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Today's Sports

  • Banks-led Lancers third in...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster men’s golf team, sporting the nation’s No. 5 golfer, is Alabama-bound to play in the District IV golf tournament in Greenville, Ala.

    The Lancers, who finished third in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X golf tournament earlier this week, are led by freshman Trevor Banks.

    Banks, eight-under for three major tournaments this spring, helped the Lancers garner a third-place finish in the region tournament.

  • Lancers notch sweep of Junior...

    The USCL Lancers stepped out of Region X play and squashed the Wingate University junior varsity baseball team in a sweep Thursday at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The Lancers, 22-18, chained the Junior Bulldogs, 12-2 and 8-3.

    In the opener, former Indian Land High School ace hurler Shawn Thomas, 5-3, worked three innings for the win. Thomas allowed three hits, two runs, with two strikeouts.

    Jacob Hill hurled two scoreless frames in relief and gave up a hit and fanned one. Chris Wall also pitched a scoreless inning to cap the 10-run win.

  • Lady Vols rally, top LHS

    Andrew Jackson used its rallying antics to anchor an 11-10 comeback win over Lancaster on Thursday at AJ.

    LHS held a 10-2 lead at one stretch, but saw the determined Lady Vols scored twice in the fifth, two in the sixth and five in the seventh to secure the comeback win.

    Haley Faulkenberry pitched four innings and notched the win, allowing five hits and three runs. Anna Howey, who whiffed five, took the loss.

    Kori Ballard’s two-run single in the AJ seventh lifted the Lady Vols to the softball win.

  • SAC honors Wingate's Rape

    Wingate University junior Marc Rape, a right-hander from Lancaster, was named the South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Week earlier this week.

    Rape tossed a complete game shutout in Wingate’s 6-0 win over Carson-Newman. The win clinched the outright regular-season SAC baseball title for the Bulldogs.

    Rape allowed only four hits on the afternoon, all  singles. He needed just 84 pitches to notch his second complete game shutout of the season. Rape had four strikeouts on the day, while inducing a pair of double plays.

  • Dirt track features bounty on...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will return to action Saturday night, with the Chandler Body Shop Pure Street Showdown.

    LMS didn’t run last week due a special race at I-77 Speedway in Chester.

    A track highlight Saturday is in the super street division where a $100 bounty is on veteran driver Brandy Baker, who starts in the rear after winning three straight races in the division.

    Racing will be held in eight divisions.

  • Hagen Strength Team at Hyde Park...

    The Mike Hagen Strength team, a group of professional athletes who travel the world, will bring its message of inspirational speaking and strength exhibition to Hyde Park Baptist on Wednesday through Sunday.

    The Hagen Strength Team performs amazing feats of strength, which include ripping a phone book in half, crushing walls of concrete with a blow from their arm or head, breaking hand-cuffs, running through two-by-fours and blowing up hot water bottles until they explode.

  • Watkins signs to play for...

    For the better part of his high school career, Indian Land High School’s Tyler Watkins considered football his “second sport.”

    That was until this year.

    “Something just clicked and I started loving football,” Watkins said. “I just got focused on football.”

    Watkins’ focus was front and center in the Lancaster County Class A school’s media center Wednesday afternoon.

  • Lady Jackets blank Lions

    Buford avenged an earlier softball loss to Conference III-A foe Lewisville to down the Lady Lions 6-0 at home on Wednesday night.

    BHS senior hurler Jena Hallman notched the win, striking out eight and allowing a hit and two walks. Carley Bailey worked an inning, whiffing two and walking one.

    Hannah Knight keyed the Lady Jackets’ attack with two hits, two RBIs and scored two runs. Kayla Lloyd laced a double and drove in a run. Catie Rowell had a hit and scored twice. Leslie Pressley and Carley Bailey each had a hit and scored a run. Kendall Boone added a hit.

  • Blankenship to guide Lancers...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster athletic program’s newest sport is softball and a familiar face will lead the Lancers’ team.

    Alan Blankenship, who has coaching experience in high school and advanced girls youth softball, will guide the Lancers’ softball program as its first head coach.

    Blankenship, 59 and a Lancaster native, worked eight years with the Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ softball program, including two seasons as the LHS head coach.

  • District screening applications...

    Lancaster County School District officials are in the process of screening applications for the job of head football coach at Andrew Jackson High School.

    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said applications will be taken until the job is filled this spring.

    “We want to get the best possible person for the job,” Moore said.