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Today's Sports

  • East Lincoln, Cherokee tracks...

    With the end of the Lancaster Super Speedway season last Saturday, area drivers will be heading to regional tracks to race this weekend.

    East Lincoln Motor Speedway, located on 1873 Mariposa Road, Stanley, N.C., 28164, will host the Fall Brawl.

    The Fall Brawl, today and Saturday, is billed as the single biggest event in East Lincoln Speedway history.

    Divisions running will be Lightning Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Renegades $1,000, Thunder Bombers $1,000, 4-cylinders $1,000, and Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drives $1,000.

  • Lady Knights top Buford in...

    North Central rallied to hand Buford its first Region IV-AA volleyball loss on Tuesday during the Lady Knights’ annual pink out game at NCHS.

    North Central, the defending region champion, opened with a 27-25 win over the Lady Jackets, but BHS rallied for two straight wins, 25-18 and 25-19.

    North Central, in game four, forced a decisive fifth game with a 25-17 win.

    In the final match, the host Lady Knights rallied for a 20-18 win.

    North Central and Buford are now tied for the region lead, each with a 9-1 mark.

  • Bruins senior duo versatile

    Lancaster High School senior football players Kendrick Shropshire and Ben Rivers aren’t household names among LHS football fans, but they have their place.

    “I call them blue-collar Bruins,” LHS fourth-year head football coach Bobby Collins said. “They don’t grab all the headlines and accolades, but what they do and the way they play are vital for us.

  • Howze sparks seniors in LHS...

    Keiana Howze scored three touchdowns to spark the seniors to a 35-14 win over the juniors in the eighth annual Lancaster High School junior-senior powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

    Howze’s three touchdowns all came on scoring runs for the seniors.

    Ashley Abbott had a touchdown run to aid the seniors and Gracie Revels caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Abbott.

    Madison Carter sparked the senior defense, picking off a pass.

  • ‘Big E’ leads pickers on the...

    After the week that wasn’t, The Lancaster News pigskin pickers, those fearless football forecasters, rebounded for a strong week of calling games.

    The week prior saw 76 misses of a total of 140 games, a less-than-stellar showing.

    Week seven was better, led by defending champ Ernie “Big E” Rowell’s 17-3 effort.

  • Three county players saluted

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lancaster County high school football players drew top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    Lancaster High School junior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, Indian Land junior Dorian Williams and Andrew Jackson High senior Dalton McKittrick were among the weekly winners at the meeting.

  • Fincher doubles downs for win

    The Lancaster Super Speedway Fall Finale capped the 2017 LSS racing season at the big half-mile track Saturday night.

    The race proved to be huge for Chris Fincher as he doubled down on wins in the Renegade and Pure Stock V8 Division.

    In the Renegade main event, the front row had Fincher and Elliott Miller.

    When the green flag fell to start the race, Fincher, Miller, Kody Roach and Matthew Thrower battled for the lead entering turn one.

    Exiting turn two, the race was still a four-car lead battle between Fincher, Miller, Roach and Thrower.

  • Cycs’ late score nets narrow win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors opened region play against Class AAA’s fifth-ranked team, the Chester Cyclones.

    The Warriors gave Chester all they could handle and more, losing in the final seconds to the talented Cyclones, 35-34.

    Chester, 6-1, scored the clincher with 13.3 seconds to take the narrow win.

    Neither team could do anything on their first drive.

  • Potent Braves down Vols, 47-14

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHERAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers ran into the tough defensive wall of the Cheraw Braves on Friday night and kept struggling to find any gap to get through.

    The Vols’ effort gained them two touchdowns in the 47-14 loss to the third-ranked Braves.

    The Vols were able to slow the Braves offense in the first half, but the Braves stormed back in the second half to put the game away.

  • Hawks hold off Lancaster

    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins liked the Bruins’ fight, but not the final result.

    In a game, which hinged on the final snap, Westwood held on to hold off LHS, 36-29 in the Region III-AAAA football opener at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    “Our guys played hard for four quarters and battled to the end, but we didn’t finish in a tough loss,” Collins said. “I hurt for our players because they put it on the line.”