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Today's Sports

  • Angels, Ponytails stars going to...

    Two Lancaster County Dixie Softball all-star teams are state-bound after winning District 2 championships Wednesday night at Springdale Park.
    The Angels all-stars, ages 9-10, wrapped up the district crown with an 11-1 win over Union County.
    The Angels stars entered play Wednesday unbeaten in tournament play, but dropped a 4-3 loss to Union to force a winner-take-all second game with Union.

  • Bounty Night at speedway Saturday

    This Saturday night is Bounty Night and Bonus Money at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Speedway owner Doug McManus put up a $100 bounty on the Bakers (Andrew and Brandy) in the Montgomery Towing Super Stock Division.
    Then two more sponsors stepped up and put up more bounty money on the Bakers. Swankyville and Rocky's Electric have put up $100 each to any driver who can beat the Bakers this Saturday night, for a total bounty of $300.

  • Prep legend Smith retires at...

    John Smith lost his first-ever game as coach at Great Falls, falling to the Chester Cyclones in 1969. He lost his last one, too, dropping a tough decision to the McBee Panthers in February...but in-between, he did pretty well.
    Smith, the winningest basketball coach in state history, announced Tuesday he was stepping down as coach and athletic director of the Red Devils. He leaves with 943 career wins, 19 Upper State championships and eight state crowns.

  • Softball stars going strong

    The Lancaster County Dixie Softball teams are going strong in the Dixie Softball District 2 tournament at Springdale Park.
    The Lancaster County Angels stars, ages 9-10, are unbeaten with a 3-0 record.
    The Angels stars opened with an 18-2 win over Chester and then notched a 9-4 win over Union on Sunday.
    On Monday, the Angels rolled to a 31-9 victory over Lewisville.

  • Mangum notches two checkers at...

    Veteran driver Timbo Mangum dashed to a pair of wins to highlight action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    Mangum and Benji Knight were on the front row for the SECA Crate Late Model main. When the green flag dropped, Knight, Mangum, Brandy Baker and Travis Steele roared into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, Mangum, Knight, Steele and Baker battled for the top spot.
    As the laps ticked off, it became a three-car battle as Mangum, Knight and Steele began to distance themselves from the rest of the field.

  • Dixie Baseball stars start strong

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA (8U) all-stars opened play in the 2016 District 2 tournament, taking a thrilling 6-5 win over the Union all-stars at the Cherokee Sports Complex in Gaffney on Saturday. The Union team is the defending state champion and was the World Series runner-up.
    Lancaster built a 5-1 lead and was able to hold on for the one-run win.
    “We put the pressure on Union by scoring three runs in that first inning and played great defense to hold on for the win” Lancaster manager John Avant said.

  • Lancaster P-31 goes 1-2 in...

    The Lancaster Post 31 team went 1-2 in the Carolinas Challenge at Asheboro N.C., over the weekend.
    The P-31 team was 1-1 in two games Saturday before dropping a 10-0 loss to Rowan County, N.C., at McCrary Park in Asheboro.
    Lancaster opened the baseball tourney play, taking a 6-2 win over Kernersville, N.C.
    In that game, Ryan Griffin and Eric Miles each had two hits to lead the Lancaster offense.
    Evan Flynn had a hit and twice reached after being hit by a pitch and scored two runs for Post 31.

  • Piranhas post swim over Sharks

    The Lancaster Piranhas posted a road win over River Hills to cap their 2016 Metrolina League swim meet regular season.

    The Piranhas, 2-2, downed River Hills Sharks, 350-226 on Thursday at the River Hills pool.

    Lancaster, in the 124-point win, was led by Samuel Page, Isabella Thorpe, Amelia Wright, Brayden Russell, Makenzy Mills, Alaina Houghtaling and Tamra Tipton, who notched three wins each.

    Lancaster double winners included Bristol Glenn and Blaine Plyler.

  • Junior golfers compete in second...

    Michael Long carded an even par 72 to capture the boys 15-18 win in the second tournament of the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association on Monday at the Edgewater Golf Club.

    Long’s two–shot win featured four birdies and 10 pars over 18 holes, He had a 36-36.

    Mason Sowell, the Andrew Jackson High golf standout, was a close second with a 74 (36-38). Sowell had four birdies and eight pars on the day.

  • A stars rebound for crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A (6U) all-stars came all the way back to win the District 2 Machine Pitch championship tournament with a pair of impressive wins over host Union at the Timken Sports Complex in Union on Friday night.

    Lancaster dropped the best-of-three series opener, 19-14 Thursday night, but responded with two clutch wins – 14-7 and 22-5 on Friday.