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Today's Sports

  • Vikings rush by Warriors, 48-23

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    GREENWOOD – Coaches have often said that the way to win games is to run the ball and stop the run. It was mission accomplished for the Emerald Vikings on Friday night as they held Indian Land to -12 yards net rushing, had 49-484 rushing themselves, and between their two best backs, Keshawn Settles and Treshawn Chamberlain, averaged 12.4 yards a carry, and had six touchdowns.

  • Sumter track to host Turkey Day...

    Sumter Speedway, located on 3150 Wedgefield Road, will be hosting its annual Turkey Day race on Saturday.

    The Turkey Day race card will have the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Sharp Mini Late Models, Super Street, Stock 4, Stock V8, and Extreme 4.

    Any division with over 15 cars will be racing for $1,000 to win, but if the division has less than 15 cars it will be racing for $500 to win.

  • Jackets 5 earn all-region

    Region IV-AA has honored five members of the Buford High School football team as all-region selections for the 2017 season.

    Buford High, under fourth-year head coach Tripp Watts, went 7-3, 3-3 in region play, to earn a bid to the Class AA state playoffs.

    Senior quarterback Ryan Moore leads the Jackets ace quintet.

    Moore ran for 466 yards on 132 attempts and scored six touchdowns. He also threw for 1,322 yards, hitting 92-168 passes and 17 touchdowns.

  • Plyler took life’s lemons and...

    You surely heard the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

    Over the last week in reflecting on Richard Plyler’s life and special memories of him following his death, that line has come to mind.

    Most people know Richard was a member of the 1959 Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes football team, which won the Class AA state crown to cap an 11-1-1 season under legendary coach Wade Corn.

  • New LMS owners to attend awards...

    New Lancaster Motor Speedway owner Brandy Baker and his co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will attend the annual LMS awards night Nov. 11 at the La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant at 775 Lancaster Bypass East.

    Baker and his staff will be available to discuss his recent purchase of the half-mile dirt track from Doug McManus.

    McManus had owned the track since 2003.

    The night will also be dedicated to honoring top performers for the 2017 LMS season.

  • Cheerleaders have fond memories...

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    To get the cheerleaders’ perspective of the 1967 Heath Springs High School Class C state championship football season, I interviewed Helen Truesdale Hayes, the Blue Devils’ head cheerleader selected by the student body.

    Helen was more than a cheerleader for all the athletic teams. She was a cheerleader in everything she did at HSHS.

  • Trojans hold off Jackets

     

    BEAUFORT – Buford’s last-ditch drive to deliver a stirring comeback win fell short at Whale Branch on Friday night.

    The Jackets, who held an early 21-3 lead, came up short in a tough 30-27 loss to the host WBHS Trojans in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs in Beaufort.

    BHS, down three, mounted a game-ending drive which ended at the Trojans’ 24 as senior quarterback Ryan Moore’s pass to the end zone fell incomplete on the game’s final play.

  • Vikings rush by Warriors, 48-23

     

    GREENWOOD – Coaches have often said that the way to win games is to run

    the ball and stop the run. It was mission accomplished for the Emerald

    Vikings on Friday night as they held Indian Land to -12 yards net rushing,

    had 49-484 rushing themselves, and between their two best backs,

    Keshawn Settles and Treshawn Chamberlain, averaged 12.4 yards a carry, and had six touchdowns.

  • Loughry makes most of his return

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior quarterback David Loughry has defied the odds this season.

    Loughry, a three-year starter for the Warriors, wasn’t a lock to be back under center for 2017.

    Loughry suffered a tough injury last season, breaking his femur, the thigh bone which is the longest and strongest bone in the body.

    Loughry broke the bone in the Warriors’ fifth game last season at Chesterfield, and his return to be back with the Warriors was 12 months. 

  • Baker gambles on Lancaster Motor...

    One of the most all-time winning drivers in Lancaster Motor Speedway history has made another career move on the red-clay high banks.

    Brandy “The Gambler” Baker has purchased the half-mile dirt track from Doug McManus, who has owned the track since 2003.

    Baker has won features in nearly every single division at LMS.

    For more than 50 years, Lancaster Motor Speedway has been a cornerstone for entertainment in the Lancaster community.