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Today's Sports

  • King of the Carolinas race set

    Carolina Speedway in Gastonia will host one of the biggest dirt track races in the Carolinas on Oct. 12-14.

    The action cranks up Thursday, with an open practice for all divisions, 6 p.m. to 10.

    On Friday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., and the grandstands at 5. The driver’s meeting is 5:45 p.m., with hot laps at 6:15.

    A host of Lancaster Super Speedway drivers will be competing in the field.

  • Blue Devils won third straight...

    Editor’s note: following is the second part of the story on the 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils’ Class C state championship run. The first part ran Sunday, Oct. 8.


    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    The Heath Springs Blue Devils followed their loss to Kershaw with a 20-0 win over Bethune.

    Nathan Funderburk noted Heath Springs’ win over Bethune.

  • Walters shoots 62, ties course...

    Drew Walters has etched his name with the elite in Lancaster Golf Club history.

    The 29-year-old avid Lancaster golfer tied the course record, shooting a 10-under 62 to tie the mark held by former Buford High School star golfer Trevor Banks, a prep state champion at BHS.

    Walters, over 18 holes from the white tees, posted 10 birdies and eight pars. He had five birdies on the front nine and five on the back.

    Prior to Walters and Banks, the late Doc Catoe held the old LGC record of 63.

  • Blue Devils earned Class C’s...

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News


    (Editor’s note: following are the highlights of the Heath Springs Blue Devils’ 1967 Class C state championship football season, with highlights from a host of team members through the Kershaw game that season. The rest of the season highlights will follow in an upcoming story).


    The start of the 1967 high school football season was rough for the eventual Class C state champion Heath Springs Blue Devils.

  • Junior Bruins notch first win

    The Lancaster High School junior varsity football team posted its first win of the 2017 season, downing host Richland Northeast, 14-6 on Thursday night.

    RNE returned the opening kickoff 60 yards for a 6-0 lead.

    Lancaster, 1-5, answered with Sean Truesdale tossing a 70-yard touchdown pass to Akeem Ford. Truesdale later scored on a five-yard TD run and Nygel Moore, who ran for 160 yards on the night, added the conversion run.

    LHS coach Chris Miller said the Junior Bruins had plenty of key play in the win.

  • Bruins senior duo versatile

    Lancaster High School senior football players Kendrick Shropshire and Ben Rivers aren’t household names among LHS football fans, but they have their place.

    “I call them blue-collar Bruins,” LHS fourth-year head football coach Bobby Collins said. “They don’t grab all the headlines and accolades, but what they do and the way they play are vital for us.

  • Howze sparks seniors in LHS...

    Keiana Howze scored three touchdowns to spark the seniors to a 35-14 win over the juniors in the eighth annual Lancaster High School junior-senior powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

    Howze’s three touchdowns all came on scoring runs for the seniors.

    Ashley Abbott had a touchdown run to aid the seniors and Gracie Revels caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Abbott.

    Madison Carter sparked the senior defense, picking off a pass.

  • Lady Knights top Buford in...

    North Central rallied to hand Buford its first Region IV-AA volleyball loss on Tuesday during the Lady Knights’ annual pink out game at NCHS.

    North Central, the defending region champion, opened with a 27-25 win over the Lady Jackets, but BHS rallied for two straight wins, 25-18 and 25-19.

    North Central, in game four, forced a decisive fifth game with a 25-17 win.

    In the final match, the host Lady Knights rallied for a 20-18 win.

    North Central and Buford are now tied for the region lead, each with a 9-1 mark.

  • ‘Big E’ leads pickers on the...

    After the week that wasn’t, The Lancaster News pigskin pickers, those fearless football forecasters, rebounded for a strong week of calling games.

    The week prior saw 76 misses of a total of 140 games, a less-than-stellar showing.

    Week seven was better, led by defending champ Ernie “Big E” Rowell’s 17-3 effort.

  • East Lincoln, Cherokee tracks...

    With the end of the Lancaster Super Speedway season last Saturday, area drivers will be heading to regional tracks to race this weekend.

    East Lincoln Motor Speedway, located on 1873 Mariposa Road, Stanley, N.C., 28164, will host the Fall Brawl.

    The Fall Brawl, today and Saturday, is billed as the single biggest event in East Lincoln Speedway history.

    Divisions running will be Lightning Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Renegades $1,000, Thunder Bombers $1,000, 4-cylinders $1,000, and Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drives $1,000.