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Today's Sports

  • Madness launches Lancers'...

    The dawn of a new era in University of South Carolina at Lancaster athletics came just after midnight Monday.The USC-L Lancers Midnight Madness ushered in the school’s new baseball program at the Lancaster High School baseball field.Monday was the first day National Junior College Athletic Association teams could open practice, and the Lancers, wearing royal blue T-shirts which said “Midnight Madness A New Beginning,” took the field just after midnight.“There was a degree of excitement in the air,” USC-L baseball coach Mike

  • Coaches note progress

    Lancaster County teams saw their first scrimmage action Friday and the four county coaches said there was progress.Lancaster scrimmaged at Chesterfield, while AJ and Buford competed in a four-way scrimmage at Lewisville.Indian Land was part of a three-way scrimmage at Class A foe Whitmire where Dreher High of Columbia also participated.

  • Lancaster High School fielding...

    Lancaster High School is fielding a girls’ golf team this fall.The golf team is open to Lancaster County students in grades 7-12 who attend school in the Lancaster County School District. High School and middle school students in the Lancaster, Buford, Andrew Jackson and Indian Land attendance areas are eligible to play.“It’s no secret the Lancaster chapter of the S.C.

  • Annual Pooper highlights LHS...

    The 17th annual Sooper Dooper Pooper and Meet the Bruins will be held Saturday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.The event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.The event includes face painting, concessions and souvenirs to be sold.Pooper tickets will be sold for the cow patty bingo which is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.A year ago, Bud Faile won the $1,000 after Buck the bull, sponsored by local businessman Ben Snipes, had its prized “drop.”The top prize is $1,000.

  • Tennessee ends AAA stars'...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars had a short stay in the World Series in LaGrange, Ga., this week.The Lancaster AAA all-stars, who represented South Carolina after capturing the state championship in Hartsville last month, were eliminated in a 5-2 loss to Goodlettsville, Tenn., on Tuesday afternoon.The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars had a rocky start in their tournament opener, dropping a 10-0 loss to host Troup County in five innings on Monday night.“When you lose that opener, it makes it tough because your next loss ends your s

  • Teams tackle scrimmages

    County high school football coaches say they will have a better assessment of their respective teams following scrimmages today.All four county teams will launch their scrimmage schedules away from home.Andrew Jackson and Buford will travel to Richburg for a four-way scrimmage with the host Lions and Ridge Spring-Monetta.Lancaster, which returned from four days of camp at Summerton’s Camp Bob Cooper, travels to Chesterfield to face the Rams and Class AAAA foe Marlboro County.Indian Land is also on the road as the Warriors will venture t

  • Meadows enjoys Sports Ambassador...

    Staff Reports

    Cameron Meadows, an A.R. Rucker Middle School student, recently returned from a 10-day People to People Sports Ambassador Program in Austria.

    In addition to competing in basketball at the Youth Friendship Games, Meadows trained with experience coaches and explored Europe with teammates from across the U.S.

  • AAA all-stars drop first game

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars had a tough time in their World Series opener, dropping a 10-0 loss to tournament host Troup County, Ga., on Monday night in LaGrange, Ga.

    Lancaster, which had a 13-game postseason win streak snapped with the shutout loss, was scheduled to face Tennessee state champion Goodlettsville, Tenn., in an elimination game on Tuesday. Goodlettsville dropped a 6-2 setback to Taxarkana, Ark., on Monday.

  • Florida downs Ponytails

    The Lancaster Dixie Softball Ponytails all-stars headed home Tuesday minus the coveted World Series title trophy, but with plenty of diamond pride.

    Florida, rebounding from an early 2-0 deficit, ralllied for an 8-4 comeback win over Lancaster at the Dixie Ponytails World Series in Pineville, La., on Monday afternoon.

    “We went 2-2 and finished in the top six,” Lancaster coach Rick Sims said. “Our goal was the World Series title, but we’re still proud of these girls.”

  • All-stars to state tourney

    Staff Reports

    The weather was not the only thing hot Monday and Tuesday when the Lancaster Chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association held its final event at the Lancaster Golf Club.