Today's Sports

  • Gamecocks announce mini helmet...

    COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina Athletics Ticket Department announced its mini helmet plan for the 2016 Gamecocks football season this week.

    The plan provides fans the opportunity to attend the Texas A&M game Oct. 1, plus at least two additional games, with fans choosing from among the UMass, Tennessee, Missouri or Western Carolina games.

  • Basics dominate first day of...

    The first day of football practice began at Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools on Friday as players donned shorts, shirts, helmets and cleats to prepare for the upcoming season.

    Shoulder pads will be added into the mix on Monday. Here’s a little glimpse of what went on at three county schools.

    Lancaster High School

  • Playoff birdie seals win in...

    It might have taken 20 holes to do it, but the foursome of Frankie Faile, Gene Purser, Bob Thompson and Darrell Walters birdied the second playoff hole Friday to win the Women’s Enrichment Center’s 10th annual golf tournament at Lancaster Golf Course.

    The team of Jim Barnett, Dan Edwards, Larry Honeycutt and Bryan Turner finished second.

    Bobby Bumgardner, Travis Henderson, Troy Henderson and Lewis Perry finished third, with a round of 56.

  • Hampton halts U14 all-stars’ run

    AIKEN – The Lancaster Dixie Boys U14 all-stars team saw its state championship hopes dashed with an 11-6 loss to an undefeated Hampton team on Tuesday night at Citizens Park.
    Hampton, of the Edisto area, built an 8-1 lead and held on for the five-run victory.
    “I’m proud of these guys because after they fell behind 8-1 in the game tonight [Tuesday].  They showed a lot of grit and battled all the way to the final out,” said Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U manager Jimmy Jackson. “We gave it a good shot.”

  • Ready for some football?

    Lancaster County’s four high school football teams will kick off preseason drills today in preparation for the 2016 prep football season.
    Practice, between light days and heavy days, will continue much of this month in preparation for the Aug. 19 openers.

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson High School opens preseason drills at 6 p.m. today.
    Coach C.J. Frye, who is in his second year, said the Vols have been chomping at the bit all week in anticipation for today.

  • LSS lights to shine on crate...

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday with the SECA Crate Late Models headlining the night.
    On June 18, the SECA Crate Late Models put on one of the best races of the year at the half-mile dirt track, with division drivers Timbo Mangum and Benji Knight vying for the checkers.
    Mangum emerged with the hard-fought victory, his second of the year.
    Knight has two crate late model wins, as well.
    Other drivers with wins in the division are Steve Banal, Chris Hargett and Chris Steele, who each have one win.

  • 13U All Stars fall in state play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Jr. Dixie Boys (13U) All Stars got off to a red-hot start in state play before back-to-back losses in the double-elimination tournament knocked them from contention.
    On Saturday, the local stars topped perennial power Sumter, 6-4.
    The Lancaster stars then fell to Bamberg, 14-11, on Sunday in the second round and were eliminated Monday in a 5-3 loss to Hilton Head.
    Lancaster manager Bryant Neal said his team had its chances Monday, but couldn’t get runs across the plate.

  • 14U boys pound Aiken, stay alive

    AIKEN – The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Boys (14U) All Stars team stayed alive Monday in its quest for a state title with a 14-3 win over tournament host Aiken at Citizens Park.
    Lancaster’s 11-run win came after the local Dixie boys stars fell to Sumter, 14-4, for their first loss in the double-elimination field, as well as in all-star play.
    Aiken broke out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but Lancaster answered with a flurry and scored nine runs on seven hits to take a 9-3 lead after one inning.

  • Team’s 44 tops par-three field

    Teamwork and steady play sparked the winning team in the Lancaster Golf Club’s par-three tournament July 23.
    The winning foursome of Skip Small and Jason Blakley, along with the father-son duo of William Pate and Junior Pate, posted a 10-under 44 to notch a one-shot win.
    “It was fun and quite different, very challenging,” said Small, the team’s A player.
    Each team in the field included an A, B, C and D-level player.

  • Riggins Jr. rolls at LSS

    In perhaps one of the most action-packed USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Car Southern Thunder Series features ever at Lancaster Super Speedway, Eric Riggins Jr. worked his way past the field Saturday for the win.
    When the green flag dropped, Morgan Turpen, who won at Carolina Speedway on Friday, roared into the lead with series point leader Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Lance Moss and Riggins Jr. close behind.
    Early on, Turpen, the “Queen of the Wings,” stayed at the front of the pack until Snyder’s car came to life.