016.