Today's Sports

  • Bamberg ousts Lancaster...

    MARION – The Lancaster Dixie Softball Ponytails all-stars saw their state title hopes end Monday with a 17-6 loss to Bamberg.
    The ponytails all-stars rebounded to stay alive in state tournament play Sunday with a resounding 18-2 win over host Marion.
    In Monday’s game, the ponytails, ages 11-12, trailed Bamberg, 5-0, but rallied in the third inning to tie the score at 5-all.
    However, Bamberg answered with five runs to build a 10-5 advantage and then kept it for the 11-run victory.

  • Rain postpones Crook Memorial at...

    A late-afternoon thunderstorm in the area forced the Monster Mini Stocks Association to postpone the July 16 running of the third-annual Buddy Crook Memorial at Lancaster Super Speedway until later this month.
    A four-cylinder race car series, the MMSA races at various dirt tracks in the Carolinas and Georgia. The $2,500 event here is one of the highest-paying stops on the series tour.

  • USC adopts clear-bag policy for...

    COLUMBIA – In a move designed to provide a safer environment and more expedited entry for fans, the University of South Carolina will implement a clear-bag policy for all ticketed athletic events, beginning next month. 

  • Lee, CU baseball coaches receive...

    CLEMSON – Following a remarkable first season that featured 44 wins, Clemson University’s first ACC title and NCAA national seed in a decade and the first home regional since 2011, baseball coach Monte Lee and his staff received salary increases and extended contracts approved July 14 by the school’s Board of Trustee Compensation Committee.

  • Heffner leaving GFHS to assist...

    For Josh Heffner, it wasn’t so much that the light came on...it went off.

    Heffner, who played at Great Falls High School, spent one year as an assistant coach and the past two seasons as head coach of the Red Devils baseball program, has resigned his position.

    He will join the staff of Mike Lucas at Andrew Jackson High School.

    Heffner says a series of unusual events led him to his new position.

  • Duncan takes on John Smith’s...

    GREAT FALLS – A classroom a few doors down from the Great Falls High gymnasium almost looks naked.

    The team pictures and newspaper clippings that used to adorn the walls are gone, and a big filing cabinet full of scorebooks is missing. And John Smith isn’t sitting behind the desk.

  • Cox wins The Blade 2nd straight...

    GREER – Andrew Jackson High School golfer Emily Cox shot an even-par 72 in the second and final round of play Wednesday to win the 13-18 girl’s division in The Blade Junior Classic at Thornblade Club.

    The Vols’ rising senior shot a 3 under on the back nine to finish the two-day S.C. Golf Association tournament at 3 under.

  • Inman ousts Post 31 to advance

    Inman’s American Legion Post 45 swept Lancaster’s Post 31 this week in three straight games during the second round of the S.C. American Legion Upper State baseball playoffs.
    On Tuesday night in Lancaster, Inman shut down Lancaster for an 11-0 win.
    Then on Wednesday, Post 45 won a two-day rain-delayed deadlocked game, 5-4, on a single by Hunter Gneisig in the bottom of the 10th inning.
    Post 31 never got a chance to swing a bat in the delayed part of the contest, since Inman was the home team.


    YORK – The Lancaster Dixie Baseball 14U Dixie Boys All Stars have punched their tickets to next week’s state tournament in Aiken.
    The local all-star team defeated the host York All Stars team, 15-0, in three innings of play Tuesday night to win the 2016 S.C. District 10 Dixie Boys championship.
    Good pitching still beats good hitting, but when both come together at once, watch out, said All Stars coach Jimmy Jackson.
    And the numbers do tell the story.

  • Speedway to host Crook Memorial...

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the third-annual Ralph W. “Buddy” Crook Memorial on July 16.
    Known as one of the area’s most popular and respected dirt racers by fans and fellow drivers alike, Crook raced in several divisions, including hobby six cylinders, four cylinders at the high-banked, half-mile dirt track for more than three decades. He died in February 2014 after a battle with cancer and the memorial race is held in his honor.