Today's Sports

  • News salutes top athletes,...

    Jackets’ Barton, ILHS’s Rodman top athletes
    Two Lancaster County athletes who earned statewide recognition as state champions are The Lancaster News’ Athletes of the Year.
    Buford High School state champion wrestler Dakota Barton and Indian Land High track and cross country star Kaitlyn Rodman are TLN’s top athletes for 2017.
    Barton, the Class A-AA Wrestler of the Year, capped his senior season, repeating as the Class AA-A 220-pound state champion after a tough 2-1 win over Ninety Six High’s Cody Fleming.

  • Buddy Crook Memorial returns to...

    The Buddy Crook Memorial race will return to its home track during the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway season.
    The Monster Mini Stock Association is scheduled to invade the big half-mile at LMS in one of the biggest races it will feature all season on May 12.
    Buddy Crook, who died three years ago, was a legendary race car driver at LMS. Crook won in nearly every division he raced.

  • Tigers’ Wilkins to receive...


    CLEMSON – Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins has been named the recipient of the Bill Willis Award as the National Defensive Lineman of the Year by the Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club.

    Wilkins will be honored at the organization’s annual banquet Feb. 17.

    The junior from Springfield, Mass., was named a first-team All-American by the Football Coaches Association and the Sporting News and a second-team selection by Associated Press.

  • USCS Sprint Cars to return to...

    The new management at Lancaster Motor Speedway will be keeping a tradition alive, as the USCS Sprint Car Series will be returning to the half-mile dirt track in April and July.

    The first LMS race in April will be on April 7, while the second race will be July 21.

    The USCS sprint cars usually average around 16-20 cars everytime they come to LMS.

    The USCS Sprint Cars have brought the biggest crowds for the past three years to LMS.

    The sprint car fans fill the grandstands and pits every single time.

  • Maness, Pardue win titles at...

    HEATH SPRINGS – Candice Maness and Priscilla Pardue produced strong showings in the Women’s National Powerlifting meet held at the Charlotte Marriott in late fall.

    Maness won the Masters IV 165-pound class with a total of 793.5 pounds, 360 kilos.

    In the bench press, Maness had a 192.9-pound effort – 87.5 kilos.

    She squatted 303 pounds, 137.5 kilos and had a 297.6-pound dead lift, 135 kilos.

    Pardue posted the title in the Masters III 132-pound class with 705.2 pounds, 320 kilos.

  • Warriors top Highlanders in York...

    The Indian Land High School basketball team snapped a five-game skid in a big way Wednesday in the opening round of the Wing Bonz Holiday Basketball Tournament at York High School.

    The Warriors, ending their slide, opened play in the three-day tourney with a 58-43 win over Heathwood Hall, a Columbia area private school.

    The Warriors, who hadn’t played since Dec. 18, got on track early to take a 19-14 lead after one period.

    Indian Land stretched its lead to eight, 29-21, at the break.

  • IL tops in Eagles Duals

    The Indian Land High Warriors wrestling team continued to soar at the Airport High Eagles Duals on Saturday.

    The Warriors, ranked second in Class AAA wrestling according to the SC wrestling website SCMAT, topped the 16-team field at AHS with a 5-0 mark.

    Indian Land, with the first-place finish, improved to 13-3 on the season.

    ILHS’s tournament triumph was the Warriors’ third tourney crown of the 2017-18 season.

  • Lady Jackets finish fifth in...

    Buford rallied from an opening round loss to post two wins and finish fifth in the annual Y.C. Winborn girls basketball tournament at Rock Hill High School on Saturday.
    The Lady Jackets, after a first-round 60-26 loss to host Rock Hill High, rebounded to down two Class AAAA schools, Lugoff-Elgin High School and Airport High School of Columbia.
    BHS wrapped up fifth place with a 34-30 win over the Airport Lady Eagles.
    Buford, up 14-13 at the half, used a 9-4 third-period surge to take a 23-17 lead going into the final eight minutes.

  • Rec soccer teams win state crowns

    From LCPRC release

  • Coach Dennie gave his Vols ‘...

    Memories. This time of year – Christmas memories are a part of the annual Yule celebration.
    Same is true for football.
    Memories are a part of the game.
    Late in the 2017 high school season, a former county coach passed away, leaving us with memories.
    That coach is former Andrew Jackson High School head football coach Duane Dennie, who guided the Vols 1981-86.
    Dennie was an intense coach who got the most of his players. He departed this life at age 64, way too soon. He was a cancer victim and it was a struggle at the end.