Today's Sports

  • Warriors capture two state titles

    ANDERSON – Indian Land High School captured two individual state wrestling championships, with Warriors junior grappler Austin Ross making ILHS mat history.

    Ross, who won the 106-pound state title as a sophomore, became the first Warriors’ wrestler to repeat the state title feat with the Class AAA 113-pound state championship Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center.

    Warriors’ freshman wrestler Solomon Cortez won the Class AAA 106-pound state championship to give ILHS two on the blue and gold’s memorable day.

  • Kalab Haven state champ in first...

    ANDERSON – Andrew Jackson High School freshman wrestler Kalab Haven had his brothers on his mind when the Volunteers’ 160-pounder took the mat in the Class A-AA state individual tournament Saturday night in the Anderson Civic Center.

    Haven had his family name to live up to since his brothers, Dalton “Tex” Haven and Hunter Haven, had won state individual titles in their respective weight classes, but there was greater motivation to earn the coveted gold.

  • Dylan Jenkins leads Jackets in A...

    Buford High School had three Jackets wrestlers place in the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament, with BHS freshman Dylan Jenkins leading the way in Anderson on Saturday.

    Jenkins finished as the 106-pound state runner-up with a 2-1 effort on the day.

    Jenkins went 33-12 on the season at 106.

    Blake Bailey, at 138-pounds, was 3-1 on the day to give him a 39-5 record for the season.

    Bailey, a sophomore, finished third in the 138-pound class.

    Webber Moore, a sophomore, placed third at 160.

  • Volunteers rebound, win over Cycs

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson rebounded from a one-run loss to Lancaster to take a 6-1 win over Chester in round two of the Comporium Preseason Baseball tournament at the Volunteers’ field on Monday night.

    The Vols scored four runs in the first inning, highlighted by Connor Killough’s two-run triple.

    Chandler Hinson and Will Hudson each had a hit for AJ in the game.

    Colby Jackson aided the Vols, scoring two runs. Dillon Kirk, Brett Percival, Isaiah Parker and Hudson each tallied a run.

  • Lancers take three wins from...

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball team improved its record to 7-4 after taking three of four games from Bryant & Stratton College of Virginia Beach, Va. last weekend at Doomsday Field.

    The Lancers won a 10-0 and 13-10 on Saturday and followed up with a nail-biting, 8-7, win at noon Sunday.

    However, the Bobcats avoided a clean sweep, topping USCL 10-3 in the Sunday’s final game.

  • Speedway draws 50 cars for...

    Over 50 cars were at Lancaster Motor Speedway’s first official practice under new ownership and management last  Saturday.

    The open practice gave drivers and fans a chance to see all the new improvements the new management has done to LMS during the offseason.

    The drivers had nothing but praise for the racing surface all day long. Randy and Scottie Watts have done a tremendous job bringing the racing surface back to respectability after it was a rough year for the racing surface during the 2017 racing season.

  • Cherokee Speedway opener set for...

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Cherokee Speedway will host the dirt track’s first race of the 2018 racing season this afternoon.

    Today’s features include: SECA Crate Late Models, ($1,000 to win); SECA Crate Sportsman, ($500 to win); Renegade, ($500 to win); SECA Thunder Bomber, ($500 to win); Stock 4-cylinder, ($500 to win); Extreme 4-cylinder, ($500 to win); Young Guns 4-Cylinder, ($500 to win) and SECA Pure Stock, ($500 to win).

  • ’Bubba Wallace start creates...

    Austin Dillon was the big winner, grabbing the checkers Feb. 18, at NASCAR’s premier event, the Daytona 500.

    But based on the post-race media firestorm, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., who finished runner-up to Dillon in the “Great American Race,” may be an even bigger winner.

    It’s been a busy week for the 24-year-old rookie who is the first African-American driver to compete full-time in NASCAR’s top racing series since 1971.

  • Mulvaney to play at baseball...

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior baseball catcher James Mulvaney is taking his game to the “Great White North.”

    Mulvaney is headed to McGill University in Montreal, where baseball is quite popular in the land of Canucks.

    The McGill Redmen have won four straight Canadian College Baseball Association national championships.

    “The McGill team has great camaraderie, it’s like a brotherhood,” Mulvaney said.

  • Vols banking on solid 2018 season

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers baseball team returns a solid nucleus this season after finishing fourth in Region IV-AA and qualifying for the Class AA Upper State playoffs in 2017.

    The Vols, led by veteran coach Mike Lucas, are looking to back up their No. 7 preseason Class AA ranking by Diamond Prospects.

    “We play in a tough region and you have to bring your ‘A’ game each night,” Lucas said.