Today's Sports

  • Long looking for NDRA title

    Matt Long will enter Lancaster Speedway as one of the favorites to carry home the $2,500 first place payday in the inaugural running of the NDRA Finals Saturday night, but Long has bigger plans.

    The personable Ohio transplant sits just 42 points out of the championship lead and that carries a $10,000 check.

    “Lancaster is going to be fun,” said Long. “My goal is a top three in the final points. We would need a lot of luck to win the points, but anything is possible this weekend.”

  • Duo facing elite foes

    Lancaster and Buford face major challenges in prep football playoff action Friday night.

    Lancaster, in the Class AAAA Div. I playoffs for the second straight season, venture to Goose Creek to face the highly-regarded Gators.

    Buford, also on the road, has a shorter bus ride, but an equally tough test as the Jackets face Chesterfield.

    Both games are set for 7:30 p.m. kickoffs.

    The Bruins’ clash with the Gators, 8-3, is only the second football meeting between the two schools, but the last meeting is quite fresh on the GCHS’s mind.

  • Mangum is focusing on NDRA race...

    When it was announced the National Dirt Racing Association (NDRA) would hold its inaugural NDRA Finals at Lancaster Speedway one local driver was “licking his chops.”

    Lancaster driver Timbo Mangum will enter the Saturday event only 20 points out of the lead. Mangum cut his racing teeth at the lightning-fast, half-mile track and has extensive knowledge of the legendary oval.

  • Kersey to lead A-AA South

    For the second time in his wrestling coaching career, Indian Land High School coach Mike Kersey has been selected to coach in the annual North-South Wrestling tournament.

    Kersey, the Warriors’ coach for nine seasons, will serve as the Class A-AA South head coach.

    “Coach Kersey is in his second stint as a North-South coach and that is quite an honor,” said Tommy Bell, the wrestling coach at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville. “Coach Kersey has been an active member of our wrestling coaches association.

  • Penegar has solid run in Class...

    Wylie Penegar finished 37th overall out of 135 runners with a time of 17:10 in the Class AAAA state cross country meet at the Sandhills Research Park course in Columbia on Saturday.

    Penegar’s effort beat his state meet time from the previous season, and is a strong  starting point to build from for his senior season next fall.

    He ran a 5:08 in the first mile and was at 10:45 for the second mile.

  • Hydrick's right for the job

    BUFORD Dillon Hydrick, a three-year veteran on the Buford High School football team, is in his first year starting for the Yellow Jackets, but he’s right for the job.

    He’s regarded as a handful playing fullback, because he has a perfect build for the position.

    “His size at fullback makes him hard to bring down. He loves meeting tacklers in the open field, because he likes to lower the boom,” Buford head coach Mike Wells said.

    Hydrick, at 5-9, 195 pounds, also uses his size playing middle linebacker.

  • Tri-County coaches salute three...

    A trio of Lancaster County players drew top honors at the weekly meeting of the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

    Indian Land High School’s Dimitri Anthony and Jarrell Robinson were honored for their defensive play in the Division II awards.

    Lancaster High School’s Marshawn Rhoney was saluted for his stellar defensive play in the Bruins’ 23-20 road win over Ridge View.

    Rhoney, a senior defensive lineman, racked up 13 tackles to earn the Division I Defensive Lineman of the Week.

  • Bruins' Robinson to play in...

    Lancaster High School senior defensive lineman Darius Robinson had his prayer answered in a big way Tuesday afternoon.

    Robinson, a standout on the Lancaster High School football team, was named to the 62nd annual North-South All-Star football game.

    Robinson, a 6-3, 235-pounder, said he prayed hard for the chance to go to the game which features the top senior high school football players.

  • Bruins' Penegar set for...

    The Lancaster High School cross country team has a state qualifier in Wylie Penegar.

    A host of LHS runners finished the season strong as, setting new PRs (personal records) at the region and state qualifying meets.

  • 1959 Blue Hurricanes state...

    Lancaster Major Joe Shaw has proclaimed today as Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes’ 1959 state championship day in honor of the team’s 50th anniversary state championship salute tonight at the Lancaster High-Spring Valley football game. Earlier this week, the 1959 LHS Blue Hurricanes’ captains William “Fireball” Roberts, Bill Mosley and Cecil Faile joined Shaw for a proclamation signing at Lancaster City Hall.