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Today's Sports

  • Dixie Softball stars launch...

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball teams open play in the state tournament in Dillon on Saturday.
    The LCPR Dixie Softball teams – Angels, Darlings and Ponytails – earned bids to the state tournament after capturing District II championships at the Larry Doby Recreation Complex in Camden last month.
    The Lancaster County Darlings (8U) all-star team opens play in Dillon where it faces Bluffton at 11:15 a.m.
    The Darlings stars, who went 6-0 in capturing the district crown, are looking to stay unbeaten in postseason play.

  • LSS returns, hoping for rain to...

    Mother Nature has prevailed the last two Saturday nights at Lancaster Super Speedway, but LSS officials are hoping Mother Nature doesn’t make it a wet three weeks in a row and a rainout Saturday night – July 8.
    The racing focus is usually on the track, but track officials will be eyeing the sky as the start of the racing action nears Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

  • Gamecock fans confident with new...

    Lancaster area Gamecock baseball backers said they feel new University of South Carolina baseball coach Mark Kingston is the man for the job.
    Kingston, who comes to Columbia from the University of South Florida where he took the Bulls to two NCAA Regionals in his three years in Tampa, was named the new USC baseball coach Friday.

  • Rain halts LSS racing action...

    Mother Nature prevailed for the second straight week to wash out racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The LSS pits were full of 21 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models and numerous support division cars, and everyone was excited about the night of racing ahead at the half-mile dirt facility.
    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models headlined the night with $1,500 to win, $200 to start the race, with the highest finishing 604 Crate Late Model receiving a $100 bonus.

  • Sullivan leads BHS softball...

    Buford High School ace pitcher Sydney Sullivan led the Lady Jackets’ softball awards for the 2017 season.

    Sullivan, who signed to play softball at Limestone last fall, earned the Lady Jackets’ MVP along with the Region IV-AA Softball Player of the Year.

    She was named to the all-region team and selected to play in the annual North-South All-Star game last month at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

    Sullivan was also selected to the Class AA all-state softball team.

  • Flynn to play for Patriots

    FLORENCE – Former Buford High School baseball star Evan Flynn, who played the last two seasons at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, is among the 11 newcomers at Francis Marion University announced by Patriots baseball coach Art Inabinet.

    Flynn, a right-handed pitcher at 5-10, 176 pounds, comes to FMU after two years in the  Lancers program.

  • Ozone stars earn state bid

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars, ages 11-12, have earned a bid to the state tournament in Hartsville.

    The Ozone stars captured the S.C. Dixie Youth Baseball Ozone District II championship and the state bid with a 6-3 win over Union at the Rodman Recreation Complex in Chester County on Thursday night.

    The LDB Ozone stars’ 3-run win over Union avenged their lone loss in the district tournament.

    The Union Ozone stars posted an 8-5 win over the Lancaster stars on Wednesday night at the Rodman Complex.

  • Sports Briefs: June 25, 2017

    Trophy Night hoops June 30
    Friday Night Basketball will have Trophy Night on June 30 at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Springdale Complex gym, 260 S. Plantation Road.
    Contests include a 3-point shootout, free throw challenge and 5-on-5 pickup tournament.
    Awards will be presented to winners of each contest as well as MVPs for the night. Age groups are 7-12 and the cost is $3 per person.
    Play begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:45.

  • San Antonio Spurs draft Tigers’...

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    CLEMSON – Jaron Blossomgame was the 59th overall selection, the 29th pick of the second round, by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2017 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Thursday night.
    Blossomgame is the 28th player drafted in Clemson history, and the first since K.J. McDaniels went 32nd overall to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014.
    Blossomgame is just the second Tiger to be drafted by the Spurs, as Chris Whitney was selected as the 47th overall pick by the organization in the 1993 NBA draft.

  • 'Relief, man, finally!'

    More than 300 supporters raised the roof off the Lancaster Moose Lodge Thursday night as Sindarius Thornwell, the best basketball player our city has ever produced, learned he’ll be playing for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.
    After three hours of waiting through 47 draft picks, Thornwell stared at the TV and everyone fell silent as the 48th selection was announced. “Sindari…,” and the Moose Lodge erupted in cheers and applause. In the jostling ecstacy, someone whacked Thornwell on the back of the head.