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Today's Sports

  • Watkins dominates in Blue Ridge...

    Ben Watkins, better known as “The Rock Hill Bad Boy,” dominated action in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model race to highlight Lancaster Super Speedway racing Saturday night.

    Watkins and Doug Sanders were on the front row for the 20-car field.

    The grandstand fans were on their feet as were the fans in the pits as the popular BROLM has been bringing in some of the largest Late Model fields that Lancaster Super Speedway has seen in years.

    At the green flag, Watkins, Sanders, Mike Huey and Adam Yarbrough battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Teams ready to hit

    Lancaster County teams hit the second phase of their preseason practices as teams can officially don full gear for contact drills today.

    County teams have been at it since last Friday as they work toward their season openers later this month.

    Following is a look at each team.

    - Lancaster is working with between 75-80 players in the Bruins drills, which opened last Friday morning at the LHS soccer practice fields adjacent to North Elementary School.

  • Darlings stars unbeaten to open...

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, age 8U, are off to a dandy start in the Dixie Softball World Series at Patriot Park in Sumter.
    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, the 2017 S.C. state champion, opened the double-elimination tournament with three straight wins, including a 13-11 victory over Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday night.
    The Darlings, 14-0 in postseason play, bolted to a 9-3 lead on the Alabama state champion, but the Bama team rallied to take a 10-9 edge.
    Lancaster County rebounded to with four runs in the fourth inning to take a 13-10 lead.

  • Foursome takes title with four...

    The team of Bryan Turner, Jim Barnett, Trey Crenshaw and Mason Tucker blistered the Lancaster Golf Course on Friday with a round of 53 to take top honors in the Women’s Enrichment Center 11th annual golf tournament.

    The foursome were lights out on all four par-5 holes with 2-under eagles in captain’s choice play.

    “That’s the first time I’ve ever done that,” said Barnett, who’s played his share of golf at LGC. “Somebody stepped up every time a shot was critical. It was truly a team effort.”

  • Darlings give us reason to smile

    It was one of those frozen-in-time, “you had to be there” moments to truly appreciate.

    As soon as I stepped out of my pick-up in the senior parking lot at Buford High School on Thursday evening, I heard a round of involuntary laughter that got my immediate attention. 

    The snickering was followed by a water balloon barrage that splattered on Gene Knight’s back. 

  • Blaney to pilot third Penske car...

    The annual racing dominoes – NASCAR “Silly Season” is in full swing this week. 

    Some of the sport’s top drivers are leaving for new teams next season, some are staying put and others are looking for rides.

    Team Penske announced Wednesday that 23-year-old Ryan Blaney will join the organization as a fulltime driver.

    “This is a huge opportunity for me and my career,” said Blaney. “I’ve always enjoyed racing whatever car I was in and trying to win each and every race.”

  • Football wait is over

    Lancaster County prep football teams begin preseason practice today with all four schools set for workouts and conditioning.
    Lancaster High opened drills this morning, while three other county teams will hit the field this evening.
    Teams can’t practice in full gear until Aug. 2.
    The opening of the 2017 football season features two new head coaches, Horatio “HB” Blades at Indian Land High School and Todd Shigley at Andrew Jackson School.

  • USC’s Harris continues to shine...

    CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI, Italy – Gamecocks guard Tyasha Harris is making the most of her time on the floor in FIBA U19 World Cup play.
    Harris, a member of the National Champion women’s basketball team at the University of South Carolina dished out 10 assists in 21 minutes, as the United States topped Puerto Rico 104-46 Thursday in the quarter-final round.
    An in doing so, the Indiana native and rising USC sophomore set a new USA U19 single-game assist record.

  • Edwards, Honeycutt finish strong

    The duo of Dan Edwards and Larry Honeycutt topped a 16-team field to win the annual member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.
    The senior twosome combined for a 59 to notch a close win in the 18-hole tournament, which was played under sweltering conditions.
    Honeycutt and Edwards had a solid start, going five under par for the opening nine holes.
    “We hit a little snag starting the back nine, but rebounded and had a good finish,” Honey-cutt said. “We closed strong.”

  • Cochran first win at Lancaster...

    Saturday night was a long time coming for local dirt racer Eric Cochran.
    Cochran saw his long hours in the shop and struggles on the racetrack finally pay off at the pay window as he nabbed his first win at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Cochran topped the field to take the checkers in Pure Stock V-8 Division feature at the half-mile dirt track.
    James Bennett finished second, followed by Joseph Cook, Wally Cook and James Thompson.
    Steve “Burn ’em Down” Hinson grabbed the Saturday night checkers in the Renegade Division main event.