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Today's Sports

  • Ready for some football?

    Lancaster County’s four high school football teams will kick off preseason drills today in preparation for the 2016 prep football season.
    Practice, between light days and heavy days, will continue much of this month in preparation for the Aug. 19 openers.

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson High School opens preseason drills at 6 p.m. today.
    Coach C.J. Frye, who is in his second year, said the Vols have been chomping at the bit all week in anticipation for today.

  • LSS lights to shine on crate...

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday with the SECA Crate Late Models headlining the night.
    On June 18, the SECA Crate Late Models put on one of the best races of the year at the half-mile dirt track, with division drivers Timbo Mangum and Benji Knight vying for the checkers.
    Mangum emerged with the hard-fought victory, his second of the year.
    Knight has two crate late model wins, as well.
    Other drivers with wins in the division are Steve Banal, Chris Hargett and Chris Steele, who each have one win.

  • 13U All Stars fall in state play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Jr. Dixie Boys (13U) All Stars got off to a red-hot start in state play before back-to-back losses in the double-elimination tournament knocked them from contention.
    On Saturday, the local stars topped perennial power Sumter, 6-4.
    The Lancaster stars then fell to Bamberg, 14-11, on Sunday in the second round and were eliminated Monday in a 5-3 loss to Hilton Head.
    Lancaster manager Bryant Neal said his team had its chances Monday, but couldn’t get runs across the plate.

  • 14U boys pound Aiken, stay alive

    AIKEN – The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Boys (14U) All Stars team stayed alive Monday in its quest for a state title with a 14-3 win over tournament host Aiken at Citizens Park.
    Lancaster’s 11-run win came after the local Dixie boys stars fell to Sumter, 14-4, for their first loss in the double-elimination field, as well as in all-star play.
    Aiken broke out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but Lancaster answered with a flurry and scored nine runs on seven hits to take a 9-3 lead after one inning.

  • Team’s 44 tops par-three field

    Teamwork and steady play sparked the winning team in the Lancaster Golf Club’s par-three tournament July 23.
    The winning foursome of Skip Small and Jason Blakley, along with the father-son duo of William Pate and Junior Pate, posted a 10-under 44 to notch a one-shot win.
    “It was fun and quite different, very challenging,” said Small, the team’s A player.
    Each team in the field included an A, B, C and D-level player.

  • Riggins Jr. rolls at LSS

    In perhaps one of the most action-packed USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Car Southern Thunder Series features ever at Lancaster Super Speedway, Eric Riggins Jr. worked his way past the field Saturday for the win.
    When the green flag dropped, Morgan Turpen, who won at Carolina Speedway on Friday, roared into the lead with series point leader Terry Gray, Nick Snyder, Lance Moss and Riggins Jr. close behind.
    Early on, Turpen, the “Queen of the Wings,” stayed at the front of the pack until Snyder’s car came to life.

  • Crenshaw wins at White Plains

    Lancaster High School golfer Trey Crenshaw won the boys 13-14 age group in the Lancaster chapter tournament of the S.C. Junior Golf Association at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland on Monday.
    Crenshaw posted a three-over 75 (37-38) to notch a one-shot win, his top finish with the LJGA this season.
    Crenshaw’s round included two birdies and 11 pars.
    Buford High golfer Caleb Henson was a close second, shooting a 76 (38-38). Henson’s effort featured a pair of birdies to go with 10 pars.

  • Buford 6th in Director’s Cup

    Buford High School’s success in high school sports during the 2015-16 school term has earned the Yellow Jackets a top 10 finish in the S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Director’s Cup.
    Buford High School, a Lancaster County Class AA high school, finished in a tie for sixth with Landrum High School among the state’s Class AA high schools.
    BHS and Landrum were tied as the second highest finishers among Class AA Upper State schools. Pendleton, which placed fourth overall, was the top finisher among Class AA Upstate schools.

  • Oliver solid in junior golf play

    David Oliver continued his stellar play in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tournament which was played July 11 at the Chester Golf Club.
    Oliver shot a five-over 41 over nine holes to take a five-shot win.
    Oliver’s stellar effort included two pars to go with a birdie. Oliver held a 45-point lead in the boys 10-12 age group after the Chester tourney.
    Braden Small posted a 46 to place second, which included a par.
    Toby Willis and Luke Benfield each carded a 51 to place in a tie for third.

  • AAA stars third in state field

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars finished third in the state tournament after being eliminated by a red-hot Blythewood team on Wednesday night at the Timken Complex in Union.
    Blythewood, the lone unbeaten in the state field, used blazing bats to score 11 runs in the first inning and added eight more in the second frame in taking a 19-0 win over the Lancaster stars.
    Lancaster opened the double-elimination tournament with a 9-4 loss to Sumter, but reeled off three straight wins before falling to Blythewood.