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Today's Sports

  • Prep coaches note strides

    Lancaster County high school football coaches noted bright spots and areas of attention after opening scrimmages Friday afternoon.

    Teams continue work this week in preparation for the opening of the 2010 jamboree schedule.

    Lancaster

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray said the Bruins’ scrimmage with host Chesterfield and Class AAAA South Florence High School was a mixed bag Friday night.

  • In the swim

    Madelyn Rainey, an outstanding youth swimmer from Tampa, Fla., doesn’t miss a chance to do something she enjoys.

    Rainey, the granddaughter of Jay and Libby Rainey, was returning from a Tennessee family vacation earlier this week and made a stop in Lancaster.

    During the vacation in the Tennessee mountains, Rainey, on a hike, suffered a broken bone in her left forearm after a fall.

    Still, the injury couldn’t halt the yearn of a pool return.

  • Blazing finish nets Banks...

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster sophomore golfer Trevor Banks used a blazing finish to capture the 2010 Carolina Am Golf Championship at the Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Indian Land over the weekend.

    The Carolina AM is a two-day, 36-hole stroke play golf tournament for amateurs. To qualify for the tournament, amateurs must have a 6.3 handicap index or less.

    Banks shot a two-round 138, six-under par, besting runner-up Jacob Eggers of Vilas, N.C., by four strokes to win the Carolina AM which was held on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Bruins booster event to aid Blue...

    Call it Christmas in August.

    The Lancaster Bruins Booster Club’s second annual Operation Blue and Gold Santa is getting a boost in preparation for the community event Dec. 11 in the LHS cafeteria.

    The LHS Boosters’ community project, which provides gifts, a meal and photos with Santa, is partnering with Founders Federal Credit Union to host a fundraiser to benefit the event.

  • National champion SCSDB girls...

    SPARTANBURG The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind girls’ track team has been  named the 2010 USA Deaf Track and Field national champion.

    The national title team includes Lancaster native, Destiny McCarter.

    The girls’ team won with 50.3 points, ahead of Maryland with 42.3.

    The SCSDB boys’ team tied for fourth place.

    Each school submitted its top three performances for the season in each event. Team points were then awarded (10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1) based upon the top six national performances in each event.

  • Limited Late Models headline...

    The Limited Late Models will be making a return to Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night with a winning purse of  $1,500. Fayetteville Motor Speedway Limited Late Model driver Shaun Harrell returns to Lancaster Speedway this week.

    Harrell took Lancaster Motor Speedway by storm a couple of weeks ago, out-qualifying the regulars and is expected to be a factor to win.

    Randy Smith, who blew his motor on the same night during hot laps, will be looking to grab his first win this season at LMS. Smith is no stranger to the local half-mile oval.

  • County teams to kick off...

    County high school football coaches will receive an early indication of their teams’ progress with the first scrimmages of the preseason today.

    Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will be hosting afternoon sessions. Lancaster and Buford will travel for their scrimmages.

    AJ, under the leadership of interim coach David Moore, is scheduled to meet Class A foe Lewisville High School at Volunteer Stadium at 6 p.m.

    Indian will host Class AAA rival Fort Mill High School in a “situational scrimmage” at 6 at the Warriors’ Reservation.

  • Dixie Boys 13 stars fall in two...

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13-year-old all-stars fell in the recent state tournament, dropping games to Clarendon County, 13-7, and host Sumter, 8-3.

    In the six-run loss to Clarendon County, Troy Cunningham and Autry Blackmon each had three hits. Cunningham had two singles and a triple.

    Blackmon drilled three hits, drove in a run and scored a run.

    Dreshun Stewart rapped two hits and drove in a run. James Gardner had two hits and was hit by a pitch. Austin Pate had a double and scored a run. Wesley Knight had a hit, drove in three runs and scored twice.

  • Teams off to solid starts

    Early work from the Lancaster County high school football camps reflect  an upbeat mood.

    Teams capped required conditioning sessions and looked to launch contact drills in preparation for opening scrimmages Friday.

    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson interim head coach David Moore said the Volunteers’ 2010 preseason drills opened with an upbeat feeling with the AJ football version of Midnight Madness.

  • Rain can't wash out blazing...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway was quiet Saturday night as rain washed out LMS action at the half-mile oval.

    Despite the rainout, points races are tight as drivers gear for the stretch run. Here’s a breakdown on the track divisions.

    NDRA

    Steve Davis has the NDRA points lead over Timbo Mangum, Harold Purser and “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker. Davis has been consistent since he took over the points lead early in the season, but he has been feeling the heat from Mangum, Purser and Baker all season long.