Today's Sports

  • Preps kick off practice

    Robert Howey
    No strike here as preparations for the 2011 Lancaster County high school football season begins.
    Buford and Lancaster had the early jump with opening practices Friday.
    The Bruins, under coach Bennie McMurray, hit the field for a morning workout at 8. The LHS team also practiced at 6 p.m. Friday.
    The Bruins held an 8 a.m. practice Saturday.
    Lancaster will return to practice Monday at 8 a.m. and depart for preseason camp Monday afternoon.

  • Junior golfers wrap up season

    From Release
    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association wrapped up its season this week with the playing of the two-day Roy Small Tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    “We were extremely fortunate to be able to complete two days of golf with the weather being what it was,” said Raymon Chisom, Lancaster chapter director. “The heat brought in a large storm that dumped a lot of rain on the course Monday night, but Phil Small and Ross Baker, along with their staff had the course in excellent condition Tuesday morning.

  • Tough loss ends Ozone all-stars...

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars had a tough finish in the state tournament at Sumter’s Patriots Park on Thursday night.
    Sumter National, the same team which defeated Lancaster in its state tournament opener, scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to post a 3-2 win.
    Sumter NL’s Ryan Touchberry, on a 2-1 pitch and a runner at third base, belted a two-run homer to lift the home team to the one-run win.

  • Wells new Buford AD

    Robert Howey
    BUFORD – A familiar face at Buford High School is taking on a new role.
    Jackets’ head football coach Mike Wells, a 28-year veteran of coaching at the Lancaster County Class AA high school, is BHS’s new athletic director.
    Wells, a Ware Shoals native, takes over the Jackets’ athletic director duties after Buford High School principal Jonathan Phipps handled the chores last year.

  • IL’s McIlwain signs with Falcons

    Staff Reports
    Former Indian Land High standout football player Kamaal McIlwain just signed to play with the Atlanta Falcons. McIlwain, who played for Newberry College, was one of 22 free agents who signed with the Falcons, according to the Falcons website.

  • Ozone stars stay alive, advance

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars made it three straight wins to stay alive in the Ozone state tournament at Patriots Park in Sumter on Wednesday night.
    Lancaster scored a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to edge Greenwood, 5-4, to stay alive in the double-elimination state tournament.
    The game Wednesday was originally set for Tuesday, but was postponed by rain.
    Lancaster’s Ozone stars scored the winning run as hustling Spencer Funderburke dashed home from third base on a passed ball.

  • NDRA Road Show at Speedway

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster Speedway will host the NDRA Road Show for the NDRA GM Performance Late Models on Saturday night.
    Leading the charge in the NDRA Road Show points will be “Kid Quick” Zack Mitchell. Mitchell captured the last Road Show win at Friendship Speedway on July 16. Coming in second in points is Steve Hendren seeking to capture the win Saturday and gain some ground on Mitchell in the points standings.

  • Neff officially joins Giants

    By Robert Howey
    Steven Neff is officially a member of the San Francisco Giants’ organization.
    Neff, a former Lancaster High School and Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball star, joined the Giants’ organization Friday when he signed with the 2010 World Champions in Scottsdale, Ariz.

  • Ozone all-stars stay alive in...

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars stayed alive with their second win of the state tournament at Sumter’s Patriots Park where the locals topped Pine View of Columbia, 4-3 on Monday night.
    Eric Hall, who worked five innings, was the winning pitcher with nine strikeouts. He allowed three hits. Christian Sinclair, who worked an inning, earned the save with two strikeouts.
    Neal Taylor paced the Lancaster offense with a two-run home run and a double. Hall also drilled a double for the winners.

  • Buford Bandit claims Pure Street...

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    There was plenty of racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.  Here’s a recap of the night’s action.
    Super Street
    Heat race winners: “The Gambler” Brandy Baker and Brent Hodges