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Today's Sports

  • Blackmon nabs first young guns...

    Young guns driver Brandon Blackmon now knows the winning feeling.

    His eager fans had to wait through massive delays, such as watering the track after heat races, a kids activity and seven other main events. Brandon led flag-to-flag, en route to the win Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway. He was given an inaugural winner’s mud bath. His fans and crew got him good. Congrats to Brandon on this memorable win. Andrew Yandle was second, Andrew Blackwood was third, with Josh Langley fourth and Nathan Geist fifth.

  • Jackets earn bid with win over IL

    The Buford Yellow Jackets notched a 4-2 win over Indian Land to secure a Class A Upper State postseason bid on Friday night at IL’s Reservation.

    Colt Ellis, who worked 5.2 innings, earned the win with a five-hitter. Ellis fanned four and allowed a walk and hit a batter. Ricky Lewis, who went 1.1 innings, earned the save, yielding a hit, no runs and no walks.

    Donald Kirkley led the Jackets’ offense with a single, double and scored a run. Joseph Wright drilled two hits, scored a run and drove in a run.

  • Bruins roar to county track title

    The Lancaster Bruins captured top honors in the boys side of the KLS Run for Ryan Lancaster County track meet on Saturday at the LHS track.

    LHS racked up 121 points to Buford’s 30. Indian Land didn’t score and AJ didn’t field a team for the meet.

    Wylie Penegar led the Bruins with 16.25 points. Penegar won the 1600, 800 and 3200 and ran a leg on the winning 4 x 800-meter team.

    Marvin Pratt swept to titles in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Devonte Massey won the discus and shot put.

  • Lady Bruins roll to county track...

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins swept to the title in the KLS Run for Ryan Lancaster County track meet Saturday at the LHS track.

    The Lady Bruins racked up 107 points to easily take home the title trophy.

    Buford had 30 points to place second, with Indian Land third at 26. Andrew Jackson didn’t compete.

    Porsha Cloud topped the LHS girls with 12.5 points. Keiosha Robinson of LHS captured the 100-meter dash to claim the title as the county’s fastest girl.

  • Wallace savors 'Doomsday...

    Thirty years is a long time between being a game participant at one place, but that was Spartanburg Methodist College baseball coach Timmy Wallace’s “magic number” on a recent visit to Lancaster High’s “Doomsday Corner.”

    Wallace, a former Bruins’ baseball star, recently brought his nationally-ranked Pioneers in for a twin bill with USCL.

    The LHS field has special meaning to Wallace.

    “I was part of that gang that gave the place its nickname,” said Wallace, a four-year player under former LHS coach John Daurity.

  • Ellis sparks Jackets to league...

    The Buford Yellow Jackets kept pace for a Class A Upper State baseball bid with a 9-5 road win over North Central on Monday.

    The Jackets, 6-8, 4-6, received a route job from hurler Colt Ellis, who hurled seven innings and allowed five runs, seven hits and two walks.

    Ellis supported his cause with a three-run home run and drove in four runs and scored a run.

    Ricky Lewis supplied three hits and drove in a run to go with a run scored. Logan Segee drilled three hits.

  • USCL Lancers drop four games to...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers hope to get back on track, but the task will be tough today as USCL hosts Region X baseball powerhouse Spartanburg Methodist College.

    SMC, ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA national poll, visits the Lancaster High field today for a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m.

  • Lady Bruins trip AJ girls

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins held off county foe Andrew Jackson to post a 7-5 win over the Lady Volunteers at the LHS softball field on Wednesday night.

    AJ rallied in the seventh, but the LHS girls held on for the two-run win. Senior Courtney Cauthen was the winner, striking out seven. She allowed six hits and five walks. Cauthen had a hit for LHS.

    Candice Benson drilled two hits and Cherrell Cousar smashed a grand slam.

    Angela Faile, Anna Howey, Sarah Amason, Almeshea Catoe and Crystal Cauthen each had a hit for the winners.

  • Taylor Memorial golf tourney...

    The fifth annual Jimmy Taylor Memorial Sr. Memorial golf tournament will be held June 20 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The format is captain’s choice team with a combined handicap.

    Check-in is at 10 a.m. The shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m.

    The entry fee is $240 which includes four golfers, two mulligans, 4 Jimmy packs, dinner and an awards ceremony. A Jimmy pack contains a ladies tee, closest to the pin and the longest drive entry

    Team prizes are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $300 for third place.

  • Lancers drop two to No. 3...

    Third-ranked Spartanburg Methodist completed a season’s baseball sweep of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Wednesday at the Lancaster High baseball field.

    The Pioneers, rated No. 3 in the NJCAA national rankings, won the opener 14-7 and rolled to a 14-0 win in the nightcap.

    Earlier this month in Spartanburg, SMC, 43-7, swept the Lancers 10-1, 10-0 at Duncan Park.

    In the opener, the Pioneers rolled to the seven-run win.

    The host Lancers, a first-year program in Region X, used four hurlers in the game.