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Today's Sports

  • Sumter track to host Turkey Day...

    Sumter Speedway, located on 3150 Wedgefield Road, will be hosting its annual Turkey Day race on Saturday.

    The Turkey Day race card will have the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Sharp Mini Late Models, Super Street, Stock 4, Stock V8, and Extreme 4.

    Any division with over 15 cars will be racing for $1,000 to win, but if the division has less than 15 cars it will be racing for $500 to win.

  • Jackets 5 earn all-region

    Region IV-AA has honored five members of the Buford High School football team as all-region selections for the 2017 season.

    Buford High, under fourth-year head coach Tripp Watts, went 7-3, 3-3 in region play, to earn a bid to the Class AA state playoffs.

    Senior quarterback Ryan Moore leads the Jackets ace quintet.

    Moore ran for 466 yards on 132 attempts and scored six touchdowns. He also threw for 1,322 yards, hitting 92-168 passes and 17 touchdowns.

  • Plyler took life’s lemons and...

    You surely heard the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

    Over the last week in reflecting on Richard Plyler’s life and special memories of him following his death, that line has come to mind.

    Most people know Richard was a member of the 1959 Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes football team, which won the Class AA state crown to cap an 11-1-1 season under legendary coach Wade Corn.

  • Cheerleaders have fond memories...

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    To get the cheerleaders’ perspective of the 1967 Heath Springs High School Class C state championship football season, I interviewed Helen Truesdale Hayes, the Blue Devils’ head cheerleader selected by the student body.

    Helen was more than a cheerleader for all the athletic teams. She was a cheerleader in everything she did at HSHS.

  • New LMS owners to attend awards...

    New Lancaster Motor Speedway owner Brandy Baker and his co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will attend the annual LMS awards night Nov. 11 at the La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant at 775 Lancaster Bypass East.

    Baker and his staff will be available to discuss his recent purchase of the half-mile dirt track from Doug McManus.

    McManus had owned the track since 2003.

    The night will also be dedicated to honoring top performers for the 2017 LMS season.

  • Loughry makes most of his return

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior quarterback David Loughry has defied the odds this season.

    Loughry, a three-year starter for the Warriors, wasn’t a lock to be back under center for 2017.

    Loughry suffered a tough injury last season, breaking his femur, the thigh bone which is the longest and strongest bone in the body.

    Loughry broke the bone in the Warriors’ fifth game last season at Chesterfield, and his return to be back with the Warriors was 12 months. 

  • Baker gambles on Lancaster Motor...

    One of the most all-time winning drivers in Lancaster Motor Speedway history has made another career move on the red-clay high banks.

    Brandy “The Gambler” Baker has purchased the half-mile dirt track from Doug McManus, who has owned the track since 2003.

    Baker has won features in nearly every single division at LMS.

    For more than 50 years, Lancaster Motor Speedway has been a cornerstone for entertainment in the Lancaster community.

  • Picks winding down, race close...

    The Pigskin Picks remain tight as the season winds into its final weeks.

    Mandy Catoe is on top, holding a slight one-game edge on Lori Sistare “Bright.”

    “Bright” and Eric “The Red” Rowell each posted a 16-4 week last week in the Picks.

    “Yeah, I’m getting pretty good at this,” Eric Rowell said. “I said on Thursday the Astros would win the World Series.”

    Brother Ern “Big E” Rowell got a laugh.

    “OK, really?” pondered Ern.

  • Sawyer paces Warriors in AAA...

    Indian Land High School sophomore runner Hannah Sawyer won the girls meet at the Class AAA Lower State cross country meet Oct. 28, placing first with a time of 19:49.

    Sawyer and the Indian Land High School cross country teams will be running in the state championship meet this weekend. The teams competed in the AAA Lower State meet at Darlington Middle School. The meet was a qualifier for the state championship, with the top 10 teams advancing to the state meet.  

  • Tri-County coaches honor three...

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lancaster County high school football standouts was honored during the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    The county trio included Andrew Jackson’s Hunter Brown along with Indian Land’s Jake Locklear and Brandon Dickerson.

    Brown, in the Volunteers’ season-ending 45-42 triple overtime loss to rival Buford, earned the Class A-AA-AAA Defensive Player of the Week with 13 tackles, 10 solo hits and three tackles for loss.