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Today's Sports

  • 'Showdown' features...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway's “Showdown at Sundown” was all that was billed and more at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    With the front row of Thomas Hedgepath and Tim Allen and the second row with Mike Huey and Daniel Tucker, the Limited Late Model race was an interesting race.

    Hedgepath and Allen earned the front row with qualifying, while Huey and Tucker were heat winners.

  • Middleton nets 500th win

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers, in exciting fashion, rallied to stay alive in the Class AA Upper State Disctrict I softball playoffs to deliver AJ softball coach Steve Middleton his 500th career win.

    The host Lady Vols, down 11-5 to Palmetto in the bottom of the seventh inning of an elimination playoff game, ignited for seven runs for a 12-11 comeback win to give Middleton his milestone win and keep alive AJ’s postseason hopes.

  • Lancers to face USC-Sumter

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team opens play in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X tournament on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Burlington, N.C.

    The Lancers, 25-21, 15-16, are the fourth seed and face fifth-seeded USC-Sumter.

    The winner advances to play the Guilford Tech-Spartanburg Methodist winner, while the two losers will also play.

    Other games have Pitt Community College against Surry and Louisburg face Florence-Darlington Tech.

  • Sawyer's final battle...

    There’s an old Lancaster football story that in the mid-1970s when the late Marv Maxwell was the Bruins’ head football coach, his LHS team was preparing for a scrimmage.

    Great Falls, led by the legendary Harvey Stewart, was one of the foes that August afternoon.

    Maxwell’s attention was drawn to a young Red Devils’ assistant noticeably inspiring his players with words and action as they readied for battle.

  • Playoff decides Partners for...

    A playoff decided the winner in the 19th annual Partners for Youth golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    The team of Dan Sutton, Shane Grumbles, Phil Grumbles and Doug Brown, who were tied at 50.62 after regulation, scored the win in a playoff which began on the 12th hole.

    The winning team had a solid day with 17 birdies and an eagle.

  • Coker signs LHS's Harris

    Lancaster High School senior point guard Avery Harris produced his share of shining moments during the Bruins’ 20-6 basketball season, with the brightest Wednesday morning in the LHS media center.

    Harris, with family, friends, coaches and administrators watching, signed a scholarship to play basketball for Coker College.

    “This is a great day for Avery Harris, a great day for Lancaster High School basketball,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “Days like this never get old.

  • Bengals foil Lady Bruins in...

    Visiting Blythewood spoiled Lady Bruins’ soccer senior night with a 2-0 Region IV-AAAA win over the Lancaster High School girls on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

    Blythewood forged a 1-0 halftime lead and held on for the tough win over the Lady Bruins.

    “I thought our midfield play was outstanding,” LHS coach Bo Sylvia said.

    The LHS seniors who played their final regular-season home match are Samantha Teague, Sidney Teague, Katie Duke, Sydney Patterson and Kelly Brooks.

  • BHS golfers earn state bid

    The Buford High School golf team earned a third straight berth to the state golf tournament with a second-place finish at the Region III-A tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday.

    BHS shot a 349 to finish as the runner-up to Chesterfield which captured the title with a 319.

    Garrett Crenshaw and Jalen Terry each shot an 80 to pace the Jackets and earn selection to the all-tournament team.

    Brandon Watts carded an 89 and Derrick Stogner had a 100.

  • Winning foursome posts narrow...

    The winning foursome posted a narrow win in the annual Catawba Lions Club golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on April 17.

    The team of Danny Reynolds, Mike Roddey, Tony Cauthen and Dennis Glover teamed to shoot a 50.4.

    The foursome of Lynn Rushing, Larry Wolfe, Scott Caskey and Pete Milhorn were a close second with a 51.6.

    The third-place team included Mark Logan, Gene Funderburk, Gary O’Neill and Tim Woodward.

  • BHS, AJ prevail in playoffs

    Buford and Andrew Jackson advanced to second-round play in the high school baseball playoffs with opening round home wins on Thursday.

    Buford, the Conference III-A runner-up, blanked Wagener-Salley 5-0 behind the work of junior right-hander Colt Ellis.

    Ellis, in a route job, allowed four hits – all singles and three walks. Ellis struck out eight War Eagles’ batters.

    Ellis aided the Jackets’ cause with two hits, a single and a triple, and drove in four runs.