Today's Sports

  • Lancaster High School sets fall...

    Lancaster High School athletic director Mark Strickland has announced starting dates for Bruins’ fall sports.

    Strickland said all athletes planning to participate in any sport must have a sports physical before they can begin play with a team. Physical forms are available at the front desk in the LHS office. Call 283-2001 for details.

    The LHS football team begins practice Friday at 8 a.m., with a second practice at 6 p.m.

  • Junior golfers enjoy round of...

    The Edgewater Golf Club hosted the Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational on July 12.

    As the name implies, golf legend Fuzzy Zoeller was hosting the tournament and also performed a 45-minute clinic.

    The clinic was entertaining for all, including four local junior standout golfers who were invited to play in the tournament by Edgewater club pro Jeremy Allen. Allen is highly respected among the players and junior players of Edgewater, making Edgewater a very enjoyable course to play or practice.

  • Manning ends P-31 hopes

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Manning Post 68 used an eight-run first inning to cruise to a 10-3 victory over host team Post 31 to eliminate them from the state tournament Saturday afternoon at Doomsday Corner. Post 31 got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning when Michael Cooper reached on a bunt single.

  • All-stars, 11-12, second in...

    Lancaster hosted the District 2 tournament for the Lancaster Dixie Youth Major League all-stars, ages 11-12, at the Ronnie Gandy Field at Wylie Park Complex last week. The Lancaster team ended up in second place after defeating Union American and Chester, but falling twice to Union Nationals.

    In the first game, the Union Nationals defeated Lancaster, 6-0. Lancaster’s defense was led by Brooks Viola, who hit a single. Logan Lucas and Byron Haigler had one walk apiece.

  • Historic night at Lancaster...

    Raceway fans were treated to one of the best National Dirt Racing Association (NDRA) Crate Late Model races in history Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.


    In the front row were Kent Peckham and local standout Timbo Mangum. When the green flag dropped, it was Mangum with the lead over Peckham and a hard-charging Dennis “Rambo” Franklin.

    Franklin and Peckham battled side-by-side for about 10 laps for the second-place stop. An early race caution  bunched the field back together, giving Franklin the chance he needed to get by Peckham.

  • P31 falls in opener

    Marlboro County Post 60 Juniors scored eight unanswered runs to beat Lancaster Post 31 Juniors, 8-4, in the opening round of the S.C. American Legion Junior State Tournament Friday at Eggleton Field.

    Post 31 took an early lead in the second inning as Trai Sanders knocked in two runs with a double. Dalton Johnson plated Sanders with a single. Jonah Crenshaw followed with an RBI single. All three runs came with two outs.

  • Winning ways continue at White...

    The Lancaster chapter of S.C. Juniors Golf Association took to the fairway of the White Plains Golf Club in Pageland Monday.

    What started as a foggy overcast morning turned into a beautiful day of golf.

    “The golf course was in great shape and as usual John Rivers and his staff made us feel more than welcome,” said Raymon Chisom, director of the chapter. “The course was as good as I have ever seen it and that is saying a lot.”

  • White signs with Montreat College

    Wednesday, July 7 was a banner day for Lancaster High School soccer standout Carlos White and his family.

    That morning in the LHS conference room, White’s red-letter day was highlighted with his signing with Montreat College in Montreat, N.C.

    White’s joining the MC soccer program is a family highlight, the first to go to college.

    “I couldn’t be prouder of Carlos because of all the work he’s done,” LHS soccer coach Bo Sylvia said. “This is a big day. I’m proud of him, very proud.

  • Plenty of racing slated for...

    With the championship still up for grabs, the stars of the National Dirt Racing Association (NDRA) Crate Late Model Series have their sights on the half-mile oval at the Lancaster Motor Speedway on July 17. It promises to be one of the fastest and most intense touring races of the season.

    NDRA at LMS

    Lancaster, which hosted the 2009 NDRA Championship finale, is ready to host another epic NDRA battle as each of the top five drivers still have a mathematical chance of claiming the 2010 Heintz Performance Road Show Championship.

  • P31 hosts state games

    Lancaster Post 31 Juniors, the No. 1 seed in one bracket and No. 2 overall seed, will play the winner of Camden and Marlboro County at 8 p.m. today at Eggleton Field.

    West Florence, the No. 1 seed in the other bracket, is the No. 1 overall seed. Post 31, the League 5 champion, qualified for state tournament play by winning three games last week, as they beat Rock Hill, 11-9, on Monday, Gaffney, 20-9, on Wednesday and York, 15-2, on Saturday.

    Post 31 Junior manager Sam Sinclair says the team’s success is based on their skills at the plate and on the mound.