Today's Sports

  • Banks favorite to win LGC crown

    Lancaster Golf Club pro Phil Small didn’t hedge a bit when asked about the favorite to win the 2010 LGC championship.

    “Right now and going into the tournament, I’d have to say Taylor Banks,” said Small of the plus-one handicap golfer. “Taylor has played a lot of amateur tournaments this summer and he’s played a good bit out here this summer.

    “In those amateur tournaments, he’s played against quality competition and that makes a difference,” Small said.

  • Diabetes Education Clinic...

    The eighth annual Diabetes Education Clinic golf tournament will be played Aug. 28 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The captain’s choice tournament, presented by USCL Health Services, has a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The registration fee is $50 per person and includes green fees, golf cart and dinner. The entry deadline is Aug. 20.

    The grand prize is $1,000 and second place is $500. The third prize is $300. Closest-to-the-pin on No. 4 is $100, with the longest drive on No. 6 $100. All donations are tax deductible.

  • Teams gear for jamborees

    County high school coaches will get a look at their teams under game-like conditions tonight and Saturday as prep football jamboree play kicks off.

    Buford launches play for the county teams as the Jackets open play in the 35th annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at 6:30 tonight.

    The Jackets will battle former region foe North Central High School, which is led by second-year coach Louis Clyburn, the former AJ coach.

    AJ follows the Jackets as the Vols, under the leadership of interim coach David Moore, meet Class AAAA foe Lugoff-Elgin at 7:30.

  • Swankyville Tours host '...

    Swankyville Tours will host the “Pure Street Mayhem” Saturday Night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The winner earns $500 to win, with $275 for second and $125 for third place.

    Instead of heat races Saturday night for the Pure Street Division, they will be qualifying.

    The top qualifier receives $100 from Rocky’s Electric.

    Also, Saturday night marks the return of Mark Huey to the annoucers booth in the LMS press box.

    Huey is considered one of the top annoucers in dirt track racing.

  • Perry to lead Lady Bruins

    The Lancaster High School softball program is under new leadership from a coach familiar with the Lady Bruins.

    Lancaster native Kim Perry, a former LHS softball standout, is the new coach.

    Perry, 38, was selected the new coach after Shawanda George, also a former LHS standout player, announced at the end of the 2009 season she was yielding her diamond duties.

  • Prep coaches note strides

    Lancaster County high school football coaches noted bright spots and areas of attention after opening scrimmages Friday afternoon.

    Teams continue work this week in preparation for the opening of the 2010 jamboree schedule.


    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray said the Bruins’ scrimmage with host Chesterfield and Class AAAA South Florence High School was a mixed bag Friday night.

  • In the swim

    Madelyn Rainey, an outstanding youth swimmer from Tampa, Fla., doesn’t miss a chance to do something she enjoys.

    Rainey, the granddaughter of Jay and Libby Rainey, was returning from a Tennessee family vacation earlier this week and made a stop in Lancaster.

    During the vacation in the Tennessee mountains, Rainey, on a hike, suffered a broken bone in her left forearm after a fall.

    Still, the injury couldn’t halt the yearn of a pool return.

  • Blazing finish nets Banks...

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster sophomore golfer Trevor Banks used a blazing finish to capture the 2010 Carolina Am Golf Championship at the Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Indian Land over the weekend.

    The Carolina AM is a two-day, 36-hole stroke play golf tournament for amateurs. To qualify for the tournament, amateurs must have a 6.3 handicap index or less.

    Banks shot a two-round 138, six-under par, besting runner-up Jacob Eggers of Vilas, N.C., by four strokes to win the Carolina AM which was held on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Bruins booster event to aid Blue...

    Call it Christmas in August.

    The Lancaster Bruins Booster Club’s second annual Operation Blue and Gold Santa is getting a boost in preparation for the community event Dec. 11 in the LHS cafeteria.

    The LHS Boosters’ community project, which provides gifts, a meal and photos with Santa, is partnering with Founders Federal Credit Union to host a fundraiser to benefit the event.

  • National champion SCSDB girls...

    SPARTANBURG The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind girls’ track team has been  named the 2010 USA Deaf Track and Field national champion.

    The national title team includes Lancaster native, Destiny McCarter.

    The girls’ team won with 50.3 points, ahead of Maryland with 42.3.

    The SCSDB boys’ team tied for fourth place.

    Each school submitted its top three performances for the season in each event. Team points were then awarded (10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1) based upon the top six national performances in each event.