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Today's Sports

  • AJ honors Volunteers stars

    KERSHAW – The “Big Orange Country” spotlight was on a host of Andrew Jackson High School sports stars at the annual AJ All-Sports banquet in the school’s auditorium Tuesday night.

    Volunteers’ senior stalwart Dalton “Tex” Haven led a parade of ace honorees during the evening.

  • Perry retiring as LHS softball...

    Kim Perry, a solid constant with the Lancaster High School girls softball program, is hanging up her signature visor as the Lady Bruins’ coach.

    Perry, with the 2016-17 LHS season which saw the Lady Bruins win the Region III-AAAA championship, capture the Class AAAA District III crown and compete for the Class AAAA Upper State title, is retiring from coaching.

  • Sports Talk: Buford fell, but...

     If ever a photo told the story, The News’ May 19 front page picture of Buford High School senior softball stars Sydney Sullivan and Morgan Deese said it all.

    Their long faces and sad eyes, likely tear-filled soon after the final out of the Lady Jackets’ 8-1 loss to Latta in the Class AA softball state championship game, spoke volumes of their expected disappointment.

    The image was dejection personified on the mid-May evening in the Pee Dee.

  • IL’s Krest signs with Converse

    INDIAN LAND – The 2018 softball season will be the third for the Converse College Valkyries’ program and include an Indian Land High School standout among the newcomers.

    Lady Warriors’ softball ace hurler Makayla Krest, an all-region player for the Region IV-AAA champion ILHS team, has signed with Converse, a Conference Carolinas member in Spartanburg.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway returns...

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night at the big half-mile dirt track.

    Headlining the night will be two drivers on winning streaks.

    In the Renegade Division, the driver to beat this season is Andrew Baker. Baker is currently on a four-race win streak and he seems to be unbeatable as he came from the rear of the field to take the win during the last race at LSS on May 13.

  • Truesdale dashes to Rotary Club...

    Area runner Marc Truesdale posted his best time-ever – 18:12 – to capture the win in the sixth annual Lancaster Rotary Club 5K Race for Charity at Lancaster High School on Saturday morning.

    Truesdale, an Andrew Jackson High School social studies teacher and avid runner, said second-place finisher E.J. Threatt played a key role in his winning effort.

  • Stingers halt Lancers’ run

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s best baseball season ended with a loss in the National Junior College Athletic Association Eastern District tournament championship game at Sparrow Field on the Francis Marion University campus in Florence on Saturday.

  • York tops Lancaster

    Lancaster Post 31 opened its 2017 American Legion baseball League V season, dropping a 10-0 road loss to York Post 66 on Monday night.

    Lancaster pitcher Koby Huff worked 5.1 innings, allowing an earned run with eight strikeouts, no hits and six walks.

  • Columbus Parker Track Club opens...

    The Columbus Parker Track Club opened its track season April 29 at Chapman High School in Inman where the team took 38 athletes, ages 6-14.

     Eighteen of the 38 athletes were new to the team and had never competed in track before.

    The Columbus Parker Track Club kicked off its schedule with a team workshop at USC-L where kids learned about etiquette from beauty consultant Melvene McMillon and dental hygiene from Dr. Tracy Durant.

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  • Warriors missed state title...

    The Indian Land High boys soccer team missed the state championship match for the first time in five seasons, but the Warriors continued their tradition of soccer success.

    ILHS, which finished 16-4, went 8-0 in Region IV-AAA to notch its 10th straight league title. The Warriors saw their season end with a 2-0 home loss to Seneca.