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Today's Sports

  • Dominating Darlings!

    The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars are dominating on the diamond this week.
    The team continued their stellar play Monday night with a 10-6 win over Jena, La., in the Dixie Softball World Series at Sumter’s Patriot Park. The win left Lancaster’s 8U all-stars as the only unbeaten team in the double-elimination, 11-team field.
    Today could be World Series Championship day for Lancaster, as the tournament’s teams play their last games.

  • Darlings stars 3-0 in Series play

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, age 8U, are off to a dandy start in the Dixie Softball World Series at Patriot Park in Sumter.

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, the 2017 S.C. state champion, opened the double-elimination tournament with three straight wins, including a 13-11 victory over Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday night.

    The Darlings, 14-0 in postseason play, bolted to a 9-3 lead on the Alabama state champion, but the Bama team rallied to take a 10-9 edge.

    Lancaster County rebounded to with four runs in the fourth inning to take a 13-10 lead.

  • Darlings give us reason to smile

    It was one of those frozen-in-time, “you had to be there” moments to truly appreciate.

    As soon as I stepped out of my pick-up in the senior parking lot at Buford High School on Thursday evening, I heard a round of involuntary laughter that got my immediate attention. 

    The snickering was followed by a water balloon barrage that splattered on Gene Knight’s back. 

  • Blaney to pilot third Penske car...

    The annual racing dominoes – NASCAR “Silly Season” is in full swing this week. 

    Some of the sport’s top drivers are leaving for new teams next season, some are staying put and others are looking for rides.

    Team Penske announced Wednesday that 23-year-old Ryan Blaney will join the organization as a fulltime driver.

    “This is a huge opportunity for me and my career,” said Blaney. “I’ve always enjoyed racing whatever car I was in and trying to win each and every race.”

  • Darlings win Series opener

    The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars launched play in the World Series, rolling to an 11-0 win over Texas in the team's opener on Saturday.

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, who are unbeaten in postseason play at 12-0, face the Georgia state champion today in Sumter.

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars of coach Gene Knight earned a World Series bid, winning the state championship in Dillon earlier this month.

  • Football wait is over

    Lancaster County prep football teams begin preseason practice today with all four schools set for workouts and conditioning.
    Lancaster High opened drills this morning, while three other county teams will hit the field this evening.
    Teams can’t practice in full gear until Aug. 2.
    The opening of the 2017 football season features two new head coaches, Horatio “HB” Blades at Indian Land High School and Todd Shigley at Andrew Jackson School.

  • USC’s Harris continues to shine...

    CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI, Italy – Gamecocks guard Tyasha Harris is making the most of her time on the floor in FIBA U19 World Cup play.
    Harris, a member of the National Champion women’s basketball team at the University of South Carolina dished out 10 assists in 21 minutes, as the United States topped Puerto Rico 104-46 Thursday in the quarter-final round.
    An in doing so, the Indiana native and rising USC sophomore set a new USA U19 single-game assist record.

  • Edwards, Honeycutt finish strong

    The duo of Dan Edwards and Larry Honeycutt topped a 16-team field to win the annual member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.
    The senior twosome combined for a 59 to notch a close win in the 18-hole tournament, which was played under sweltering conditions.
    Honeycutt and Edwards had a solid start, going five under par for the opening nine holes.
    “We hit a little snag starting the back nine, but rebounded and had a good finish,” Honey-cutt said. “We closed strong.”

  • Cochran first win at Lancaster...

    Saturday night was a long time coming for local dirt racer Eric Cochran.
    Cochran saw his long hours in the shop and struggles on the racetrack finally pay off at the pay window as he nabbed his first win at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Cochran topped the field to take the checkers in Pure Stock V-8 Division feature at the half-mile dirt track.
    James Bennett finished second, followed by Joseph Cook, Wally Cook and James Thompson.
    Steve “Burn ’em Down” Hinson grabbed the Saturday night checkers in the Renegade Division main event.

  • Tigers’ Wilkins, Lawrence named...

    CLEMSON – Clemson University defensive tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence have both been named to the 2017 Walter Camp National Player of the Year watch list.   
    Both were also named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, which recognizes the top interior lineman in college football.
    Only nine defensive players were named to the Camp watch list and Clemson is the only school with two defensive players on it.
    Wilkins and Lawrence form one of the top defensive tackle combinations in college football.