Today's Sports

  • Speedway to host two-day special...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, cranking up its 65th season, held its annual car show and open practice Saturday.

    Track officials said both events were successful as the fans and drivers came out and enjoyed time with their racing family and met the new LMS management.

    Now, it is time for the regular racing season to begin, with LMS hosting an action-packed two days of racing Friday and Saturday nights.

    The track’s 2018 opener, under new management, is fast approaching, akin to a hard-driving driver focused on the first-place finish line.

  • Indians sweep Lancers

    USC Salkehatchie completed a four-game sweep of visiting USC Lancaster, taking two wins over the Lancers on Sunday in Allendale.

    The USCS Indians capped the sweep with a 7-3 win over USCL.

    Johnny Watts led the USCL offense with two hits. Bo Owens ripped a double, drove in two runs and scored a run.

    Josh Tucker had a hit and tallied a run. Chris Coker had a RBI.

    Ryan Knowles, who worked three innings, took the loss, allowing seven hits, six runs, three earned runs and a walk. He fanned three.

  • Lady Bruins blank Blazers

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins softball team improved to 7-0, 2-0 in Region III-AAAA play, with a 13-0 win over Ridge View on Friday night in their home opener.

    Jordan Pomnitz, Madison Morris and Gracie Revels each had two hits and tallied two runs to lead Lancaster.

    Sydney Cauthen had two hits and scored a run.

    Ashley Abbott, Ana Watts, Alexus Lowery, Kadaja Cunningham, Brittney Robison and Summer Clinton each had a hit and tallied a run.

    Morris was the winning pitcher, posting seven strikeouts and allowing two hits.

  • BHS students remember ‘Coach Mo’

    With the recent passing of Buford coach Jeff “Coach Mo” Moyer, several BHS students who played under Moyer wanted to write about their late coach.

    A memorial service for Coach Moyer, who died March 6, will be held Sunday in the BHS gym at 3 p.m.


    “Mo was an all-around great man. He always knew how to cheer me up when I was down, and he always knew how to make me laugh. I am glad God put him in my life. He was a great coach and I will miss him dearly.”

    – Sophie Ribelin

  • Bruins sweep track meet

    The Lancaster Bruins track teams captured a five-way meet at the Buford High School track on March 5, with LHS topping the field in the boys and girls meets.

    The Lady Bruins tallied 125 points to win the girls meet, followed by Buford 108, Central 46, Great Falls 24 and McBee 17.

    In the boys meet LHS racked up 132 points, followed by Central 94, McBee 62, Buford 29 and Great Falls 10.

    LHS girls results:

    • 4 x 100 – 1. GaQuanie Simmons, Tierra Belk, Mahongany Perry, Rekia Polk, 52:24

  • Bruins edge Ridge View, 12-11

    Lancaster opened its home schedule, winning a high-scoring game with a 12-11 win over Ridge View on Friday night at Doomsday Corner.

    The Bruins’ hustling Gavin Hanna scored on a passed ball to lift Lancaster to the one-run win.

    LHS bolted to an 8-0 lead in the second inning before the Blazers rallied to tie the game at 11-all and the Bruins rallied for the win.

    Logan Phillips, who worked an inning in relief, was the winner. He struck out three and walked none.

    Phillips aided the winning cause with two hits, a RBI and scored a run.

  • Jackets booters down Demons, 2-0

    The Buford men’s varsity soccer team wrapped up a successful week, taking a 2-0 win over Class AAAA foe Lugoff-Elgin at Jackets Stadium on Friday.

    The match marked the final time the teams played in the young season.

    The Jackets previously defeated the Demons 5-2 in the Capital City Cup in February, but dropped a 3-1 loss at Lugoff-Elgin in the regular season opener.

  • Red Hawks edge Bruins 1-0

    The Lancaster Bruins opened Region III-AAAA, dropping a tough 1-0 loss to Westwood High School at the Red Hawks’ field in Blythewood on Thursday night.
    The game was originally set for Tuesday, but reset due to rain and wet playing conditions.
    Lancaster High pitcher Raul Garcia-Mora, who worked six innings, took the loss.
    He posted seven strikeouts and allowed no earned runs and two walks.
    The Bruins, 3-2 on the season, had four hits on the night – singles from Austin Catoe, Logan Phillips, Buddy Howard and Jarren Taylor.

  • Veterans key in softball hopes...

    The Buford Lady Jackets softball team returns a strong cast from the 2017 team, which finished as the Class AA state runner-up last spring.
    BHS, 23-6, returns seven starters on the team, which fell to Latta for the Class AA state title after winning the Class AA state crown in 2016.
    Veteran coach Lael Allen has a solid group of players back for the new season.
    Senior Kristin Wemes, a team veteran, is back at catcher where Hannah Boone will also see playing time.

  • Brown relishes special bond with...

    Buford High School assistant football coach Jeff “Coach Mo” Moyer had an impact on a host of youngsters he taught and coached at BHS over the nine years he was at the eastern Lancaster County high school.
    One who has felt Moyer’s lasting influence was former Buford High football star Marcus Brown.
    Moyer, 65, lost a battle to brain cancer earlier this week. He was diagnosed the weekend of Feb. 9, and died less than a month later.