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Today's Sports

  • Teams set for jamboree play

    The high school football preseason hits the jamboree phase with plenty of action ahead for county teams.

    Three of the four county squads will see jamboree play tonight, with all four in action Saturday.

    Buford and Andrew Jackson will venture to Camden to play in the 42nd annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at Zemp Stadium. Lancaster is headed to Chester to play in the CHS Cyclones Jamboree at Chester High.

    At Camden, Buford opens play at 6:30 p.m. as the Jackets face A.C. Flora, while AJ caps the action as the Vols battle the host Camden Bulldogs at 8:30.

  • Laney ends LSS win drought with...

    David Laney halted his 2017 LSS winless streak with a win in the Extreme 4 race Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    Laney was on the front row with Brad McManus.

    When the green flag waved, it was McManus, Laney, Dan Benson and Rusty Catoe battling for the lead entering turn one.

    The lead, exiting turn two, featured a dogfight between Laney, McManus, Benson, and Catoe. Laney and McManus made contact, which sent McManus spinning out.

    On the restart, Laney led, while Benson, Catoe and Kevin Woolford battled for second.

  • Coaches views vary with...

    Lancaster County football coaches came away with mixed views following opening scrimmages Friday.

    The coaches noted some positives, but also said they have work ahead as they push toward their openers.

    - Lancaster High School coach Bobby Collins said the Bruins defense played well in their road scrimmage with host Swansea and Gray Collegiate of Columbia.

    “We felt our defense did well,” Collins said. “Our first unit didn’t give up any scores.

  • Sowell wins Kershaw Open

    College of Charleston sophomore golfer Logan Sowell, the former Andrew Jackson High School links star, captured the title in the first Kershaw Open at the Kershaw Golf Club on July 30.

    Sowell, in the two-day field, posted a blistering 138, six-under par.

    Sowell topped the 37-player field with a 69-69.

    Sowell, with the win, was declared the Kershaw Golf Club champion.

    Sowell edged Brady Hinkle, who has committed to play at the College of Charleston where he and Sowell will be teammates.

  • Mangano LJGA player of the year

    Nick Mangano won the boys 15-18 age division, shooting a three-under 141 to capture  the Roy Small Junior Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club on Tuesday.

    Mangano, a Lancaster High School golfer, shot a 70-71 for a four-shot win in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tournament.

    Mangano’s effort included an eagle, eight birdies and 20 pars over two days.

    His clutch win gave him the Lancaster chapter’s player of the year award for the 2017 season.

  • League’s latest realignment to...

    The proposed S.C. High School League realignment, which will begin with the 2018-19 school term, will have an impact on the four Lancaster County high schools.

    The League’s latest biannual realignment, based on school enrollment, was released Wednesday.

    The SC High School League serves as the governing body of state interscholastic competition.

  • Dixie Boys 14U team third in...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Dixie Boys 14U all-star team fell short of its state championship quest in last week’s state tournament at Timken Sports Complex in Union.

    The Lancaster stars opened with a thrilling 4-3 extra-inning win over District 5 champion Mauldin on July 22.

    Andrew Wright came through with a clutch two-out, walk-off single to plate Devin Jenkins for the win.

    Lancaster trailed 3-0 for most of the game, but rallied to knot the score in the fifth inning and won in the bottom of the eighth.

  • Extreme 4 race highlights LSS...

    The Extreme 4 Division takes center stage to kick off the August racing schedule at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    The Extreme 4 Division will highlight the racing action with a $300 paying race and bonus money added throughout the field.

    The Extreme 4 Division has featured some of the best action on the 2017 racing season and fields some of the largest car counts in the Carolinas at Lancaster Super Speedway every Saturday night.

  • Darlings derailed in Series run

    SUMTER – The Lancaster County Darlings’ stars World Series once sparkling diamond hopes faded with the Jena jolt.

    Jena, the Louisiana champion, blitzed the LC Darlings twice – 11-3 and 16-5 – to sweep to the 2017 Dixie Softball Darlings World Series championship on Wednesday night at Sumter’s Patriot Park.

    The LC Darlings, the SC state champions, entered the title round unbeaten in the field – 5-0 – and riding a 16-game winning streak. 

  • Darlings unbeaten in Series

    The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars stayed unbeaten in the Darlings World Series with a 10-6 win over Jena, La., at Patriot Park in Sumter on Monday night.

    Jena broke on top 3-0 with a three-run first, but the LC Darlings answered with three runs in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game at 3-all.

    The Lancaster County stars ignited for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning to take charge on the way to the four-run win.

    The Jena, La., stars scored three runs over the next three frames, but Lancaster held on for the victory.