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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Bowers winner in power meet

    HEATH SPRINGS – K.C. Bowers, a powerlifter out of the Pardue Iron Club in Heath Springs, produced a strong showing in the Victory Cup meet at Big Wayne’s Gym in Rock Hill on July 15.

    Bowers, 29, and a former Andrew Jackson High School football player, captured the 220-pound weight class.

    Bowers, in the competition, was required to complete in three events and each time he responded.

    “KC began his training in April and it paid off for him at the meet in July,” said Roger Pardue, the PIC owner and coach.

  • Local Gamecocks crowing

    Patrick McFarland, Executive Director of the University of South Carolina Gamecock Club, opened the Lancaster County Gamecock Club’s fall kickoff meeting with something for the locals to crow about.

    McFarland, one of three speakers at the meeting held at the Lancaster Moose Lodge on Monday night, said the Lancaster County’s annual spring meeting in May, as the USC fight song says, “led the way.”

  • Matthew Rogers signs with...

    Greensboro College, a NCAA Division III school in Greensboro, N.C., is getting a package deal.

    Back in February, Lancaster High School five-time MVP girls swimmer Lauren Spencer signed with the GC Pride to continue her swimming career.

    Now, some six months later, Matthew Rogers, who swam and played baseball for the Bruins, is headed to Greensboro College to play both sports.

    Rogers and Spencer are boyfriend and girlfriend and also ace swimmers who will compete at the next level.

    Rogers said Greensboro College is the place for him.

  • Bear Hug Brawl in spotlight

    The Lancaster County junior varsity football teams and cheerleaders take center stage for the sixth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday.

    The Bear Hug Brawl is held in memory of the late Seth Muennich, a former BHS Junior Jackets football player, who died in an auto accident near the school in 2011.

    Following a short ceremony, play opens at 10:10 a.m. when jamboree host Buford battles Lancaster. Andrew Jackson faces Indian Land in the second period at 11 a.m.