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Today's Sports

  • Fundraiser to boost Operation...

    Last December, student athletes from Lancaster High School gathered for a first of its kind event in Lancaster County.

    With help from the Bruins Booster Club and community volunteers, 63 student athletes served Christmas dinner and gave gifts to area families in need in the LHS cafeteria.

    The students also provided gifts and opportunities for pictures with Santa for the families, and children from The Children’s Home. The event was called Operation Blue and Gold, in reference to the school’s initiative of giving back to the community.

  • LMS set for blazing dirt action...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night  with eight exciting divisions of racing and fireworks.

    Here’s a breakdown on the upcoming dirt duels.

    Limited Late Models

    Chad Paxton has been dominating the Limited Late Model Division at Lancaster Speedway, but a track veteran is returning Saturday night to try and end Paxton’s streak.

  • Neff's plan works to...

    Three years ago when Steven Neff, the former Lancaster High and Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball star, was pondering his baseball future, he had two thoughts in mind.

    Neff was a 26h round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates out of LHS. The southpaw ace, the 2007 S.C. Gatorade Player of the Year, had hoped for a higher draft selection. He figured the chance to play in an established college baseball program, like South Carolina, might enhance his future draft status.

    Then, there was another chain of thought, one on his mind as a youngster.

  • Clover downs Post 31, 7-3

    Clover forged an early lead on the way to a 7-3 win over Lancaster Post 31 in American Legion League V baseball Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    Colt Ellis, who pitched five innings, took the loss, allowing six hits and a walk. He fanned four. Zack Rollings pitched four frames and allowed a hit, three walks and hit a batter. He fanned one.

    Bobby Delly led the Lancaster offense with a hit and drove in two runs.

    Mardu Smith supplied a hit and drove in a run.

    Brian Gainer, Michael Catoe and Rollings each had a hit.

  • Belles, Ponytails advance

    The Lancaster Dixie Softball Belles and Ponytails all-stars earned state tournament bids on Monday night during District II tournament play at Springdale Park.

    The Belles stars, ages 13-15, rolled in three straight games capped by a 15-2 win over Chester.

    The Ponytails, ages 11-12, edged Pageland 4-3 to take the district championship.

    The Belles stars earned a trip to the state tournament in Union with their 13-run win over Chester.

  • Etters solid in junior golf play

    Jeremy Etters continued his steady play in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association.

    Etters, in the 13-14 age division, posted his second win of the season, shooting a 75 at the Edgewater Golf Club on June 21.

    “A 75 at Edgewater is pretty stout play,” chapter director Raymon Chisom said.

    Etters, with two wins, leads the division with 63 points. He is followed by Sam Caldwell in the overall points with 58 and Matthew Terry has 52 points.

  • Dixie stars going strong in...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars earned a bid to the sub-district tournament championship game, zapping York 23-1 Monday night in Clover.

    The AAA stars, ages 9-10, will shoot for the sub-district crown tonight.

    The stars rolled Monday as they notched a solid 22-run win.

    Dylan Sistare led the offense with four hits, including a three-run home run, and scored four runs. Michael Lewis provided two hits, a walk and scored three runs. Evan Hardin rapped two hits, scored twice and drew a walk.

  • Softball all-star teams start...

    Lancaster girls all-star softball teams opened play in the district tournament with all but one team winning in opening round games Friday.

    The Lancaster Ponytails all-stars, ages 11-12, took a pair of wins, defeating Chester 18-0 and Pageland, 8-4.

    In the win over Chester, Betty Ingram, Kaitlyn Holden and Allyson Whoy each homered for the winners.

    Pitchers Ariana Ealy and Holden combined on the shutout.

    In the win over Pageland, Haley Vincent posted the victory.

  • Angels NL stars net bid

    The Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels National League all-stars capped a do-or-die run to capture the District II championship and a state tournament  bid Wednesday night at Springdale Park.

    The Lancaster Angels NL stars, who fell to the Lancaster American League stars in their second tournament game of the double-elimination field, reeled off four straight victories to seal the district title.

    The Lancaster NL stars wrapped up the title with a 6-4 win over the Lancaster AL stars.

    Kinley Killough, who hurled five frames, was the winner with eight strikeouts.

  • Johnson signs to play with...

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer coach Randy Jordan continues to add area talent to the Lancers’ fold.

    Jordan’s latest addition is Andrew Jackson High School’s Jaime-Leigh Johnson who signed with USCL on Wednesday morning at the school’s soccer office in the Lancers’ athletic department.

    Jordan, the former AJ boys’ soccer coach, is familiar with Johnson, who played three seasons of soccer for the Lady Volunteers.